IAP Intro to Python replaced with new course

One of IAP’s most popular courses, 6.149: Introduction to Programming Using Python, will not be offered this January. It will be replaced by a new course, 6.S080: A Brief Introduction to Programming in Python.

Similar to 6.149, the new course is meant for students with little to no prior experience with programming. Unlike 6.149, the new course will not be student-taught. According to Audrey E. Resutek, communications officer for the EECS department, this change was motivated by the programming skills requirement in the new curriculum the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science launched at the beginning of this semester.

In addition to 6.S080, students can take either 6.S08 or 6.01 to fulfill the new requirement.