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CSC 221 COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURE

CSC 221Computer Systems and Architecture

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  CSC 221 Computer Systems and Architecture

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  4.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in CSC 122

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course provides a general introduction to the structure of computer systems and covers Assembly language for a specific computer. Topics discussed include machine components and cycles, assemblers, addressing techniques, macros, subroutines, program linkage, and input/output. A specific Assembly language is developed and implemented. Students must be prepared for extensive individual work in the computer laboratory.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe the basic hardware component of the digital computer;
  2. describe the fetch-and-execute cycle as it is implemented in the hardware;
  3. explain and use the binary and hexadecimal numbering systems;
  4. express circuit function in terms of Boolean expressions; and
  5. design, implement and test combinational and sequential circuits.