CS241 Computer Organization (Spring 2009)Pre-requisites: CS142
Instructor: Christino Tamon
Center 354 (or 334) Tue-Thu 8:00-9:15pm
Office hours: Tue-Thu
9:15-9:30,10:45-13:00 Science Center 373
An introduction to computer organization and assembly
language programming. Topics include the functional organization of computer
hardware; data representation, and computer arithmetic; instruction sets,
addressing modes and low-level I/O. Introduces machine and assembly language,
and systems programming techniques in the programming language C. This course
serves as a foundation for courses on operating systems, compilers, networks,
and computer architecture.
Grading: Assignments and Quizzes 40%, Midterm 20%, Final 40%
- Randal E. Bryant and David R. O'Hallaron, "Computer Systems: A
Programmer's Perspective," Prentice Hall, 2003.
- Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie, "The C Programming Language,"
2nd edition, Prentice-Hall, 1988.
Objective & Outcome:
The main objective of the course is to
describe low-level concepts underlying computer systems that affect correctness,
performance and utility of application programs.
The specific outcomes include:
- Working knowledge of the C programming language under the UNIX system.
- Working knowledge of Intel-family assembly languages.
Requirements & Policies:
Although attendance is not mandatory, students are responsible
for all course materials covered in lectures and any exams given during class
periods. Students that need to make up missing course work must provide the
required Clarkson official exempt form. All students must submit their own
work; the exchange of ideas are encouraged but ultimately the submitted work
must be the student's own. Please refer to the Clarkson University Regulations
for more guidelines on academic integrity and related matters.