Defense Against the Dark Arts (CPU)

The influence of Harry Potter spreads deeper:

Defense Against the Dark Arts,” Mark W. Bailey, Clark L. Coleman and Jack W. Davidson, Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education archive, Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, Portland, OR, USA, 2008, pp. 315-319. The authors, at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY and at the University of Virginia, report:

“To avoid the controversy associated with teaching students how to write malicious software, we focused the course on techniques for defending against viruses, so we named the course Defense Against the Dark Arts.”