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Two new minors at APSU allow students to study Web and mobile technologies

10/12/2011

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Next fall, Austin Peay State University will begin offering two new academic programs that will prepare students to enter a world dominated by the Internet and mobile technology.

            Last month, the University’s Academic Council approved the APSU Department of Computer Science and Information Technology’s plans to create a new Web technology minor and a mobile software technology minor. The new programs will officially take effect next fall, but students can already start taking courses toward these minors.

          The Web technology minor will introduce students to the basic areas of Web page design, creation and management. It will include basic hardware and software concepts, an introduction to programming in Java, an introduction to Web development and Web page design, an introduction to scripting using several platforms and an introduction to database management, allowing students to create data-driven Web pages. 

          The Web technology minor can be combined with any major. No technology background is required to take these courses.

          The mobile software technology minor will introduce students to the basic technologies needed to develop applications and websites for mobile devices. Students will work with various mobile devices and operating systems. Since many mobile applications communicate with other systems such as Web servers, students will also be introduced to basic Web and database development. This minor will be appropriate for students with an interest in programming and software development.

        For more information on these new minors, contact the APSU Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at 221-7840.