CS 1410 Computer Organization

Study of computers in terms of their major functional units. Machine representations of data, digital logic, memory, CPUs, buses, and input/output. Instruction set architectures and their implementations, addressing methods, and sequencing. Assembly language programming.

Course details

Course syllabus: 
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Course notes: 

If you have, or are, taking an introductory programming course in any high-level programming language (C, C++, Java, Python, Ada, Ruby, Scheme, etc.), you satisfy the necessary prerequisite.

(or corequisites) UNI students: CS 1510
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area: 

Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Natural Sciences and Mathematics distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.


Null, L., & Lobur, J. The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture. 2006/2nd edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 0-7637-3769-0

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Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.


Mark Fienup

Enrollment information

Tuition: $257/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

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