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CS 57 — Beginning Programming: Python

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Apr 11—May 16
Time: 7:00 – 8:50 pm 
Drop Deadline: Apr 24
Unit: 1
Tuition: $415
Instructor(s): Neeraj Hablani
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course now starts on April 11.
Spring
On-campus course
Tuesdays
7:00 – 8:50 pm 
Date(s)
Apr 11—May 16
6 weeks
Drop By
Apr 24
1 Unit
Fees
$415
Instructor(s):
Neeraj Hablani
Limit
20
Closed
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course now starts on April 11.
In this introductory course, for those with no experience in computer science, students will explore the world of programming by learning the fundamental syntax and meaning of the Python programming language. This course will introduce the general theories of computer programming, explore basic Python concepts, and use these concepts in practical applications. We will cover branched programming, iteration, recursion, functions, and more. Near the end of the course, we will scrape the web for companies’ stock prices, utilize Python libraries to manipulate images, and briefly touch on programming tools (public APIs). Students will leave the course with a fundamental understanding of computer programming. The course will be a combination of lecture and lab, and students will have the opportunity to program during class.

No programming experience is necessary.

Students must be familiar with computer basics. Students are required to bring a Mac or Windows-based laptop computer to class.

CS 57 and CS 59 will cover similar introductory content. As these courses will be taught by different instructors, their structure and format will vary slightly.

Neeraj Hablani, Technical Program Manager, Google

Neeraj Hablani specializes in mobile experimentation and feature development on Google’s Search team. He is interested in education and technology and how this intersection will impact the classroom over the next decade.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS » (subject to change)