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. (4 credits)
prior programming experience in any language recommended.
Fall term 2014 (14290)
David J. Malan, PhD. Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Harvard University.
Course tuition: noncredit $2,200, undergraduate credit $2,200, graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Online only, beginning Sept. 4. Optional sections to be arranged.
David J. Malan, PhD. Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Harvard University.
Course tuition: noncredit $2,200, undergraduate credit $2,200, graduate credit $2,200.
Limited enrollment.
Online only, beginning Jan. 26. Optional sections to be arranged.