Five College Consortium

Computer Systems I

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Computer Science

Course Number: 
161
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course will provide an introduction to computer systems, stressing how computers work. Beginning with Boolean logic and the design of combinational and sequential circuits, the course will discuss the design of computer hardware components, microprocessing and the interpretation of machine instructions, assembly languages, and basic machine architecture. The course will also introduce operating systems topics, basic memory management, and topics in network communication. Projects will include the design of digital circuits and the simulation of operating system and network processes.


This course has no requisite and no programming experience is required. Fall semester. Professor Kaplan.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
COSC-161-01-1314F

Course Sections

Computer Systems I
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Scott Kaplan

sfkaplan@amherst.edu

MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM

SMUD 206