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A Citizen's Guide to Protecting Wetlands in Alabama

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A Citizen's Guide to Protecting Wetlands in Georgia

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Activist Research Practicum (ANT 324L)

In this upper-division seminar, designed especially for anthropology majors, students will learn the basics of anthropological research methods, and gain hands-on experience, from an "activist research" perspective. Cour... More
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Adelman, David

David E. Adelman teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and climate change policy. Professor Adelman’s research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His arti... More
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Advanced Environmental Law - Air & Water (LAW 341L)

"This course will begin with an introduction to pollution control, the common law antecedents, and early statutory developments. The remainder of the course will be devoted to an intensive study of the Clean Air Act and ... More
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Advanced Environmental Law - Natural Resources (LAW 341L)

This three credit survey course focuses on the basic legal and ethical issues that pervade the consumption, conservation, and regulation of natural resources. These issues include, among others, competing claims of publi... More
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Advanced Environmental Law - Toxics (LAW 341L)

This course will examine the provisions of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act relating to toxic substances as well as other statutes regulating toxic substances like the Toxic substances control Act and the Federal In... More
Research & Initiatives

Advanced Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Course

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After Copenhagen: Climate Governance and the Road Ahead

The Copenhagen conference provides important lessons for future international cooperation on climate change. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting showed that global conferences (with hundreds of... More
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American Dilemmas (URB 354; SOC 336C; WGS 345)

Examines a variety of critical American social problems, including problems in the economic, political, and health care systems, as well as inequities based on income, gender, and race. Three lecture hours a week for one... More
Research & Initiatives

An Institutional and Legal Assessment of an Instream Aeration Project in the Houston Ship Channel

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Faculty & Staff

Angel, Jacqueline

At the LBJ School, Professor Angel teaches courses on policy development with respect to health care, population diversity with a special emphasis on Hispanic families, and inequality in an aging society. Her research in... More
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Animals and American Culture: Selected Historical Topics (AMS 370; HIS 350; TC 302; WGS 345)

One of the goals of this interdisciplinary upper-division undergraduate seminar is to explore the following question: What does the U.S. history survey look like if we place animals at the center of our analysis? This cl... More
Faculty & Staff

Baldick, Ross

Dr. Baldick's current research involves optimization and economic theory applied to electric power system operations, the public policy and technical issues associated with electric transmission under deregulation, and t... More
Research & Initiatives

Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research

What do we know about the possible poisons that industrial technologies leave in our air and water? How reliable is the science that federal regulators and legislators use to protect the public from dangerous products? A... More
Faculty & Staff

Bickel, J. Eric

J. Eric Bickel's research interests include the theory and practice of decision analysis and its application in the energy arena. His research has addressed the modeling of probabilistic dependence, value of information,... More
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Biodiversity and the Law (GRG 396T; PA 388K)

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Faculty & Staff

Blais, Lynn

Professor Blais teaches Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Property. In her research, she is primarily interested in issues involving natural resource allocation, and, in particular, the decision making processes... More
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Border Health Policy (PA 388D)

This is a collaborative course between the LBJ School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas School of Public Health. This course examines the history of US-Mexico relations and health policy with an emphasis on i... More
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Boske, Leigh

Leigh B. Boske is Professor of Economics at the LBJ School. His teaching and research interests have focused on transportation policy, economics and finance. His published research has been on national and international ... More
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Building a Sustainable Region (CRP 384)

This course will be organized as a reading and research seminar concentrating on planning and policy interventions aimed at reducing green house gasses (GHG) and other environmental externalities. A primary goal will to ... More
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Building and Sustaining Local Communities (PA 388K)

This course uses a place-based policy framework to examine development in and around urban centers. Development is defined operationally as adaptive capacity – the ability to learn and successfully adjust to change in ... More
Faculty & Staff

Busby, Joshua

Busby is the author of several studies on climate change, national security, and energy policy from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, and CNAS. His research interests also include U.S. grand st... More
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Business and Economy Development In East Austin (PA 682A)

Fall 2006. East Austin, a long aggrieved and misunderstood area, is undergoing dramatic change. Low-income and minority (African-American and Hispanic) communities in this area date from the 1930s and until recent times,... More
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Business and the Environment (MKT 382)

Environmental issues affect firms in many ways and often cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines, such as economics, marketing, engineering and law. In this course, we focus on the design and implementation of ma... More
Faculty & Staff

Butler, John C.

