Class Location and Time: SC 180; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:00am – 12:20pm
4. Instructor contact information
Contact telephone number
Dr. Shihong Huang
Engineering East (EE 96) Room 434
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30pm – 2:00pm; 3:30pm – 5:00pm, or by appointment
5. TA contact information
Contact telephone number
Engineering East (EE 96) Room 410 A
6. Course description
This course covers the fundamental concepts of programming languages by discussing the design issues of the various language constructs, examining the choices for realizing these constructs in some of the most common languages, and critically comparing design alternatives. Topics include a wide range of programming paradigms, how different programming languages evolve, the differences in problem domains and language suitability, the basic features of programming language translation and implementation techniques for selected language constructs. Selected programming languages assignments will be used to demonstrate the languages features learnt in class.
Course Special Features:
This course covers the fundamental concepts of programming languages by discussing the design issues of the various language constructs, examining the choices for realizing these constructs in some of the most common languages, and critically comparing design alternatives.
The prerequisite for this course is Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis. You should have basic understanding different data structures and algorithm, and apply that knowledge in the problem solving by using variety programming languages.
The objective of this course is to expose students to:
Understand a wide range of programming paradigms
Understand how different programming languages evolved
Understand the differences in problem domains and language suitability
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
8. Course evaluation method
Course Projects - 50 %
Homework - 0 %
Midterm - 20 %
Final Examination - 30 %
Note: The minimum grade required to pass the course is C.
University policy requires that in order to enhance and maintain a productive atmosphere for education, personal communication devices, such as cellular phones and laptops, are to be disabled in class sessions.
13. Disability policy statement
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require special accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) located in Boca Raton campus, SU 133 (561) 297-3880 and follow all OSD procedures.
14. Code of Academic Integrity Policy
Students at Florida Atlantic University are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards. Academic dishonesty is considered a serious breach of these ethical standards, because it interferes with the university mission to provide a high quality education in which no student enjoys unfair advantage over any other. Academic dishonesty is also destructive of the university community, which is grounded in a system of mutual trust and place high value on personal integrity and individual responsibility. Harsh penalties are associated with academic dishonesty. See University Regulation 4.001 at