Operating Systems Concepts

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Operating Systems Concepts

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ITC1070 LE Information Technology Fundamentals or
    CS1070 Introduction to Information Systems
    ITC 2188 Introduction to Programming

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Operating system structures; functions and techniques; Performance; avoidance of deadlock and security issues. Management of Operating System resources and processes.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course provides a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying an operating system and relates these to its function, design and evolution. It describes different operating system structural components and demonstrates how they interact to provide a range of user services and resource management.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of major operating system components and designs.
    2. Utilize an operating system to perform computer management tasks and functions.
    3. Explain the main principles and techniques used to manage processes and threads as well as the different algorithms for process scheduling and synchronization mechanisms.
    4. Identify security risks in operating systems and the role of operating systems in establishing security.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Classroom lectures, discussions, laboratory practical sessions.
    • Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.