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Callan, Benedicte

Benedicte Callan joined the LBJ of Public Affairs research team as a Sid Richardson Fellow for innovation and health policy and as a research affiliate of the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) in the fall of 20... More
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Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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Carbon Finance (PA 188G)

The focus of this course is on carbon finance contributed by governments and companies in developed countries to purchase project-based greenhouse gas emission reductions in developing countries and countries with econom... More
Research & Initiatives

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law

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Catch-and-Release Mortality Rates in Red Snapper

Red snapper are prized sport and commercial food fish everywhere they are found. Intense fishing pressure has caused the species to become one of conservation concern. Strict size limits require sport fishermen to rele... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law

The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law at the University of Texas School of Law offers an extensive and unique curriculum to students interested in these areas of the law. The Cent... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP)

The University of Texas at Austin chartered the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP) in the summer of 2005 to establish a dedicated policy center in one of the University's longstanding areas ... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Certificate in Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law - Master of Laws Program

The Law School's new Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law will allow LLM students to take advantage of a unique and innovative program. The Center is the only one of its kind, offeri... More
Faculty & Staff

Civins, Jeff

Mr. Civins specializes in all aspects of environmental law and toxic tort litigation and has taught a seminar on Environmental Litigation each Spring since 1992. More
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Clean Energy Technologies & Public Policy (PA 680)

This PRP will investigate a minimum of 12 clean energy technologies within the domains of renewable energy power production, transmission and distribution; energy efficiency technologies; alternative energy transportatio... More
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Climate Change (PA 682GB)

This PRP examines the topic of climate change and security in Africa. In this course, we will be mapping the vulnerability of African states to climate change using geographic information systems (GIS) for a large grant ... More
Research & Initiatives

Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS)

The Robert S. Strauss Center’s Program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) seeks to better understand the relationship between the growing threat of climate change and the ability of African count... More
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Climate Change and Cultural Theory (ARC 386M)

Application of theories from philosophy, political ecology, science and technology studies, discourse theory, anthropology, and sociology in order to sketch approaches to climate change beyond the divisions of nature and... More
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Climate Change and Public Discourse-W (GRG 360E)

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Climate Change Law and Policy (PA 188G)

PA 188G Climate Change Law and Policy is an intensive introduction to international and national debates on the appropriate responses to global warming. More
Faculty & Staff

Cohen, Jane

Jane Cohen's sustainability interests include water law and policy issues. More
Research & Initiatives

Commons Ignorance: The Failure of Environmental Law to Provide the Information Needed to Protect Public Health and the Environment

One of the most significant problems facing environmental law is the dearth of scientific information available to assess the impact of industrial activities on public health and the environment. After documenting the si... More
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Comparative Environmental Law (LAW 241P)

Property rights and the environment, constitutional basis for environmental protection, sustainable development and the role of law, environmental enforcement, and trade and environment. Law 241P, 341P and 379M (Topic: C... More
Research & Initiatives

Cool It

My research is featured in this documentary, which addresses possible responses to climate change. More
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Corporate Governance (MAN 385 62; MKT 382; LAW 354D)

Introduction to the data and tools used to analyze the business environment and enable marketing decision making. Uses real-world data and problems to evaluate strategic market opportunities and assess the impact of mark... More
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Cross-Border Water Management (GRG 391; GEO 391; MES 381; PA 682)

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 I... More
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Cross-Disciplinary Global Project Development: U.S. and Abroad (S W 360K; S W 395K)

Community-based project development is an effort to create positive change to enhance people's lives. Yet, the current U.S. discourse on global development is often limited to a location abroad” while domestic project ... More
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Crossborder Environmental Management (GRG 396T; PA 682A)

This course is concerned with environmental management across four sets of borders: (a) the Canada-US border; (b) the Mexico-Texas border; (c) the boundaries between the Palestinian Authority and Israel; and (d) the bord... More
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Customer Strategy (MKT 382)

Today, businesses have recognized the power of deep, creative understanding of customers, and the financial benefits of creating systematic responses to customer needs throughout the enterprise and beyond. Successful com... More
Faculty & Staff

Cutright, Bruce

Dr.Cutright has thirty years’ experience in hydrogeologic and water resources consulting practice, including delineation of groundwater flow systems, well hydraulics, waste-water recycling and reuse, water law and wate... More
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Deep Democracy: Dialogue of Exchange (CRP 381)

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Design for Environment (CHE 341)

Overview of environmental assessment tools for chemical processes and products, including life cycle and risk assessments. Overview of design tools for improving environmental performance of chemical processes, including... More
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Development Within a Low Carbon World (PA 388K)

This course seeks to prepare professionals for post-Kyoto climate negotiations and address sustainable development issues associated with adoption of climate-related technologies in developing nations. One half of th... More
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Doggett, John

John Doggett's research and teaching interests include international entrepreneurship, global competition and Sustainability and Energy. Since 1999, Professor Doggett has spent part of each summer and winter teaching cou... More
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Dzienkowski, John

John Dzienkowski teaches and writes in the areas of professional responsibility of lawyers, real property, international energy transactions, and oil and gas taxation. More
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Eaton, David J.

