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ASCI 202 Introduction to Aeronautical Science

Online Course Syllabus Credit Hours: 3 Delivery Method: Online (Internet / Blackboard) Required Textbook:

Murphy, T. (2006). Reclaiming the sky: 9/11 and the untold story of the men and women who kept America flying. New York: American Management Association. ISBN: 978-0814409091

Required Course Internet Website Materials: Department of the Interior (2006, March). Field reference guide for aviation security for airport or other aviation facilities (AAF): Department of the interior aviation facilities security procedures. Retrieved August 21, 2007, from http://amd.nbc.gov/library/handbooks/frgasaaf.pdf Federal Aviation Administration. (2008). Pilot's handbook of aeronautical knowledge (FAA-H8083-25A). Retrieved November 8, 2010, from FAA Website: http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aviation/pilot_handbook/ Federal Aviation Administration. (2010, August). Safety management systems for aviation service providers (AC No: 120-92A). Retrieved January 11, 2012, from FAA Website: http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC%20120-92A.pdf National Academy of Sciences. (2002). For greener skies: Reducing environmental impacts of aviation. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Retrieved August 22, 2007, from NAP Website: http://www.nap.edu/html/greener_skies/index.html

Suggested Supplemental Materials: International Civil Aviation Organization. (2008). ICAO FSIX online library. Retrieved January 17, 2008, from ICAO Website: http://www.icao.int/fsix/library1.cfm US Department of Transportation. (2011). FAR/AIM 2012: Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual. Newcastle, WA: Aviation Supplies & Academics. [ISBN: 978-1-56027-858-0] Reclaiming the Sky forum http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ivsky provides faculty and students an opportunity to open discussions and offer replies on a range of topics affecting aviation workers. Course Description An introductory course in aeronautical sciences that provides students an orientation in aviation topics appropriate to Aeronautical Science degree programs. Subjects include the aviation profession, the science of flight, safety, security, and human factors; aviation resources; the aviation environment; and meteorology. Course Goals To provide a foundation of essential and specialized knowledge in aviation and aerospace systems appropriate to Aeronautical Science degrees. The student should demonstrate an understanding of the systems of aviation/aerospace, an insight into how these systems function together in the aviation/aerospace industry, and an understanding of how the aviation professional relates to the environments in which they operate. Learning Outcomes On completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Explain the qualifications, attributes, ethics, and responsibilities of aviation professionals and examine the financial and educational requirements of those aviation careers. 2. Describe the qualifications, privileges, and limitations of all classes of certification to include pilot, maintenance, avionics, dispatch, and air traffic control. 3. Explain the aerodynamic considerations and performance capabilities of aircraft and discuss the importance of environmental factors affecting aircraft performance. 4. Describe the operating characteristics of aircraft propulsion, control, electrical, environmental, and hydraulic systems. 5. Identify aviation reliability and maintainability issues and compare typical maintenance cycles. 6. Discuss aviation safety and security concerns including, Safety Management Systems (SMS), aircraft accident prevention, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
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regulations on accident reporting, and the regulations, policies, and procedures of the Transportation Security Agency. 7. Determine the responsibilities of operators, pilots, mechanics, managers, and owners regarding human factors and team resource management. 8. Explain the framework of National and International Laws and Regulations that regulate the aviation industry. 9. Explain the impact of airport design, development, operations, funding sources, environmental issues, and environmental laws on airport systems. 10. Outline the basic structure of the national airspace system and compare air traffic control systems between enroute, terminal, tower, and flight service functions; and describe equipment and capacity limits. Describe the impact of the FAA's National Airspace System Plan (NASP) on these current air traffic control system. 11. Explain weather hazards, structure, and energy of the atmosphere, and air mass circulation and fronts. Use weather observations, analysis, and forecasting to determine risk management policies for critical weather situations and severe storms. Grading Grading Note for all evaluation items: All activities in this course discussion, assignments, papers, quizzes, and exams earn scores from zero to 100. The Grade Center then calculates and weights the scores appropriately. See the Evaluation Items and Weights chart below. This means while you earn the same score for all graded activities in the course, the weights are different. Your final grade is based on the weights of your earned scores, not the score total. If you have questions about the scoring and weights, contact your instructor. Your final grade will be based on the following evaluation items: Weight s 10 % 10 % 20 % 20 % 20 % 20 % 100%

Evaluation Items Grade Scale 90 100% 80 - 89% 70 79% 60 - 69% Less than 60% A B C D F Class Discussion and Participation Web Support for Learning Objectives Aeronautical Science Perspective Papers Module Quizzes Midterm Exam Final Exam Total

