I’m going to play around and go through the NAND 2 Tetris course. Well maybe. I have the book,, so I don’t know if I’ll do the Courseara courses, just go though the book, or what.  I’ll Probably start with just the book, and do Coursera if it seems like it will help. 

This is a tough one to categorize. But since the early parts of the book use  an HDL (not sure yet if they use a “standard” one, or if they have rolled their own simpler one for the course) it seems close enough to hardware to count. A case could probably be made for embedded as well, but it seems more of a stretch.

I don’t think the book is necessary, but if anyone else is interested, here it is: