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
12196 CIS 21JA 1Z M·W···· 06:00 PM-06:50 PM Kamran Eftekhari ONLINE
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Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-06-28 to 2021-08-08.

Footnote Information

CIS -21JA-01Z: The lecture meets each week as noted in the class listing. The laboratory does not have scheduled meetings and can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, a webcam, 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

Course Details

4.5 Units
Four hours lecture, one and one-half hours laboratory (66 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


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