Listed in: Computer Science, as COSC-231
John E. Rager (Section 01)
The main purpose of a programming language is to provide a natural way to express algorithms and computational structures. The meaning of “natural” here is controversial and has produced several distinct language paradigms. Furthermore, the languages themselves have shaped our understanding of the nature of computation and of human thought processes. We will explore some of these paradigms and discuss the major ideas underlying language design. Several languages will be introduced to illustrate ideas developed in the course. Topics will include functional programming, declarative programming, and programming for concurrency and distributed computing. Offered in alternate years.
Requisite: COSC 112. Spring semester: Professor Rager.
How to handle overenrollment: Priority to majors
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills: quantitative reasoning.
M 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
W 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
F 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM