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

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 12—Jun 4
Refund Deadline: Apr 15
Unit: 1
Tuition: $555
Instructor(s): Eli Lev
Limit: 26
Status: Open
Flex Online(About Formats)
Apr 12—Jun 4
8 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 15
1 Unit
Eli Lev
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. CS 46 W and CS 05 will cover similar introductory content. As these courses will be taught by different instructors, their structure and format will vary.

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 978-1593275990)