General Course Information for CSC340: Digital Logic Design

 Course: CSC340 - Digital Logic Design Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com Course Prerequisite(s): Course Description: Foundation in design and analysis of the operation of digital gates. Design and implementation of combinational and sequential logic circuits. Concepts of Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, flip-flops, registers, and counters along with various logic families and comparison of their behavior and characteristics. Course Learning Outcomes: Discuss fundamental concepts in the design of digital circuits and systems. Discuss and have a working knowledge of Boolean algebra and its application to combinational logic circuits. Manipulate and design basic combinational operators (and, or, not, etc) and sequential circuits. Manipulate and design combination of operators to form higher level functions (multiplexer, counter) and memory element (flip-flop). Explain the basic components of the Von Neumann computer architecture. Prepare and make professional presentations relevant to the course material. Specified Program Learning Outcomes: MAJOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling, design and optimization of computer-based systems. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling, design and optimization of computer-based systems. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling, design and optimization of computer-based systems. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling, design and optimization of computer-based systems. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling, design and optimization of computer-based systems. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. Implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet objectives. Implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet objectives. Implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet objectives. Implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet objectives. Implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet objectives. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice that supports the recognized need for continual professional development. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice that supports the recognized need for continual professional development. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice that supports the recognized need for continual professional development. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice that supports the recognized need for continual professional development. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice that supports the recognized need for continual professional development. MAJOR IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Apply analog and digital electronics, computer networks, programming and software tools to the building, testing and operation of engineering systems. Apply analog and digital electronics, computer networks, programming and software tools to the building, testing and operation of engineering systems. Apply ethical standards in professional decision-making. Use math, science, engineering, and technology to solve technology problems. Use math, science, engineering, and technology to solve technology problems. Major in Electrical and Computer Engineering Analyze and interpret data. Analyze and interpret data. Analyze and interpret data. Analyze and interpret data. Design a component, a system, or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints. Design a component, a system, or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints. Design a component, a system, or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints. Function on a team and be able to communicate orally and in writing to accomplish a common goal. Function on a team and be able to communicate orally and in writting to accomplish a common goal Function on a team and be able to communicate orally and in writting to accomplish a common goal Function on a team and be able to communicate orally and in writting to accomplish a common goal Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
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Diversity:
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• Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
• Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
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