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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....

Top reviews


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


Dec 13, 2022

I recommend this course to everyone who wants to learn about Computation Thinking in an effortless manner. I am delighted with this course. Thanks to UPenn and Coursera for giving me this opportunity.

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By Zhenghong B

Dec 22, 2019

it is good for biginner. Susan and Chris provided an excellent course

By Samuel H

Aug 21, 2019

Surprisingly well organized for the amount of information provided.

By Luyao P

Jul 28, 2022

great introduction course for people want to involve in programing

By Mauro R

Aug 29, 2021

It is a great course! I really enjoyed and totally recommended!

By Roque M

Jul 27, 2020

Good introduction if you have no background in computer science.

By Jiahao H

Sep 4, 2021

It helps me develop my ability of computational thinking a lot!

By Như H P

May 19, 2021

Give me a lot of knowledge. Quiz very detailed and topic-focus.

By Begaiym B

Jul 8, 2020

Very structured, informative and have good assignments. Thanks.

By Eric Y

Feb 18, 2021

Recommend to anyone who doesn't have a cs degree or background

By Marcus Y

Jun 10, 2020

Great course! Very useful and will build on what I've learned.

By Robel A

May 3, 2019

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

By José L R G

Aug 26, 2022

Its just the right course for beginners in computer science.

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 Archita C

Dec 12, 2023

it helped me loads to understand computational thinking.

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 Yuanxin C

Aug 12, 2022

Very good introductory course. Thank you professors.

By Vũ H X

May 13, 2021

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

By Yash G

Dec 9, 2023

it was a fun course and had a lot to learn about it

By Anh N Đ

Jun 23, 2021

Absolutely great course, help me a lot in studying.