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.
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Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution.
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Beautiful course. I am a software developer with 10+ years of experience in programming and have never realized depth of actual MATH behind all that I do. Thank you Robert Sedgewick, you are the BEST.
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.)
Excellent course, inface the best I found on any MOOC platform for a complete beginner to Java. Loved it. Would appreciate more coding assignments though. Only week 1 & 2 have those.
I liked this course very much. Good materials and perfect lecturers. Good structured and well explained material and interesting exercises ranging from very beginner to challenging.
Häufig gestellte Fragen
Wann erhalte ich Zugang zu den Vorträgen und Aufgaben?
Once you enroll, you’ll have access to all videos and programming assignments.
Do I need to pay for this course?
No. The lecture videos, exercises, and programming assignments are all available for free.
Can I earn a certificate in this course?
No. As per Princeton University policy, no certificates, credentials, or reports are awarded in connection with this course.
For whom is this course intended?
This course is aimed at first-year college students, high school students, and professionals in all fields who are interested in learning basic programming skills. It is a self-contained treatment intended for people with little or no previous experience in programming. It is also appropriate for people who know another programming language but want to learn Java.
At Princeton, over 50% of all undergraduates take the course, including students majoring in engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, economics, and many other fields, not just computer science.
Which kinds of assessments are available in this course?
Multiple-choice exercises, in-video quizzes, and programming assignments. The programming assignments are evaluated using a sophisticated autograder that provides detailed feedback about style, correctness, and (sometimes) efficiency.
Which Java programming environment will I use?
We supply a streamlined version of IntelliJ that is easy to install and suitable for novices. However, you are free to use any programming environment that you like.
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