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Question about programming courses.

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I am currently a senior in high school taking college computer science in the java language. I am more proficient in c++ which I taught myself. My question is what would be a good class to take in college after taking CS A? Should I take CS B if its in Java even if I prefer C, C++. Are there any other good courses to take out there? ... Also pertaining to jacksonville residents... Does anyone know of any colleges here that offer extensive programming courses? Thanx guys.
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Language, by and large, doesn''t matter in a CS education. They do matter once you start programming for real, but the things you learn in CS education (in any language) matter too, often even more than language.

I would recommend taking another two CS classes, and then spend the rest of your college time taking as much math as possible. I find that most CS things are fairly intuitive and easy to grasp once you read up on them, and there''s lots of good reference material on the web. Meanwhile, if you lack a solid foundation in math, there are many doors of advanced topics that will be locked to you.

Also, any comp sci you learn now is likely obsolete 10 years from now. Not so with math. I took more comp sci than I suggest here, and I didn''t take all the math I could have, and I regret it now.

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