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CS 220 Computer Architecture
Gaught, William Lee


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

S1T 2006 DL

Faculty

Gaught, William Lee

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Computer Science, Louisiana State University
M.S. Compuer and Information Science, Troy State University
M.S. Space Operations, Air Force Institute of Technology

Office Location

Orlando, Florida

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

407-699-8416

Other Phone

407-699-8436 (fax)

E-Mail

william.gaught@pirate.park.edu

william.gaught@verizon.net

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required textbook: Stallings, William. Computer Organization & Architecture, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-13-185644-8.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
A software program called Digital Works will be used during week 5 to design a simple digital circuit. Digital Works is freeware and a website link is located in the Webliography section of the online classroom so students can download a copy of the program.


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:
My approach to teaching involves the integration of lectures, readings, quizzes, discussion forums, internet research, along with my experiences to expose students to a variety of media and materials.  Students are encouraged to share their experiences and ideas to facilitate a positive learning environment.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Solve arithmetic problems involving different computer number systems - binary, octal, hex, 2's complement.
  2. Solve boolean algebra problems involving deMorgan's Laws, truth tables, minterms & maxterms, Karnaugh maps.
  3. Design combinational circuits using gates.
  4. Explain some or all of these items: multiplexers, (a) demultiplexers, encoders, decoders (b) programmable logic arrays (c) VHDL (d) latches and flip-flops (e) registers and counters (f) clocked sequential circuits
  5. Design circuits using some or all of the above items.
  6. Explain and analyze CPU design.
  7. Explain and analyze memory design.
  8. Explain and analyze I/O device design.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Weekly Discussion Questions
Weekly Homework assignments
Weekly Quizzes
Computer Architecture Circuit Design Project
Final Examination

Grading:
Weekly Discussion Participation (Weeks 1-8) 160 points
Weekly Quizzes (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7)160 points
Weekly Homework (Weeks 1-7)304 points
Project Paper (Week 5)100 points
Final Examination (Week 8) 170 points

Total Points 894

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday of the academic week.  There will be 10% penalty for each day that is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners.  Any student, who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Assignments and their due dates are listed in the online classroom.

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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