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Programming PrinciplesComputer ScienceAlgorithmsJava Programming
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

10 hours to complete

BASIC PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS

10 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Program development16m
Built-in data types32m
Type conversion10m
2 readings
Supplements for Lecture 110m
Optional Enrichment on Basic Programming Concepts10m
1 practice exercise
Basic Programming Concepts
Week
2

Week 2

9 hours to complete

CONDITIONALS AND LOOPS

9 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Loops: the while statement11m
An alternative: the for loop6m
Nesting11m
Debugging20m
2 readings
Supplements for Lecture 210m
Optional Enrichment on Conditionals and Loops10m
1 practice exercise
Conditionals and Loops
Week
3

Week 3

9 hours to complete

ARRAYS

9 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Typical array-processing code23m
Two-dimensional arrays16m
2 readings
Supplements for Lecture 310m
Optional Enrichment on Arrays10m
1 practice exercise
Arrays
Week
4

Week 4

9 hours to complete

INPUT AND OUTPUT

9 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Standard drawing9m
Fractal drawings10m
Animation6m
2 readings
Supplements for Lecture 410m
Optional Enrichment on Input and Output10m
1 practice exercise
Input and Output

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll, you’ll have access to all videos and programming assignments.

  • No. The lecture videos, exercises, and programming assignments are all available for free.

  • No. As per Princeton University policy, no certificates, credentials, or reports are awarded in connection with this course.

  • This course is aimed at first-year college students, high school students, and professionals in all fields who are interested in learning basic programming skills. It is a self-contained treatment intended for people with little or no previous experience in programming. It is also appropriate for people who know another programming language but want to learn Java.

    At Princeton, over 50% of all undergraduates take the course, including students majoring in engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, economics, and many other fields, not just computer science.

  • Multiple-choice exercises, in-video quizzes, and programming assignments. The programming assignments are evaluated using a sophisticated autograder that provides detailed feedback about style, correctness, and (sometimes) efficiency.

  • W​e supply a streamlined version of IntelliJ that is easy to install and suitable for novices. However, you are free to use any programming environment that you like.

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