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 the Python™ programming language.
In other words, delayed gratification isn’t really about gritting our teeth or exerting willpower: it’s about controlling the spotlight of attention. Likewise, intelligence isn’t just about remembering abstract facts - it’s about controlling what thoughts we’re thinking about in the first place.