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CS 220 Computer Architecture
Stromberg, Richard C.


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

S1QQ 2006 HIZ

Faculty

Stromberg, Richard C.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Facility

Office Location

Hill AFB, UT

Office Hours

Anytime via email or work number

Daytime Phone

801-525-3799 work

E-Mail

richard.stromberg@park.edu

richard@stromberg.us

Semester Dates

09 Jan 2006 - 05 Mar 2006

Class Days

Various (II)

Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Architecture of Computer Hardware and Systems Software, An Information Technology Approach, Third Edition, Englander, John Wiley and Sons, 2003.


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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lecture, discussion, individual work, cooperative work, quizzes and examinations.  The facilitator will randomly select students to display and discuss assigned work.

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:
Examinations

Grading:
MidTerm Exam      50%
Final Exam        50%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late unless for documented, excused reasons.  Unexcused reasons for assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected; students are expected to come to all classes and be on time.  Roll will be checked at each class meeting.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons (e.g. illness, TDY) are excusable; however the student is expected to make up the missed class work.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date        Chapter   Topic  

09 Jan        1           Computer Systems
             2           Number Systems
16 Jan        S.1        An Intro to Digital Computer Logic        
23 Jan        3          Data Formats
             4          Representing Integer Data
30 Jan        5          MidTerm Exam, Floating Point Numbers
06 Feb        7          The CPU and Memory
             S.2        Instruction Addressing Modes
13 Feb        8          CPU and Memory: Design, Implementation and Enhancement
             9          Input/Output
20 Feb       10          Computer Peripherals
27 Feb       11          Final Exam, Modern Computer Systems, Clusters and Networks

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.

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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