Harvard University Free Online course: Introduction to Computer Science

Duration: About 12 weeks – 10 to 20 hours per week (at your own pace) 

Language: English

Learning topics:

  • A broad and robust understanding of computer science and programming
  • How to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
  • Concepts like abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development
  • Familiarity in a number of languages, including C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML
  • How to engage with a vibrant community of like-minded learners from all levels of experience
  • How to develop and present a final programming project to your peers

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:

abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development.

Languages:

C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML.

Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming.

As of Fall 2015, the on-campus version of CS50x, CS50, was Harvard’s largest course.

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