About - Computational Thinking
Have you ever wondered what it means to think like a computer scientist?
How do computing professionals view the real world when they are going
about their work? What is the difference between data, information, and
knowledge? Can computers really have knowledge? What does it mean to
talk about how a computer-based system "behaves"?
This is a non-programming course that answers these and other questions
by exploring concepts and ideas that occur in many different contexts in
computer science. Drawing on principles and topics from across the
computer science curriculum (even 3000 and 4000 level courses), concrete
representations are used to discover and work with fundamental ideas
The course is intended for students interested in or early in their
study of computing. Through the course activities participants will
discover cool ideas, acquire a sophisticated vocabulary for talking
about these ideas, and develop deep intuitions and patterns of thought