Lecture: MWF 10:30am, Nichols Hall, room 019
Course web page: http://www.cis.ksu.edu/~schmidt/505f14
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Textbook: The course uses an on-line text, found at the Lecture-notes page at http://www.cis.ksu.edu/~schmidt/505f14.
Course Structure and Grading: We meet for lecture Mon-Wed-Fri. There will be 6-8 programming exercises and two or three in-class exams. Final letter grades are based on the exercise work (about 45%), exam scores (about 40%), and in-class exercises (about 15%). Letter grades are not fixed to 90-80-70% cutoffs but are ``curved'' by taking into account the difficulty of the coursework. Please contact me at any time during the semester if you want an indication of your performance.
Prerequisites: CIS300 and CIS301 or equivalent experience. You should already be skilled at designing and coding component (object) programs in C# or Java. Please see the instructor if you have questions. A computer is not required for the course; you may do the exercises in any of the CIS labs.
Objectives and Topics: The primary objective is to master three of the fundamental programming paradigms (dynamic-object-based, function-based, logic-based) via programming in Python, SML, and Prolog. Along the way, we will learn parser and interpreter construction.
Here is a summary of the topics to be covered:
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