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Introduction to Coding and Programming is a Course

Introduction to Coding and Programming

Time limit: 70 days
4 credits

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Full course description

Course Introduction:
This course provides an introductory-level overview of coding and programming.
This course is part of the Digital Transformation Consortium, which can be reviewed by selecting this link, (Links to an external site.) that offers three online courses available through MU Extension and Engagement: Business Data Analytics, Coding and Programming, and Geographical Information Systems. 

Learning Objectives:
The following objectives are for this six-week course. Each assessment will have a list of objectives that are in line with the following. Students who complete this course will be able to:
- Comprehend simple algorithms with flow control, loops, modular methods, and user interaction.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic data structures, operations, and language concepts including lists, string manipulation, and set operations.
- Exhibit basic proficiency in the Python programming language, including syntax and semantics.

Module Topics:
Module 0 - Course Introduction, Resources, and FAQs
Module 1 - Programming Basics: Getting Started with Jupyter and Python
Module 2 -  Data Structures in Python
Module 3 -Programming Overview, Flow Control & Functions
Module 4 - Flow Control Continued and File Processing
Module 5 - Advanced File Processing
Module 6 - Packages, Libraries, and Pandas
Module 7 - Course Wrap-up

Dr. Grant Scott and Dr. Jim Ries


MU College of Engineering

Continuing Education

Non-traditional students