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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.821 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Programming Languages 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Michael Ernst

  • Course Introduction:

  • 6.821 Programming Languages

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    This course site features a full set of problem sets, as well as extensive documentation on Scheme+, the programming language used in the course. This course has virtually all of its materials online, including exams and other materials used by students in the course.

    Course Description

    6.821 teaches the principles of functional, imperative, and logic programming languages. Topics covered include: meta-circular interpreters, semantics (operational and denotational), type systems (polymorphism, inference, and abstract types), object oriented programming, modules, and multiprocessing. The course involves substantial programming assignments and problem sets as well as a significant amount of reading. The course uses the Scheme+ programming language for all of its assignments.

    Technical Requirements

    Scheme software is required to run the .scm files found on this course site.


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