Course Syllabus
The table below gives the planned syllabus for the course.
This syllabus is subject to change, as experience dictates.
When it becomes necessary to
revise the schedule, this page will be updated to reflect
the changes.
Material describing the course and its
objectives and grading
policies is available elsewhere.
Readings should be done before the "lecture" meeting on the
given date. Optional readings are optional, and can be used for
background or enrichment. References in the readings and
optional readings are from the book Concepts, Techniques,
and Models of Computer Programming
[vanRoyHaridi04], except as noted.
Other references are given in the
bibliography below.
Except for the initial meeting, all other course meetings are
concerned with all of the course's
essential learning outcomes.
Dates 
Topics 
Readings 
Optional Readings 
Homework Due 
Jan. 12 
Introduction 
Handouts,
Grading Policy 
Preface 

Jan. 14 
Introduction to Programming Concepts 
Sections 1.11.8 
Chapter 8, Sections 8.18.3,
[MozartWeb]
[Watt90]

HW 1, p14 
Jan. 19 
Introduction to Programming Concepts 
Sections 1.91.17 
Appendix,
[MozartWeb]
[Watt90]

HW 1, p510 
Jan. 21 
Declarative Computation Model

Chapter 2, Section 2.12.2 
Chapter 3 

Jan. 26 
Declarative Computation Model

Chapter 2, Section 2.32.4 
Chapter 3 
HW 2, p12 
Jan. 28 
Declarative Computation Model

Section 2.32.4 
[Hudak89] 
HW 2, p34 
Feb. 2 
Declarative Computation Model

Section 2.4 
[Hudak89] 
HW 2, p5,6,9 
Feb. 4 
Declarative Computation Model

Section 2.52.6 
[Hudak89] 
HW 2, p78, p1012 
Feb. 9 
Declarative Computation Model
and Declarative Programming Techniques

Section 2.52.7,2.8.23,3.1 
[Hudak89] 
HW 2, p1314 
Feb. 11 
Declarative Computation Model

Sections 3.13.2 
[Hudak89] 
HW 2, p1521 
Feb. 16 
Declarative Programming Techniques 
Section 3.23.4.1 
[Hudak00] 

Feb. 18 
Declarative Programming Techniques 
Section 3.23.4.1 
[Hudak00] 
HW 3, p15 
Feb. 23 
Declarative Programming Techniques 
Section 3.23.4.1
[Leavens09] 
[Hudak00] 
HW 3, p67, 1115 
Feb. 25 
Declarative Programming Techniques 
Section 3.4.13.4.8, 3.53.6
[Leavens09] 
[Hudak00] 
HW 3, p8, 1617 
Mar. 2 
Exam 1 
Chapters 12 
Preface, Appendix,
[MozartWeb],
[Hudak89],
[Watt90]


Mar. 4 
Declarative Programming Techniques 
Section 3.7 
[Hudak00] 

Mar. 9 & 11 
Spring Break, no class 



Mar. 16 
Declarative Programming Techniques 
Section 3.73.8 
[Hudak00] 
HW 3, p910,1820 
Mar. 18 
Declarative Programming Techniques 
Section 3.9 
[Hudak00] 
HW 3, p2127 
Mar. 23 
Declarative Concurrency 
Section 4.1 

HW 3, p2829 
Mar. 25 
Declarative Concurrency 
Section 4.14.2 


Mar. 30 
Declarative Concurrency 
Section 4.2 

HW4, p.12 
Apr. 1 
Declarative Concurrency 
Section 4.34.5 

HW4, p. 12 
Apr. 6 
Exam 2 
Sections 3.13.9
[Leavens09] 
[Hudak00] 

Apr. 8 
Declarative Concurrency 
Section 4.5 

HW4, p.39, 1520 
Apr. 13 
Declarative Concurrency 
Section 4.5, 4.8, 4.9.2 

HW4, p. 1011, 2126 
Apr. 15 
Message Passing 
Sections 5.15.4 


Apr. 20 
Message Passing 
Message Passing 
Sections 5.6, 5.7 
HW5, p. 12,4, 68,12 
Apr. 22 
Message Passing 
Sections 5.7 

HW5, p. 3, 5, 911,13 
Apr. 22 
Relational Programming 
Sections 9.19.2 

(see above) 
Apr. 22 
Course Summary and Review 

Chapter 1 
(see above) 
Apr. 27, 7:00am9:50am 
Exam 3 
Sections 4.14.5, 4.8, 4.9.2, 5.17,
9.19.2

Chapter 1, Sections 4.64.7, 4.9.1, 4.9.34.9.5, 4.10 

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 [Hennessy90]

Matthew Hennessy.
The Semantics of Programming Languages.
Wiley, New York, NY, 1990.
 [Hudak89]

Paul Hudak.
Conception, Evolution, and Application of Functional Programming Languages.
ACM Computing Surveys 21(3):359411, Sept. 1989.
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/72551.72554
 [Hudak00]

Paul Hudak.
The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional
Programming through Multimedia.
Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2000.
 [Leavens09]

Gary T. Leavens.
Following the Grammar,
University of Central Florida, Dept. of EECS, CSTR0710c, October 2009.
http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/~leavens/COP4020/docs/followgrammar.pdf
 [MozartWeb]

Mozart/Oz Web site,
http://www.mozartoz.org/, accessed January 2, 2008.
 [vanRoyHaridi04]

Peter van Roy and Seif Haridi.
Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming.
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2004.
 [Watt90]

David Watt.
Programming language concepts and paradigms.
PrenticeHall, New York, NY, 1990.
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Course Content and Policies
The course's content
and grading polices
are described on separate web pages. See the links on the top
left of this page.
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Last modified Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
This web page is for the Spring 2010 offering of COP 4020
at the University of Central Florida.
The details of this course are subject to
change as experience dictates. You will be informed of any changes.
Please direct any comments or questions to
Gary T. Leavens at
leavens@eecs.ucf.edu.
Some of the policies and web pages for this course are
quoted or adapted from other courses I have taught, in partciular,
Com S 342.