David J. Eaton teaches courses on systems analysis, environmental and energy policy, and nonprofit management in the LBJ School. He has lectured in twenty countries and conducted field research in fifteen nations. Eaton... More
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Ecology and Environmental Policy (GRG 396T)

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Ecology of Urban and Regional Policy (GRG 396T)

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Ecosystem Based Management Tools Project

Increased population growth in coastal areas can result in pollution, habitat loss and degradation, overfishing, invasive species, and increased threats due to coastal hazards. Understanding the linkages between land use... More
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Edwards Aquifer Working Group, ESI

The Edwards Aquifer Working Group strives to facilitate, coordinate and initiate diverse, multidisciplinary research and management efforts related to the Edwards aquifer of central Texas. Our diverse membership of acade... More
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Electric Power Law (LAW 397S)

This three-credit seminar course will survey the most prominent current legal issues affecting the electric power industry. Taught by two practicing attorneys - the Executive VP and General Counsel of Energy Future Holdi... More
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Electricity Transmission in the U.S. - Legal Issues and Trends

This paper is meant to provide a timely introduction and an edited currency review of developments in the pivotal area of electricity transmission development. The first two sections of this paper both feature the topic ... More
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Emerging Issues In Renewable Energy Policy (LAW 279M)

This course will cover federal legislative initiatives regarding climate change, renewable energy standards, and transmission policy from a renewable project developer\'s perspective. We will discuss the impact of provis... More
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Emerging Trends in Oil and Gas Litigation (LAW 397S)

A three-hour seminar course in which you will write a term paper on a "cutting edge" issue in the oil & gas litigation area. We will study and discuss a broad range of topics within this area from analysis of express and... More
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Energy and Innovation: Structural Change and Policy Implications

The move towards sustainable energy production and use is one the most challenging and profound changes currently taking place in the world’s established and emerging economies. Energy and Innovation: Structural Change... More
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Energy Development & Policy (BGS 380; C E 397; LAW 397S; M E 397; P A 388K)

This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the legal, business, and technical facets of energy development and entrepreneurship. The course is structured around four potential development sites—two wind d... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Finance Concentration -- Business Administration (MBA)

After acceptance into the McCombs School, students have several choices of specializations from which to choose to pursue in their final year, including energy finance. Although an energy or finance background is not req... More
Centers & Institutes

Energy Institute

The Energy Institute has been established at the University of Texas at Austin to provide the State of Texas and the Nation guidance for sustainable energy security through the pursuit of research and education programs ... More
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Energy Law (LEB 380.31; PA 388K; LAW 379M; EER 396)

This course is intended to introduce graduate students to the ways in which legal/regulatory systems affect the energy industry, and to the important economic and political concerns that underlie the regulation of produc... More
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Energy Law and Policy (LAW 397S)

This seminar on energy policy, transactions, litigation and regulation will cover both conventional energy sources such as oil and gas as well as newer alternative sources such as wind, solar, and biofuels. This seminar ... More
Centers & Institutes

Energy Management and Innovation Center

The mission of the Energy Management and Innovation Center is to contribute to a better understanding of the economic, commercial, and policy issues involved in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Technologies Technical Area Option - Chemical Engineering (BS)

The need for energy sustainability and new energy technologies provides some of the most significant scientific and engineering challenges that face society. Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to address these iss... More
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Energy Technology and Policy (PA 388K; ME 397; ME 397M, EER 396; MAN 385; CHEM 359; CHEM 384)

Technology and policy related to energy supply and demand, oil and gas production, coal utilization, hydrogen production, fuel cells, transportation, nuclear power, solar and wind energy, biomass utilization, energy cons... More
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Energy, Environmnet, and Society (UGS 303)

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Engineering Professionalism (CE 171P)

The objective of this course is to present the fundamental non-technical aspects of civil, architectural and environmental engineering practice so that you develop an appreciation for the need to balance the demands of e... More
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Environmental and Natural Resources (CRP 383)

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Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ECO 359M)

This course will study the economics of public policy toward natural resources and the environment. It is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates in economics. Prerequisites include microeconomics and calculus. We... More
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Environmental Clinic (LAW 397C; LAW 397D)

In this clinic, students will work to improve environmental quality and protect the public health of low-income communities in Texas. The clinic's projects are varied and have involved work in federal and state court, be... More
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Environmental Communication (PR 378)

This course focuses on public opinion/attitudes and communications campaigns related to the environment. This elective is offered periodically. More
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Environmental Dispute Resolution (CRP 381)

