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CS 220 Computer Architecture
Reece, Jordon


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.
CourseCS 220 Computer Architecture PE
SemesterU1E2005
FacultyReece, Jordan
TitleInstructor
Office HoursBy appointment
Daytime Phone725-9624
E-Mailjordon.reece@park.edu
jordan.reece@usmc.mil (work)
jordanreece@hotmail.com (home)
Semester DatesJune 6 to July 31, 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time4:45 - 7:15 PM
PerquisitesCS208, CS219
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Irv Englander, "The Architecture of Computer Hardware and Systems Software - An Information Technology Approach".  3rd Edition. Wiley.


Course Description:
The student will learn about the various hardware components of a  computer system.  Course topics include: data representation, number  systems, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, sequential logic, CPU layout,  registers, adders, buses, and memory devices. Prerequisites: CS208, CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Students are expected to complete assigned readings and projects prior to each classroom session.  Interaction with the instructor is essential in exploring the complex concepts associated with computer programming.  Productive class participation is mandatory and part of your overall grade.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to solve arithmetic problems involving different computer number systems - binary, octal, hex, 2's complement; solve boolean algebra problems involving deMorgan's Laws, truth tables, minterms & maxterms, Karnaugh maps; and design combinational circuits using gates.  The student should be able to explain and design circuits using some or all of these items: multiplexers, demultiplexers, encoders, decoders, programmable logic arrays, VHDL, latches and flip-flops, registers and counters, and clocked sequential circuits.  The student should be able to explain and analyze CPU design, memory design, and I/O device design.

Course Assessment:
Homework assignments and exams.

Grading:
Midterm Examination 50 points
Final Examination 100 points
Assignments 100 points
Class Participation 50 points

Points: Grade:
270-300   A
240-269   B
210-239   C
180-209   D
Below 180   F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not award full credit to assignments submitted late.  Any assignment submitted late will automatically be reduced by one letter grade for each day beyond the stated due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students must be responsible for their own project data management and submission of materials.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 Chapters: 1 and 2    Computer Systems and Number Systems
Week 2 Chapters: Supp Ch 1 and Notes    Digital Computer Logic and Karnaugh Maps
Week 3 Chapters: 4 and 5    Representing Integer Data and Floating Point Numbers
Week 4 Chapter: 6    Midterm Exam(up to Ch 5) The Little Man Computer and The CPU and Memory
Week 5 Chapters: 7 and 8    The CPU and Memory
Week 6 Chapters: 9 and 10    I/O and Computer Peripherals
Week 7 Chapters: 11 and 13    Modern Computer Systems, Clusters, and Networks; and Operating Systems
Week 8 Chapter: 17    Final Exam Programming Tools

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> 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

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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