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COS-330 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-330-GS):
Jun 2022,  Jul 2022,  Aug 2022,  Sep 2022,  Oct 2022,  Nov 2022,  Dec 2022,  Jan 2023,  Feb 2023,  Mar 2023,  Apr 2023,  May 2023,  Jun 2023
Online Courses (COS-330-OL):
Jun 2022,  Jul 2022,  Aug 2022,  Sep 2022,  Oct 2022,  Nov 2022,  Dec 2022,  Jan 2023,  Feb 2023,  Mar 2023,  Apr 2023,  May 2023,  Jun 2023

Credits: 3

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