CSc 4330/6330 Programming Language Concepts
Spring 2018 (CRN: 22157/22299)
MW 5.30pm to 7.15pm, Room: Classroom South 328
Instructor:Raj Sunderraman (Room 629, 1 Park Place
Office hours: 4.00 pm to 5.15 pm MW)
TA:Heta Desai (Room 612, 1 Park Place
Office hours: 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm TR)
To introduce the student to the fundamental concepts and principles underlying
high level computer programming languages.
Topics to be covered:
- Syntax and Semantics of Programming Languages, Lexical and Syntax Analysis.
- Names, Bindings, and Scopes; Data Types, Expression and Assignment
Statements, Control Structures, Subprograms.
- Functional Programming (Scala)
- Logic Programming (Prolog) - if time permits.
Pre-requisites: CSc 2720 and CSc 3210 with a grade of "C" or better.
Grading Policy: The grading for this course will be based upon
the following components:
- Robert Sebesta, Concepts of Programming Languages, 11th Edition,
- Other online resources will be provided in the class website.
- 3 Exams worth 20% each (18% each for 6710 students).
- Several homework and programming assignments worth 40%
(36% for 6710 students)
Additional Requirement for Csc 6710 students:
The final letter grade will be determined based on the following
Withdrawal Date: February 27, 2018 (Tuesday)
Academic Honesty Policy The academic honesty policy as described
in the University Faculty Handbook as well as the Student Handbook will be
strictly enforced. Please review the document
- All assignments are supposed to be individual work and
any collaboration or cheating would result in a zero score for the assignment.
- A second incident of dishonest work will result in an automatic F grade
for the class.
- It is also the repsonsibility of each student to protect his or her work
including computer files etc from being extracted by others. Computer accounts
will be de-activated immediately if the student is found to have been
careless in maintaining his or her files (i.e. has kept them open for
others to read!). If such carelessness results in another student
copying the computer files and submitting them for the assignments all students
involved will automatically get a zero for the assignment.
Deviations from this syllabus may be necessary during the semester and
changes will be announced in class.