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An aspect-oriented approach to the undergraduate programming language curriculum

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An aspect-oriented approach to the undergraduate programming language curriculum
Three key forces are shaping the modern Computer Science (CS) curriculum: (1) new topics/courses are squeezing out existing ones; (2) a focus on "big picture" and interdisciplinary aspects of CS is leading to curricula in which the traditional core courses + electives model is being superseded by a more flexible approach based on tracks/threads; and (3) project-based courses are increasingly relying on a notion of just-in-time teaching in which particular skills are not bundled into a particular course, but are covered at a point when they are needed for particular project work. The undergraduate programming language curriculum is feeling the pressure of these forces. Core courses on programming languages and compilers are being changed to electives, relegated to a software/systems track, or phased out altogether. Particular programming languages and programming language concepts are being taught in a more piecemeal fashion on an as-needed basis. Unfortunately, these changes...
Mark A. Sheldon, Franklyn A. Turbak
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where SIGPLAN
Authors Mark A. Sheldon, Franklyn A. Turbak
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