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CS 57 — Beginning Programming: Python

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Sep 25—Oct 30
Time: 6:30—8:20 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 8
Unit: 1
Tuition: $415
Instructor(s): Neeraj Hablani
Limit: 20
6:30—8:20 pm
Sep 25—Oct 30
6 weeks
Drop By
Oct 8
1 Unit
Neeraj Hablani
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 fully charged Mac or Windows-based laptop computer to class.

CS 46 W and CS 57 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 their 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.