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CS 46 W — Beginning Programming in Python: An Eight-Week Course

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Oct 5—Dec 4
Drop Deadline: Oct 8
Unit: 1
Tuition: $555
Instructor(s): Eli Lev
Limit: 26
Status: Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: No class the week of November 23. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Fall
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Oct 5—Dec 4
8 weeks
Drop By
Oct 8
1 Unit
Fees
$555
Instructor(s):
Eli Lev
Limit
26
Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: No class the week of November 23. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Designed for those with no experience in computer science, this introductory course will explore the world of programming by teaching students the fundamental syntax and meaning of the Python programming language. The course will introduce the general theories of computer programming and explore basic Python concepts. We will cover various concepts including control structures, repetitive tasks/loops, arrays, lists, and functions through a pragmatic course project. Finally, students will apply these skills to a budget-related project in which they will process a CSV file and generate proper categorization and totaling. By the end of the course, students will be able to write and build a program using Python and figure out how to solve a problem in a programmatic way.

No programming experience is necessary. Students must be familiar with computer basics. WSP 160, CS 05, and CS 46 W will cover similar introductory content. As these courses will be taught by different instructors, their structure and format will vary slightly.

Eli Lev, Technology Manager, Stanford Continuing Studies

Eli Lev received an MSEE from Johns Hopkins and has developed software for various government and private sector projects. He has taught continuing education courses at UC San Diego, Foothill College, and Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Al Sweigart, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 1st or 2nd edition (ISBN 978-1-59327-599-0)
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