http://www.ece.utexas.edu/undergraduate/courses/306 use this textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Computing-Systems-Gates-...
This course starts with assembly language and then use C as the first programming language in order to understand computer architecture. C is the de-facto language when it comes to teaching embedded systems (think limited HW resources like memory etc).
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