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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: 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:The student will understand and be able to demonstrate through exercises and examination knowledge of:
1. Combinational logic.
2. Arithmetic functions.
4. Memory system organization and architecture.
5. Computer design basics.
6. Input and output and communications.
7. Instruction set architectures.
Course Assessment: 1. Reading of the text.
2. Exercise problems listed below.
3. Two examinations, a midterm and a final.
Grading: Course Points
Exercises 17 1 per question
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 Problem(s) (in addition to reading of the chapters)
1 Intro, Ch 1, 5,22
2 Ch 2 13,14
3 Ch 3 23
4 Ch4 7 see errata sheet
5 Ch 5 7,17
6 Review Study for midterm
8 Ch 6 9,10
9 Ch 7 4,6
10 Ch 8 11, hand only
11 Ch 9 1,2
12 Ch 10 11
13 Ch 11 1
14 Ch 12
15 Review for 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 85-87Absolutely 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 85-87See academic honesty above.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 89The instructor expects students to be in class for the time and date scheduled.
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