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Spring 2010 Course Catalog 
Spring 2010 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMSC 105 - Computer Architecture I

3 credits

This course is the study of computer architecture history; computational machines; basic computer system design; central processor design; gates, Boolean algebra, and Karnaugh maps; combinational circuits, flip-flops, sequential circuits, decoders and multiplexers; decimal, binary, octal, and hexadecimal numbering systems; register transfer language; three-state buffers; ALU operation and implementation; instruction sets; instruction cycle; control logic and current topics in computer architecture.Class Hours: 4Prerequisite: Students must demonstrate readiness for Analytical Reading and college-level mathematics by attaining appropriate scores on the Placement Exam, or by attaining passing grades in the appropriate developmental courses, or by completion of previous college-level mathematics or English courses.