Fall term 2013 (14290)
David J. Malan, PhD, Senior Lecturer on Computer Science, Harvard University.
Course tuition: noncredit $2,050, undergraduate credit $2,050, graduate credit $2,050.

Online only, beginning Sept. 5. Optional sections to be arranged.

This course is an introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. It teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets are inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. Students can count two of the following three courses—CSCI E-10a, CSCI E-10b, and CSCI E-50—toward a degree. They cannot count all three toward a degree. The recorded lectures are from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 50. Local students are welcome to attend the lectures in Sanders Theatre, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2-30 pm. Formerly CSCI E-52.

Prerequisite: prior programming experience in any language recommended.

(4 credits)
Spring term 2014 (24107)
David J. Malan, PhD, Senior Lecturer on Computer Science, Harvard University.
Course tuition: noncredit $2,050, undergraduate credit $2,050, graduate credit $2,050.

Limited enrollment.

Online only, beginning Jan. 29. Optional sections to be arranged.

This course is an introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. It teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets are inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. Students can count two of the following three courses—CSCI E-10a, CSCI E-10b, and CSCI E-50—toward a degree. They cannot count all three toward a degree. The recorded lectures are from the fall 2013 Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 50. Formerly CSCI E-52.

Prerequisite: prior programming experience in any language recommended.

(4 credits)