December 4th, 2010

Brains Not Bombs

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I am currently enrolled as a linguistics major at UW. I am considering pursuing the Computational Linguistics Masters when I graduate. It states on the site, however, that applicants need to have experience in Computer Science up to the 300-ish level. I have no experience whatsoever in computer programming, so I was wondering maybe I shouldn't consider this path? I heard the CSE classes 142 and up are extremely difficult if you're not detail-oriented (which I'm not). 

I was wondering if anybody could provide me more information about CSE classes at UW and any more info about the Computational Linguistics Master? I am currently enrolled as a Junior so I have to be careful with the classes I take. If I do end up taking CSE, I fear my GPA will be screwed up. :P