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Android programming class to be offered in spring 2011

August 31, 2010

The ASU Computer Science Department will become one of the first universities in the nation to offer a course in Android programming.

The course, CS 3372 (Handheld Game Development), will be offered in Spring 2011 and is open to CS students who have completed CS 2305 (Data Structures).  Completion or concurrent enrollment in CS 1351 (Java Programming) is also recommended but not required.  The course will be taught by Dr. Tim Roden.

“The course will have a focus on multimedia application development and will provide students the skills they need to develop games or other multimedia-related apps”, said Roden.  “This is the kind of class that prepares students to take advantage of opportunities that exist now.”

With the announcement of the new course, San Antonio-based financial services company USAA, has agreed to offer summer internships in its mobile applications development group to CS students taking the ASU course.  USAA was rated number one as best IT company in the U.S. to work for by ComputerWorld magazine in the June 2010 issue surveying the top 100 IT companies.

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