About this course
This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree.
Every day, computers and algorithms touch your life in both mundane and profound ways. They are in the plants and distribution systems that bring you electricity and clean water, sensors that moderate the flow of traffic, in the tractors and combines that sow and harvest your food, and in the satellites that measure and predict the weather.
If you are curious about what computers can do, and how we instruct them to do those things - this course is for you. No prior programming experience is needed. More than just exposure to programming, you’ll gain a powerful set of thinking and problem-solving skills that you can use in your daily life.
Start taking advantage of the computer power around us to make our world a better place.
This is a three-credit course at Arizona State University (CSE 110 Principles of Programming) and satisfies the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative (CS) general studies requirement.
What you'll learn
- What a computer scientist does
- The basic operation and capabilities of computers
- Algorithmic problem-solving
- Debugging programs
- Automating basic processes using computers
- Writing basic programs using modern programming languages
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