Introduction to Transportation
Introduction to Transportation provides an overview of the transportation sector, including history, providers, users, and government regulation. The importance and significance of transportation, the operational aspects of transportation modes of rail, water, motor, air, and pipeline; the demand and supply of transportation, and the managerial aspects of these modes of transport will be covered in the course. This is a general introductory course with no upper level prerequisites required. Junior status or consent of instructor required.
Traffic and Transportation Management
Traffic and Transportation Management focuses on the purchase of transportation and warehouse services and/or the operation of transportation services as a firm activity. This course is designed to provide the student with an exposure to the managerial aspects of transportation management as a function of the firm's logistical strategy. In addition, it includes an introduction to the management of firms within the various transportation modes of rail, motor, air, water, and pipelines. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the issues and work performed by traffic managers and the management of modern transportation firms. Junior status or consent of instructor required.
Aviation in American Life
This course focuses on the history of aviation in the United States from balloon flights preceding the Wright brothers through the terrorist attacks in September 2001 with emphasis upon how aviation and aviators have influenced American society and culture. Themes include the evolution of aviation technology, the growth of the commercial/military aviation/aerospace industries, issues of race and gender in aviation, the development of America's commercial airlines, aviation's influence upon American art, films, advertising, and literature, the significance of the space race, and the role of aerial weapons of war. Junior status or consent of instructor required.
History of American Railroads in Global Perspective
This course examines how railroads, the nation's "first big business," shaped the history of the United States from the 1830s to present. Topics to be covered include railroad development and economic power, tourism and the evolving technology of transportation. These topics will be developed in a transnational context with a primary focus on comparisons among the United States and Canada and Great Britain. To a more limited degree, comparisons will be developed among the United States and Australia and Latin America.
Transportation Security, Safety, and Disaster Preparedness
This course emphasizes security issues related to the nation's highway, pipeline, inland waterway, transit, and rail networks as well as port facilities. This course provides an overview of transportation safety issues including passenger and employee safety and hazardous materials. This course also covers strategies to prepare for transportation-related disasters in addition to the transport of people and goods after terrorism events or natural disasters. Junior status or consent of instructor required.
Seminar: Domestic Transportation
The purpose of the domestic transportation seminar course is to provide students with an understanding of current "big picture" issues in transportation. The topics of individual seminars are issues of current importance to the local, state, or national transportation community. The seminar speakers are usually regional or national experts on the topic they discuss. This year's focus is on two topics: transportation asset management and transportation security. Prerequisites: courses in micro economics, macro economics, and basic marketing; plus 60 semester hours of college level work or junior status.
This encompasses individual research into a transportation topic of choice. Six credits of transportation course work and consent of instructor required.
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