This course is designed to be a fun introduction to the basics of programming in Python. Our main focus will be on building simple interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids.
|Next session||To be announced|
|Estimated workload||7-10 hours/week|
Computer Science: Software Engineering
|Past||Sept. 15, 2014||9 weeks|
|Past||March 24, 2014||9 weeks|
|Past||Oct. 7, 2013||9 weeks|
|Past||April 15, 2013||9 weeks|
|Past||Oct. 15, 2012||8 weeks|
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This course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many of the computational courses offered on Coursera. To make learning Python easy, we have developed a new browser-based programming environment that makes developing interactive applications in Python simple. These applications will involve windows whose contents are graphical and respond ...
A knowledge of high school mathematics is required. While the class is designed for students with no prior programming experience, some beginning programmers have viewed the class as being fast-paced. For students interested in some light preparation prior to the start of class, we recommend a self-paced Python learning site ...
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