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CM20253: Comparative programming languages

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CM10228 AND take CM20255
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the variety of styles of programming languages.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the unit the students will be able to:
1. recognise the various styles of programming language
2. understand the differences between them
3. choose the right programming style and language for the task in hand.

Skills:
Use of IT (T/F, A), Problem Solving (T/F, A).

Content:
Programming paradigms and language families, for example Functional, Procedural, Object Oriented, Logic, Scripting, Declarative, Macro, Unstructured, Event Driven, etc. Examples of languages from each style, with comparisons.
Further choices that languages provide, e.g., application based languages; interpreted, bytecoded and compiled; parallel and distributed; OO prototyping, delegation, traits, class centred; managed, unmanaged and garbage collected; static typed, dynamic typed and untyped; call by value, reference, name, need, etc.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM20253 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USCM-AFB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USCM-AFB09 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USCM-AFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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