Python 411.

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Jun 13 18:17:23 CEST 2006

"Brian van den Broek" <broek at> wrote in message 
news:448E8E53.90200 at
> meaning something like information. Introductory university course in
> a field are often numbered 101 (i.e. Computer Science 101). So, that
> number has acquired a slang meaning of basic and introductory 
> information.
> Where I did my undergrad studies, a few Departments had 001 classes.
> Somehow that felt more honest ;-)

This is OT, but...
Course numbering varies by college/university, but I think typically 1xx, 
2xx, 3xx, and 4xx are aimed at students in years 1, 2, 3, and 4 majoring in 
that subject.  Pre-100 courses would be remedial or aimed or even limited 
to non-major students.  So a Math department might have 023 Business Math 
that would not count toward the math units needed to get a BS in math.


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