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I don't even know where to start, so let's have some fun first.

Your profile says you're in the US but you call it university rather than college?! I call BS on your supposed location. Poke tongue | ;-P

I'm surprised that CS is focusing this much on software. When I took it in the latter half of the '70s, our second year mandatory courses were calculus and linear algebra (FFS) besides two programming courses (algorithms/Pascal; assembler). Later there was more programming, but still some math-oriented things.

Not only that, but this sounds like a baptism of fire, jumping all over the place. It's as if they want you to be able to check off a bunch of boxes on a job application rather than learn how to really do software by focusing on a narrower set of things in depth. Jack-of-all-trades, master of none.

What size is your cohort? Mine was about 60 in 2nd year, dropping to 7 in 4th year (as there was also the option to graduate with a 3-year degree). But I have to wonder if they're trying to weed out a ton of folks, in which case all you need to do is survive for a bit. I suspect many of your classmates are also feeling overwhelmed, and based on what you wrote previously, I think you have a good shot to make it through if you focus. If you can record your lectures, maybe that would help. I'm also a slow learner, but things worked out in the end.
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