Five College Consortium

Programming Languages

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Cognitive Science

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Hampshire College
Why are there so many programming languages and how do they differ? What is an appropriate programming paradigm to solve a particular task? In this course, we will learn about common programming paradigms, such as object-oriented programming, functional programming, and logic programming, while using different languages that demonstrate these paradigms. We will also discuss core programming languages concepts such as syntax and semantics, typing, compiling vs. interpreting, and context-free grammars. Students will be expected to write small programs in a variety of languages, complete a small number of non-programming problem sets, and conduct a final project in which they research and present a language of their choice not covered in class. Prerequisite: One previous programming course (in any language).

Independent Work Quantitative Skills Instructor: Thomas Helmuth

Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Programming Languages
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Thomas Helmuth

10:30AM-11:50AM T,TH

Adele Simmons Hall 126