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CS 310 — Declarative Programming
(dt. Deklarative Programmierung)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Computer Science.
Origin B.Sc. Computer Science
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Christoph Bockisch


Introduction to declarative programming: basic concepts, programming methodology, formal foundations, i.e. recursive functional equations, reduction semantics/reduction strategies, algebraic data structures, pattern matching, polymorphic type systems, type inference, higher-order functions, interactive input/output, detection of program properties (equational reasoning, induction techniques), lambda calculus

Qualification Goals

  • Learning a declarative programming language,
  • Recognition and application of abstraction in program development,
  • Differentiate between different programming paradigms and their application areas,
  • Knowledge in testing and verification of programs,
  • Mathematical foundations of declarative programming,
  • Practice of scientific working methods (recognition, formulation, solving problems, training of abstraction skills),
  • Training of oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.




The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Data Science
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Business Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • BA Minor Computer Science

When studying B.Sc. Computer Science, this module must be completed in the study area Basic Modules in Computer Science.

The module can also be used in other study programs (export module).

Recommended Reading

  • Richard Bird: Thinking Functionally with Haskell, Cambridge University Press, Dec. 2014
  • S. Thompson: Haskell – The Craft of Functional Programming, Addison-Wesley 1999;
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  • M. Felleisen, R. B. Findler, M. Flatt, S. Krishnamurthi: How to Design Programs, Second Edition, MIT Press 2014
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  • L.Sterling, E.Shapiro: The Art of Prolog, MIT Press 1994
  • Weitere Literatur wird in der Veranstaltung bekanntgegeben.

Please note:

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