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 404-413-5726,, 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)

Course Objective: To introduce the student to the fundamental concepts and principles underlying high level computer programming languages.

Syllabus: Topics to be covered:

  1. Syntax and Semantics of Programming Languages, Lexical and Syntax Analysis.
  2. Names, Bindings, and Scopes; Data Types, Expression and Assignment Statements, Control Structures, Subprograms.
  3. Functional Programming (Scala)
  4. Logic Programming (Prolog) - if time permits.

Pre-requisites: CSc 2720 and CSc 3210 with a grade of "C" or better.


  1. Robert Sebesta, Concepts of Programming Languages, 11th Edition, Pearson 2016.
  2. Other online resources will be provided in the class website.
Grading Policy: The grading for this course will be based upon the following components:
  1. 3 Exams worth 20% each (18% each for 6710 students).
  2. Several homework and programming assignments worth 40% (36% for 6710 students)

Additional Requirement for Csc 6710 students: Project/Paper: 10%

The final letter grade will be determined based on the following criteria:

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 here.

  1. All assignments are supposed to be individual work and any collaboration or cheating would result in a zero score for the assignment.
  2. A second incident of dishonest work will result in an automatic F grade for the class.
  3. 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.

Note: Deviations from this syllabus may be necessary during the semester and changes will be announced in class.

Raj Sunderraman