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CS 220 Computer Architecture
Harrison, Harry Clifford


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

U1F 2007 HE

Faculty

Harrison, Harry Clifford

Title

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. US Air Force Academy
M.S. University of Arizona, Aerospace Engineering

Office Location

Henderson Hall

Office Hours

Monday/Wed  3:00 - 5:00

Daytime Phone

240-731-4924

Other Phone

301-749-4088

E-Mail

harry.harrison@park.edu

cgabriel@radix.net

Web Page

http://www.radix.net/~cgabriel

Semester Dates

28 May - 29 Jul 2007

Class Days

Tuesdays

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

CS 208 and CS 219

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 
"The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture",inda Null and Julia Lobur, Jones and Bartlett, 2006, isbn 0-7637-3769-0.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

A First Course in Digital System Design, Uyemura, Brooks Cole, 2000, ISBN 0-534-93412-9.

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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. PREREQUISITES: CS 208, CS 219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand

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:

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: 3.5.6.7.8

 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:

midterm, final exam, and four lab assignments

Grading:

100 - 93 = A, 92 - 80 = B, 79 - 70 = C, 69 - 60 = D, 59 - 0 = E

Late Submission of Course Materials:

One letter per week late

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to be on time and be prepared for class.

Date

Topic

Assignment

May 29

Introduction

read ch 1, 2

Jun 5

Boolean Algebra, Digital Logic

read ch 3

Jun 12

A simple computer

read ch 4,
review for midterm

Jun 19

Instruction set architecture, Midterm

read ch 5, 6

Jun 26

Input/Output, memory

read ch 7, 8

Jul 3

Alt architectures, embedded systems

read ch 9, 10

Jul 10

Performance Management and network architecture

ead ch 11, 12

Jul 17

Selected storage systems and interfaces

read ch 13

Jul 24

Final exam

review all readings


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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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Last Updated:4/26/2007 10:20:54 PM