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.

Click here to register.

Kweku Jasper
Kweku Jasper
I am a multi talented African son growing up in a cold but hot world, where nothing is what it seems to be. I am an optimist by faith, R.N by profession, Web developer by practice, Tech preacher by decision, promoter by love, blogger by inspiration, photographer by occupation, marketer by calling, sitirist by tribe, entrepreneur by origin, events manager by love, non bias and rich by choice, illustrious by divine arrangement and Ghanaian by law. Simply put, I am all things to all men at all times.
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