CFS 262

Computer and Operating Systems Fundamentals I

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 27, 2005 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers the fundamental concepts of a single user operating system. The topics discussed in the course are the basic concepts of computer organization and architecture, memory management, process handling, disk and file management and control, and peripherals operation. Students also have the opportunities to learn the techniques and procedures of system installation, configuration, administration, and trouble shooting. The operating systems illustrated in the course are MS Windows and/or Mac OS X.

Learning outcomes


  • Integrate theory and practice of computer hardware and operating systems of stand-alone and personal computer systems.
  • Articulate the basic architecture and organization of a computer hardware system.