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CS 59 — Beginning Programming: Python

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Fridays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Apr 14—May 19
Time: 7:00 – 8:50 pm 
Drop Deadline: Apr 27
Unit: 1
Tuition: $415
Instructor(s): Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
On-campus course
7:00 – 8:50 pm 
Apr 14—May 19
6 weeks
Drop By
Apr 27
1 Unit
Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta
This hands-on course will provide a gentle, yet rigorous, introduction to programming using Python. Designed for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming, the course will show how to tackle a real-world problem, design an efficient solution, and finally, implement it in Python. Topics will include Python installation, basic programming concepts, IF conditions, repetitive tasks/loops, arrays, lists, and functions. This course will be very interactive, and will explore real-world applications. For example, we will design and implement a calculator or simple games such as Hangman and Snake. By the end of the course, students will have acquired direct experience with computer programming in Python, which will help them learn and understand other programming languages.

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.

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta, Data Scientist, Apple

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta has worked on predictive modeling projects for Samsung, Bosch, General Electric, and UCLA, and has taught at UC Riverside and Cal Poly Pomona. He received a PhD in computer science from UC Riverside with an emphasis on data mining, machine learning, and time series analysis.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.