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Transportation & Logistics Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete seven of the courses listed below (at a grade of C- or better), of which:
- Trans 310 (seminar course taken in the senior year) is required
- At least three courses must be from the list of core courses, or which two must be from Departments other than that in which they are majoring.
- The remainder may be additional core courses or from the list of approved elective courses. Courses offered by Northwestern University that are not listed here will be considered for credit towards the Minor if the course is appropriate to the student's program of study.
At least two courses of the core or elective courses must be outside the school in which the student is registered.
- Students in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science may double count a maximum of two courses from their major program toward the Minor.
- However, students registered in other schools are not allowed to "double count" courses which are part of their major, but can count courses that form "related courses," or "distribution" requirements.
- The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science has approved TRANS 310 as acceptable for the "social science/humanities" requirement. In addition TRANS 310 and other WCAS courses taken as part of the Minor will be considered as "thematically related" for purposes of the "social science/humanities" requirement.
It is assumed that students will already have taken courses in calculus and in probability and statistics as part of their Major.
Required CourseTRANS 310 Seminar in Transportation and Logistics
Course will meet weekly for a whole academic year. Enrolled students will obtain one credit based on formal enrollment in the spring quarter. Students should take this course during their senior year. You must taken at least five of the courses for the minor by the time you formally enroll for the spring quarter.
Syllabus: The seminar will consist of four parts:
- traditional lecture style formats by an NU faculty member concentrating on transportation policy
- invited outside speakers from industry and government
- field trips to transportation and logistics installations
- student presentations of their own work completed as part of the two papers required for the course.
It is anticipated that the first and fourth parts will comprise the bulk of the class time. Appropriate journal and newspaper articles dealing with policy and policy analysis will be used as readings.
Evaluation: Evaluation will be based on two extended papers. The first will be a descriptive case study of a particular transportation or logistics firm or industry. The second will be a more analytical piece evaluating a specific public policy initiative. Students will also be graded on class participation.
Students must select at least three core courses, of which at least two are from departments other than that in which they are majoring. No substitutions will be allowed for the core courses. See below for a key to abbreviations.
|WCAS-ECON-310-1||Intermediate Microeconomics I|
|WCAS-ECON-355||Transportation Economics and Public Policy|
|McC-CIV_ENG-371||Transportation Systems Planning and Management|
|McC-CIV_ENG-376||Transportation Systems Operations|
Deterministic Models and Optimization
|McC-IEMS-381||Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis|
|McC-IEMS-383||Service Operations Management|
The remainder of the program must be selected from additional core courses and the following list of approved elective courses. Courses offered by Northwestern University that are not listed here will be considered for credit towards the minor if the course is appropriate to the student's program of study. Approval for substitutions will be made by the Transportation Center's Program Committee based on a written submission made by the student.
|WCAS-ECON-309||Elements of Public Finance|
|WCAS-ECON-337||Economics of State and Local Governments|
|WCAS-ECON-350||Monopoly, Competition and Public Policy|
|WCAS-ECON-354||Issues in Urban Economics|
|WCAS-ECON-370||Environmental and Resource Economics|
|WCAS-ECON-381-1,2||Introduction to Econometrics|
|WCAS-GEOG-312||Chicago and its Region|
|WCAS-GEOG-341||Principles of Cartography|
|WCAS-GEOG-343||Geographic Information Systems|
|WCAS-HISTORY-322-2||Development of the Modern American City 1870 - Present|
|WCAS-POLI_SCI-221||Urban Politics and Policies|
|U.S. Environmental Politics or
Politics and Nature in a Comparative Perspective
|WCAS-SOCIOL-301||The City: Urbanization and Urbanism|
|WCAS-SOCIOL-312||Social Basis of Environmental Change|
|McC-CIV_ENG-304||Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems Analysis|
|McC-CIV_ENG-338||Public Infrastructure Management|
|McC-CIV_ENG-360||Environmental Impact Evaluation|
|McC-IEMS-315||Stochastic Models and Simulation|
|McC-IEMS-317||Discrete-Event Systems Simulation (was IEMS 335)|
|Economics and Finance for Engineers
Foundations of Corporate Finance Theory
|McC-IEMS-382||Production Planning and Scheduling (was IEMS 329)|
Graduate Level Courses
Qualified advanced students may take the following courses upon petition to the instructor
|Transportation Systems Analysis I|
|Transportation Systems Analysis I|
|Travel Demand Analysis and Forecasting I|
|Travel Demand Analysis and Forecasting II|
|Evaluation and Decision making for Infrastructure Systems|
|McC-IEMS-480-1||Production and Logistics I|
|McC-IEMS-480-2||Production and Logistics II|