Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python programming language.
- Provide an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems.
- Help students, including those who do not necessarily plan to major in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, feel confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals.
- Position students so that they can compete for research projects and excel in subjects with programming components.
Lecture and Recitation Attendance
A significant portion of the material for this course will presented only in lecture, so students are expected to regularly attend lectures.
Recitations give students a chance to ask questions about the lecture material or the problem set for the given week. Sometimes, new material may be covered in recitation. Recitation attendance is encouraged but not required.
Problem Sets and Final Exam
Each problem set will involve programming in Python. There will be 5 problem sets in the course.
There will be one final exam. The exam is open book / notes but Not open Internet and Not open computer. Please print whatever you may want to use during the quiz.