Advanced Programming Language Concepts

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2016
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

MW 2:30-3:50

Dr. Tina Johnson PhD (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Programming Languages, Principles and Practice, 3t

Course Objectives

This course explores techniques for specifying the syntax and semantics of programming languages. Such language concepts as data structuring, information binding, control structures, execution environments, and extensibility are examined by studying scientific data processing, list processing, and multi-purpose languages.


Course Expectations

Course Prerequisite: CMPS 2433 or concurrent enrollment.

Text:  Programming Languages, Principles and Practice, 3th ed. By Louden & Lambert


Grading Standards

Course Grade     

          Tests (3)                                      60%         

          Projects                                       25%

          Quizzes/Other Assignments        15%

Final Exam

12/07/2016 5:45-7:45pm

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy


Late Policy:  Projects will be accepted late up to one week after the due date with a penalty of 5 points per day.  If a project is submitted to D2L over the weekend, a hardcopy of the program should be submitted at the beginning of the next class.  The D2L submission date will be the official date for calculating a late penalty.  Late projects will not be accepted for a grade after one week from the due date.  Quizzes and other assignments will not be accepted after the due date.  All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date.  If you are late to class, your assignment will be counted late.  One quiz/assignment will be dropped. 


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

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Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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Attendance Requirements

Attending class is one of the primary keys to doing well in this class. Students with excessive absences may be reported to the dean of students and may receive a grade of F in the class. There is no distinction made between excused and unexcused. Make-up exams will be given only if the student has a reasonable excuse and if the instructor is contacted within 24 hours of the exam and arrangements are made for the make-up prior to the next class meeting. NO make-ups will be given for missed quizzes.  Students are expected to be in the classroom when class begins and stay the entire period.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

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