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.