Principles of Transportation – AVIA 444

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 01/26/2022

Course Description

Principles of Transportation provides a survey of the aviation industry, domestic and international. The course will cover aircraft and flight, economics, air traffic management, navigation, airline and airport operations, aviation security, law, and safety as well as environmental impacts. The goal of the course is to provide the student with an overview of the air transportation system illustrating the inter-dependency among its components. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of current and emerging trends in the air transportation industry as well as its function and role in domestic and international management.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Course Assignment

Textbook Readings and Lecture Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

The student will complete the Discussion: Class Introductions in a visual presentation format. The visual presentation must include a recorded presentation. The student will be creative with the presentations. The student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student must provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. The student will participate in 2 types of Discussions: Video and Written. Video Discussions' initial threads must be between 4-5 minutes in length and Written Discussions' initial threads must be between 400-500 words demonstrating course-related knowledge.

The student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads by providing feedback on their post. Each reply must be 200-250 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, G)

Write an essay in which you discuss and provide examples of the organizational structure of an airport or your choice, specifically addressing key considerations and design elements of airside and landside operations.

Make sure to support everything you report with at least 2 current APA citations apart from the course textbooks, and a reference page at the end. Review the Essay Grading Rubric before submitting. Your paper must be at least 500 words. (CLO: B, C, E, G)

The student must write a 7-8 page research paper on the future prospects of an air carrier of his/her choice, postulating a hypothesis on whether or not this airline will emerge unscathed and thriving, while analyzing potential avenues for success and describing current or past hardships. Expectations are that critical thinking and analyzing skills are used, that the student clearly articulate and defend his/her proposed hypothesis, and ascertain logical reasoning for his/her conclusion.

Paper is written in 3 parts covered over the span of the course:

  1. Overview/ Preview Paper
  2. Outline and Reference Page Paper
  3. Research Paper

The paper must adhere to current APA formatting and include a title page and reference page (none of which are included in the page count). A minimum of 6 sources must be used. The goal is to maximize using academic, scholarly resources. (CLO: A, B, C, F, G)

Quizzes (7)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Week(s). Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain various questions, and have a set time limit. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)