The basis for education in the last millennium was “reading, writing, and arithmetic;” now it is reading, writing, and computing. Learning to program is an essential part of the education of every student, not just in the sciences and engineering, but in the arts, social sciences, and humanities, as well. Beyond direct applications, it is the first step in understanding the nature of computer science’s undeniable impact on the modern world. This course covers the first half of our book Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach (the second half is covered in our Coursera course Computer Science: Algorithms, Theory, and Machines). Our intent is to teach programming to those who need or want to learn it, in a scientific context.
Computer Science: Programming with a PurposePrinceton University
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Programming Principles
- Computer Science
- Java Programming
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
BASIC PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
CONDITIONALS AND LOOPS
INPUT AND OUTPUT
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TOP REVIEWS FROM COMPUTER SCIENCE: PROGRAMMING WITH A PURPOSE
This course was great for learning Java, but I believe it could have been better if it had covered the actual "computer science" aspect (like the anatomy of a computer, history of computing, etc.)
I expected to review all java basics but found myself working hard with high level, challenging projects that set up a growing environment for me.
This course definitely improved my understanding of computer science topics and would recommend. I did find some of the assignments to be a little confusing as far was what they were expecting.
This is my first course in Coursera. If you are beginner, you should watch videos, read the booksite and the book that covering this course. It simply needs a lot of hard work !
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