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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: RLMT495 Course ID: 4313 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course allows students majoring in Reverse Logistics Management (RLM) to analyze specific issues of defining the various components of reverse logistics operations both domestically and internationally. This course will provide students with the opportunity to complete an approved academic research project that demonstrates knowledge of a selected applications area in reverse logistics management. The project, chosen on a specific topic, will be completed by each student in the course. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

• 1- Differentiate the difference between forward and reverse logistics; management and leadership

• 2- Identify food spoilage and list ways of prolonging spoilage

• 3- Recognize the usefulness of e-waste and regulations from the EPA

• 4- Define what a RL manager is ad the relationship to the operations manager

• 5- Describe hazardous materials and where the responsibility lies within the industry

• 6- Detail what is involved in a recall and analyze the choice between making a recall and not

• 7- Relate how RFID has changed the industry and describe the negatives in the event of a system loss

• 8- Identify the criterion for operating a RL business overseas

Reading Assignments:

Reading assignments for this class are within the classroom. Please review the forums, assignments, and lessons area.

Supplemental Readings:


Forum Assignments:

All forums will be posted in the forum section of the classroom. Each forum will include an initial post and two responses. Please keep in mind the forums are an academic assignment and should be written in academic tone and voice. Use of grammatical language is required; the use of text language and other slang will result in the deduction of points.

Homework Assignments:

The single homework assignment for this class will be an annotated outline for the topic the student has chosen to present as proof of their matriculation The Reverse Logistics curriculum. This outline will be a full sentence type outline and will be in APA format. To gain an appreciation for the full sentence outline, please see an example at the following website .

Final Project:

The final product of this class will be proof of the understanding and obtaining of knowledge in the Reverse Logistics curriculum in the form of a research paper. This research paper will be 20 to 25 pages in length and topic will be chosen by the student and turned into the professor no later than the end of week two. This topic should be one which is dynamic enough to describe all aspects of Reverse Logistics. This topic will be turned in on the assignment tab before Sunday 11:55 PM of week two. The professor will accept the topic as your concrete topic by returning a check or will reject it and advise the student to find another topic, along with the reason why the topic is disapproved. This project will serve as 50% of the total class grade.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Forum 1 5.00 %
Forum 2 5.00 %
Forum 3 5.00 %
Forum 4 5.00 %
Forum 5 5.00 %
Forum 6 5.00 %
Forum 7 5.00 %
Forum 8 5.00 %
Full Sentence Outline 10.00 %
Week Four: Full Sentence Outline 10.00 %
Capstone Paper 50.00 %
Week Eight: Capstone Paper 50.00 %

Required Course Textbooks-

This class will be solely taught via electronic resources which will be available through the classroom. All directions will be given to the students on where to acquire readings through the lessons for each week.

Required Readings-

This class will be solely taught via electronic resources which will be available through the classroom. All directions will be given to the students on where to acquire readings through the lessons for each week.

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

Library campus guide

APUS plagiarism

prevention guide


PowerPoint by Dr. Patricia Campbell (Reproduced with permission from Dr. Campbell)

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.