About this Specialization
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Skills you will gain

HtmlJavaScriptCascading Style Sheets (CCS)Java Programming

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS

4.6
5,463 ratings
1,165 reviews
Course2

Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software

4.6
2,791 ratings
545 reviews
Course3

Java Programming: Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data

4.7
1,388 ratings
243 reviews
Course4

Java Programming: Principles of Software Design

4.6
795 ratings
133 reviews

Instructors

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Susan H. Rodger

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science
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Robert Duvall

Lecturer
Computer Science
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Owen Astrachan

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science
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Andrew D. Hilton

Associate Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 6-7 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • None! This Specialization is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about computer science and software development. You should come with an open mind and motivation to learn how to solve difficult problems with code.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You’ll be able to design, write, and test problem-focused Java programs, applying a principled approach to computational problem solving in new contexts. You’ll also be prepared to take intermediate courses in computer science and software development.

  • You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer for Java programming. For the first course, you will need to create a free account on CodePen.io. For the remaining courses, you will need to install BlueJ, a free software environment for programming in Java. A special version of BlueJ will be provided for this Specialization.

  • All course videos, readings, and programming resources can be accessed for free. However, in order to receive a Specialization Certificate, you must earn and purchase a Course Certificate for each course of the Specialization and the Capstone.

  • Google has contributed real-world projects and the involvement of its engineers as guest lecturers to these courses, and is interested in learning how participants may benefit from them.

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