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Programming

Fall 2020: P208B07 - AP Computer Science Principles (Python)


Class

About

The Principles course examines a variety of computer science topics at a largely conceptual level, with an introduction to the structured and procedural programming paradigms. Topics covered include programming fundamentals like variables, operators, decisions, expressions, data structures, and loops, as well as software development, algorithms, networks, information security, copyright, privacy, and the social/ethical impact of computing. It is an excellent starting point for all students to acquire essential problem-solving skills using machines that can be applied in interdisciplinary work with other fields like math, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, music, entertainment, etc. This course will also prep students who are planning to take the AP Computer Science Principles exam in May.

Class Structure:

Synchronous:

  • 2 hours lecture
  • Up to 1 hour (optional) Q/A session immediately following the lecture on programming concepts and homework questions.

Asynchronous:

  • One-on-one (required) tutorial through Slack course workspace for feedback on programming homework, at least 2-3 days anytime during the week.

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