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Computer Architecture

The course introduces the organization of the physical components of the computer [hardware] and the interface between the hardware, specifically via the Central Processing Unit [CPU], and the programs /instructions [software] that resulted in a functioning computational machine. In addition, the course introduces a depth study of the CPU in terms of its functional sub-units [Register File, Arithmetic and Logic Unit [ALU], datapath and control, pipelining] and interconnections, as well as in terms of its interface to memory and the external world. The course includes formal study of digital logic, Instruction Set Architecture [ISA], assembly language, memory hierarchy, storage units. The course also explores alternative processor architecture and multiprocessing.

Course Number

CSCI 175 C1


Haj Said, Eyad



Course Format


Course Format Description

This class will be run synchronously and asynchronously. Regarding the lectures and programming lab, we will meet regularly over Zoom four or five days a week at the same time of lecture time. The recorded lectures and online videos will be also available. Performing online reading, doing programming/non- programing online activities, asynchronous collaborative teamwork projects will be part of the course.

Time Slot

Mid Morning



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