CST* E141 - Computer Hardware
(Previously: CS 135)
Elective Code: B
Prerequisite or Parallel: CSA* E106 or higher; MAT* E095 or placement higher than MAT* E095
An introduction to the personal computer (PC) as a system with emphasis on understanding the roles both of the hardware and the elements that interface the hardware to the user's program. Common PC elements (mother board, disk drives, modems and displays) are examined and their operation under various operating systems explained. Students will study troubleshooting techniques and the isolation of problems into software or hardware faults, incompatibilities, or viruses.