SE 309 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Concepts of Programming Languages
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SE 309
Fall
2
2
3
8

Prerequisites
  SE 116 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives Concepts of Programming Languages provides students with a wide-range in-depth discussion of programming language concepts.  By presenting design issues for various language constructs, examining the design choices for these constructs in some of the most common languages, and critically comparing the design alternatives, the course gives students a solid foundation for understanding the fundamental concepts of programming languages.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • be able to distinguish between different types of programming languages such as imperative, object oriented, scripting and web languages
  • be able to recognize regular expressions used in lexical analysis and BNF and parse trees used in syntax analysis.
  • be able to discuss issues in imperative language design including types, binding, lifetime, storage, scope, functions, and sequencing
  • be able to explain the conceptual basis of object oriented programming languages
  • be able to develop small programs using various programming languages
Course Content The following topics will be included: lexical and syntax analysis, names, bindings, type checking, scopes, data types, expressions, assignment statements, subprograms, implementing subprograms, abstract data types and encapsulation constructs, support for objectoriented programming, concurrency, exception handling, event handling, implementation issues of emerging programming languages.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Preliminaries, Major programming languages and their evolutions Chapter 1-2. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2013), ISBN: 978-0-13-139531-2
2 Describing syntax and Semantics, Lexical and syntax analysis Chapter 3-4. Concepts of Programming Languages. International 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2013), ISBN: 978-0-13-139531-2
3 Names, bindings, type checking, and scopes Chapter 5. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2013), ISBN: 978-0-13-139531-2
4 Data types Chapter 6. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2008), ISBN: 9780321509680
5 Data types Chapter 6. Concepts of Programming Languages. International 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2013), ISBN: 978-0-13-139531-2
6 Expressions and assignment statements Chapter 7-8. Concepts of Programming Languages. International 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2013), ISBN: 978-0-13-139531-2
7 Midterm -
8 Subprograms Chapter 9. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2008), ISBN: 9780321509680
9 Subprogramss Chapter 9. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2008), ISBN: 9780321509680
10 Implementing subprograms Chapter 10. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2008), ISBN: 9780321509680
11 Abstract data types and encapsulation constructs Chapter 11. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2008), ISBN: 9780321509680
12 Support for object-oriented programming Chapter 12. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2008), ISBN: 9780321509680
13 Support for object-oriented programming Chapter 12. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2013), ISBN: 978-0-13-139531-2
14 Exception handling and event handling Chapter 14. Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2013), ISBN: 978-0-13-139531-2
15 Review of the semester -
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Concepts of Programming Languages. International Edition 10th Edition by Roberto Sebesta (2013), ISBN: 978-0-13-139531-2
Suggested Readings/Materials Papers and lecturer notes

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
60
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
15
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
18
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
20
Final Exam
1
30
    Total
227

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

X
2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

X
3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

X
5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

X
6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

X
8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest