Computer Science 50 (otherwise known as CS50) is Harvard College’s introductory course for majors and non-majors alike, a one-semester amalgam of courses generally known as CS1 and CS2 taught mostly in C.
This course 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.
Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming.
Designed for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience.
Instructor: David J. Malan