Course Catalog - 2020-2021

     

COMP 311 - FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING

Long Title: FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING
Department: Computer Science
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): COMP 211 OR COMP 215
Description: An introduction to concepts, principles, and approaches of functional programming. Functional programming is a style of programming where the key means of computation is the application of functions to arguments (which themselves might be functions). This style of programming has become increasingly popular in recent years because it offers important advantages in designing, maintaining, and reasoning about programs in many modern contexts such as web services, multicore programming, and cluster computing. Course work consists of a series of programming assignments in the Scala programming language and various library extensions such as Apache Spark. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: COMP 544. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for COMP 311 if student has credit for COMP 544.
Course URL: http://wiki.rice.edu/confluence/display/PARPROG/COMP311