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CS 0449: Introduction to Systems Software

3 credits


This course will introduce the students to the important systems language, C, and to several topics related to the hardware and software environment. These are issues related to device interfaces and hardware synchronization at the lowest level of the operating system, the linkage of operating system services to application software, and the fundamental mechanisms for computer communications.


CS 0441, CS 0445, and CS 0447. (Note that CS 0447 may be taken concurrently)

Requirements and Grading

Grading will be based on assignments and examinations.

Recitation: A recitation associated with the course is required.

Expected class size: 40-80 students

Frequency: This course is offered every term.

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Section (12148): M W 3:00PM - 4:15PM

Instructor: Jonathan Misurda
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Section (25828): M W F 11:00AM - 11:50AM

Instructor: Timothy Hoffman
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