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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

6.00x: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

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6.00x is an introduction to using computation to solve real problems. The course is aimed at students with little or no prior programming experience who have a desire (or at least a need) to understand computational approaches to problem solving.

Taught by

John Guttag, Chris Terman and Eric Grimson


4.6 rating, based on 11 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    This is not a beginner level course. You should have a decent understanding of programing or be prepared to spend a significant amount of time Python tutorials.
  • Billy Lim
    Decent MOOC which does teach you the basics of programming.
    However, the hands-on programming assignment only requires editing small little functions, and thus do not yield the same sense of achievement as other MOOCs where your code actually does something significant.
  • Anonymous
    Having dived into CS work without a foundation in theory, this course gave me a nice background. Would recommend to anyone looking to gain understanding/get practice in different data structures, especially in Python.
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