Upcoming Course: Coursera MOOC, Programming for Everybody (Python) Starting October 10

Vitale II and WORDLAB will be hosing the Coursera MOOC Programming for Everybody (Python) beginning on Friday, October 10, 9:00-10:30am. There is no cost to register or to attend. Students, faculty, and library staff are invited to attend.

This is a 10-week course, and we’ll meet every Friday 9:00-10:30am, October 10th through December 19th. There is no need to RSVP, just show up! We’ll spend the first hour watching video lectures, then we’ll do the exercises together.

Registration for the course is optional (you only need to register if you want to receive a certificate). To register or to find out more about the course, visit https://www.coursera.org/course/pythonlearn.

About the Course

This course is specifically designed to be a first programming course using the popular Python programming language. The pace of the course is designed to lead to mastery of each of the topics in the class. We will use simple data analysis as the programming exercises through the course. Understanding how to process data is valuable for everyone regardless of your career. This course might kindle an interest in more advanced programming courses or courses in web design and development or just provide skills when you are faced with a bunch of data that you need to analyze. You can do the programming assignments for the class using a web browser or using your personal computer. All required software for the course is free.

Course Syllabus

Week One: Introduction – Why we program?
Week Two: Variables and Expressions
Week Three: Conditional code
Week Four: Functions
Week Five: Loops and Iteration
Week Six: Strings
Week Seven: Files
Week Eight: Lists
Week Nine: Dictionaries
Week Ten: Tuples
Optional Topic: Regular Expressions


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