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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Algorithms and Starting to Code

11 videos (Total 64 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Lesson Introduction38s
Find the Queen7m
Nom Nom Nom5m
Lesson Introduction33s
Installing Visual Studio on Windows4m
Installing Xcode on a Mac2m
Your First C Program12m
Your First C Program in Xcode7m
5 readings
Fun with Algorithms Topic Understanding Check10m
Running Your Integrated Development Environment10m
Exercise 1: Console Output1h
Starting to Code Lecture Code10m
It's Elemental Solution10m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Data Types, Variables, and Constants

8 videos (Total 55 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Integer Data Types13m
Floating-Point Data Types10m
The Char Data Type6m
The Bool Data Type4m
User-Defined Data Types9m
6 readings
Exercise 2: Integer Variables and Operations30m
Exercise 3: Floating-Point Variables and Operation30m
Exercise 4: Floating-Point Calculations30m
Exercise 5: User-Defined Data Types30m
Data Types, Variables, and Constants Lecture Code10m
Doing Some Math Solution10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Data Collection and More Algorithms

9 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Finding the Data4m
Storing the Collected Data6m
Data Collection Activity6m
Lesson Introduction1m
How Do I Get There?7m
The Caesar Cipher13m
1 reading
Data Collection Topic Understanding Check10m
2 practice exercises
Data Collection Practice Quiz10m
Data Collection Graded Quiz10m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

STEM Computations

6 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Speed and Direction12m
Velocity10m
Finishing Up24s
3 readings
Exercise 6: Energetic Einstein30m
STEM Computations Lecture Code10m
Ready Aim Fire Solution10m

Instructor

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Dr. Tim "Dr. T" Chamillard

Associate Professor
Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Computational Thinking with Beginning C Programming Specialization

This specialization is designed to let you explore computational thinking and beginning C programming topics, applying those concepts to develop solutions to a variety of practical problems.The first course assumes no programming experience, and throughout the 4 courses in the specialization you'll learn about both computational thinking and C programming. The material in the courses in the specialization is equivalent to our computational thinking course at UCCS....
Computational Thinking with Beginning C Programming

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