Welcome to CS 167! The official course description:
A course very much like this one is the reason that I became a
scientist. I'm very excited to be teaching this course, and I
share some of that excitement with you.
My main goal for this
you will begin to learn how computer scientists solve problems. We will
be using Python as our first
programming language. Python is relatively easy to learn. It is widely
used to solve problems in a range of domains, including professional
By the end of this class, you will learn to:
Experience shows that learning computer science exercises different parts of your brain than other courses (even math and science courses). Learning to program is difficult for most people, but with mindful practice you can succeed. Be patient with yourself. Expect some frustrating times, but have confidence that you can work through them. You'll come out of the course with new skills and knowledge.
Like learning math or a foreign language, learning in this course is cumulative: New ideas often build on ideas from earlier in the course. Make sure you understand key ideas. Review readings, notes, and exercises after class. If you feel like you've missed something important, please come talk with me ASAP.
Computers have no common sense or
compassion. They are complex systems, and sometimes they do
things we don't expect. If
things go wrong, don't blame yourself. Ask for help.
Created January 14, 2016
Last revised January 17, 2016, 05:11:07 PM PST
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