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Is the CS50x course enough to get the generic knowledge of a CS grad?

No, not by a long shot, although Harvard's CS50x is an excellent introduction which provides around 10 hours of lectures then problem sets which support approximately 100 hours of practice at ...
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Languages class in high school

First, some caveats come to mind. The difference between languages isn't primarily syntax, even languages in the same paradigm family. Once a student has a solid basis of programming in a single ...
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Is the CS50x course enough to get the generic knowledge of a CS grad?

The purpose of an introductory course is threefold: To lay out the field, and give the student a sense of what that field involves and entails. To provide the fundamental background knowledge one ...
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Is there a word for mathematics/physics/data-analytics/....?

Sciences of the Artificial There are many ways to categorize the sciences. Herbert Simon (Nobel Prize winner, pioneer of artificial intelligence as well as economics, organization theory, etc.) ...
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Is the CS50x course enough to get the generic knowledge of a CS grad?

The course is broad and it is short. It is no more than an introduction. It would, I think, give you an idea about whether this is a good path for you to take. But it won't carry you very far along ...
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Is the CS50x course enough to get the generic knowledge of a CS grad?

Starting with CS50 is good, but it's just a beginning. I'm a newbie in programming, and I started learning it with many sources including CS50. (As far as I know, CS50x is almost the same as CS50. if ...
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Languages class in high school

I took such a class at university. (This was in the 1980s, so most of the classes used some imperative language, at the time the primary languages were PL/I and Pascal, with some FORTRAN and COBOL; ...
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Is there a word for mathematics/physics/data-analytics/....?

Very nice explanation from @Buffy, on the Computer Science Educators SE. In what branch of science does technology belong?
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Is there a word for mathematics/physics/data-analytics/....?

In answer to the original question, finding a "category" for Data Analytics and Machine Learning Computer Science and Physics Computer Science and Mathematics in the same vein as the "...
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Languages class in high school

I teach a high school independent study class that does this but it is a course intended for beginning programming students. The languages are therefore beginner languages. It does give them an ...
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Languages class in high school

I took a class in programming languages that was absolutely awful. We spent about 3 weeks per paradigm, and had 12-16 hour labs due every week. Each paradigm was different and new, and I couldn't ...
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