Introduction to Programming

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Programming

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ITC 1070 LE Information Technology Fundamentals

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Problem solving; problem analysis; top-down design of algorithms; implementation; testing and debugging techniques; documentation. Structured programming language constructs: data types, variables, constants, parameters, input and output, selection, iteration, file handling, classes and methods, arrays, elementary sorting and searching algorithms.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course introduces students to computer programming concepts with an emphasis on the design and implementation of well-documented, structured and logically correct programs. The course is suitable for students with no or little programming experience who aim for a career in Information Technology, as well as for those students who wish to understand the fundamental principles of computing.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of fundamental programming concepts and solve basic problems using fundamental programming constructs.
    2. Create an algorithmic solution to a programming problem using pseudo-code.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of how to trace source code and correctly predict the results.
    4. Make use of basic data structures and search/sort algorithms to design, implement, test, and debug programs.
    5. Develop well documented, structured and maintainable programs.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Lectures and class discussions.
    • Laboratory sessions, involving training and practice in program design and development.
    • Homework programming assignments.
    • Office hours held by the instructor to provide further assistance to students.
    • Use of the Blackboard site to further support communication, by posting lecture notes, assignment instruction, timely announcements, formative quizzes and online submission of assignments.