of National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering, talks about how computational thinking--that Computer Scientists do for a living,
is going to play a major part in everyone's (not just CS students') life (just like philosophical thinking is not just for philosophy students).
I would like you to either read either the article, or the slides or hear the youtube lecture (they are not exactly identical but
close enough). Once you do, I would like you to comment on any points that caught your attention.
You will have to do this by 11/18 (before the class). You don't necessarily have to agree with everything she says; you are welcome to be critical.
Slides (in pdf): http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wing/www/Computational_Thinking.pdf
Video (on youtube; 65min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Pq4N-iE4I