COMP 264: Introduction to Computer Systems

This course studies the hierarchy of abstractions and implementations that constitute a modern computer system, with a particular focus on issues of interest to programmers, typically including some systems programming instruction.

Credit Hours

3

Description

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the hierarchy of abstractions and implementations that comprise a modern computer system. The course is particularly geared towards topics of interest to a programmer, i.e., topics that affect the performance, correctness, or utility of user-level programs. Since this investigation is best carried out using the C programming language, the course will include some instruction in C for programming familiar with Java.

Outcome

Understanding of system issues that affect the performance, correctness, or utility of user-level programs.

Syllabi

Semester/Year Instructor URL
Spring 2013 Dr. Greenberg http://rig.cs.luc.edu/~rig/courses/syllabi/c264s13.pdf