TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: POLICY AND POLITICS Syllabus

305.630.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 2 Credit(s)
Th 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Susan Baker
    Robert Dodd
    Keshia Pollack
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Information not required for this course type

  • Course Description
    Provides an overview of the significant role of national politics on transportation safety policy in the United States. Using case studies of notable safety enhancement efforts in aviation, highway, and other transportation modes, students discover the significant roles and interactions of lobbyists, industry associations, politicians, and Federal Agencies in transportation safety research and subsequent safety improvement rulemaking. Through informal lectures, readings and a field trip to the Baltimore Washington International airport tower, students learn that transportation safety and injury prevention improvements often require significant efforts to successfully navigate the path from research findings to interventions that improve the traveling public's safety and health.
  • Intended Audience
    students interested in transportation safety and injury control
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on a short paper addressing a case study of transportation safety policy.
  • Prerequisites

    None

  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    No textbook required

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.