2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COSC 325 - Languages and Theory (4)


Study of the history of programming languages and styles; programming paradigms; language features supporting parallel and distributed computing; formal language theory, special purpose languages, automata, syntax, grammars, semantics, bindings, symbol tables, data types, scoping, parameter passing, abstract data types, computability and solvability, and complexity classes; design and implementation of (part of) a compiler; simulation of theoretical machines such as finite state automata; empirical comparisons of various algorithms and programming paradigms; and utility of interactive tools and environments. Recommended Prereq/Co-req: COSC 200 . Prereqs: Grades of C or better in COSC 305  and MATH 150 . Offered: Spring.



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