Course Number and Title: CIS 130 Computer Organization
The computer is introduced as a hierarchy of levels. Topics include digital logic, micro-programming, memory, input/output (I/O) computer arithmetic, instruction sets, central processing unit (CPU) structure, control unit operation, parallel organization, reduced instruction set computers (RISC), and assembly language.
- Use different number systems. (CCC 6; PGC 4)
- Develop assembly language programs. (CCC 6; PGC 4)
- Use alphanumeric data. (CCC 6; PGC 4)
- Identify basic system organization and functions such as processor, storage, and I/O units. (CCC 6; PGC 2)
- Discuss memory organization. (CCC 6; PGC 2)
- Apply memory addressing such as direct, memory indirect, register indirect, and indexed. (CCC 6; PGC 2)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Use different number systems.
- Apply and convert between different number systems, including signed and unsigned numbers.
- Perform arithmetic operations on different number systems.
- Develop assembly language programs.
- Write and debug assembly language programs that use all basic control structures.
- Write and debug assembly language programs that use all simple data types.
- Write and debug assembly language programs that use 1-D array, 2-D array, and stack.
- Use alphanumeric data.
- Write and debug assembly language programs that manipulate alphanumeric data.
- Describe and explain data representation in terms of CPU manipulation and I/O operations.
- Identify basic system organization and functions such as processor, storage, and I/O units.
- Describe and explain the basic organization and functionality of Von Neumann machines.
- Describe and explain the basic organization and functionality of parallel computer systems.
- Describe and explain the functions of basic components of a computer system.
- Discuss memory organization.
- Describe and explain different hierarchy of computer memory in terms of speed and cost.
- Describe and explain the functionality of cache and buffers.
- Describe and explain segmentation and paging.
- Apply memory addressing such as direct, memory indirect, register indirect, and indexed.
- Write and debug assembly language programs that use register-to-register and register- to-memory operations.
- Write and debug assembly language programs that use direct, indirect, and indexed addressing.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
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- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Install, configure, and secure computer applications and operating systems.
- Design, write, and debug computer programs.
- Design and integrate databases in computer programs
- Analyze and design complex computer applications to solve business problems.
- Integrate the principles of the Internet into web development.
- Incorporate the principles of networking and information security in computer application development.
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