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CS 220 Computer Architecture
Hill, Freeman S.,, Jr.


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 BL
Semester S1B2006
Faculty Hill, Shaw
Title Instructor
Degrees/Certificates MS, Industrial Engineer
BS, Computer Science
BA, Management
Office Location Classroom
Office Hours 30 minutes prior to class if previously requested by the student
Daytime Phone 915-779-6458
Other Phone 915-855-4988
E-Mail freeman.hill@park.edu
shaw.hill@cas-west.com
Semester Dates 3 January 2006-16 February 2006
Class Days -T-Th
Class Time 7:40 - 10:10 PM
Perquisites CS140
Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Jones & Bartlett, 2003, Null 

Additional Resources:
world wide web


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. Pre-requisites: CS140.

Educational Philosophy:
The learning process works between the instructor and the student.  The student, however, has the most control over the amount the student learns.

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, demultiplexers, encoders, decoders

·         programmable logic arrays

·         VHDL

·         latches and flip-flops

·         registers and counters

·         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.


 

Course Assessment:
1.  Reading of the text.
2.  Exercise problems listed  below.
3.  Two examinations, a midterm and a final.

Grading:
Course Points
Exercises 12 ; 1 per question
Midterm        43
Final 45
Total 100 (91-100=A; 81-90=B; 71-80=C; 60-70=D; below 60 = F)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework should be submitted the first class after the weekend after the class in which the material was covered.  Late homework will receive half credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Take all trash with you when you leave the room.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Session        Topic        Assignment Exercises (in addition to reading of the chapters)
1 Intro, Ch 1, #2
2 Ch 2, #4, 26 
3 Ch 2, #4, 26 

4 Ch 3, #2,  26; 3A,#2
5 Ch 3, #2,  26; 3A,#2

6 Ch 4, #3, 13

7 Ch 4, #3, 13

8 Review

9 Midterm

10 Ch 5, #8, 13

11 Ch 5, #8, 13
12 Ch 6 #13
13 Ch 6 #13
14 Ch 7 #29 
15 Review 
16 Final

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
Absolutely any cheating will be grounds for dismissal from the class and an automatic grade of "F".  Any perception of cheating will be grounds for an investigation.

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
See academic honesty above.

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.
NOTE: An attendance report of ā€œPā€ (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
The instructor expects students to be in class for the time and date scheduled.

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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