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language Subtitles : Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish
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This two-part course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many of the computational courses offered on Coursera. To make learning Python easy, we have developed a new browser-based programming environment that makes developing interactive applications in Python simple. These applications will involve windows whose contents are graphical and respond to buttons, the keyboard and the mouse. In part 1 of this course, we will introduce the basic elements of programming (such as expressions, conditionals, and functions) and then use these elements to create simple interactive applications such as a digital stopwatch. Part 1 of this class will culminate in building a version of the classic arcade game "Pong".

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Week 0 - Statements, expressions, variables
    Understand the structure of this class, explore Python as a calculator
  • Week 2 - Week 1 - Functions, logic, conditionals
    Learn the basic constructs of Python programming, create a program that plays a variant of Rock-Paper-Scissors
  • Week 3 - Week 2 - Event-driven programming, local/global variables
    Learn the basics of event-driven programming, understand difference between local and global variables, create an interactive program that plays a simple guessing game
  • Week 4 - Week 3 - Canvas, drawing, timers
    Create a canvas in Python, learn how to draw on the canvas, create a digital stopwatch
  • Week 5 - Week 4 - Lists, keyboard input, the basics of modeling motion
    Learn the basics of lists in Python, model moving objects in Python, recreate the classic arcade game "Pong"
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Instructors

John Greiner
Lecturer
Department of Computer Science

Stephen Wong
Lecturer
Computer Science

Scott Rixner
Professor
Computer Science

Joe Warren
Professor
Computer Science

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Rice University
Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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Coursera

Coursera is a digital company offering massive open online course founded by computer teachers Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California. 

Coursera works with top universities and organizations to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in many subjects, including: physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and other subjects.

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