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Computer Science: Programming with a Purpose

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.

Created by Princeton University


What you’ll learn

From this learning resource you can improve the skills required by companies these days. The most in demand technique within the educational resource that is frequently included by employers is Data Modeling. The most relevant tool is Python. You will also hear about Computer Science, a trait often mentioned in job maps.

Who will benefit?

Comparing content from this educational opportunity with nearly 10,000 data-related job descriptions, we determine that those in or pursuing Data Scientist roles would benefit the most.