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Jahan Alamzad has taught the following classes at San Jose State University,
Department of Aviation.

 

Avia 177B    Aviation Management - Transport

(Current Avia 176 - Airline Operations and Management)

Objective:
Provide understanding of airline management by exploring concerns and considerations faced by management in operating air transport companies. Enhance studentsí knowledge of commercial aviation issues.

Course Description:
This course is designed to be a proactive study of airline management. Key managerial areas - Operations, Planning, Marketing, Finance, and Administration - will be analyzed. Lectures will be devoted to academic and corporate issues in the air transport industry.

There are rarely clear answers to air transport management problems. To enhance the ability of students to evaluate airline problems critically, the Case Study method will be used in this course. Two cases will be examined: Southwest Airlines and Easter Air Lines. Students are responsible to be prepared to discuss the content of each case during the due session. The written assignment concerning each case will be due on the same day that the case is discussed in the class.

Download Spring 2001 Semester Green Sheet (MS Word, 80KB)

 

Avia 177A    Aviation Management - General

(Current Avia 177 - General Aviation Operations and Management)

Objective:
Furnish various managerial considerations in general aviation. Prepare individuals for the challenging role of aviation manager. Increase the ability of students in analyzing general aviation issues.

Course Description:
This course is aimed to train future managers in the general aviation industry. Lectures will be devoted to academic and industrial issues. Key managerial areas will be analyzed. The structure of the industry will also be explored.

Management is a craft that requires understanding based on a pragmatic viewpoint. To enhance the ability of students to evaluate aviation management issues critically, the Case Study method will be used in this course. Five cases will be examined. Students are responsible to be prepared to discuss the content of each case during the due session.

Download Fall 2001 Semester Green Sheet (MS Word, 77KB)

 

Avia 167    Senior Seminar

(Current Avia 190 - Senior Capstone Seminar)

Objective:
Special studies in the field of aviation. Discuss industry trends, significant current developments, and long-range forecasts of importance to the graduating seniors. Present challenges of transitioning from student life to becoming successful professionals. Enhance the ability of students in launching and advancing a professional career in aviation.

Course Description:
Enrollment in this course is restricted to last semester Aviation seniors. As such, the highest standards are expected in professional conduct and workmanship. Learning is focused to provide the basic understanding of expectations from graduating students joining the professional world. Lectures will be interactive, facilitating student participation.

Each student will choose a topic in aviation to investigate, write a term report, and deliver a presentation to the class concerning that topic. This is an individual assignment, not a group one. The topic must first be submitted for approval. Peer evaluations will be conducted. Presentations will be video-recorded.

A number of guest speakers from the industry will be invited. Students are highly encouraged to utilize the opportunity to interact with guest speakers to understand professional working environments.

Download Fall 2001 Semester Green Sheet (MS Word, 70KB)

 

Avia 100W    Writing Workshop

(Current Engl 100W - Writing Worshop)

Objective:
Explore the skills for writing professional documents. Advance the written communication ability. Train to communicate in written format as required in professional organizations.

Course Description:
This course is designed to boost the writing skills. It will systematically cover the process of producing various technical and professional written communications. Through lectures and assignments, students will gain the expertise to write documents effectively in the business environment.

View Spring 1991 Semester Green Sheet