6.189 | January IAP 2011 | Undergraduate
A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python
Course Description

This course will provide a gentle, yet intense, introduction to programming using Python for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming. The course will focus on planning and organizing programs, as well as the grammar of the Python programming language.

The course is designed to help …

This course will provide a gentle, yet intense, introduction to programming using Python for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming. The course will focus on planning and organizing programs, as well as the grammar of the Python programming language.

The course is designed to help prepare students for 6.01 Introduction to EECS I. 6.01 assumes some knowledge of Python upon entering; the course material for 6.189 has been specially designed to make sure that concepts important to 6.01 are covered.

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Learning Resource Types
notes Lecture Notes
assignment Programming Assignments
Screenshot of a complete row in the game of Tetris.
In the final project, students work in pairs to complete a Tetris game. See the Assignments section for more details. (Image by Sarina Canelake.)