COP4020: Programming Languages

Contact Information

Florida State University
Computer Science Department
Prof. Robert van Engelen
162 J. Love bldg. (LOV), (850) 644 9661
Office hours: Mondays 1:00 PM and by appointment

General Information

Web site
Course home page:
CourseInfo (Blackboard system):
COP3331 and COP4530.
"Programming Language Pragmatics" by Michael L. Scott
Textbook errata
Other material
Class notes and handouts
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:35 PM to 4:50 PM
201 Carothers (MCH)
Mondays in 103 LOV
Section 01: 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM
Section 02: 9:05 AM to 9:55 AM
Section 03: 10:10 AM to 11:00 AM
Section 04: 11:15 AM to 12:05 AM
Teaching assistant
Amit Karwande
Attendence is required during lectures and recitations. You are responsible for collecting all material delivered in class.
One midterm and one final exam. See the COP4020 exam page for grading policy, grade breakdown, and exam material.
Presentations (oral and written), exercises from the textbook, and programming assignments will be given on a regular basis. All assignments are mandatory and part of the grading (see below). The assignments, when turned in before or at the due date before midnight, will be graded. When turned in late, 5% will be deducted from the homework grade per day until the homework has been received, with a maximum extension of five days.
Details on the grading policy, grade breakdown, and exam material are found on the COP4020 exam page. Exam dates will be scheduled in advance. A grade of zero will be recorded for missed exams unless prior arrangements have been made.
All exams and assignments must be completed individually unless stated otherwise. Copying solutions is considered cheating. All students involved in cheating are in violation of the Honor code. Consult your Student Handbook for more details on the Honor code.


Please advice the instructor of this class at your earliest convenience (minimum of five working days) if you have a disability that will require a reasonable accomodation for any of the activities in the course schedule.

Please notify the Department of Computer Science five working days prior to the event if a reasonable accomodation for a disability is needed: 644 2296 (voice), 644 0058 (fax).

This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.