Course Description

This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of computer systems. You will learn the C programming language and an instruction set (machine language) as a basis for understanding how computers represent data, process information, and execute programs. The course also focuses on the Unix environment and tools.

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1 Comment

Wei Chen · August 26, 2020 at 7:32 AM

I took this course in the spring with Prof. Farmer, and it was quite a challenging course for me coming from a social science background.
I will recommend to take it alone if you work full time and do not have any engineering background. There are a couple of tools that may come in handy. Such as LucidChart for charts and circuit diagrams.

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