The course introduces the fundamental concepts of programming for IT professionals, with a focus on scripting languages that are commonly found in the workplace. Projects, assignments, and activities are representative of tasks that IT professionals are likely to encounter in the workplace. Students taking this course will design, implement, test, and debug programs that incorporate: variables, expressions, assignments, I/O, conditional and iterative control constructs, functions, and parameter passing. The course assumes no previous programming experience.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Analyze and explain the behavior of simple programs.
Create algorithms for solving simple problems
Choose the appropriate data structure for modeling a given problem.
Choose appropriate conditional and iteration constructs for a given programming task.
Apply the techniques of decomposition to break a program into smaller pieces.
Refactor a program by identifying opportunities to apply procedural abstraction.
Write programs that use primitive data types, variables, expressions, and command line I/O.
Write programs that use conditional and iterative control structures, functions, and parameter passing.
Write programs that use each of the following data structures: arrays, strings, sets, and maps.
Write programs using the standard libraries available with a chosen programming language.
Write programs that use file I/O to provide persistence across multiple executions.
Compare and contrast object-oriented programming with the procedural approach to programming.
Design and implement a class.
Apply a variety of strategies to the testing and debugging of simple programs.
Conduct a personal code review on a program component.
Contribute to a small-team code walkthrough.
Effective as of Fall 2017
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