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Machine Organization and Assembly Language

This lecture and laboratory course provides an introduction to the internal operations of digital computers. Topics include computer architecture, memory control, processing, I/O devices, machine language, microcode, instruction types and format, fetch-execute cycle, timing, I/O operations, interrupt handling, data representation, basic computer arithmetic, addressing modes and assembly language programming. Weekly laboratories extend concepts discussed in lectures and focus on using the computer as an experimental tool. Working in teams, students research a topic in computing, design a website describing their findings and formally present their results. Prerequisite: Grade of “CD” or better in CSCI 205. Fall semester.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0