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Environmental Economics (PA 693L)

This course seeks to develop student capabilities for analysis and decision-making in the area of environmental economic policy. The course will also provide international perspectives on climate change policies in the U... More
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Environmental Economics for Non-Economists (UGS 303)

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Environmental Hazards (GRG 334C )

Natural disasters are of central concern to citizens and governments across the globe. The loss of human lives, disruption of economies, and destruction of physical infrastructure that result from these events often le... More
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Environmental History (HIS 392)

This one-semester introduction to environmental history will examine some of the recent literature of environmental history. It will survey various theories and methodologies currently being used to write environmental h... More
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Environmental History of North America (HIS 350R; AMS 329; URB 353)

This one-semester introduction to the environmental history of the United States will examine some of the recent literature of environmental history. As with the field itself, this course will focus on human interaction ... More
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Environmental Impact Assessment (GRG 396T; CRP 383; LAR 385)

This course provides instruction in the theory and methods of environmental impact assessment (EIA). The course objectives are to (1) gain a critical understanding of the use, strengths, and limitations of EIA; and (2) d... More
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Environmental Impact of Development and Production (LAW 397S)

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Environmental Law (LAW 441L )

This course surveys environmental law in the United States from its roots in the common law to the explosion of legislation and regulation that emerged in the 1970's and continues through the present. More
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Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society (CRP 383)

This course is about environmental law, a subject that necessarily includes consideration of environmental science, environmental economics, and environmental policy as essential elements of its analysis. In addition to ... More
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Environmental Law Practicum (LAW 397S)

This seminar will introduce you to the day-to-day tasks of the environmental lawyer. It covers four of the principal areas of environmental law practice: compliance counseling; administrative enforcement; environmental l... More
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Environmental Law: Survey (LAW 341L)

This course surveys environmental law in the United States from its 19th century roots in the common law to the explosion of legislation and regulation that began in the 1970's and continues through the present. Beyond g... More
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Environmental Law: Technical Issues (LAW 241J)

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Environmental Litigation (LAW 397S)

This seminar focuses on different types of environmental litigation, including: permit hearings and appeals; enforcement hearings and litigation; rule-making and appeals; citizen suits; Superfund litigation; commercial l... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Environmental Planning for Sustainable Communities Specialization - Community and Regional Planning (MSCRP)

The specialization in environmental and natural resources planning, within the Community and Regional Planning Masters Degree Program, provides students with a grounding in the scientific/technical dimensions, policy asp... More
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Environmental Policy and Ethics (CRP 383; LAR 382K)

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Environmental Policymaking (PA 383C)

Since the pivotal National Environmental Policy Act was enacted in 1970, environmental priorities in the US have waxed and waned as the nation's politics see-sawed with changes of administrations. After a decade of relat... More
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Environmental Regulation of Business (LEB 380; PA 388R)

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Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Concentration -- Business Administration (MBA)

Ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues loom larger than ever in business decision-making, and the ability to manage these issues is a core leadership skill. The MBA concentration in Ethics & Corporate S... More
Research & Initiatives

Farming & Groundwater: An Introduction

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Feast or Famine? Food Supplies in a Crowded World (GRG 326K )

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Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 320F)

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge in a particular subject area related to international relations and global studies, providing a link between the introductory course (IRG 301) and capstone semina... More
Faculty & Staff

Gamkhar, Shama

Shama Gamkhar teaches courses on public finance, financial management and environmental economic policy. Her research interests include fiscal federalism, intergovernmental grants, transportation finance, public school ... More
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Gavin, Francis

A historian by training, Francis J. Gavin\'s teaching and research interests focus on U.S. foreign policy, global governance, national security affairs, nuclear strategy and arms control, presidential policymaking, and t... More
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Genetically Modified Organisms: Environmental, Ethical, and Political Issues (UGS 302)

This seminar will initially cover the biology behind the production of genetically modified (GM) organisms then move onto environmental, ethical, and political issues associated with the production of genetically modifie... More
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Geopolitics and Representation (GRG 396T)

Geopolitics is the study of factors underlying state power, such as a country’s size, location, resources, and access to transportation routes. Geopolitical knowledge is inherently ethnocentric; geopolitical repres... More
Faculty & Staff

Gholz, Eugene

Eugene Gholz, who has a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the LBJ School faculty in 2005 as an Assistant Professor. Before that, he was an Assistant Professor at the Univer... More
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Global Energy Transactions (LAW 379M; FIN 390; EER 396)

This course is open to students in the Law School, McCombs School of Business and the Energy and Earth Resources Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences. It will cover the following legal topics: applicable legal re... More
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Global Environmental Governance (PA 188G)

