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IT 261. Introduction to Computer Programming I. 3 Hours.

This is the first of a two course sequence serving as an introduction to computer programming. The course covers the basic terminology and structure of writing computer software. In addition, the course establishes a solid foundation in the use of the basic building blocks associated with writing software including data types, variables, conditional and looping constructs, error handling, and debugging. Throughout the course, students are introduced to and are expected to follow industry standards and best practices of the software development discipline.