Stanford revamps CS curriculum in a Thread-like manner

February 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

Hooray for Stanford!  What they did sounds a lot like what we did with Threads: reduce required curriculum, encourage students to pursue subfields (our “Threads”), and include non-CS classes in the Threads — and for much of the same reasons.  Great to hear that it’s working, and that they’re getting more (and more diverse) students!

The revamped curriculum consolidated the core required courses to six, down from 15, and allowed students to not only specialize in subfields like artificial intelligence and computer graphics but also allowed classes in other areas, like studio arts or human computer interaction count toward their computer science requirements.

via Making Computer Science More Enticing – Bay Area Blog – NYTimes.com.

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