Spring 2006 Course Description

Policy Research Project

Section Title: Cross Border Water Management
Instructor(s): David Eaton
Course: P A 682B - Policy Research Project
Unique Number: 62410
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.109
Waitlist Information:For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information
Notes: Same as MES381 and GRG396T

This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: Crosslists: Environmental Sciences Institute, Jackson School of Geosciences [Note: may cross-list as GEO 491, contact Miriam Pashby, Geol. Sciences Dept.], College of Natural Sciences, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of South Asian Studies, Institute for Latin American Studies, and Department of Geography and the Environment.

This course is concerned with environmental management across three sets of borders: (a) the Mexico-Texas border; (b) the boundaries between the Palestinian Authority and Israel; and (c) the border between Pakistan and India associated with the Indian River Basin.

A. List of Water Projects
Some of the water topics to be considered by groups within the PRP and their associated clients are:

B. A List of Environmental Projects
Some of the topics to be considered by groups within the PRP and their associated clients are:

Student activities are likely to include: review of records of organizations; field investigations; interviews; mail surveys; and focus groups. Students may: (a) prepare training materials and use them; (b) write policy analyses that can be used by the clients; and (c) develop proposals for projects or investments. Students will be expected to prepare reports that are equivalent to those of professional consultants or research staff. A student?s performance in the course will be evaluated based on her/his writing (90 percent) and participation in the class activities (10 percent). Travel during the academic year is likely for those who wish to travel. Student projects may lead to summer internships in Summer 2006.

?Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty: Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. For further information, please visit the Student Judicial Services web site at:

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