This course is for everyone. In the new world we live in, coding is a universally valuable skill, whether you're a scientist, artist, or a humanist. Algorithms are everywhere, and we all have to understand how they work. The C language is particularly well suited as an introduction to coding: It's a tried-and-true language, and it allows you to understand computing processes at a deep level.
No prior knowledge of coding is needed for this course. We'll start at the beginning.
The time estimated time commitment for this course is five hours a week for five weeks.
-An overview of the course, a history of the C language, and a first set of programming activities.
Lexical Elements and Data Types
-Lexical elements and data types, programming activities of increasing sophistication, and an optional discussion of more advanced issues.
Flow of Control and Simple Functions
-Flow of control and simple functions, even more sophisticated programming activities, and an optional discussion of more advanced issues.
Advanced Functions, Recursion, Arrays, and Pointers
-A continuation of functions, recursion, arrays, and pointers.
Arrays and pointers
-Further treatment of arrays and pointers and an interesting programming activity.
-The end of the first part of C for Everyone and an opportunity to assess your learning.