If your equivalent course did not use the Python programming language, it is not a problem. The same introductory programming concepts apply. The textbook (Ch. 1-10) will help you understand the Python syntax. View an overview of essential differences between Python, Java and C++ at hiswebsite and free, online Python tutorials on the Python website.
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Natural Sciences and Mathematics distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Lambert, K. A. Fundamentals of Python: From First Programs through Data Structures. 2010. Course Technology. ISBN-10: 1-4239-0218-1, ISBN-13: 978-1-4239-0218-8.
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You will need to download and install the free Python development package (version 2.x and NOT version 3.x) from the Python website. Appendix A of the textbook walks you through the installation of Python.
This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.
Tuition: $246/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses
Guided Independent Study
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