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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 Cesar G

Feb 17, 2020

I thought the course was great. Very much tailored towards learners with little to no computer science background.

By Adam R

Jan 10, 2021

Excellent course. Well taught and provides a strong conceptual foundation and a good start to coding in Python.

By Kun-Hua W

Nov 24, 2019

If you are dealing with project management and huge amount of data, I believe this course will be the best fit!

By Zhvecko

Jun 27, 2021

Well paced and fantastically put together. I especially appreciate that the videos were transcribed as a text.

By Dong Z

Jul 16, 2020

This is a great course for people have an interests in Computer Science. The thought process is very valuable.

By W J

Feb 8, 2021

This course is fantastic. I look forward to taking the specialization course from University of Pennsylvania.

By Saayan

Apr 17, 2020

Great! There are a lot things I learnt in this course that I can use in my life to solve real world problems.

By Jude F

Feb 11, 2022

Absolutely engaging, enlightening and educative. Great lecturers.

Week 4 was demanding but I found a way out.

By Son T N

May 25, 2020

The course is very well-structured to equip students with the foundation to start learning computer science.

By Yizhuo W

Feb 6, 2020

This course is extremely helpful for understanding the basics knowledge and skills about computer science.

By Leonardo J R A

May 3, 2021

Excellent way to learn to think. This should be taught in all grades and levels. Loved the instructors.

By Marc S

May 10, 2020

A very interesting, but demanding course that gives you new perspectives on how to challenge problems.

By Stefan M

Nov 22, 2018

Amazing! Highly professional course material and by far the best course on Coursera I've taken so far.

By Kathryn K

Sep 27, 2021

Excellent course! Appropriately challenging for a novice in the field. Well constructed modules also!

By Snow J

Sep 26, 2020

An amazing introductory course to someone who is interested in computer science! Highly recommend it!


Aug 15, 2020

It was well structured program which make me to consider to join in further class like master degree.

By J D

Mar 6, 2020

Solid course for a beginner that makes you think and struggle which leads to learning and retention.

By Echo R

Sep 29, 2019

very useful! It will train you how to think like a computer, and hence to understand it how it works

By Mutyala S R C

Jul 23, 2021

A very good introductory course for the students who want pursue their career in computer science.

By Klara K

Jan 2, 2021

Very interesting course contents and amazing explanations, examples and assessments. Can recommend

By Adam M

Dec 31, 2018

Very well laid out. I see more folks taking advantage of this method of learning in the future.

By Michael L

Jun 10, 2020

An excellent and surprisingly applicable course not only for programming but to everyday life.

By eddy s l

Feb 29, 2020

This helped me a lot in structuring my thoughts when it comes to problem solving. Good indeed!

By Justine C O

Mar 15, 2022

Great course, loved the entire course module and how it help me with problem solving analysis

By Gopalakrishna R R

Apr 25, 2019

An in-depth theoretical and practical coverage of the four pillars of computational thinking.