Computer Science: University-level Course
Computer science is often difficult to define. As you are perhaps aware, computer science is not simply the study of computers. Although computers play an important supporting role as a tool in the discipline, they are just that — tools.
Computer science is the study of problems, problem-solving, and the solutions that come out of the problem-solving process. Given a problem, a computer scientist’s goal is to develop an algorithm, a step-by-step list of instructions for solving any instance of the problem that might arise. Algorithms are finite processes that if followed will solve the problem. Algorithms are solutions.
Computer science can be thought of as the study of algorithms.
You MUST complete computational thinking task before this one, and some basic Python won’t do harm either.
Read the following short sections:
- What is computer science?
- What is Programming
- Why Study Data Structures and Abstract Data Types?
- Why Study Algorithms?
Now follow one of these computer science programs:
Each program consists of several courses that you need to complete. And each course consists of units that will each take you a couple of hours to complete. You need not follow everything, but it would make sense to examine at least 2/3 or 75% of each course material.
Note that by this, you will be gaining knowledge soon far surpassing that of your instructors, if only you are ready to dedicate to it a couple of weeks.