COMP 232 – Programming Languages – Fall 2023

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  • Instructor: Michael Soltys <>
  • Course Outline: This course is an introduction to the fascinating field of programming languages. The course will examine design, implementation, and use of high-level programming languages. Topics include: historical background; how languages reflect different design philosophies and user requirements; technical issues in the design of imperative (procedural) programming languages; other approaches to programming: functional programming, logic programming, and object-oriented programming.
  • Lectures: T 12:00-1:50 and 12:00-2:50 Th, online (with OJAI 1972 on Tuesdays as needed)
  • Textbook: No textbook, but detailed course notes will be provided to students at no cost.
  • Grading: 8 assignments worth 5% each; one final assignment worth 10%; two midterms worth 15% each, and a final exam worth 20%.
  • How to avoid plagiarism: Each student should work independently on the assignments and tests; verbal discussions of assignments among students are allowed (indeed encouraged), but you should not share code, and you should not leave such discussions with written notes.
  • Attendance: Students are encouraged but not required to attend the lectures. The assignments will be posted online. The final exam will be written in class.
– Course Introduction
– Markdown
Aug 22
Assignment 1 (Markdown)
Aug 29
– Google Colab & GitHub
Assignment 2 (JSON)
Sep 5
– VIM regular expressions
Assignment 3 (GitHub)
Sep 12
– Python 1/2
Assignment 4 (VIM)
Sep 19
– Python 2/2
Assignment 5 (Python)
Sep 26
Midterm 1Oct 3
– RubyOct 10
– Haskell
– Assignment 6 (Ruby)
Oct 17
– Prolog
– Assignment 7 (Haskell)
Oct 24
Midterm 2Oct 31
– Scheme
– Assignment 8 (Prolog)
Nov 7
– C/C++
Nov 14
– Review
– Final Assignment (Scheme and C/C++)
Nov 21
Final ExamNov 28
  • Students with disabilities: Cal State Channel Islands is committed to equal educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The mission of Disability Accommodation Services is to assist students with disabilities to realize their academic and personal potential. Students with physical, learning, or other disabilities are encouraged to contact the Disability Accommodation Services office at (805) 437-8510 for personal assistance and accommodations. Please discuss your arrangements with the instructor as soon as possible.
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