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Online courses are available to both Tufts and visiting students. These courses are offered 100% online, with minimal or no on-campus requirements.

Online learning is a fantastic way to take a course and to experience a learning format that you might really enjoy. Courses are open 24x7 (and so is tech support!), so there are ample opportunities to interact and participate with your teacher and classmates.

Online learning is not for everyone though. Be sure you have the time, self-motivation, and discipline required to learn and keep up in this format. Online courses at Tufts Summer Session are subject to the same policies and procedures as summer face-to-face courses. Read more about online course policies.

* Some online courses may have proctored midterm and final exams. For courses that have this requirement: If you are within 50 miles of Tufts University, you will be required to come to Medford, MA for your exam. If you are more than 50 miles away from Tufts, you may be responsible for finding your own proctor or taking your exam through a remote proctoring service. Read more about proctored exam policies for online courses.

Tufts Credit:
       1.0 course credits is equal to 4 semester hours at other institutions
       0.5 course credits is equal to 2 semester hours at other institutions
Course Numbers:
       0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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Title:   Algorithms & Data Structures (Online)      

Course Number:      COMP 0150B   
Room: Online

Course Description:

This course offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge on various topics involving algorithms, data structures and graphs. Often these topics are intertwined; e.g., to create efficient algorithms, it may be useful to design data structures or use existing ones. We will cover a range of topics, such as network and path approximation, all-pairs shortest paths, near-planarity, string matching, linear programming, Fibonacci heaps, balanced trees (Splay, WAVL, Suffix), skip lists, fractional cascading, high-dimensional range counting, etc. These are topics that are useful to know, as one prepares for advanced interviews and/or further graduate work. As an elective, this course will aim to let each student focus more on topics that they are interested in. Evaluation will be primarily based on participation and a project.

Completion of COMP 160
or permission of instructor


Instructor: Gregory Aloupis           Instructor Website

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 to Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Day(s): Online           Online Session Times: Anytime
Credit Value: 1          Call Number:      50350                     
Status: Open


Summer at Tufts offers something for everyone. Need more inspiration? Check out our full course list!