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COMP 122 Introduction to Programming: Python

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Course Description

Designed to teach computer programming to major and non - Computer Science majors with an introduction to Python Programming in interesting, relevant, and practical contexts. Focus is on hands-on Python programming skills, problem-solving using algorithmic thinking, abstraction, implementing an algorithm to executable code, debugging and testing software programs. Fundamental programming constructs such as variables, data types, selection, iteration, functions, data structures (lists, strings, dictionaries, tuples, DataFrames), file I/O, and other core concepts are covered. Applications focus on computational techniques to understand, analyze, and automate data analysis, basic encryption algorithms, matrix manipulation, sorting and searching algorithms, basic game design, and more.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
  • Total Student Learning hours/semester: 144-162
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC
C-ID: COMP 112