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COS-3300 Computer Architecture

Computer Architecture covers the nature and limitations of computers. The CPU is covered in detail, including processor, control, and memory design. Data path design and the ALU both fixed and floating-point arithmetic are covered. The course also includes pipeline and super scalar processing. Finally the I/O system is studied in some detail.

Advisory: It is advisable to have completed two computer science courses prior to enrolling in this course. Also, it would be helpful (but it is not required) for students to take a course in discrete mathematics as a co-requisite. However, it is expected that all students who are taking this course have the mathematical maturity gained in a year of college-level mathematics (such as calculus or discrete mathematics).

Study Methods:

Guided Study (COS-3300-GS):
Apr 2023,  May 2023,  Jun 2023,  Jul 2023,  Aug 2023,  Sep 2023,  Oct 2023,  Nov 2023,  Dec 2023,  Jan 2024,  Feb 2024,  Mar 2024,  Apr 2024,  May 2024,  Jun 2024
Online Courses (COS-3300-OL):
Apr 2023,  May 2023,  Jun 2023,  Jul 2023,  Aug 2023,  Sep 2023,  Oct 2023,  Nov 2023,  Dec 2023,  Jan 2024,  Feb 2024,  Mar 2024,  Apr 2024,  May 2024,  Jun 2024

Credits: 3

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