CSCI230 Machine Architecture and Organization (3 semester hours)

The course will present concepts related to computer architecture and their impact on program design and development. It introduces students to topics such as instruction set design, memory hierarchies, pipelining, storage systems, and parallel architectures. Specific topics in the course include performance evaluation, computer organization, instruction formats, addressing modes, computer arithmetic, single-cycle and multi-cycle data paths, and processor control. Assembly language programming is used as a means of exploring instruction set architectures. (Prerequisite: CSCI240)