Course Objectives

What We Hope To Accomplish This Semester

CS 3540
Programming Languages and Paradigms

Our Objectives This Semester

In our first session, we discussed the goals of this course in very broad terms. Such a discussion is useful for getting a "feel" for the course but does little to prepare you for the tasks ahead. Now let's state what we intend to accomplish in greater detail. At the end of this semester, you should be able to:

These skills are the essential ideas in the study of programming languages because:

With a new mindset about languages, you will be more inclined to learn how to program the environments you use, including tools such as bash, emacs, and Eclipse. (One of my favorite examples from an alumnus: a Flash plug-in to Zend.)

Eugene Wallingford ..... ..... January 11, 2018