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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.
Subject, Origin Computer Science, 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. reduction semantics/reduction strategies),
  • Algebraic Data Structures,
  • Pattern Matching,
  • Polymorphic type systems,
  • Type Inference,
  • Higher order functions,
  • Interactive input/output,
  • Proof of program properties (equational reasoning, induction techniques),
  • Lambda calculus

Qualification Goals

Students will

  • know a declarative programming language,
  • can recognize and apply abstraction in program development,
  • can distinguish between different programming paradigms and their areas of application,
  • have knowledge of testing and verification of programs,
  • know the mathematical basics of declarative programming,
  • are able to follow scientific working methods (recognizing, formulating, solving problems, training the ability of abstraction),
  • are able to speak freely about scientific content, both in front of an audience and in a discussion.



Recommended Reading

  • M. Felleisen, R. B. Findler, M. Flatt, S. Krishnamurthi: How to Design Programs, Second Edition, MIT Press 2014
  • L.Sterling, E.Shapiro: The Art of Prolog, MIT Press 1994
  • Weitere Literatur wird in der Veranstaltung bekanntgegeben.

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