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CS 220 Computer Architecture
Demler, Scott M.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academi

Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.


Course

CS 220 Computer Architecture

Semester

S1W2005

Faculty

Demler, Scott M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland
M.S. Management Information Systems, Bowie State University

Daytime Phone

517-7139 (Cell)

Other Phone

285-6568 (Home)

E-Mail

scott.demler@park.edu

 

scott.demler@tinker.af.mil

 

sdemler@cox.net

Semester Dates

12 Jan – 13 Mar

Class Days

M

Class Time

1930-2220

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Murdocca, Miles J. and Heuring, Vincent P.  Principles of Computer Architecture.  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Students may find local libraries and/or the internet useful for finding supplemental resources that would aid in the understanding of the material presented in this course and/or in the completion of the homework assignments.

Course Description:

The student will learn about the various hardware components of a computer system. Course topics include: data representation, numbering systems, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, sequential logic, CPU layout, registers, adders, buses, and memory devices. Prerequisites: CS 208, CS 219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Lecture and reinforcement through the use of homework assignments, a midterm exam, and a final exam will be the primary teaching techniques used in this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

·        Basic parts of a modern digital computer

·        Internal representation of data

·        Combinational and sequential logic

·        Computer arithmetic

·        Basic architectural components involved in program execution

·        Compilation, assembly, linking, and loading processes

·        Basics of microarchitecture

·        Memory hierarchy and organization

·        Bus communication and access methods

Course Assessment:

To successfully complete this course, the student will be required to:

·        Read all assigned material prior to class

·        Complete 6 homework assignments, a midterm exam, and a final exam

Grading:

The final course grade will be determined as follows:

            Homework Assignments (6 @ 5% each)                       30%
            Midterm Exam                                                              30%
            Final Exam                                                                   30%
            Class Participation                                                        10%

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

            90% - 100%                            A
            80% - 89%                              B
            70% - 79%                              C
            60% - 69%                              D
            Below 60%                              F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments must be turned in no later than the end of the class period on which they is due.  Normally, if you turn in an assignment later than that, that assignment's score will be reduced by 25% for each successive class period.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Class Activities

Assignments Due

12 Jan

Introduction, Chapter 1, Chapter 2

 

24 Jan

Chapter 2, Appendix A

Chapter 1

31 Jan

Chapter 3, Chapter 4

Chapter 2

07 Feb

Midterm Exam

Chapter 3, Chapter 4

14 Feb

Chapter 5, Chapter 6

 

21 Feb

Chapter 6, Chapter 7

Chapter 5

28 Feb

Chapter 8

Chapter 6

07 Mar

Final Exam

 

Academic Honesty:

Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. 
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.  Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101

Attendance Policy:

Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Failure to attend class will also affect the participation grade.  Excused absences can be granted for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty.  The student is responsible for completing all missed work.

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal.  It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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