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COMP 256 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language

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Course Description

Covers the basics of Integrated Circuit technology, digital logic gates and circuit design, computer organization and ISA standard computer architecture, microcode, number systems and data representation, machine languages, Assembly languages and programming, memory systems, addressing, Operating Systems, interrupt/exception handling, input/output processing, and the connection between high-level language, assembly language, and machine operation on a microprocessor system.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: COMP 250 or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC
C-ID: COMP 142