CMPSCI-122 - Computer Architecture and Assembly Language - Benjamin Riveira
|Course:||Computer Architecture and Assembly Language|
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this class will be taught via remote instruction.
Introduction to computer architecture, assembly language programming, system software and computer applications. Number systems and data representation. Internal organization of a computer. Primitive instructions and operations.
What to Expect in this Course
Students are expected to regularly attend the "live" lectures I give over Zoom during scheduled class meetings.
In those class meetings where a Quiz is scheduled, students will be given 30 minutes from the start of the Zoom session to complete the quiz. After 30 minutes have elapsed, I will begin my "live" Zoom lecture.
Other class meetings will be conducted as interactive lab sessions, again over Zoom, where students will work on programming projects and may ask me questions to which I will respond "live" over Zoom. Students can expect three "lab" sessions prior to a Quiz or an Exam after I finish lecturing on a Chapter.
In those class meetings where an Exam is scheduled, students will be given the entire class session on Zoom to complete the Exam.
Attendance is mandatory and will be taken at the beginning of each Zoom class session.
Types of Assessments
2 Quizzes, 3 Programming Projects, 4 Homework assignments, 2 Exams.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
The textbook is required for the course:
Computer Systems, J. Stanley Warford, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 5th Ed. ISBN: 9781284079630
Other Relevant Course Information
In order to work on the first programming project for the course, you must have access to a computer which is capable of running Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Community or higher. You can download and install the latest version of Visual Studio 2019 Community from:
If you have a Mac computer, you will want to download and install Xcode from the Apple Store.
If neither of the two previous options will work for your computer, you may be able to use GDB OnLine:
In order to work on the second and third programming projects for the course, you must have access to a computer on which the Pep/9 processor simulator has been installed:
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Last updated: 10/07/2021 Sub#: 784