This three-credit class will provide an introduction to the policies, statutes, regulations, agency orders, and legal cases addressing the many aspects of energy use. We will briefly explore controls imposed on the extra... More
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Global Environmental Governance (PA 388K)

This short five week course will introduce students to major aspects of global environmental governance including the leading international organizations dealing with environmental problems, the significant pieces of glo... More
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Global Environmental Literature and Film (E 360S)

"Global Environmental Literature and Film" (E360S) approaches the environmental issues facing states, corporations, and individuals through Anglophone literature and film from the US, Africa, South Asia, South America, a... More
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Global Health (N 309)

Overview of global health, with emphasis on the determinants of health, health indicators, human rights, globalization, current socioeconomic factors, health care systems, and public health systems. May be counted toward... More
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Global Indigenous Issues (ANT 324L; LAS 324L)

This course explores contemporary issues of indigenous peoples throughout the world. Today, even as virtually all nations in the world have voted in favor of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Indigen... More
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Global Inequalities and Health (UGS 303)

Global Inequalities and Health is a signature course designed to provide an overview of the physical and mental health of human populations in the poor and the more affluent nations of the world. The course is divided in... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Global Policy Studies (MGPS)

The Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) degree at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is a path-breaking program designed to equip professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to be leaders in an in... More
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Globalization, Conflict, Resistance (GRG 387D)

This course will explore the nuts and bolts of globalization in its economic, political, cultural and geographical entirety. We will delve into theories from all sides of the globalization debate – through a seminar fo... More
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Green Technology Law & Policy (LAW 397S )

This course will examine the legal, business, and policy dimensions of current efforts in the U.S. to promote the development and diffusion of green technologies. Drawing on recent legislative and policy developments at ... More
Faculty & Staff

Grimshaw, Thomas

Dr. Grimshaw’s professional interests are currently in areas related to energy policy, with emphasis on emerging energy technologies and resources. He is particularly interested in the intriguing case of cold fusion, w... More
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Groundwater Resource Evaluation (EER 396)

Groundwater Resource Evaluation is an interdisciplinary course that will investigate groundwater resource evaluation and development. As populations increase, we need better management of our current resources and develo... More
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Growth Management Seminar (CRP 381)

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Haragan, Kelly

Kelly Haragan is a clinical professor and Director of the Environmental Clinic. Kelly joined the faculty in 2008. Prior to joining the Clinic, Kelly worked as legal counsel for national nonprofits including: the Environm... More
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Hazardous Waste Management (CE 346K; CE 385J)

Legal and technological approaches to effective and sustainable control of hazardous wastes and contaminated sites, studied through problem evaluation and solution. More
Research & Initiatives

Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation

Hemingway's Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive one-volume work on oil and gas law and taxation available today. For over three decades, Professor Richard Hemingway's prior three editio... More
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Housing America (URB 352; ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

Issues concerning the built environment and urban infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and the public policy framework designed to manage the challenges presented by these issues. Issues facing residents of U.S.... More
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Housing Practices & Public Policy: Sustainability & Renewable Energy Applications for Low Income Housing (PA 388K; CRP 388)

This cross-listed course with the LBJ School of Public Affairs (PA388K) and Community and Regional Planning (CRP388) is a research-and-teaching project forms part of the core ?Urban Sustainability? doctoral program in th... More
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Human Health and the Environment (GRG 356T; URB 350)

The basic political and administrative structures of cities and metropolitan regions, including problems associated with local and regional government. More
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Indigenous Rights & Autonomy in Mexico (ANT 324L)

This course will examine the historical experience and current struggles of indigenous people in Mexico. We will address the relationship of indigenous people to colonial powers and the post-Independence and post-Revolut... More
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Inequality (PA 388K)

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Integrating Energy Options and Policies for the 21st Century (PA 680)

This PRP will examine policies that are encouraging or discouraging the increased use of nuclear energy and natural gas, then focus on factors that are inhibiting development of members of the group of less recognized en... More
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International Development Aid for Climate Change Adaption in Africa (PA 682GA)

This PRP examines international development aid for climate adaptation in Africa. It is funded by a multiyear, multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative on Climate Change and Afric... More
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International Energy Transactions (LAW 263T; LAW 463T)

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International Human Rights Law (LAW 348E)

The course provides an overview of modern international human rights law, including its history and development since the 1940s. It considers domestic, regional and international legal systems -including international cr... More
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International Nutrition: Social and Environmnetal Policies (NTR 331)

Explores the nutritional concerns of different countries, environmental aspects of food supply, and social policies needed to balance supply with demand in a sustainable manner. Nutrition 331 and 360 (Topic: Internationa... More
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International Petroleum Transactions (LAW 382F )

