DICE 4000 Everyday Coding

Course Details

In this course, students learn to apply computational thinking and key concepts to programming in Python. Topics include variables, data structures, loops, conditionals, logical flow, and object-oriented programming. Students reflect upon the application of programming strategies for a range of purposes (web development, data visualization, and game development) and produce a fully-functioning game with scoring. Students will collaborate online to troubleshoot shared problems and are encouraged to work synchronously on weekly exercises for mutual aid.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply computational thinking to Python programming exercises
  • Create programs that demonstrate a working knowledge of coding best practices
  • Analyze the ways programming conventions reflect modes of production and the need to communicate clearly with other programmers
  • Reflect on the “Zen of Python” as a set of programming values and community-driven ethics
  • Develop intellectual resilience in the process of researching and debugging programming challenges.

Sample Course Syllabus