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Does CSCI S-50 count for CS concentration credit at Harvard College?
Does CSCI S-50 count for degree credit at Harvard College?
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Why does CS50 use C?
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Does CS50 have any prerequisites?
No, CS50 does not assume any prior CS or programming experience. In fact, 66% of Fall 2018’s students had never taken a CS course before!
Should I skip CS50 if I already took AP CS A?
Probably not. Most students who have taken AP CS A still take CS50 as it tends to fill in gaps in their knowledge and also introduces them to C (and more!).
When is CS50 offered?
CS50 is offered primarily in fall term. All students, including concentrators and non-concentrators, are encouraged to take CS50 in fall term. However, concentrators and secondaries unable to take the course in fall term may take the spring or summer version of CS50.
How do spring term (at Harvard College) and summer term (at Harvard Summer School) differ from fall term (at Harvard College)?
In fall term, students are expected to attend live lectures as well as live, TF-led sections. In spring term and summer term, students are expected to watch lectures on video (produced in fall term) and attend live, preceptor-led classes.
Academically, the terms are equivalent, but the fall version of CS50 includes cultural traditions as well.
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|Grading Basis||SUS or LG||LG||LG|
|Meetings||TF-led sections||Preceptor-led classes||Preceptor-led classes|
|Meetings per Week||1||1||2|