CSE307 Online - Summer 2018

Principles of Programing Languages course


Course Description

Presents examples of important programming languages and paradigms such as LISP, ALGOL, ADA, ML, Prolog, and C++. Students write sample programs in some of the languages studied. The languages are used to illustrate programming language constructs such as binding, binding times, data types and implementation, operations (assignment data-type creation, pattern matching), data control, storage management, parameter passing, and operating environment. The suitability of these various languages for particular programming tasks is also covered. (https://www.cs.stonybrook.edu/students/Undergraduate-Studies/courses/CSE307)

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Online course
This online course provides the students with the flexibility and convenience of studying online for a course with very high demand in order to support timely degree completion and meet the student’s academic goal. The course is taught online, synchronously (i.e., you can watch it while it is streaming) and asynchronously (i.e., the lectures are recorded, so you can watch them later) delivered, and provides all materials, discussions, advising and contact with faculty online over the Internet.

The students are required to go to Stony Brook University to take the course exams.


Instructor: Dr. Paul Fodor
214 New Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30PM-5:00PM, online (from the SBConnect link available on Blackboard).
Email: paul.fodor@stonybrook.edu
Phone: 1 (631) 632-9820

Class Time/Place

  • Summer 1 (http://www.stonybrook.edu/summer-session/calendar/): May 29 – July 7.
    • Lectures: MW 9:30am-12:55pm, online (synchronous on SBConnect, i.e., you can watch it while it is streaming, but it will also be recorded and it can also be watched asynchronously, i.e., the lectures are recorded, so you can watch them later).

Calendar notes http://www.stonybrook.edu/summer-session/calendar/

  • May 28: Memorial Day, campus closed.
  • May 31: Last day to add courses without permission (late fee applies).
  • June 1: Classes follow a Monday Schedule on Friday.
  • July 4: Independence Day - University Closed.
  • June 6: Classes follow a Wednesday Schedule on Friday.

Exams (in person) at Stony Brook University

  • Midterm Exam:  Wednesday, 6/13/18, 9:30AM-11:30AM, during class time, Melville Library room W4550.
  • Final Exam:  Friday, 7/6/18, 9:30AM-11:30AM, during class time, Melville Library room W4550. Calendar notes : "Classes follow a Wednesday Schedule on Friday".

Lecture Notes and Reading Assignments

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change. The homework assignments are posted on Blackboard:
Week Date Lecture Topics/Notes Readings
1 We. 5/30 Administrative information, Introduction to Programming Languages Read texbook ch. 1, Prolog , Latex
Fr. 6/1 Python, SML n/a
2 Mo. 6/4 Programming language syntax Read texbook ch. 2
We. 6/6 Names, Scopes, and Bindings Read texbook ch. 3
3 Mo. 6/11 Semantic Analysis Read texbook ch. 4
We. 6/13 Midterm Exam:  Wednesday, 6/13/18, 9:30AM-11:30AM, during class time, room Library W4550 n/a
4 Mo. 6/18 Control Flow Read texbook ch. 6
We. 6/20 Data Types Read texbook ch. 7 and 8
5 Mo. 6/25 Subroutines and Control Abstraction Read texbook ch. 9
We. 6/27 Data Abstraction and Object Orientation Read texbook ch. 10
6 Mo. 7/2 Logic Languages, Functional Languages Read texbook ch. 11 and 12
Fr.. 7/6 Final Exam:  Friday, 7/6/18, 9:30AM-11:30AM, during class time, room Library W4550 n/a

Disability Support Services (DSS) Statement:

If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations, if any, are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following website: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/fire/disabilities

Academic Integrity Statement:

Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. Faculty in the Health Sciences Center (School of Health Technology & Management, Nursing, Social Welfare, Dental Medicine) and School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/academic_integrity/index.html

Critical Incident Management Statement:

Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of Judicial Affairs any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn. Faculty in the HSC Schools and the School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures.

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