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CS 643 Mobile Innovations for Global Challenges

Course Description: This course familiarizes students with the development of mobile innovations addressing social and global challenges in areas such as health, microfinance, education and civic activism. Students will be introduced to research in the social considerations in mobile application development, ICT4D (Information and Technology for Development), and M4D (Mobile for Development) through readings, class discussions and a series of talks. The Mobile Web, and SMS and Voice Solutions will be presented in that context. Students will leverage their technical knowledge with social insight, creativity and ingenuity to develop prototype with social impact along with its deployment plan (taking into accounts the real world limitations) and a business model, with the guidance of local partners from NGOs and the industry, and successful social entrepreneurs.

Course Rotation: NY:WP;Spring


3 credits


CS 504 Minimum Grade of C