Required Aviation Courses
General Issues in Aviation/Aerospace AVIT 501 (3 credits)
This course is designed to explore the historical, current and future issues related to the aerospace industry. Course will include issues pertaining to legal, environmental, regulatory, and current events shaping the industry.
In addition to General Issues in Aviation/Aerospace, students must successfully complete two of the following aviation courses:*
Aviation Economics AVIT 502 (3 credits)
An in-depth examination of the economic aspects of the air transportation industry, with microeconomic analysis applied to decision making in the airline, general and corporate aviation, and airport businesses. Topics include: basic economics of air transport supply and demand; demand forecasting; cost drivers; network structures and strategies; ratemaking; yield, revenue and capacity management; regulatory issues; political influences; unique economic characters of international commercial aviation; capitalization and credit facilities; economic and structural analytical tools and models.
Aviation Public Policy and Regulations AVIT 510 (3 credits)
This course examines the historical basis for aviation public policies and the formulation and implementation of the Federal Aviation Regulations pertaining to commercial and general aviation. Students will discuss the evolution of the regulatory process in the context of the public policy underlying its need, and will be provided the tools to not only operate within that environment, but to influence future public policy.
Aviation Environmental Concerns AVIT 512 (3 credits)
Prerequisite: AVIT 501
An in-depth study of the environmental concerns within the aviation industry and an overview of the laws and regulations that impact these issues will precede an operational research experience where students will have the opportunity to work on an ongoing environmental project in conjunction with aviation industry professionals. Students will work with consultants, government officials, and other stake-holders in an effort to resolve an aviation environmental problem.
Aviation Management Theory AVIT 514 (3 credits)
An in-depth review of organizations in the aviation industry, their structures, environments and leadership as it relates to human behavior. Topics include organizational design, climate and the interactions with individuals, groups, and different organizational levels within the management of an airline, general aviation, corporate aviation and airports.
Airline Labor Relations and Law AVIT 517 (3 credits)
This course will examine the impact and application of the Railway Labor Act and the National Labor Relations Act as they pertain to airline operations. Other legal issues pertaining to the airlines will include consumer protection; anti-trust & monopolies; FAA enforcement procedures and regulatory compliance; multi-district air disaster litigation; Warsaw Convention and international law and treaties; Environmental Protection Act regulations; product liability; and workers compensation.
For School of Law students, the U.S. Air Transportation Policy Certificate Program requires successful completion of 9 credits of graduate aviation courses and successful completion of the J.D. program.
For full-time visiting students at the School of Law, the U.S. Air Transportation Policy Certificate Program requires successful completion of 9 credits of graduate aviation courses, along with successful completion of Administrative Law (either at the School of Law during the visiting year or at the student's home school prior to the visiting year).
Required Law School Course: 3 credits, Administrative Law
Required Aviation Course: 3 credits, General Issues in Aviation/Aerospace
Additional Required Aviation Courses: 6 credits
* or appropriate substitute courses as determined by the Department of Aviation