CS 220 Computer Architecture
F2T 2006 DL
Gaught, William Lee
B.S. Computer Science, Louisiana State University - ShreveportM.S. Compuer and Information Science, Troy State University - MontgomeryM.S. Space Operations, Air Force Institute of Technology
Textbook: Required textbook: Stallings, William. Computer Organization & Architecture, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 0-13-185644-8.
Textbooks can be purchased through 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.
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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
All Park Universitycourses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to whichstudents learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that astudent's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20%of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of thefinal exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of thestudent's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). Schoolpolicy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of acourse's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, instructors must include thefollowing types of questions in the final exam:
Type 1: The studentwill be required to solve a series of problems by applying mathematicalprinciples (arithmetic/Boolean algebra)
Atleast 6 problems that are representative of the above types.
Relevantlearning outcomes: 1, 2
Type 2: The studentwill be able to explain/define some of the items described in LO #4
Atleast 6 questions that are representative of the above types.
Relevantlearning outcome: 4
Type 3: The studentwill be required to solve a problem by analyzing a digital schematic
At least 1comprehensive question or 3 questions that utilize separate parts of acoherent whole.
Relevantlearning outcomes: 220.127.116.11.8
Type 4: The studentwill be required to solve a problem by designing and analyzing a digital circuit
At least 1 comprehensive question or 3 questions that utilize separate parts of a coherent whole.
Relevantlearning outcomes: 3, 5, 6, 7
*Artifactas used below refers to the final test.
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
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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Assignments and their due dates are listed in the online classroom.
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