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Introduction to Programming in Python

Learn how to program by taking a trip through the world of computer Science! This hands-on course will teach you the fundamentals of writing code through tackling problems from a variety of different fields within computing. Along the way, you will write programs for a variety of applications, from data analysis to conversation, games and more!

This course will be taught in Python, and you will create interactive programs from day one. During the length of the course, we will cover most of the content of an introductory programming course, though content will be scaled to fit the needs and experience of students.

The course will include synchronous class time, weekly homework assignments to build your skills, and a final project of your own design about a topic of your choice. No experience with programming, or Python is required - curious and creative thinkers of all backgrounds are welcome!

This course is offered at the UMass Amherst campus as a residential program. Local students may apply to attend as a commuter.