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Beginner Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Arrays

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 71 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Navigating a Coursera Course4m
Meet the Instructor (optional)10m
Lesson Introduction35s
Intro to Arrays10m
Initializing an Array4m
Why We Start at Zero5m
How Big Is an Array?7m
Run-Time Array Size with Pointers6m
Processing an Array5m
Multi-Dimensional Arrays5m
Matrix Multiplication7m
3 readings
Exercise 1: Min and Max30m
Arrays Lecture Code10m
An Array of Cards Solution10m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Strings

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
String Basics3m
String Length7m
Searching a String12m
String Input5m
Converting Strings to Numbers4m
CSV String Processing17m
The Caesar Cipher Revisited14m
3 readings
Exercise 2: Full Caesar Cipher2h
Strings Lecture Code10m
Junior Codebreaker Solution10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Abstraction and Problem Decomposition

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Rock and Roll2m
What Is a Chair?4m
Network Layers2m
Abstraction in Code3m
Lesson Introduction56s
Going Green6m
Building a Chair6m
Designing a Car8m
2 readings
Abstraction Exercise: What's an Apple?10m
Abstraction Topic Understanding Check10m
2 practice exercises
Abstraction and Problem Decomposition Practice Quiz30m
Abstraction and Problem Decomposition Graded Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Functions

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Intro to Functions8m
Returning Data From a Function7m
Passing Data Into a Function12m
Getting Valid User Input11m
Changing Parameter Values9m
Nesting and Boxes Revisited10m
Finishing Up34s
3 readings
Exercise 3: Functional Caesar Cipher2h
Functions Lecture Code10m
Height Statisticamator Solution10m

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About the Computational Thinking with Beginning C Programming Specialization

This specialization is designed to let you explore computational thinking and beginning C programming topics, applying those concepts to develop solutions to a variety of practical problems.The first course assumes no programming experience, and throughout the 4 courses in the specialization you'll learn about both computational thinking and C programming. The material in the courses in the specialization is equivalent to our computational thinking course at UCCS....
Computational Thinking with Beginning C Programming

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