This is CS50.

Introduction to Computer Science I

Harvard College
David J. Malan, Instructor
malan@harvard.edu
http://cs.harvard.edu/malan
Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science. Algorithms: their design, specification, and analysis. Software development: problem decomposition, abstraction, data structures, implementation, debugging, testing. Architecture of computers: low-level data representation and instruction processing. Computer systems: programming languages, compilers, operating systems. Computers in the real world: networks, security and cryptography, artificial intelligence, social issues. Assignments include extensive programming in the C language and PHP.

This is CS50 OpenCourseware.

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.

Even if you are not a student at Harvard, you are welcome to "take" this course via cs50.tv by following along via the Internet. (The course's own website is at www.cs50.net.) Available at right are videos of lectures, sections (aka "recitations" or "precepts"), and seminars along with PDFs of all handouts. Also available at right are the course's problem sets and quizzes. If you have questions or would like to discuss the material with others, do join the course's Google Group.

If you're a teacher, you are welcome to adopt or adapt these materials for your own course, per the license.

If you'd like to take this course for real (on Harvard's campus or via the Internet) in order to receive feedback on work, grades, and a transcript, the course will next be offered through Harvard Extension School (as "Computer Science E-52") in Fall 2013. You can register online starting in July 2013.

Special thanks to Chris Thayer and Media & Technology Services for the course's videos and to Thomas Carriero '08 and Katie Fifer '08, Fall 2007's heads.

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So that folks (like you!) have a place to turn with questions, we've created a Google Group called cs50-discuss, which is like a message board and mailing list rolled into one.

Once you've joined, you'll be able to email the group at cs50-discuss@googlegroups.com and browse past discussions at https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/cs50-discuss.