Introduction to x86 Processor Assembly Language and Computer Architecture

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the syntax and semantics of the x86 processor assembly language, standard instruction set, selected macros and directives, and x86 architecture.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
23989 CIS 21JA 12Y M·W···· 01:30 PM-02:20 PM Clare Nguyen AT205

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.
CIS -21JA-12Y: HYBRID lecture/laboratory class. The class meets partially on-campus, with the meeting time/location noted in the class listing. The rest of the class, as well as the laboratory portion, can be completed independently each week on the student’s own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at ***Please complete the form found at if you feel that you can evidence equivalent coursework and/or job experience that meet the prerequisites for this course.****

Course Details

4.5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 1.5
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

Requisite and Advisory

CIS 22B or CIS 22BH or CIS 26A or CIS 35A or CIS 36B or CIS 41A
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