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In this course, you will learn the basics of computer programming.

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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 11 Challenges (formative assessments), 3 Milestones (summative assessments), and 1 Touchstone (project-based assessment) with an overall score of 70% or better.

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<ul><li>Describe the steps a programmer goes through to tackle a new problem. <br></li><li>Recall the most common data types and how to create and use them in a program. <br></li><li>Insert conditional statements and functions into a program. <br></li><li>Create and manipulate lists and other common data collection types.<br></li><li>Use loops to repeat steps either a fixed number of times or dynamically based on conditions. <br></li><li>Develop and test complex functions including special Python functions. <br></li><li>Write the code for a basic class. <br></li><li>Remember the situations where inheritance and scope will affect a program’s operations. <br></li><li>Use modules and files to add functionality and data to a program. <br></li><li>Plan an algorithm for an original program. <br></li><li>Code and test an original program based on a prepared algorithm.</li></ul>
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