Introduction to Programming

This course is an introduction to the world of programming. Students will learn the basics of programming through a variety of programming languages. This course will cover topics such as programming concepts, problem-solving techniques, and the software development process.

Course Goals

  • Introduce students to the fundamentals of programming
  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills to write basic programs using various programming languages
  • Teach students how to use problem-solving techniques to write efficient and effective code
  • Help students understand the software development process, including the importance of planning, testing, and debugging code
  • Prepare students for further study in computer science and related fields

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Programming

    • Definition of programming
    • Overview of programming languages
    • Introduction to the software development process
  2. Variables, Data Types, and Operators

    • Variables and Data Types
    • Mathematical and Logical Operators
    • Conditional Statements
  3. Loops and Arrays

    • For and While Loops
    • Arrays and Lists
    • Nested Loops
  4. Functions and Modules

    • Defining Functions
    • Passing Parameters
    • Importing Modules
  5. Debugging and Error Handling

    • Identifying and Fixing Errors
    • Exception Handling
  6. Basic Algorithms and Data Structures

    • Searching and Sorting Algorithms
    • Stacks and Queues
  7. Final Project

    • Students will create a final project that incorporates the concepts learned throughout the course