|ISE 218||Back to ISE Courses|
|Title||Introduction to Computer Organization|
|Current Catalog Description||
This course introduces computer organization to students interested in the relationship between computer hardware and information systems. The course examines components found in high use computing devices such as desktop computers, smart phones and navigation systems. The focus of the examination is understanding the underlying technology of each component, along with price/performance curves and competing technologies. Upon completion of the course, student should be proficient in reading device specifications, particularly the functional and performance implications. Students should also be able to use that knowledge to compare competing devices.
Level 4 or higher on the mathematics placement examination; U2 standing or higher
|Textbook||The Architecture of Computer Hardware, Systems Software, & Networking: An Information Technology Approach, Fourth Edition, Irv Englander, Wiley Press, ISBN#978-0471715429|
|Major Topics Covered in Course||