Computer Organization and Architecture
- Meeting Times
- Weekdays 8:00–9:50am (Grinnell time)
- Office Hours
- Wednesday, 10–11am (Grinnell time)
- Thursday, 10–11am (Grinnell time)
- Mentor Office Hours
- Tuesday, 4–5pm (Grinnell time)
- Sunday, 7:30–8:30pm (Grinnell time)
About this course
Welcome to CSC 211, Computer Organization and Architecture. In this course, we will address questions such as the following:
- How does a computer actually work?
- How do we use electricty to perform abstract tasks like adding and storing numbers?
- What happens when a computer executes a program?
- How do languages and hardware work together?
- How can we make computers faster?
By the end of this class, you will be able to:
- design and construct digital logic circuits
- write programs in assembly language
- identify the main components in a computer and explain how they work
- understand hardware design issues and how they affect performance