Computer Science Basics: Data Structures - Syllabus

Learn the fundamentals of Computer Science with Python via Data Structures.

Each unit will cover conceptual and syntax lessons and quizzes. There will also be a few cumulative projects toward the end of the Intensive. Articles and videos will be available to supplement your learning.

Unit 1 Getting Started with Data Structures

Learn how data structures fit into computer science and about the node building block.

  • Built-in Data Types with python
  • Nodes

Unit 2 Linked Lists

Create your first data structure. Learn how to build and use your own Linked list.

  • Linked Lists

Unit 3 Stacks and Queues

Compare two new ways to organize and access your data linearly.

  • Stacks
  • Queues

Unit 4 Hash Maps

Learn about key-value relationships and explore with hash maps.

  • Code Challenge: “Linear Data Structures”
  • Hash Maps
  • Lists and Maps

Unit 5 Trees and Heaps

Implement a data structure for an interactive story and order your data using heaps.

  • Trees
  • Heaps

Unit 6 Graphs and Data Structure Review

Build a maze using a graph and fortify your knowledge of data structures.

  • Graphs
  • Code Challenge: “Complex Data Structures”
  • Data Structure Comprehensive - project

Unit 7 Asymptotic Notation

Learn about asymptotic notation and apply it to the data structures that you've learned.

  • Asymptotic Notation and Data Structures

Unit 8 Capstone Project - Restaurant Search

  • Use a tree-like data structure called a trie and a hash map to build a Yelp replica for finding restaurants in SoHo, New York.
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