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Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Department of Computer & Information Sciences


 Semester:  Spring, 2011
 Course Number:  CISC 3593 L01
 Course Title:  Computer Organization
 Instructor:  Dr. Robert K. Moniot
    Office LL 817-E, Phone (212) 636-6334
    Office hours: TF 2:45-3:45, W 1:30-3:30
    Other office hours by appointment
 Class Hours:  TF 11:30-12:45 Room LL 514
 Required Text:  Computer Organization and Design: the hardware/software interface, 4th ed. by David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy (Morgan Kauffman 2009, ISBN 978-0-12-374493-7)

Course Outline:

Date Chapter Topic
Jan. 18 C.1-3 Combinational logic design.
Jan. 28 C.7-11 Sequential logic design.
Feb. 8 2.1-14 Machine instructions.
Feb. 15 B.1-9 Assemblers, linkers, MIPS simulator.
Mar. 1 3.1-4 Arithmetic for computers.
Mar. 11 1.4 Assessing and understanding performance.
Mar. 10 4.1-10 Building a processor.
Mar. 14 5.1-8 Memory hierarchy.
Apr. 7 6.1-5 Storage.

Protocol: Grade will be based on homework exercises (40%), a midterm (25%) and a final exam (35%).

Test Dates: Midterm Exam: Feb. 25. Final Exam: Friday, May 13 at 9:30 AM (tentative date).

If you believe that you have a disabling condition that may interfere with your ability to participate in the activities, coursework, or assessment of the object of this course, you may be entitled to accommodations. If so, please schedule an appointment to speak with me immediately or you may go to the Office of Disability Services (Room LL 207, x6282).

Robert Moniot 2011-01-18