Apparently, students at Harvard have figured IT out: "Harvard students are smart people," said Harry R. Lewis '68, former dean of Harvard College and current director of undergraduate studies for Computer Science. "They have figured out that in pretty much every area of study, computational methods and computational thinking are going to be important to the future." So, the introduction class to Computer Science CS50 logs record-breaking enrollment numbers at Harvard in Fall 2014. CS50 instructor, David J. Malan '99, and other computer science professors said that the boost in enrollment stems from increasing Harvard-wide and nation-wide interest in computer science. Congratulations to Harvard for a clever move!
The department of Computer Science will add two exciting new courses to its offerings beginning in winter 2015. A new first-year course COMP-1400 on the history of computer technology will be added to our program as a general course without prerequisites. A new second-year course on programming in C/C++, COMP-2510, will provide valuable insight into one of the most widely used computer languages of today.