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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 Sergio I

Apr 10, 2020

Very difficult, especially the last module. I'm sorry but I don't agree with the expectations provided by the presentation of the course. It is difficult to get support and you feel easily lost. I don't recommend taking this course unless people are very proficient in computer science and / or Python.

Thank you.

By Jose J

Jun 5, 2023

I am not reviewing this course. The one star is for not having an option to unenroll from courses. I saw a tutorial on how to unenroll and there is absolutely no option. Tried it on the web browser and the on mobile with no results. It's a little frustrating to seeing this.

By Michael O

Feb 22, 2023

The first two weeks of this course are great if you've just started to eat solids or want a jump on kindergarten. The other two weeks are passable, but are just a vague introduction to Python. In all, not worth undertaking.

By Delroy C

Aug 9, 2021

I always wanted to withdraw from the class, the final section of the assignment was not my favorite. I need to withdraw right now. I haven't found a way to withdraw altogether please let me talk to somebody immediately.

By Alex R

Dec 16, 2022

The grading system is awful. I've seen assignments that were submitted in 2018. Even one of my assignments is still not graded and I'm just waiting.

By Deleted A

Sep 23, 2020

Can't unenroll from course. And beware: indoctrination starts with the very first video.

By Nassiba R

Nov 9, 2021

Peer dependency who still is a student doesn't make sense. Will not reecomend.

By 김승운

Mar 10, 2021

4주차 과제가 너무 어려웠어요

By 북광주대학교

May 15, 2023

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