International Petroleum Transactions is essentially a course in international business that is taught in the context of the petroleum and energy industries. More
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International Sustainable Social Development (CRP 381)

This course responds to the increasing interest of our graduate students in working with nongovernmental organizations in international community development. The course offers a conceptual framework for sustainable soc... More
Research & Initiatives

International Transportation Best Practices

Virtually every country and metropolitan area worldwide has been confronted with similar public policy issues as the United States in general and Region 6 in particular. Among the public policy issues are how best to add... More
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Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 301)

This course serves as an introduction to the College of Liberal Arts’ interdisciplinary major, International Relations and Global Studies. Students will engage with many broad questions relating to the contemporary wor... More
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Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (RM 357e)

The Introduction to Risk Management & Insurance course is designed for upper division students interested in Enterprise or Strategic Risk Management decision-making. The course of study includes work with public policy c... More
Research & Initiatives

Invaders of Texas

The Wildflower Center has joined with the Texas Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, Houston Advanced Research Center and others to recruit volunteers who detect and report invasive species... More
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Issues in Urban Management (PA 388L)

This course is designed to address core functions in urban management, particularly those issues pertaining to the business of medium and large-scale municipalities, and to develop and refine professional and leadership ... More
Faculty & Staff

Kahlor, LeeAnn

Dr. Kahlor’s primary research interest is in health and environmental risk communication with an emphasis on information seeking and processing. She has won awards from the International Communication Association and t... More
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King, Carey

Dr. Carey King studies energy systems, how they work together, how they impact the environment, and how and why humans as a society consume energy resources. He specializes in dynamic systems modeling and nonlinear optim... More
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Klein, Dale

Dale E. Klein is Associate Director of the Energy Institute and Associate Vice President for Research at UT-Austin. Formerly he was Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and also served as a member of the Commiss... More
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Kockelman, Kara

Modeling of travel behavior, location choice decisions, and the connection between urban form and travel; Planning and policy-making in the context of intra-urban personal travel needs and land development; Roadway safet... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Land Use, Transportation, and Infrastructure Planning Specialization - Community and Regional Planning (MSCRP)

The transportation specialization, within the Community and Regional Planning Masters Degree Program, is designed to provide students with an understanding of transportation planning methods and techniques, the structure... More
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Land-Use Regulation (LAW 265M)

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Research & Initiatives

Latin American Forum on Energy & the Environment

The Latin American Forum on Energy & the Environment is a unique program that addresses a critical need to bring together government and industry decision makers, scholars and scientists, to foster dialogue around energy... More
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Law, Ethics, & Corporate Social Responsibility (BGS 381)

Examines corporate responsibility issues and the tools necessary to manage relationships with external stakeholders such as governments, nongovernmental organizations, and communities in legal, political, and cultural co... More
Faculty & Staff

Loftus-Otway, Lisa

Lisa Loftus-Otway's research interests include transportation law and policy; energy, environment and sustainable development law and policy; freight planning and policy; public-private partnerships (PPP); and transporta... More
Research & Initiatives

Materials on International Petroleum Transactions

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McGarity, Thomas

Professor McGarity is a leading scholar in the fields of both administrative law and environmental law. More
Research & Initiatives

Megaregion Strategies for Sustainable Development in the Texas Triangle

Professors Ming Zhang, Kent Butler and Dean Steiner have been part of a national network of researchers focused on the emergence of what are being called "megaregions" in the United States. Megaregions are networked metr... More
Research & Initiatives

Modeling Residential Sorting Effects to Understand the Impact of the Built Environment on Commute Mode Choice

This research examined the significance of residential sorting or self selection effects in understanding the impacts of the built environment on travel choices. Land use and transportation system attributes are often tr... More
Faculty & Staff

Moore, Steven A.

I teach design and courses related to the philosophy, history, and application of sustainable technology. In my research I employ the related fields of the Philosophy of Technology and Science and Technology Studies (STS... More
Faculty & Staff

Moran, Ashley

Ashley McIlvain Moran is an Associate at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and manages the program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS). Her work focuses on democratic l... More
Courses

Multiparty Conflict Resolution In Energy & Environment (LAW 379M)

This course is included in the curriculum for the Center for Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law. It also satisfies the theory and/or skills course requirements of the interdisciplinary Portfolio Pro... More
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Multiparty Conflict Resolution in Energy and Environmental Matters (LAW 379M)

Energy development, natural resource use and environmental cases often involve complex legal,technical and policy-related issues, affecting multiple parties. Resolution of conflicts may require coordination of multiple g... More
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Natural Resource Management (PA 680PB)

