USC SAE 550 Class Web Links

Last updated on April 21, 2017 at 14:00 PDT
CHANGE HISTORY
12/14/2016 Initial release.
12/15/2016 Updated links (still checking other links).
12/19/2016 Updated useful on-line links (still checking other links).
01/12/2017 Uploaded Introductory Lecture #1.
01/25/2017 Updated Government Links, Syllabus, Lecture #1; uploaded Lecture #2 and Lecture #3.
02/01/2017 Updated Lecture #3 slides, and uploaded Practice Case Study reading materials.
02/07/2017 Added Defense Acquisition University Color-of-Money Briefings.
02/08/2017 Added Practice Case Study Slides and Discussion Slides.
02/09/2017 Updated Lecture 1-5 Slides (standardized filenames and start/end slides).
02/10/2017 Added Case Study #1 (Manned Space Stations) reading materials.
02/13/2017 Updated the Prior Semester Topics links.
02/14/2017 Moved "Retired" Case Studies, added placeholder links for Case Study #2 through #5.
02/16/2017 Added Case Study #1 Slides.
02/17/2017 Updated Case Study #1 Slides to correct typos, added Case Study #1 Discussion Slides.
02/22/2017 Added Case Study #2 (Manned Launch Systems) reading materials.
03/02/2017 Added Case Study #2 Slides.
03/09/2017 Updated Case Study #2 Slides to correct typos, added Case Study #2 Discussion Slides.
03/10/2017 Updated all Case Study Discussion Slides to include FOL #2 Cost Rules explanation.
03/11/2017 Re-updated all Case Study Discussion Slides.
03/12/2017 Added Case Study #3 (V-22) reading materials.
03/17/2017 Added Case Study #3 (V-22) Slides and Discussion Slides.
03/30/2017 Added Case Study #4 (Fire-Fighting) reading materials.
04/06/2017 Added Case Study #4 (Fire-Fighting) Slides.
04/09/2017 Added Case Study #4 (Fire-Fighting) Discussion Slides, updated all Case Study Discussion Slides.
04/12/2017 Updated Case Study #4 Slides and Discussion Slides for clarification and typo correction.
04/13/2017 Added Case Study #5 (Transportation Infrastructure) optional reading materials.
04/19/2017 Added Case Study #5 (Transportation Infrastructure) required reading.
04/20/2017 Added Case Study #5 (Transportation Infrastructure) Slides.
04/21/2017 Updated Case Study #5 (Transportation Infrastructure) Slides for clarification and typo correction.
04/21/2017 Added Case Study #5 (Transportation Infrastructure) Discussion Slides.

CLASS REFERENCE DOCUMENTS:


CLASS LECTURE READINGS, SLIDES, AND GUIDANCE:

01/12/17 Lecture #1: Introduction to the Course Slides and Research Hints

01/19/17 Lecture #2: Introduction to the Political Process and the Political Facts of Life Slides and Required Reading 1 of 2 and Required Reading 2 of 2

01/26/17 Lecture #3: The US Federal Government Budgetary Process Slides and Required Reading

02/02/17 Practice Case Study: A Realistic Program Scenario Slides and Required Reading

02/09/17 Practice Case Study: A Realistic Program Scenario Discussion Slides

02/16/17 Case Study #1: U.S. Space Stations (MOL, Skylab, SSF, ISS) Slides and Required Reading (SSF) and Optional Reading #1 (MOL) and Optional Reading #2 (ISS)

02/23/17 Case Study #1: U.S. Space Stations (MOL, Skylab, SSF, ISS) Discussion Slides

03/02/17 Case Study #2: U.S. Manned Launch Vehicles (Apollo, Shuttle & future) Slides and Required Reading (Shuttle) and Optional Reading (Apollo)

03/09/17 Case Study #2: U.S. Manned Launch Vehicles (Apollo, Shuttle & future) Discussion Slides

03/16/17 SPRING BREAK (no class lecture)

03/23/17 Case Study #3: V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Slides and Required Reading and Optional Reading (V-22 Architecture and Civil Transport Options)

03/30/17 Case Study #3: V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Discussion Slides

04/06/17 Case Study #4: Federal Fire-Fighting Process Slides and Required Reading

04/13/17 Case Study #4: Federal Fire-Fighting Process Discussion Slides

04/20/17 Case Study #5: Ground Transportation Infrastructure (Roads, Autos, Trucks, Trains, etc.) Slides and Required Reading and Optional Reading #1 and Optional Reading #2

04/27/17 Case Study #5: Ground Transportation Infrastructure (Roads, Autos, Trucks, Trains, etc.) Discussion Slides

05/04/17 FINAL EXAM WEEK (no class lecture)

(RETIRED Case Studies, provided here for reference only)

RETIRED Case Study: Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides

RETIRED Case Study: National Aerospace Plane (NASP) (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides

RETIRED Case Study: The Global Positioning System (GPS) (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides

RETIRED Case Study: The Sardar Sarovar Dam (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides


REFERENCE BOOKS

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition
by Kate L. Turabian, The University of Chicago Press, Eighth Edition (published April 2013),
Hardback ($42.50) ISBN: 9780226816371, Paperback ($18.00) ISBN: 9780226816395

The following books may provide some useful information for your research.
Some of these were textbooks used in prior semesters of this class.
All are now out-of-print but may be found in your local library,
or used copies may be available through such sources as Amazon.com or Abebooks.com.

Technology and Politics edited by Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. Vig, Paperback, © 1988 Duke University Press, Durham NC, ISBN 0-8228-0846-0

The Power Game by Hedrick Smith, Paperback, © 1988 Ballantine Books/Random House Inc., New York NY, ISBN 0-345-36015-X

The Technology Pork Barrel edited by Linda R. Cohen and Roger G. Noll, Paperback, © 1991 The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, ISBN 0-8157-1507-2

Social Issues In Technology (Second Edition) by Paul A. Alcorn, Hardback, © 1997 Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River NJ, ISBN 0-13-459876-8


USEFUL ON-LINE LINKS

Search Engines:

US Government Sites:

US Academic Sites: Other Sites: US Political Party Fiscal Initiatives:


INDEX OF PRIOR SEMESTER TOPICS:

Fall Semester 1996 (14 students)
Fall Semester 1997 (20 students)
Fall Semester 1998 (21 students)
Fall Semester 1999 (22 students)
Summer Semester 2000 (1 student)
Fall Semester 2000 (17 students)
Fall Semester 2001 (37 students)
Summer Semester 2002 (34 students)
Fall Semester 2002 (26 students)
Summer Semester 2003 (40 students)
Spring Semester 2004 (28 students)
Fall Semester 2004 (32 students)
Summer Semester 2005 (32 students)
Spring Semester 2006 (41 students)
Fall Semester 2006 (41 students)
Summer Semester 2007 (37 students)
Spring Semester 2008 (35 students)
Fall Semester 2008 (23 students)
Summer Semester 2009 (37 students)
Spring Semester 2010 (25 students)
Fall Semester 2010 (34 students)
Summer Semester 2011 (31 students)
Spring Semester 2012 (22 students)
Summer Semester 2012 (22 students)
Summer Semester 2013 (23 students)
Fall Semester 2014 (18 students)
Spring Semester 2015 (7 students)
Fall Semester 2015 (12 students)
Spring Semester 2016 (10 students)


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Send e-mail to the Class Instructor... Internet address is cureton@usc.edu