Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science” retained the reigning spot as the College’s largest course this fall, a distinction held by the perennially popular Economics 10a: “Principles of Economics” up until 2017.
Computer Science 50 led course enrollment numbers with 724 undergraduates, according to data from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences registrar’s office Thursday.
Staff for CS50 have changed the way they report academic dishonesty cases to the Honor Council roughly a year after a wave of cheating swept the class.
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The new policy was one of many sweeping changes made to the class this year after more than 60 students appeared before the College’s Honor Council in 2016.
In its report, the Honor Council obliquely referenced CS50, writing that “one large introductory course” had skewed the data for last year.
Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris implored students in the CS50 not to cheat on assignments at an orientation session Wednesday night.
Students shopping one of Harvard’s most popular undergraduate courses will arrive in Sanders Theater tomorrow to a changed CS50.