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Introduction to algorithmic problem solving and computer programming. Designed to provide a foundation for further studies in computer science.
Dates: May 22 - June 30, 2017
CS21, Programming I, teaches problem solving, and the problem solving process, in the context of high level computer programming. This section of CS21 uses Python as a vehicle to introduce the elements of computer programming. Topics will include: variables, selection statements, repetition statements, functions, flow of control, simple input/output and basic data structures. Throughout the course, good programming style will be emphasized. The course is structured much like a guided independent study. Each week a new module is released. The module contains a required reading, supporting materials (notes, vides, sample programs) and a required assignment.
This course assumes no prior programming experience.
In addition to weekly homework assignments, the course has a midterm and final exam. These exams are taken on Blackboard. You are required to take the exam through Proctor U, an online proctoring service. Students are responsible for the fees for this service (~$30/exam).
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