This course fulfills requirements for the following specializations at the LBJ School for Public Affairs: Natural Resources and the Environment; International Trade and Finance; International Energy, Environment, and Tec... More
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Natural Resource Policy (PA 388L)

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Natural Resource Taxation: Principles and Policies

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Natural Resources and the Environment Specialization - Public Affairs (MPAff)

The Natural Resources and the Environment specialization provides coursework to support students interested in air, water, or land management; energy policy; or minerals policy in the government, nonprofit, or for-profit... More
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Natural Resources Law & Energy Production (LAW F279M)

This two credit survey course focuses on the legal issues that arise in the context of efforts to conserve and regulate the use of public lands, wildlife and wildlife habitat, water resources, and wetlands. More
Research & Initiatives

Nexus of Food and Energy

Sponsor: Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy More
Faculty & Staff

Nonaka, Angela

My scholarship examines and engages with issues of linguistic diversity, language endangerment, bio-cultural diversity, and sustainability. There are between 4,000~6,000 extant languages, at least 50% of which are predic... More
Courses

Nuclear Environmental Protection (ME 389C)

Ionizing radiation and its interactions with matter and living tissues; radioactive decay kinetics; external and internal dose measurement; transportation through the environment; managing radioactive waste streams; and ... More
Faculty & Staff

Oden, Michael

Economic Development Planning; Regional Theory; Applied Planning Methods; Housing Policy More
Courses

Oil & Gas (LAW 390)

This course includes a study of various kinds of property interests that are commonly created in oil and gas and in the land from which they are produced. Included are concepts as to the nature of a landowner's interest ... More
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Oil and Gas Leasing and Regulation (LAW 279M)

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Orbach, Raymond

Dr. Raymond Lee Orbach is Director of The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, a multi-disciplinary institute that combines the strengths of the university's schools and colleges to advance solutions to toda... More
Faculty & Staff

Paterson, Robert

Professor Paterson specializes in land use and environmental planning. He has completed over 40 projects over the past 17 years, and was a recipient of a Faculty Fellow in Social Science Research Applied to Hazards and D... More
Courses

Philosophy of Science: Decision Theory and Practice (PHL 386)

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Policy and Law (EER 396)

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Policy and Law Module - Energy and Earth Resources (MA)

The Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource rel... More
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Political Ecology of Globalization and Environmental Degredation (GRG 350D)

Study of current environmental problems from the perspective of political ecology, which critically examines political, economic, and social relations between humans and the natural world. Uses case studies from Africa, ... More
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Political Economy of Global Energy (PA 388k)

This course will introduce students to the major theoretical frameworks commonly used to analyze the design and implementation of public policies related to energy issues, and the response of the energy industry to those... More
Centers & Institutes

Population Research Center

The Population Research Center (PRC) is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very p... More
Research & Initiatives

Population Updating System Structures and Models Embedded Within the Comprehensive Econometric Microsimulator for Urban Systems (CEMUS)

This project and its report describes the development of a population update modeling system as part of the development of the Comprehensive Econometric Microsimulator for SocioEconomics, Land-use, and Transportation Sys... More
Courses

Principles of Physical Planning (CRP 369K)

The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the universal experience of making cities. The class will examine how and why cities take the shape they do, who designs cities, what procedures they employ, w... More
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Professional Development Seminar (EVS 151)

Examines the fundamental, nontechnical aspects of environmental science and sustainability practices. Focuses on the use of interdisciplinary communication for addressing and assessing environmental science processes, th... More
Research & Initiatives

Quantifying the Tradeoffs of Energy

Sponsors: Power Across Texas and major industrial partners More
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Radioactive Waste Management (CE 377K; ME 389E)

This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of sources of radiation, ionizing radiation, its interaction with matter and living tissues, radioactive decay kinetics, external and internal radiation d... More
Faculty & Staff

Rai, Varun

Natural Resource Economics, Engineering-Economic analysis of energy systems; Energy policies of China and India; Climate change economics and policy; Technological innovation and diffusion More
Courses

Rainforest Conservation (BIO 337; C 357)

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Rawlins, Rachel

Rachael Rawlins is an environmental and land use attorney that has practiced law in both the public and private sector. In her capacities as attorney and as planner, Ms. Rawlins has worked with neighborhood planning coal... More
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Regional Planning and Governance (CRP 385C)

Planning theory and practice have experienced a notable renaissance over the past 15 years. One area of innovation involves planning across boundaries at the regional or metropolitan scale under the rubric of "the new re... More
Research & Initiatives

Renewable Resource Assessment for Texas

Sponsor: State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) More
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Rescuing Science from Politics: Regulation and the Distortion of Scientific Research

