Fundamentals of Programming 2-IKV-105

Course information sheet

This course teaches the students the basics of programming using Python programming language. It focuses on fundamental concepts of programming like for example if statements, while cycle, for cycle, variables etc. This course also puts emphasis on concepts useful for students of cognitive science including numerical computations using NumPy, visualizations or basics of machine learning techniques using artificial neural networks.

Course schedule

Type Day Time Room Lecturer
Lecture Monday 10:40 MS Teams Kristína Malinovská
Labs Monday 12:20 MS Teams Kristína Malinovská


Date Topic
21.09. Organization and Introduction. Interactive shell, hello world.
28.09. Expressions, variables, if statements, logic, strings, console input/output.
05.10. While cycle, for cycle, lists, list comprehensions.
12.10. Dictionaries, sets, objects.
19.10. Functions, arguments and scopes.
26.10. TBA
02.11. Holiday.
09.11. TBA
16.11. TBA
23.11. TBA
30.11. TBA
7.12. TBA
14.12. TBA

Course grading

  • Weekly homework (max. 20 points).
  • Final project (max. 30 points).
  • Bonus assignments (max. 5 points).
  • Overall grading: A (50-46), B (45-41), C (40-36), D (35-31), E (30-26), Fx (25-0).