CS50's Introduction to Computer Science

Created by: David J. Malan

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Course Description

This is CS50x, Harvard University's introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience. An entry-level course taught by David J. Malan, CS50x teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource magement, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript plus CSS and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, fince, forensics, and gaming. The on-campus version of CS50x, CS50, is Harvard's largest course. Students who earn a satisfactory score on 9 problem sets (i.e., programming assignments) and a fil project are eligible for a certificate. This is a self-paced course"you may take CS50x on your own schedule. HarvardX requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of theA edX honor code. HarvardX will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of theA edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the HarvardX course; revocation of any certificates received for the HarvardX course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations. Enrollees who are taking HarvardX courses as part of another program will also be governed by the academic policies of those programs. HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read ourA research statementA to learn more. Harvard University and HarvardX are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educatiol and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimition or harassment in our program. All members of the HarvardX community are expected to abide by Harvard policies on nondiscrimition, including sexual harassment, and the edX Terms of Service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] and/orA report your experience through the edX contact form.

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Instructor Details

David J. Malan

David is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He received his A.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard in 1999, 2004, and 2007, respectively.

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