Well I have literally zero programming experience and I am a freshman so I decided to take a Java class. Problem is that I heard the intro class is an absolute joke and I don't really want to waste time on it. The next prerequisite for the intermediate class is only "the equivalent to a High school level programming ability" they go on to say "Experience must include variables, expressions, control statements (loops and conditions), arrays, methods (functions) and more." I am eager to become at least semi competent at programing, but am I in over my head? Or could I handle being thrown straight into it? I recognize you don't really know my capabilities but do you think it is untenably difficult to catch up? I'm sure they will review at least the basic concepts. Also, if it helps, the text they are using is this: https://www.amazon.com/Starting-Out-Java-Control-Structures/dp/0136080200/ref=dp_ob_title_bk I appreciate any input.