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Class Discussion and Participation The Discussion Board activities in Modules 1 through 12 are an integral part of your learning in this course. You are encouraged and expected to participate in online discussions. The goal of the Discussion Board topics and questions is to learn from the collective knowledge and skills of your peers and instructor. Please answer and discuss the questions presented in each module. Your posts should be timely, in-depth and include the materials you learn in the module. Your interaction contributes 10% of your discussion and participation grade. Web Support for Learning Outcomes In this activity, you will search the Internet for a website with pertinent information explaining and (or), demonstrating one of the learning objectives for the current module. You will post the URL of the website and a short summary of how it relates to the learning objective on the Discussion Board. You will receive credit for the submission if the URL and summary support the learning object you chose for the assignment. The Web Support activity is worth 10% of your grade. Aeronautical Science Perspective Paper Two papers assigned in this courser need to be written from an aeronautical science perspective. The first paper, assign in Module 1 and due in Module 5, should cover one of the course topics learned in those modules. Grades are based on the integration of material presented in the first five modules. The second paper, assigned in Module 7, is due in Module 11. It should cover materials presented in Modules 6 through 11. Papers should be a formal, three- to four-page paper/essay, APA style, grammatically sound, double-spaced, and free of spelling errors. The two papers are worth 20% of your grade. Study Guide Questions The study questions in each module give you the opportunity to see if you have mastered the material in the module. They cover only subject matter contained in that module. You can go through and answer the study questions as many times as you wish. This is a non-graded activity. Module Quizzes There is a quiz at the end of each module. Unlike the study questions, you only have one opportunity to answer the questions in the quizzes. Each quiz has 20 questions and covers the subject matter learned in its module. They are worth 20% of your overall grade. Exams Both the midterm exam and the final exam have a one and a half hour time limit. The midterm exam will cover Modules 1 through 6, and the final exam will cover Modules 7 through 12. The exams are multiple-choice and True/False. They contain 50 questions each and are worth 20% of the overall grade.

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Additional Information The evaluation items, Discussion Boards and the Aeronautical Science Perspective papers, have grading rubrics that states the criteria for your work. The grading rubrics are available in the Resources page under Course Specific Resources. When submitting your assigned activities, be sure to check the rubric to make sure you can receive full credit.

Library
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has one of the most complete library collections of aviation-related resources in the world. ERAU Libraries: http://library.erau.edu/ Hunt Library Worldwide: Information, Services, Help o Worldwide Library: Basic Training o Worldwide Library: Ask-a-Librarian o Reference: Research Request

Library Contact Information Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time Telephone: 1-800-678-9428 or 386-226-6947 Email: library@erau.edu RefWorks RefWorks, a research tool included with the library databases, has guidance in how to collect and use references, write a paper, and create a bibliography. RefWorks must be accessed through ERNIE. From the My ERNIE tab, scroll down to Admin Services and choose the Library Databases link. Scroll down or Jump to RefWorks. You must enter your user name and password to use RefWorks. Please contact the Hunt Library if you have any questions about this product or how to access it.

Course Policies
Academic Integrity Embry-Riddle is committed to maintaining and upholding intellectual integrity. All students, faculty, and staff have obligations to prevent violations of academic integrity and take corrective action when they occur. The adjudication process may result in sanctions being imposed on students who commit the following academic violations, which may include a failing grade for the course, suspension, or dismissal from the University. 1. Plagiarism: Presenting as ones own the ideas, words, or products of another. Plagiarism includes use of any source to complete academic assignments without proper acknowledgement of the source. 2. Cheating is a broad term that includes the following:
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a. Giving or receiving help from unauthorized persons or materials during examinations. b. The unauthorized communication of examination questions prior to, during, or following administration of the examination. c. Collaboration on examinations or assignments expected to be individual work. d. Fraud and deceit, that include knowingly furnishing false or misleading information or failing to furnish appropriate information when requested, such as when applying for admission to the University. Online Learning This course is offered over the Internet, at ERAU Worldwide Online (Blackboard) and runs twelve (12) weeks. The first week begins the first day of the term and ends at midnight EDT/EST (as applicable) seven days later. During this first week, you may drop the course and receive a refund if applicable. Success in this course requires in-depth study of each module as assigned, timely completion of assignments, and regular participation in forum discussions. It is highly recommended that students keep electronic copies of all assignments submitted until completion of the course and receipt of a grade. Late work should be the exception and not the rule and may be downgraded at the discretion of the instructor, if accepted at all. Unless all work is submitted, the student could receive a failing grade for the course. Extensions may be granted for extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the instructor and only for the length of time the instructor deems appropriate. The most important element of success in an online course is to communicate with your instructor throughout the term. Conventions of online etiquette, which include courtesy to all users, will be observed. Students should use the Private Mail function in Blackboard for private messages to the instructor and other students. The class Discussion Board forums are for public messages. NOTE: It is highly recommended that students keep electronic copies of all materials submitted in the Discussion Forum, via e-mail, or postal mail, until after the end of the term. When posting responses in the Discussion Forum, please confirm that the responses have actually been posted after you submit them Course Schedule On the following pages, you will find the activities listed for each module. You will also find similar lists on the module entry page and inside the modules.

