CS 46 W — Beginning Programming in Python
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 29—Mar 22
Refund Deadline: Feb 1
Instructor(s): Eli Lev
Class Recording Available: Yes
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 or computer science experience is required. Students must be familiar with computer basics.
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.
Technology Manager, Stanford Continuing Studies
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Al Sweigart, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd edition (ISBN 978-1593279929 )