To promote the learning of technology even if one’s main field of study is something else, this autumn, all students at Latvian higher education institutions – both in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs – are invited to learn the basics of computer science and programming. For the second time, the training will be provided by Riga Business School as a structural unit of Riga Technical University. The curriculum is based on Harvard University’s computer science course “CS50`s Introduction to The Intellectual Enterprises of Computer Science”. To apply for the course, students must fill in the information here: https://ej.uz/cs50-studentiem.
Everyone who successfully completes the course will be awarded an RTU certificate with 6 ECTS credits. Students who achieve at least 70% in all assignments will also receive a certificate from Harvard University and a verified certificate from the online learning platform “edX”, worth €181.
The course will consist of a total of 13 classes between September 4 and November 30. The course is based on the practices of the best universities in the world – active learning at home, discussion of the content learned during consultations, and assessment of knowledge through project presentations and a placement test. The classes can be attended both in person at Riga Business School in Skolas iela 11 and online on Zoom platform. Classes are held in several groups one evening a week from 18:00-20:00.
This opportunity to learn the basics of computer science and programming for one semester is provided thanks to funding for the promotion of social growth and employment from the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Economy *.