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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

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 Zentai D

Feb 28, 2021

really interesting IT introduction course not only for IT specialists

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 Roque M

Jul 27, 2020

Good introduction if you have no background in computer science.

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 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 Vũ H X

May 13, 2021

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

By David L

Apr 10, 2019

Course is organized very clearly. Content is solid.

By Robert C G

Apr 15, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed this mini Intro to CS course.


Aug 25, 2019

Great course for introduction to computer science.

By Faiyaz K H

Aug 28, 2019

Truly excellent. Perfectly explained and tested.

By Yemane 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