Computer Science and EngineeringCSE 20 Beginning Programming in Python

Provides students with Python programming skills and the ability to design programs and read Python code. Topics include data types, control flow, methods and advanced functions, built-in data structures, and introduction to OOP. No prior programming experience is required. Students may not receive credit for CSE 20 after receiving credit for CSE 30. Students with prior programming experience (especially in Python) are encouraged to take CSE Testout Exam to be evaluated for their readiness to take CSE 30 directly:



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Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring


Cormac Flanagan, Narges Norouzi, Tracy Larrabee, Larissa Munishkina, Patrick Tantalo, Benedict Paten, Marilyn Walker, The Staff