The goals of this course are twofold: (1) to take good programmers and turn them into excellent ones, and (2) to introduce them to a range of modern software engineering practices, in particular those embodied in advanced functional programming languages.
NOTE for students interested in CIS 552 in Spring 2017:
Instructor permission may be required for you to register for this course. If so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Course||CIS 552, Spring 2017|
|Time||TR 12:00 - 1:30 PM|
|Location||Towne 217 (Active learning classroom)|
|Prerequisite||Four courses involving significant programming and a discrete mathematics or modern algebra course.|
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|Teaching assistants||Kenny Foner, Antoine Voizard, Omar Navarro Leija|
|Additional Help||Joachim Breitner, Antal Spector-Zabusky|
|Administrative assistant||Cheryl Hickey (Levine 502)|
- Will the course be largely about functional programming in Haskell? Do you expect to teach much material that would apply to non-functional programming?
Like past semesters, the focus of this course will be functional programming in Haskell. The goal is to bend your mind about what programming is, and Haskell is an excellent tool for the job. Of course you will learn things that will apply to other languages and paradigms, but we'll leave that exploration to you.
- Do you expect that the course will involve any large projects, or mostly smallish weekly assignments?
It will be smallish weekly assignments. However, "small" does not necessarily mean "easy," because Haskell programs can do a lot with just a few lines of code!
- Will it be important to know much about functional programming before starting the course?
You don't need to know anything about functional programming before starting.
- Will it be active learning?
Yes! You will be expected to attend each class, and actively participate.