|CS 331 Spring 2013 > Syllabus|
|COURSE:||CS 331 Programming Languages. 3 credits.|
|Time & place:||2:15–3:15 p.m. MWF, 104 Chapman.|
|INSTRUCTOR:||Glenn G. Chappell, Dept. of Computer Science.|
|Office hours:||11:45–1:45 MWF, 9:30-11:30 T, 2:00-3:00 T on spring 2013 class days, or by appointment.|
|Office phone:||[474-]5736. This is also voice mail.|
|Paper mailbox:||Inside the CS Department office, 202 Chapman.|
|TEXT:||There is no required text.
Supplementary readings will be provided by the instructor.
CS 331 is a survey of the field of computer programming languages. We will look at how languages are specified and how such specifications are used. We will examine programming language features, comparing and contrasting their appearance in various languages. We will also take a closer look at some particular languages that differ significantly from those covered in the early CS courses.
After taking this class, students should:
|Mon, Jan 21||No class (AK Civil Rights Day)|
|Wed, Mar 6||In-class Midterm Exam|
|Fri, Mar 8||Class cancelled|
|Mar 11–15||No class (Spring Break)|
|Fri, Mar 22||Last day to withdraw|
|Fri, Apr 26||No class (UAF SpringFest)|
|Mon, May 6||Last regular class meeting|
|Fri, May 10||Final Exam 1–3 p.m. in the classroom|
Class meetings—Class meetings will be conducted using a lecture-discussion format.
Homework—Homework will be assigned every week or two, and will consist of both programming and answering questions. Some assignments will be done individually; others will be done in groups. Homework turned in late will generally be penalized.
Quizzes—Short in-class quizzes will be given, unannounced. However, possible quiz topics will always be announced in advance. No make-up quizzes will be given.
Presentations—Near the end of the semester, students will give a short (15 minutes) in-class presentation on a programming language.
Exams—Two exams will be given: midterm and final. The final will be comprehensive, emphasizing material covered after the midterm. See “Important Dates”.
Course grades will be based on points earned, using a 90-80-70-60 scale. The +/– grading system will not be used. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. Point totals will be as follows.
|Assignments, Quizzes, and Presentation (total)||225 pts|
|Midterm Exam||75 pts|
|Final Exam||100 pts|
Students are expected to be at every class meeting on time, and are responsible for all class content, whether present or not. If absence from class is necessary, in-class work (other than quizzes) and homework may be made up only if the instructor is notified as soon as possible; in particular, absences due to scheduled events must be arranged ahead of time.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, and will be dealt with according to UAF procedures.
Students in this class must pay the CS lab fee. Payment allows access to the Chapman 103 lab.
UAF academic policies:
CS Department policies: