CS & Programming · Level 2

2.2 Computer Science Fundamentals

Wrap your mind around computational thinking, from everyday tasks to algorithms.

Making Decisions

Searching for Solutions


Resource Tradeoffs

Order and Search




Algorithms and Implementations

Divide and Conquer

Binary Search

Thinking with Graphs

Representing Games and Puzzles

Graph Search

Course description

Learn the key ideas of computer science with this interactive course – no coding required! This course is ideal for a high school or college student who wants to learn the fundamentals, or an early professional who wants to strengthen their knowledge of core computer science concepts. Whether you're exploring computer science for the first time or looking to deepen your understanding, this course will allow you to develop the problem-solving techniques you need to think like a computer scientist. Follow librarians, cooks, and mayors to see how computer science problem solving techniques affect their daily lives. Get hands-on with a few specific algorithms, and learn the general principles demonstrated by these algorithms.

Topics covered

  • Binary Search
  • Brute-Force Search
  • Concurrency
  • Decision Trees
  • Graph Abstractions
  • Greedy Algorithms
  • Indexing
  • Interfaces
  • Parallelism
  • Programming

Prerequisites and next steps

You don’t need any previous computer science experience to take this course! This course is for anyone excited to actively learn more about how computer scientists think and understand our world.

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