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CS 220 Computer Architecture
Hill, Freeman S.


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CourseCS 220 Computer Architecture
SemesterF2B2004
FacultyHill, Freeman S.,,Jr.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/Certificates
Office LocationClassroom
Office Hours30 minutes prior to class
Daytime Phone915-779-6458
Other Phone915-855-4988
E-Mailfreeman.hill@park.edu
shaw.hill@cas-west.com
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:40 - 10:10 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Computer Organization and Architectures, 1st  Edition by L. Null and J. Lobur, 2003, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.

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: CS208, CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Lecture, exercises, discussion, examples, reviews, and testing are used in concert to reinforce the important aspects and details of the course.  

Learning Outcomes:
The student will understand:
1.  Digital logic and digital systems.
2.  Machine level representation of data.
3.  Assembly-level machine organization.
4.  Memory system organization and architecture.
5.  Interfacing and communication.
6.  Functional organization.
7.  Multiprocessing and alternative architectures.

Course Assessment:
Exercises Ch2-3, 5a&b
Exercises Ch3-29, 37
Exercises Ch3a. 2a
Exercises Ch4-3, 13
Exercise Ch5-13
Exercise Ch6-13
Exercise Ch7-11
2 exams

Grading:
Course Points
Exercises 10 1 per question
Midterm        40
Final 40
Total 100

Late:
Exercise answers are due the period after they are covered in class

Conduct:
1.  Attendance:  In accordance with the Park College Bulletin.  Any absences must be cleared with the instructor prior to the missed class.  If not cleared with the instructor, an unexcused absence will be recorded.  Two unexcused absences requires a meeting with the Park College Administrator.  Three unexcused absences will result in an automatic drop from the class with a final grade of "F".

2.  Academic Honesty:  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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Session Topic Assignment (in addition to reading of the chapters)
1 Intro, Ch 1,
2 Ch 2 Exercises Ch2-3, 5a&b
3 Ch 2, Ch3 Exercises Ch3-29, 37
4 Ch 3, Ch4 Exercises Ch3a. 2a
5 Ch 4 Exercises Ch4-3, 13
6 Ch 5 Exercise Ch5-13
7 Ch 5/Review Study for midterm
8 Midterm
9 Midterm review/Ch 6
10 Ch 6 Exercise 6-13
11 Ch 7 Exercise 7-11
12 Ch 8
13 Ch 9
14 Ch 10
15 Review for final
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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog
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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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
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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.

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