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Course Description

CS 111
Computer Architecture
Fall

An introduction to computer architecture, digital logic, and simulation. Students gain an understanding of computers by building simple circuits, learning MIPS assembly language, and designing and simulating parts of the MIPS architecture on FPGAs. The following topics are covered: Boolean algebra, binary number representation and arithmetic, assembly language, hardware description languages, data paths, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and low-level operating systems fundamentals.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Ellen Spertus

Prerequisite:
MATH 004 and CS 064

Note(s):
Concurrent lab required. Prerequisites of MATH 004 and CS 064 may be waived by the instructor.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Quan. & Comp. Reasoning,

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Last Updated: 6/23/17