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About the Course

Computational thinking is the process of approaching a problem in a systematic manner and creating and expressing a solution such that it can be carried out by a computer. But you don't need to be a computer scientist to think like a computer scientist! In fact, we encourage students from any field of study to take this course. Many quantitative and data-centric problems can be solved using computational thinking and an understanding of computational thinking will give you a foundation for solving problems that have real-world, social impact. In this course, you will learn about the pillars of computational thinking, how computer scientists develop and analyze algorithms, and how solutions can be realized on a computer using the Python programming language. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop an algorithm and express it to the computer by writing a simple Python program. This course will introduce you to people from diverse professions who use computational thinking to solve problems. You will engage with a unique community of analytical thinkers and be encouraged to consider how you can make a positive social impact through computational thinking....

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Dec 18, 2018

Excellent course for beginners with enough depth, programming and computational theory to increase their computer science knowledge to a higher level. It builds a good foundation of how computers work

Feb 3, 2019

The course is very well-designed and it helped me develop understand how to apply computational thinking in solving various types of problems as well as acquire basic skills of programming in Python.

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By Robel A

May 3, 2019

Its a really nice class, clear presentations, and good workout

By Milad S T

Jul 11, 2021

Complete experience of computational thinking and computation

By Zhuo W

Jan 5, 2019

Very helpful course for an introduction of computer science!

By Atin C

Apr 22, 2021

The course was really good and helped me think differently.

By Patrick T R

Sep 18, 2019

Great course for beginning a journey into computer science!

By Carlos D G M

Feb 21, 2019

Really good for learning to think as a computer scientist

By Alexander P

Aug 3, 2019

Excellent introduction and overview to computer science.

By Chuncheong Y

Jul 21, 2020

good for people who have no computer science knowledge.

By Yixu P

Oct 28, 2021

It a great course for a beginner in Computer science!

By Vũ H X

May 13, 2021

i'm very happy when i have just finished this course

By Anh N Đ

Jun 23, 2021

Absolutely great course, help me a lot in studying.

By David L

Apr 10, 2019

Course is organized very clearly. Content is solid.

By Mamidi T

Sep 3, 2021

I can really get inrest to learn more about python

By Robert C G

Apr 15, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed this mini Intro to CS course.

By Vijay K R P

Aug 25, 2019

Great course for introduction to computer science.

By Lency B

Aug 16, 2021

great course and well structure of python topics

By Faiyaz H

Aug 28, 2019

Truly excellent. Perfectly explained and tested.

By Thong L

Nov 2, 2021

Really really really good course for beginners!

By Yemanebirhan G

Feb 26, 2021

I found this course to be more than I expected!

By Andrew F

Jan 5, 2021

Great course. You get out what you put in :) .

By Sota N

Nov 8, 2020

Could earn fundamental computational thinking.

By Pranay R K

Dec 26, 2019

Good introductory course! Very clear lectures

By Darren H

Mar 22, 2019

Good start to computer programming and python

By Pujun G

Feb 29, 2020

Really helpful course! Really great course!

By Hollie O

Apr 30, 2021

Super fun and engaging! I learned so much!