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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Programming Languages Ⅰ

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera


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The goal of this course is to help students: 1. learn new languages quickly, 2. evaluate various languages and pick the most suitable one for a given task, 3. know when and how to design a little language, and 4. understand the effects of languages on thought and communication. We will study programming language concepts, not as paradigms but as a set of basic building blocks, by 1) implementing interpreters for the concepts using the Scala programming language and 2) rigorously discussing the concepts using the operational semantics.


  • Programming Languages: Syntax and Semantics
  • Programming Languages with Identifiers
  • First-Order Functions and First-Class Functions
  • Lambda Calculus and Recursive Functions
  • Mutable Data Structures and Variables
  • Garbage Collection and Lazy Evaluation
  • Final Exam

Taught by

Sukyoung Ryu


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