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Assembly Lang and Comp Archtcr

by: Lincoln Miller II

Assembly Lang and Comp Archtcr CSIS 220

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Lincoln Miller II
Siena College
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Date Created: 10/20/15
TO Kate Zimmerman Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs FROM Dr Robin Flatland Computer Science Department Chair DATE October 27 2005 RE Board of Instruction 7 Type B Proposal 1 PROPOSED CHANGE The Computer Science department proposes two changes to the requirements for a CS major we propose dropping the PHYS070 and PHYS240 requirement and adding an additional hour of lecture to the required course CSIS220 The department intended for PHYS070 and PHYS240 to cover the majority of computer architecture topics needed by our majors But upon review of the Association of Computing Machinery AClI 2001 s curriculum guidelines and discussions with Physics department faculty however we realized that the necessary topics are not well suited for a physics course but are more appropriately taught in a computer science course ACM is the leading professional society in computer science The ACM guidelines recommend covering materials in the areas of memory systems organization interfacing and communication functional 39 39 and 391 39 39 These are higherlevel topics not generally taught in physics courses and not usually areas of expertise or interest of physics faculty We propose incorporating this material into the existing course CSIS220 Assembly Language and Architecture instead This course has focused primarily on assembly language but by adding an additional lecture hour to it we can also cover the necessary topics in computer architecture at the level suggested by the ACM curriculum guidelines This is a natural place to cover architecture topics since the computer s architecture and its assembly language are tightly coupled 2 CATALOG CHANG ES Under requirements for the major the following sentence would be removed Also the student must take 6 hours of Physics Introductory Electronics PHYS070 or Electronic Instrumentation PHYS230 and Digital Electronics PHYS240 In the catalog entry for CSIS220 the number of lecture hours would increase by one and the number of credits would increase from 3 to 4 We also would expand the course description to include additional architecture topics as shown below The underlined portions are where changes have been made CSI S220 Assembly Language and Computer Architecture Q hours lecture 2 hours laboratory A credits An introduction to assembly language programming using a specific assembly language for example VAX Intel or MIPS assembly language Addressing techniques internal computer components machine language subroutines and parameter passing will be discussed The course also covers topics in computer architecture including memog systems organization interfacing and communication functional organization and multinrocessin a 39 quot Plulublui itc CSIS120 Lab fee ATTRzARTS ISCE 3 STAFFING AND FACILITY REQUIREMENTS These two changes result in a net decrease in staffing requirements Dropping the physics sequence requirement results in a savings of 20 faculty contact hours per year One lecture and two lab sections are offered each semester PHYS070 in the fall and PHYS240 in the spring The lecture section requires two contact hours and each lab section requires four contact hours Increasing the CSIS220 lecture hours from 2 to 3 results in an increase of one faculty contact hour per year since we normally teach one lecture section of this course each fall We have discussed this change with the physics department and in terms of staffing they are prepared to begin phasing out the PHYS070 PHYS240 sequence since it is taken nearly exclusively by CS majors The additional hour that must be covered by a CS faculty member is insignificant compared to the total number of hours we offer in a semester No new equipment or other resources are required by this proposed change 4 COURSE OUTLINE METHOD OF INSTRUCTION MEANS OF EVALUATION Since this change incorporates new material into an existing course we focus primarily on the changes here The means of instruction will be the same primarily lecture group work and laboratory experimentation since one or two of the laboratory periods will be redesigned to focus on topics in architecture The means of evaluation will be the same regular exams and graded homework and laboratory work An outline of the topics in architecture that will be covered during the additional one hour of lecture is below I Digital logic and digital systems II Machine level representation of data III Memory system organization and architecture IV Interfacing and communications V Functional organization VI Multiprocessing and alternative architectures 5 Bibliography Below are representative undergraduate textbooks that would be appropriate for use in CSI S220 quotAn Assembly Language Introduction to Computer Architecture using the Intel Pentium quot by Karen Mller Oxford University Press 1999 quotComputer Systems Organization amp Architecture by John D Carpinelli Addison Wesley Longman 2001 quotComputer Organization 5th ed by Hamacher Vranesic amp Zaky McGrawHill 2002 Computer Organization and Architecture by William Stallings Macmillan Publishing Company 1990 6 LIBRARY RESOURCES No additional library resources are necessary The library s book collection periodicals collection electronic resources and audiovisual collection are all adequate for this propose change


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