"Everybody ... should learn how to program a computer, should learn a computer language, because it teaches you how to think."

-Steve Jobs


Welcome to INLS 560. This course, offered by the UNC School of Information and Library Science, provides an introduction to computer programming focusing on language fundamentals and programming techniques for library and information science applications. Course content emphasizes problem-solving through the development of practical applications.

This course is taught with a focus on the Python programming language. However, the core concepts are relevant to most modern programming languages such as Java, JavaScript and C++.

Please note that this course is designed for students with no prior programming experience. If you already know how to program, this is not the course for you.



Time: Tue/Thu, 12:30-1:45
Place: Manning Hall, Room 001
Credits: 3 hours
Instructor: David Gotz
Office: 201 Manning Hall
Phone: 919.962.3435
Email: gotz at unc dot edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3pm-4pm (or by appointment)

Teaching Assitant: Heejun Kim
Email: heejunk at email dot unc dot edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm (or by appointment)
Location: 216 Manning Hall