This course is an introduction to computer science and computer programming. The programming language Python (Version 3) is used to introduce basic programming skills and techniques. NOTE: This website has general information about the course. For the current information about Fall 2020 and specific pandemic-related information for current students, please see moodle.smith.edu
Instructors: R. Jordan Crouser and Shinyoung Cho
Course meeting times: MWF 9:20-10:35 EST
Jordan: Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Shinyoung: Thursdays 4pm – 6pm
Lab Instructor: David Marshall
The objectives for this course are for each student to become familiar with:
- Basic programming constructs such as if-then statements, loop control, functions, lists, simple input-output, object-oriented programming (OOP), searching, and recursion.
- Foundational techniques including top-down design, program documentation, modular design, all resulting in code that can be readily understood and used by other programmers.
- The Python programming language and its syntax, features, libraries, and limitations.
- The high-level internal operation of a computer, including the central processing unit, simple memory management, and the file system.
None. No prior experience with computer programming is assumed.