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TLMT498 - Senior Seminar in Transportation and Logistics

Course Details

Course Code: TLMT498 Course ID: 3370 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This senior capstone course allows students majoring in transportation and logistics to analyze specific program related issues and problems using the knowledge and understanding gained by completing the required courses in the program and a significant number of the major courses. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 105 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/21 - 06/03/22 06/06/22 - 07/31/22 Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

This course will provide the completion requirements as given by the university. The student will work towards the completion of a project based on a particular topic of interest in transportation and logistics management with weekly discussions based on current topics, trends, and challenges within transportation and logistics management. As such, the student will complete the following objectives during this 8-­‐week course:

  1. Examine the theory and politics of TLM.
  2. Assess the relevancy of emerging concepts in TLM.
  3. Analyze the impact of local, state, and federal policy on TLM.
  4. Discuss the various forms of TLM and its impact on various economic activities.
  5. Evaluate the role of TLM and current transportation security measures.
  6. Identify new issues, challenges, and trends in TLM.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in on-­line research through completion of the course project.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

On-­line inventory of materials of primary and secondary research to be chosen based on the choice of project topic. However, below is a list of refereed journals as well as additional sources.

Academic Journals:

Journal of Retailing
Journal of Business Research
Journal of Retailing & Consumer Services
International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management
The International Review of Retail, Distribution, & Consumer Research
Retail & Distribution Management
Transportation Research, Part E. Logistics & Transportation Review
Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics, & Policy
International Journal of Logistics Management
International Journal of Logistics
Journal of Business Logistics
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Materials Management
Journal of Operations Management
International Journal of Operations & Production Management
European Journal of Operational Research
International Journal of Production Economics
International Journal of Research in Marketing
The Rand Journal of Economics
The Journal of Management Studies
The Journal of Consumer Affairs
The Quarterly Journal of Business & Economics
Supply Chain Management

Additional Resources:

  1. “Intermodal Networks: a survey on Intermodalism,” Merrina, Sparavigna and Wolf , Sept 2006
  2. Transportation Research Board, “The Intermodal Container Era, Sept/Oct 2006
  3. Volpe Center, “Partnership to Promote Enhanced Freight Movement at International Border Gateways: A Strategic Plan,”, 2004
  4. US DOT, “1997-­‐2002 Strategic Plan.”
  5. TRB. Critical Issues in Transportation, 2005
  6. Robert Dilger, American Transportation Policy, 2002
  7. National Industrial Transportation League, Outlook 2007/Freight Transport and Security
  8. Yossi Sheffi, The Resilient Enterprise, 2005
  9. Barrett, Ritter, Wilson, “Securing Global Transportation Networks,” 2006
  10. Multiple conferences on Rail, Maritime, Air, Surface Security
  11. “Strengthening Surface Transportation Security,” Presidential Executive Order, Dec 2006 Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Symposium on Total Supply Chain Security, 6-­‐7 July 2006, Conference proceedings
Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.