Debbie Noonan - College of William and Mary

Professor: Debbie Noonan
Department: Computer Science
College: College of William and Mary
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CS141
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Terrible. Just terrible. Pretty sure she's retiring but I hated the class so much I figured I should post on here. If you ever see her name pop up on banner for a course make sure you un enroll as quickly as possible. She does not care at all about her students. Plain and simple
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CS141
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She's mean in a large setting, nicer one on one. Really didn't like her at all. The lectures are only useful for receiving assignments, other than that you won't learn much. Most of the learning is done out of the book and in labs. Lectures are there for Debbie to make patronizing comments toward her students and just be an overall bad teacher.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI141
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Projects are definitely a beast and it can seem impossible to get a perfect score, but if you put in the time this class can be an easy A. Debbie is hysterically funny, but going to lecture doesn't help a whole lot- I mostly learned through labs and projects.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CS141
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Classes are really boring, and not even close to mandatory. I feel I could have skipped every class this semester and still passed. Expect a decent amount of work with projects/quizzes due periodically. The material is actually pretty hard, however as long as you get as much help as you can from the consultants in the lab, you should be fine.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CSC141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
As a person who has programmed in Java before, this class is ridiculously easy. If you have programmed before its like a free A, but be careful, Noonan is very harsh with grades. Most annoying thing of all is her attitude. I guess she assumes she's being funny, but personally I believe she is very condescending/rude at times.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI 131
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This class of about 100 people had at most 20 people show up to her class. Coming to class is an actual waste of an hour unless you need to catch up on social media. She is mean, and rude, will yell at you if you ask questions like you are stupid, is beyond condescending, and cannot explain the material other than what is written on the slides.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI141
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I already do coding for an internship so this class is insanely easy. If you understand CS, this class will be a breeze, but if this is your first time with CS, you might need to put more work into it. She grades projects harshly (points off for "incorrect" whitespace) but the take home quizzes are basically free points. Lectures can get boring.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CS141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
CS virgin, and it's my intended major. Lecture is boring, use the book instead and you're ok. In fact this class has been pretty easy. Labs 30%, Programs 45%, Take home quizzes 10%, Final 15%. No attendance. She's quirky and funny, sometimes grades unfairly but not more than a few pts. Programs are the main workload, but there's only 6. Take it
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI131
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Don't go to class, just take notes from the book. This class is dumb, but easy. Only take for the gpa boost that it will inevitably give you. HW is graded harshly, and tests are a lot of vocab and memorization. You learn computer BASICS
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CS131
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She may be the worst professor that I have had at William and Mary. If you get a question on a homework correct, but she didn't mean to ask that question, then you are wrong. Oh and then she can't change your grade because its too difficult for her (remember she is a computer science teacher). Class is a joke and she should be fired. Please.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: 141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Noonan is nice and always available to help. like others have said the projects are basically a killer. she is very specific with her grading that it is almost ridiculous. If you take this class you can expect to be putting in around 6-8 hrs of your own time in every week just for these projects & you probs still won't get an a on them
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI141
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She was a good teacher for the most part-she seemed knowledgeable about the subject, taught it reasonably clearly, and was often available for help or questions. What I did not like was how incredibly specific she was with the projects, if they did not match exactly the project specs she marked down heavily.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI141
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Debbie is a cool teacher and she is a great professor to have starting out in computer science. If you have prior coding experience or you still think a python is a type of snake then you will still find this class enjoyable and worthwhile. Her lectures and projects are straightforward and the labs helps immensely with the material.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: 141
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Very enthusiastic about what she does. A good amount of the grade are the weekly quizzes and labs, which most people average an A on. As frustrating as it is, follow her guidelines to the T for her projects, because creativity (even if you make your programs work) will be your downfall, as the 6 semester projects make or break your grade.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: CS141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Everything I did in this class I can do in Excel in 1100th the time. The first half of the semester is a joke, the second half of the semester you better not have a life or other classes. The only 100 level course in which I was enrolled and I dedicated more time to projects and labs in this course than all others combined. DO NOT TAKE.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CSCS241
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She is a nice person but very sassy. A lot of people find her unapproachable but if that's the case, she has TAs to help with projects. Also if you can work through your lab assignments, the projects become much clearer. Quizzes are easy; just try everything and write what you get. You have to be in class to get the quiz but she tells you when.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I really liked Debbie. She was sassy and didn't take nothing from nobody. Her grading is pretty nitpicky, but her project specs are also very specific so you have the tools to get a 100 on every project. The final was long, but it's only worth 15% of your grade so it isn't worrisome... Lectures are boring, bring your laptop. Glad I took the course.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: CS141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
pretty nit picky with grading; however, quizzes are easy points and projects are doable but can potentially take a very long time. pretty easy to get an A or a B as long as you keep up. lectures are boring.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI141
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Debbie is more patient in this class than 131 and is quite clear in her expectations. Programming projects can be difficult if you have no prior experience BUT can be done with a partner. The homework assignments are easy and Debbie is very nice and gives great feedback if you attend class/ do the work.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CSCI131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Debbie is very quirky and loud and can be unapproachable, but her lectures are clear and the work is very easy so you won't often need to approach. The class is easy and by the textbook; homework can be done with a partner; and the tests are vocab-based. The first half is easier than the second but if you do the hw you're fine.
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