BIOF 101
Introductory Coding Skills

Computer programming has become an essential part of many different careers, and programming skills are extremely advantageous when applying for educational or employment opportunities. This course will teach students the needed programming skills for success in academic and industrial settings. Students will first learn the basic components of programming, such as variables, conditionals, loops, object oriented programming and simple data structures. Students will also be taught how to properly prepare a computer for efficient and effective programming. Students will then apply basic programming principles by using the Python programming language to complete assignments that reflect real-word tasks. Finally, students will put together a plan for further programming education.

Prerequisites

None.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Define and understand foundational programming concepts (i.e. algorithms, functions)
  • Gain familiarity with key components of Python programming such as variables, conditionals, and loops
  • Analyze basic functions written in python, and use Python to implement basic functions
  • Assess the relevant applications of programming in their own work/life

Overview

Program

Class Type

Graduate Course

Credits

1

Availability

Summer 2021

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