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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 Elise N

Aug 18, 2019

The autograder can be somewhat of a pain and some of the solutions in the peer-review sections aren't the most efficient. Otherwise it helped teach the building blocks of coding.

By Jessica K

Jul 1, 2020

Prior basic python knowledge will help with this course. Instructors were great. However the last week and its assignments need to tie in better with the overall course.

By Lucas d H M

May 7, 2020

Very useful course with interesting and relatable examples. Both instructors speak in an easy manner and take proper time to explain the concepts.

By Weilian X

Aug 24, 2019

Very nice course of people who have no experience with computer and programming.

The only thing I can complain is the peer-graded assignment.

By Danielle J

Jun 9, 2019

Really great course. I found the wording of a couple homework problems to be confusing, but overall really enjoyed the course

By Sophia X W

May 31, 2022

Not recommend for Python beginner. However, the first three chapter could give a foundation of computational thinking


Nov 7, 2020

The course is great, but the last 2 questions in the forth week are not friendly for the coding beginner.

By Salahuddin P

Jun 17, 2020

It was very joyful throughout the course and i learned a lot but there is a problem, the voice is so low.

By Priya C

Jul 5, 2020

The last 2 assignments had some issues in the results. Those need to be fixed to save us some time.

By Laura M

Apr 16, 2020

Muy interesante, especialmente para aquellos que estamos iniciandonos en entender este mundillo.

By Shalin M (

Sep 23, 2019

The course is very well designed and taught, however the peer review system is a real pain.

By Alex g

May 18, 2020

4.7 - an excellent class although be prepared for some challenging problems sets!

By Hsu E

Sep 26, 2022

The course itself is great, but just too many peers review assignments.

By George W

Aug 11, 2022

Auto grader is too sensitive to small changes in the correct output

By Tom F

Jun 26, 2020

Great introduction to computational thinking and coding.

By Sun T

Nov 5, 2019

The auto-grade assignment in Week 4 should be improved.


Sep 5, 2021

Very good for good learners and beginers

By Nirvan

May 11, 2020

The last assignment had a few bugs

By Praveen K

Jul 7, 2020

The practice task is not enough.

By ank j

Jul 28, 2020

Very educational. Thank you

By chao w

Dec 25, 2019

great way to start with

By Kenny P

Sep 15, 2020

it was interesting

By Diyaben D P

Sep 3, 2021

good experience

By Thang T T

Apr 29, 2022

so good


Sep 13, 2021