This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use Python as its base programming language.
While not required for this online course, you can acquire Professor Guttag's most recent textbook here.
Goals of the course; what is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variables. Instructors: Prof. Eric Grimson, Prof. John Guttag.