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ASCI 202 Introduction to Aeronautical Science Course Schedule Module Topics Activities o Introduce Yourself o Readings: Reclaiming the Sky and Reading Organizer Aeronautical Science, Aviation o Aviation Careers Presentation Professionalism, o Discussion Board Aviation Professionalism 1 Aviation Careers, o Module 1 (M1) Study Guide and Aviation o Web Support Assignment Certification o Module 1 (M1) Quiz st o Instructions for the 1 "Aeronautical Science Perspective" Paper o Explore NASA Glenn Website: Re-Living the Wright Way o Advance Learning Environment Aerodynamic Terms o Fundamentals of Flight Presentation o Readings: Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge(PHAK) and 2 Aerodynamics Reading Organizer o Discussion: Aerodynamics o M2 Study Guide o Web Support Assignment o M2 Quiz o Lamborghini vs. Cessna T182 Comparison o View the Presentation on Performance Data o Readings: PHAK and Reading Organizer Part One o Weight & Balance Practice Problems o Readings: PHAK and Reading Organizer Part Two 3 Aircraft Performance o Aircraft Performance Practice Problems o Discussion: Aircraft Performance o M3 Study Guide o Web Support Assignment o M3 Quiz o Explore Aircraft Systems Websites Beyond the Basics o Readings: PHAK and Reading Organizer o Discussion: Aircraft Systems 4 Aircraft Systems o M4 Study Guide o Web Support Assignment o M4 Quiz o Explore websites related to the Fundamentals of Aircraft Maintenance o Readings: PHAK and Reading Organizer o View this Aircraft Maintenance Presentation o Discussion: Aircraft Maintenance 5 Aircraft Maintenance o M5 Study Guide o Web Support Assignment o M5 Quiz o "Aeronautical Science Perspective" Paper Due o Review Safety Management Systems (SMS) o Readings: FAA Circular AC 120-92 Organizer & Air Transportation Oversight System and Reading Organizer o Aircraft Maintenance Presentation Aviation Safety and o FAA System Safety Film 6 Midterm o Discussion: Safety Management Systems o M6 Study Guide o Web Support Assignment o M6 Quiz o Midterm Exam This syllabus was developed for online learning by Dr. Kent Anderson

Aviation Security

Human Factors and Team Resource Management

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Airports, Airspace, and Air Traffic Control

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Aviation National and International Laws and Regulations, and Environmental Issues

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Aviation Weather Theory

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Aviation Weather Observations, Analysis, and Forecasting

Read Essay on Aviation Security History Readings: Web Pages for DHS, TSA, GA and GAO Discussion: Aviation Security M7 Study Guide Web Support Assignment M7 Quiz nd Instructions for 2 "Aeronautical Science Perspective" Paper Read the Online article United Airlines Flight 173 Readings One: PHAK and Reading Organizer Readings Two: Crew Resource Management Training Advisory Circular and Reading Organizer Discussion: Human Factors and Team Resource Management M8 Study Guide Web Support Assignment M8 Quiz Financing U.S. Airports Presentation Reading Organizer and Readings Grand Canyon VFR Article Readings: PHAK and Reading Organizer View Grand Canyon VFR Article Read: Pilots Handbook and Reading Organizer Part Two View FAA NextGen Air Traffic Video Reading Organizer and Presentation Part Three Discussion: Airports, Airspace, and Air Traffic Control M9 Study Guide Web Support Assignment M9 Quiz th Review the FAA 50 Anniversary Timeline Readings: FAA Regulations, Reading Organizer, and Presentation Airline Deregulation Internet article, National Laws and Regulations Presentation Internet Article and International Laws and Regulations Presentation Aviation and the Environment Presentation and Reading Organizer Discussion: FAA Laws and Regulations M10 Study Guide Web Support Assignment M10 Quiz View Severe Weather related articles and animations Readings: PHAK and Reading Organizer Weather Theory Presentation Discussion: Aviation Weather Theory M11 Study Guide Web Support Assignment M11 Quiz Aeronautical Science Perspective Paper Due End of Course Evaluation Planning a Flight Exercise Readings: PHAK and Reading Organizer Aviation Weather Reports and Forecasts Presentation Discussion: Seven-Day Forecast Web Support Assignment M12 Quiz Final Exam

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