SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:57:51 AMCIS 22 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 22Title:  ASSEMBLY LANG PROG  
Full Title:  Assembly Language Programming
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR5.00 Contact DHR87.50
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total140.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BDP 22

Catalog Description:
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Introductory computer architecture and techniques of assembly language programming as they apply to the Intel family of microprocessors. Topics include theory and concepts of virtual memory, pipelines, caches, and multitasking, IA-32 hardware architecture (bus, memory, stack, I/O, interrupts), design of structured assembly language code, use of software interrupts, survey arithmetic notations (binary, hexadecimal, floating- point, binary-coded decimal), input/output, and disk processing concepts.

Course Completion of CIS 10B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Techniques of assembly language programming for the Intel family of microprocessors.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CIS 10B
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1982Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1982Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: COMP 142 Computer Architecture and Organization SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CS12

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Distinguish and categorize the architectural components of a
2.  Apply microcomputer design principles to identify architectural
   components of the Intel X86 family of microprocessors and
   demonstrate ability to utilize microcomputer capabilities
   through assembly language programs
3.  Create a complete set of source modules using standard design tools
4.  Prepare executable assembly language programs which include at
   least one subroutine library module
5.  Create programs which carry out binary arithmetic operations,
   floating-point, and BCD (binary-coded decimal)
6.  Demonstrate ability to convert numbers to and from decimal,
   binary, octal, and hexadecimal
7.  Use three BIOS (basic input-output system)
8.  Write an interrupt handler

Topics and Scope
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1.  Assembly Language Environment
     A. Software design process
     B. Programming tools
          1. editors
          2. assemblers
          3. debuggers
     C. Hardware environment
          1. networking
          2. workstations
          3. peripheral devices
     D. Assembly language overview
          1. general syntax notation
          2. instruction categories
          3. high-level language interface
2.  Data Types and Number System
     A. Numeric data
          1. number system
               a. binary, decimal, octal, hexadecimal
               b. number system conversions
          2. arithmetic notation
               a. binary, signed and unsigned
               b. floating point
               c. two's complement
               d. BCD (binary-coded decimal)
     B. Character data
     C. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
        character set
3.  Computer Architecture
     A. Microprocessors
     B. Data, control, address bus
     C. Registers
     D. Memory
     E. Stack
     F. Interrupts
     G. Peripheral device I/O (input/output)
     H. Virtual memory
     I. Pipelines and caches
     J. CISC (complex instruction set computer) versus RISC (reduced
        instruction set computer)
4.  Instruction Set
     A. Addressing modes
     B. Data transfer instructions
     C. Software interrupt structure
     D. Arithmetic operations
     E. Control structures
     F. Stack operations
     G. String operations
5.  Peripheral Device Access
     A. Graphics displays
     B. Disk I/O
     C. Standard list device

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1.  Read approximately 25 pages per week from textbook.
2.  Prepare hierarchy charts and structured flowcharts.
3.  Code, assemble, link, and debug approximately 10 Assembly Language
   programs per semester, including an interrupt handler.
4.  Write technical documentation to accompany programs.
5.  Take quizzes and exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 60%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, SHORT ANSWER & PROGRAMMING
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers," 4th edition, by
Kip Irvine - Prentice Hall 2002

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