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CS 270 - Computer Organization

  • 4 credits
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CS 270 presents a top-down introduction to computer architecture after students have completed an introduction to Java programming.

The course contains:

  • C programming
  • Number representation
  • The Von Neumann model
  • Instruction Set Architecture
  • Assembly language programming
  • Digital logic and gates

The concepts in this course will be reinforced through assignments in C, LC3 assembly language, and Logisim based circuit design.

Sophomore standing. Computer Science and Applied Computing Technology majors only.


CS 163 (CS1--No Prior Programming Experience); with a C or better or CS 164 (CS1--Prior Programming Experience); with a C or better


Russell Wakefield
Russell Wakefield

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Russell Wakefield has been an instructor in the Computer Science department at Colorado State University since 2008. He has a BS and a MCS degree in Computer Science; his research areas include database systems, operating systems, and distributed systems. He has over 25 years of industry experience in systems programming and management at corporations including Control Data Corporation, Pyramid Technology, Evans & Sutherland, and most recently 7 years as Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems.