CS341 Programming Languages (Fall 2006)

Pre-requisites: CS142 or equivalent
Instructor: Christino Tamon
Lecture: Science Center 354 TR 8:00-9:15pm
Office hours: TR 9:15-11am, 2:15-3pm
Contact: Science Center 373, email: last_four_letters_of_first_name@clarkson.edu
This course examines the major paradigms underlying modern programming languages. The course currently focuses on functional and logic programming paradigms. The rationale of the paradigm is discussed along with typical programming idioms used with them. Programming exercises are used to illustrate concepts. The course aims to make students reasonably comfortable with the programming languges that will be studied.
GRADING: Assignments and Quizzes 40%, Midterm 20%, Final 40%

Daniel P. Friedman and Matthias Felleisen, "The Little Schemer," 4th edition, The MIT Press, 1996.
William F. Clocksin and Christopher S. Mellish, "Programming in Prolog," 5th edition, Springer, 2003.

Additional text:
Max Hailperin, Barbara Kaiser, and Karl Knight, "Concrete Abstraction," out of print.

The main objective of the course is to introduce major paradigms underlying programming languages, which include the functional and logic programming paradigms.

The specific outcomes include:

Although attendance is not mandatory, students are responsible for all course materials covered in lectures and any exams given during class periods. Students that need to make up missing course work must provide the required Clarkson official exempt form. All students must submit their own work; the exchange of ideas are encouraged but ultimately the submitted work must be the student's own. Please refer to the Clarkson University Regulations for more guidelines on academic integrity and related matters.