|Course title||Principles of Programming Languages
|Course description||This course introduces, analyses and evaluates the important concepts found in current programming languages. The concepts are illustrated by contrasting their appearances in different languages. Major topics include: concepts, paradigms and implementation techniques.
|Pre-requisite||CSCI2100 or 2520 or ESTR2102|
|Grade Descriptors||A/A-: EXCELLENT – exceptionally good performance and far exceeding expectation in all or most of the course learning outcomes; demonstration of superior understanding of the subject matter, the ability to analyze problems and apply extensive knowledge, and skillful use of concepts and materials to derive proper solutions.
B+/B/B-: GOOD – good performance in all course learning outcomes and exceeding expectation in some of them; demonstration of good understanding of the subject matter and the ability to use proper concepts and materials to solve most of the problems encountered.
C+/C/C-: FAIR – adequate performance and meeting expectation in all course learning outcomes; demonstration of adequate understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
D+/D: MARGINAL – performance barely meets the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of partial understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
F: FAILURE – performance does not meet the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of serious deficiencies and the need to retake the course.
|Learning outcomes||1. Exposure to, and understanding of all major programming paradigms;
2. The ability to assess new paradigms and languages;
3. The understanding of how to describe and read programming language syntax descriptions;
4. Knowledge of how syntax descriptions are processed by programming languages;
5. Understanding of the different kinds of PL semantic analysis approaches;
6. Ability to identify differences in different semantic analysis conventions;
7. Ability to consider how to design new programming languages;
8. Understanding of how to determine which principles drive which programming language, and how to carry those through to PL design.
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|Final exam: 40%
|Recommended Reading List||1. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, Principles and Practices, By Louden.
2. Concepts of Programming Languages by Sebesta
3. Programming Languages, Design and Implementation, by Pratt and Zelkowitz
|CSCIN programme learning outcomes||Course mapping|
|Upon completion of their studies, students will be able to:|
|1. identify, formulate, and solve computer science problems (K/S);||TPM|
|2. design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs (K/S);
|3. receive the broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer science solutions in a global and societal context (K/V);|
|4. communicate effectively (S/V);
|5. succeed in research or industry related to computer science (K/S/V);
|6. have solid knowledge in computer science and engineering, including programming and languages, algorithms, theory, databases, etc. (K/S);||TPM|
|7. integrate well into and contribute to the local society and the global community related to computer science (K/S/V);|
|8. practise high standard of professional ethics (V);|
|9. draw on and integrate knowledge from many related areas (K/S/V);
|Remarks: K = Knowledge outcomes; S = Skills outcomes; V = Values and attitude outcomes; T = Teach; P = Practice; M = Measured|