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TLM Course Descriptions

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TLM Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

300 Supply Chain Management (3cr)

Introduction to the concepts, functions, processes, and objectives of logistics and supply chain management activities including procurement, manufacturing, and logistics. Covers the planning, organizing and controlling of such activities, and examines the role of supply chain processes in creating competitive advantage with respect to quality, flexibility, lead-time, and cost.

Provides an analysis of logistics and transportation services. Topics include customer service, inventory concepts and management, transportation, warehousing, purchasing, supply chain management, global logistics, sustainability and logistics strategies. Prerequisites: * S11, S12

301 Study Abroad (0-6cr)

Field trips designed by department faculty to give students direct experience in foreign countries. Each program includes preparatory reading, orientation meetings, faculty-supervised study tour, and a detailed written evaluation of learning situations associated with the course. 

With consent of the relevant program and content adaptation, programs provided by other agencies can be considered for this credit. Students must obtain approval for taking these courses prior to participation. Otherwise the course may not count. For specific degree requirements consult your advisor. Course can be repeated only if the content is different. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

305 Air Transportation Management 3cr)

Explores the history, management and future trends in air transportation. Covers the four principal segments of air transportation: major carriers, regional carriers, all-cargo carriers and general aviation. Also examines airport management. In each segment the issues of aircraft design, market share, finance, insurance and operations are discussed.

The development and application of national and international regulations that impact air transportation are analyzed. Topics include: cost structure, air fares, flight crews and safety, environmental impacts of aircraft and airports, operating and service characteristics, technological advances, world competition and intermodal operations. Prerequisites: * S11, S12

315 Land Transportation Management (3cr)

 Covers the three basic surface transportation modes of rail, highway systems and pipelines. Provides a comprehensive knowledge base of the three major segments of each mode: management, marketing and operations, including the various types of freight and passenger services, both public and private, and the intermodal services.

Historical, current and future trends of the North American surface transportation are covered, including the expanding intermodal needs and system approaches in both freight and passenger services, and the crucial connection with the origin of raw materials to destination manufacturing and ultimately to the consumer. Prerequisites: * F10, F11 to destination manufacturing and ultimately to the consumer.

325 Marine Transportation Management (3cr)

Addresses the management and future trends in marine transportation. The issues of vessel design, market share, finance, insurance, operations and sustainability are addressed for the ocean, inland and Great Lakes shipping segments. The development and application of national and international regulations that impact the marine transportation of freight and passengers will be analyzed. 

The topics of vessel financing, freight rates, vessel crewing, safety, environmental impacts, vessel operations, fleet management, port and flag state control, trade routes and intermodal operations will be explored using case study analysis. Prerequisites: * S11, S12

333 Transportation Economics (3cr)

Introductory course focuses on domestic transportation, but an international dimension is included. Covers all modes of transportation, their micro-economic and organizational characteristics, role and function in the national economy, regulatory and policy issues, rate setting, interaction in the supply chain, shipper and carrier relations, intermodal operations and environmental impacts. Prerequisites: ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235. F10, F11

400 Transportation Internship (2-7cr)

Students extend classroom learning to a business setting in the transportation and logistics field. Students obtain the cooperation of an employer and prepare a learning contract. Students will submit weekly recaps of activities, a final report and a presentation about their experience.

This is a required capstone course for graduation from the Transportation and Logistics Management major and must be a minimum six weeks long. The internship may be taken any academic term. Prerequisites: *, Consent of instructor and department chair. Pass-Fail only. F10, S11, F11, S12 and Summer Terms

401 Advanced Supply Chain Management (3cr)

Examines advanced supply chain and logistics theory and concepts as applied in the modern business environment. Provides an understanding of the major functions of supply chain management. Exposes students to the tools and techniques that are employed in the analysis of logistics and supply chain systems. Emphasis is on system optimization for the purpose of achieving customer satisfaction and sustainability. Prerequisites*, TRSP 300. F10, F11

402 Urban Planning and Transportation Systems (3cr)

Comparative examinations of planning theories and practices that shaped the geography of 19th and 20th century urban and suburban areas. Introduction to the interurban influences of transportation systems on land use and planning will be explored. Stresses the ways in which planners and planning ideologies have responded to different social, economic, political and technological (transportation and communication) innovations and pressures.

The class includes an examination of 21st century problems, pressures and solutions to urban and transportation needs. Prerequisites: For Non-DBE major completion of GEOG-302or consent of instructor, for DBE majors completion of GEOG-302 and admission to the school of business. Cross-listed as GEOG 402. S11.


405 Port and Terminal Management (3cr)

Management principles applied to the operation of ports, terminals, warehouses and distribution centers.  Key topics to be addressed include, governance, administration, regulations, hazardous materials, materials handling, intermodal connections, environmental impacts and labor relations.

Additional concepts such as location analysis, warehouse management systems, containerization, inventory management and sustainability will be addressed. Case study methodology will be used that applies quality management, Six Sigma and lean management principals. Prerequisites: * F10, F11.

430 International and Intermodal Transportation Management (3cr)

Focuses on managing the export/import process of freight, the operation of international intermodal systems and conducting business in different cultures. Topics to be addressed include: entering foreign markets, multi-national logistics strategy, international law, currency exchange, insurance, INCOTERMS, commercial documents, customs clearance, packaging, transportation systems, multi-national business ethics, reverse logistics and sustainability.*   S11, S12

*Prerequisites: ACCT 200, 201; BUS 270; ITS 108; ECON 250, 251; MATH 151 or MATH 240; WRIT 101,102; COMM 110; all but 12 credits of remaining General Education requirements


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