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CS 2810 - Computer Architecture/Organization

Credits: (4)
Typically taught:
Fall [Full Sem, Online]
Spring [Full Sem, Online]
Summer [Online]

Computers are essential to modern life, yet most people use them with no understanding of how they accomplish everything they do. This course will explore how computers function from a technical perspective, allowing students to see why they work and are designed the way they are. The course will focus on Von Neumann computers, covering a variety of topics including logic gates, basic digital circuit concepts, number and data representation, the processor implementation, BIOS, buses, interrupts, addressing, memory management, and storage. The practical implementation of this knowledge will be examined by introducing assembly language code. Prerequisite: CS 1410  or (CS 1400  and NET 3200 ) or CS 2250 .