Programming 102: Think Like a Computer Scientist
About this courseSkip About this course
On this course, you’ll explore Python programming at an intermediate level.
You'll discover how to break down problems into smaller parts, and then design and apply algorithms to data. You’ll also explore list structures and their various uses.
Ultimately, what you learn will build upon your foundational Python skills - preparing you to progress onto more advanced programming.
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
Over the following four weeks, you will:
- Produce your own functions to break down problems into more manageable parts
- Apply several common search and sort algorithms to data
- Compare the efficiency of algorithms
- Modify functions to take parameters and output return values
- Interpret algorithms expressed in plain English, in pseudocde and as flowcharts
You will cover:
- Use functions with parameters and return values
- Design and apply algorithms to data
- Breaking down problems into smaller parts
- Searching and sorting
- Efficiency of algorithms
- Understanding of list structures and their uses
Frequently Asked QuestionsSkip Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
This course would suit teachers with some Python experience, who are able to write simple programs demonstrating sequencing, selection, iteration and data types.
What software will I need?
To take part in this course you’ll need to download Python, or use an online IDE.