[Home] [Syllabus] [Assignments] [Resources]History of programming languages, formal specification of syntax and semantics of programming languages from a variety of paradigms (procedural, functional, logic-programming, object-oriented, and parallel paradigms), modern language features. 4 credits.
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|When:||M,W,F 11:45am -- 12:50pm||Where:||Sci 2185.
Occasionally all or a part of a class meeting will be held in a computer lab. If the class meets in the lab, an announcement will be made during the previous class meeting.
In addition to the book I will assign extra reading material, such as papers and articles that give general, or "top-level", view of the issues discussed in class, and handouts that give more details, or "low-level", view of the material. I will try to make all of these materials available online, on the resources page of the course web site. If an article is large, I will also provide xerox copies in class.
Official Grading Policies:
|A||achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements.|
|B||achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements.|
|C||achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect.|
|D||achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements.|
|S||achievement that is satisfactory, which is equivalent to a C- or better (achievement required for an S is at the discretion of the instructor but may be no lower than a C-).|
|F (or N)||Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an I (see also I)|
|I||Incomplete. Assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary circumstances, e.g., hospitalization, a student is prevented from completing the work of the course on time. Requires a written agreement between instructor and student.|
For policy on late problem sets please see the syllabus.
Problem set collaboration policy:
The solution of a problem set represents your individual work. While it's perfectly OK and greatly encouraged to discuss general approaches to problems with other students, you have to work out all the details on your own. All helpful discussions with other students (or anyone else) as well as use of sources other than the textbook and the handouts given in class must be acknowledged in the beginning of the problem solution.
Academic dishonesty in any portion of the academic work for a course shall be grounds for awarding a grade of F or N for the entire course.
One credit is defined as equivalent to an average of three hours of learning effort per week (over a full semester) necessary for an average student to achieve an average grade in the course. For example, a student taking a four credit course that meets for three hours a week should expect to spend an additional nine hours a week on coursework outside the classroom.
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