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CMSC216

Introduction to Computer Systems

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CMSC132; and minimum grade of C- in MATH141. Restriction: Must be in a major within the CMNS-Computer Science department; or must be in Engineering: Computer program; or must be in the Computer Science Minor program. Introduction to the interaction between user programs and the operating system/hardware. Major topics include C programming, introductory systems programming, and assembly language. Other concepts covered include UNIX, machine data representation, thread management, optimization, and virtual memory. Programming is done in the Linux Environment.

Sister Courses: CMSC216H

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Average GPA: 2.45 between 6,688 students

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