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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COSC 2325 - Computer Organization


3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) The organization of computer systems is introduced using assembly language. Topics include basics concepts of computer architecture and organization, memory hierarchy, data types, computer arithmetic, control structures, interrupt handling, instruction sets, performance metrics, and the mechanics of testing and debugging computer systems. Embedded systems and device interfacing are introduced. (1102015407) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; COSC 1336  
Course Outcomes
1 - Explain contemporary computer system organization.
2 - Describe data representation in digital computers.
3 - Explain the concepts of memory hierarchy, interrupt processing, and input/output mechanisms.
4 - Measure the performance of a computer system.
5 - Design and develop assembly language applications.
6 - Explain the interfaces between software and hardware components.
7 - Explain the design of instruction set architectures.
8 - Develop a single-cycle processor.
9 - Explain the concept of virtual memory and how it is realized in hardware and software.
10 - Explain the concepts of operating system virtualization.