Python Programming

Course Description

Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python's design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace. Its language constructs and object-oriented approach aim to help programmers write clear, logical code for small and large-scale projects.

You will learn

  • How a program works, including the concepts of stored instructions, and fetch-decode execute cycle, and multi-tasking
  • Input, Processing, and Output
  • Learning and analyzing Java language packages
  • Decision Structures and Boolean Logic
  • Repetition Structures
  • Functions
  • Object -Oriented Programming
  • Files
  • Lists and Tuples
  • More about strings
  • Dictionaries and Sets

Course Outline

Unit 1. Introduction and class overview
  • Basic computer architecture
  • How a program works, including the concepts of stored instructions, and fetch-decodeexecute cycle, and multi-tasking
  • Compare and contrast machine language, assembly language, and high-level languages
  • Hello World program
Unit 2. Input, Processing, and Output
  • Designing a program
  • Input and output functions Python3
  • Variable types and assignment
  • Using mathematical operators
  • Documenting a program
Unit 3. Decision Structures and Boolean Logic
  • Introduction to decision
  • The if, and the if-else statements
  • Comparing strings
  • Nested decision structures and the if-elif-else statement
  • Logical operators
  • Boolean variables
Unit 4. Repetition Structures
  • Introduction to repetition structures
  • The while loop
  • The for loop
  • Calculating a running total
  • Sentinels
  • Nested Loops
Unit 5. Functions
  • Introduction to functions
  • Designing custom functions
  • Local variables, scope of variables
  • Passing Arguments to functions, and returning values
  • Local variables, global variables and global constants
  • Libraries
Unit 6. Object -Oriented Programming
  • Procedural and Object -Oriented programming
  • Classes
  • Working with instances
  • Designing classes
Unit 7. Files
  • Introduction to file input and output
  • Using loops to process files
  • Processing records
  • Exceptions
Unit 8. Lists and Tuples
  • Sequences
  • Lists and list slicing
  • List methods and built-in functions
  • Copying and processing lists
  • Two-dimensional Lists
  • Tuples
Unit 9. More about strings
  • Basic strings
  • String slicing
  • Testing, searching and manipulating strings
Unit 10.Dictionaries and Sets
  • Dictionaries


7/21/19 - 9/22/19 (Every Sunday) 10AM - 1PM