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CS 46 W — Beginning Programming in Python

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 23—Mar 24
Refund Deadline: Jan 26
Unit: 1
Tuition: $595
Instructor(s): Eli Lev
Limit: 26
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: No class the week of February 20
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Flex Online(About Formats)
Jan 23—Mar 24
8 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 26
1 Unit
Eli Lev
Please Note: No class the week of February 20
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
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, but students must be familiar with computer basics.

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: Practical Programming for Total Beginners , 2nd edition (ISBN 978-1593279929)