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This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of programming languages, with a strong emphasis on functional programming. The course uses the languages ML, Racket, and Ruby as vehicles for teaching the concepts, but the real intent is to teach enough about how any language “fits together” to make you more effective programming in any language -- and in learning new ones. This course is neither particularly theoretical nor just about programming specifics -- it will give you a framework for understanding how to use language constructs effectively and how to design correct and elegant programs. By using different languages, you will learn to think more deeply than in terms of the particular syntax of one language. The emphasis on functional programming is essential for learning how to write robust, reusable, composable, and elegant programs. Indeed, many of the most important ideas in modern languages have their roots in functional programming. Get ready to learn a fresh and beautiful way to look at software and how to have fun building it. The course assumes some prior experience with programming, as described in more detail in the first module. The course is divided into three Coursera courses: Part A, Part B, and Part C. As explained in more detail in the first module of Part A, the overall course is a substantial amount of challenging material, so the three-part format provides two intermediate milestones and opportunities for a pause before continuing. The three parts are designed to be completed in order and set up to motivate you to continue through to the end of Part C. The three parts are not quite equal in length: Part A is almost as substantial as Part B and Part C combined. Week 1 of Part A has a more detailed list of topics for all three parts of the course, but it is expected that most course participants will not (yet!) know what all these topics mean....




I'm just a beginner for CS or SE classes, and find this course really concise and challenging. It opens a door for me to get deeper into programming language. No wonder it got so high average score.



Very interesting course! Superb teaching and homework assignments. If you are interested in functional programming or in programming languages in general, this should be one of the must take MOOCs


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by Rizwan Q


i thoroughly enjoyed the course, the instructor was very good and made the whole experience fun

by Ervin L


Fantastic course from Prof. Grossman. Would recommend to anyone interested in Computer Science.

by Jeff T


Course materials and videos very good. A wonderful experience for this old coder! Thank you!

by sai


Great course. You can learn the most import concepts about the functional programming language

by Quynh P


I​ loved the course but expect to have a hard time to get people to peer review you!!! XD XD

by Bianca G


Excellent course! Dan is a brilliant teacher. It's amazing how much you learn from this mooc.

by shaahin k


the idea of start by sml is briliant and very helpful about the base of programming languages

by Sixiang C


This is good first course in Funtional programming.

The materials and exercises are excellent.

by Ahmed E


Very good and organized course material, with really amazing teaching by prof. Dan Grossman

by Orlando S


Good course to improve software development undestanding functional programming languages

by Vinicius S


A challenging rewarding course, a must-have for aspiring programmers. I learned a lot.

by Ziyang G


It was super fun and helpful to get to know the basic ideas of functional programming.

by Stan Z


Excellent course. I wanted to learn ML for a long time. Planning to take Part B and C

by Vivek N


This is a fantastic and ground breaking course. A must in every programmer's toolbox

by Patrick B


Excellent overview of SML and great introduction to functional programming concepts.

by Liao T


Great content for programming language, but too many videos seem to be overwhelming.

by Dante F


A litle fast but with a lot of many important concepts inside. Thanks Prof. Grossman

by Marcelo d S


Excellent course on programming language: functions, recursion, currying, closure...

by Mariia R


Amazing course! It opened my eyes for what all this things in code are really mean.

by Gabriel D


I've enjoyed it a lot. Dan explanations and examples are very clear and intuitive.

by Serjey G I


Awesome course! The thing you need if you want to know the functional programming!

by Wang Y


Loving the course. Dan's passion is a main driving force to study the material :)

by Yanek K


Great Course. A little more difficult towards the end but that's to be expected.

by Gao P



by Kevin Z


amazing course and excellent lecture! Very impressive about explanation on SML.