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Computer Science 342

Study of concepts in programming languages and major programming paradigms, especially functional programming. Special emphasis on design tradeoffs that enable students to make sound choices of programming languages for a given software development task. Programming projects. Nonmajor graduate credit.

About the Class


Hua Ming,

Office Hours:

  • Location: B20 Atanasoff Hall
  • Time: Tuesday 4-5pm


  • Meeting Time: TR 2:10 - 3:30pm
  • Location: Gilman 1104


  • Wednesday at 9am in Gilman 1312
  • Wednesday at 4:10pm in Gilman 0312

Teacher's Assistants

Lorand Szakacs

Office Hours

  • Monday at 2-3pm in Pearson 0145
  • Friday at 2-3:30pm in Pearson 0145

Josh Davis

Office Hours:

  • Tues & Thurs at 11am - noon in Pearson 0145

Ru He

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday 4-5pm in B22 Atanasoff



  1. The Little Schemer by Daniel P. Friedman & Matthias Felleisen. Amazon
  2. Essentials of Programming Languages by Daniel P. Friedman & Mitchell Wand. Amazon


  1. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson & Gerald Sussman. Amazon

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