Introduction to Programming
Welcome to Introduction to Programming. This course is part of the School of Computer Sciences curriculum and as such new visitors should familiarize themselves with the Introduction to Computer Science course before continuing on reading this.
Since this is an introductory course, we won't be dealing with any one programming language in particular. Examples will be taken from a number of programming languages or given in a pseudocode. More in depth learning of specific programming languages are dealt with in later programming courses. They include:
Periodically throughout this course there will be instructions to work on a lesson from the language that you have selected.
This course assumes no prior experience with programming. We do, of necessity, assume that the student is able to operate their own system to, at a minimum, install and set up the tools needed to program in at least one computer programming language.
While not strictly necessary, some comfort with math—at least at the high school algebra level—would be useful in understanding some of the supporting material referenced in this course.
Recommended course of study
- About Programming
- Programming Languages
- How a Program is Organized
- Variables – Part 1
- Variables – Part 2
- Variables – Part 3
- Control Structures
Despite the best efforts of the authors, the material in this course is imperfect. If you have question or otherwise need help with this course, please post your question on the Help Page.
You may also contact one of these people involved with developing this course:
- User:Dmclean—see user page for qualifications, leave messages on the talk page
- James Tharpe
To learn more about structuring program statements, try out the Introductory Algorithm Challenges!