Rescuing Science from Politics debuts chapters by the nation\'s leading academics in law, science, and philosophy who explore ways that the law can be abused by special interests to intrude on the way scientists conduct ... More
Research & Initiatives

Residential Self-Selection Effects in an Activity Time-use Behavior Model

This study presents a joint model system of residential location and activity time-use choices that considers a comprehensive set of activity-travel environment (ATE) variables, as well as sociodemographic variables, as ... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Resource Economics and Econometrics Module - Energy and Earth Resources (MA)

The Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource?rel... More
Faculty & Staff

Richter, Brian

Brian Richter is interested in understanding how economic actors respond to the institutional environments in which they operate—and study related questions by bringing appropriate, and sometimes new, methodological to... More
Faculty & Staff

Rieff, Susan

Before joining the Wildflower Center in 2004, Rieff served as policy director for land stewardship for the National Wildlife Federation. From 1995 to 1998, she was deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Department of the Int... More
Centers & Institutes

Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin provides the imagination, leadership and intellectual innovation required to help meet the challenges of the 21st centu... More
Faculty & Staff

Schwartz, Suzanne

Suzanne Schwartz serves as Environmental Program Director for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law, where she focuses on building collaboration and resolving disputes i... More
Courses

Science & Technology Policy (PA 388K)

This course will review how science and technology is funded and performed; how knowledge is created and disseminated; and how firms access and translate knowledge into commercial innovations. But the focus of the course... More
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Science & Law (LAW 397S)

Science is integral to our modern technological society and is used in myriad ways to formulate and challenge public policy. This seminar will examine issues of science policy and regulation as they arise in biotechnolog... More
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Science, Economics, and Politics of Energy Production (TC 357)

A detailed examination, from an engineering perspective, of the science, technology, economics and politics of non-renewable and renewable energy production and distribution. Renewable energy sources, e.g. wind, solar, p... More
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Seminar: Solving Environmental Problems (LAW 397S; EER 396)

This course will explore important limitations of environmental regulatory programs, with an emphasis on devising and implementing creative solutions that address gaps in both regulatory oversight and enforcement. Half o... More
Faculty & Staff

Sletto, Bjorn

Geographic Information Systems, Latin American planning and development, participatory planning, environmental and social justice, social theory. More
Faculty & Staff

Smith, Ernest

Oil, wind, and gas law, international petroleum transactions, property, wind energy law More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Social Enterprise Concentration - Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The McCombs School of Business concentration in social enterprise offers students insight into the industry through unique courses and events and prepares them for career opportunities related to this concentration - eve... More
Courses

Social Inequality, Health + Policy (BDP 101)

In this Forum Seminar, we explore the causes and consequences of disparities in health, life expectancy, and medical care delivery that exist in the world today and some of the ethical consequences of those disparities. ... More
Faculty & Staff

Sonnier, Garrett

Dr. Sonnier research focuses on Bayesian Methods and Brand Management. In his class Environmental Issues in Marketing he addresses the integration of knowledge from industrial organization theory, environmental and resou... More
Faculty & Staff

Speed, Shannon

Dr. Speed's research interests include human rights, indigenous rights, gender, Mexico, and activist research in Latin America and Chiapas. Her courses address issues of sustainability as it relates to development, envir... More
Faculty & Staff

Spence, David

Professor Spence's research and teaching focuses on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation. Additionally, he is interested in environmental law, ene... More
Courses

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (Graduate) (BGS 380D)

Companies are increasingly choosing to embrace corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in which they not only exceed legal requirements they face but also take action beyond what is being discussed in public po... More
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Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (Undergraduate) (BGS 372)

Companies are increasingly choosing to embrace corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives—in which they not only exceed legal requirements they face but also take action beyond what is being discussed in public ... More
Research & Initiatives

Sustainability of Low Income Housing in Texas and Latin America

We are exploring ways in which sustainable applications can be extended to low income home owners in self build and self managed communities in Texas (colonias) and Latin America (irregular settlements. It embraces susta... More
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Sustainable Cities (CRP 391D)

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Sustainable Cities Doctoral Research Initiative

The Sustainable Cities Doctoral Research Initiative focus on the integration of cutting edge research and practice in the fields of urban planning, architecture, environmental and architectural engineering, landscape arc... More
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Sustainable Economic Development (CRP 385C; CRP 383)

This course provides a survey of major theories of urban economic development and current initiatives by federal, state and local governments to improve regional and local economic performance. A special emphasis of this... More
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Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Austin (PA 682A)

Austin Energy and Solar Austin are co-sponsoring the creation of a "Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Austin (the Roadmap), a detailed plan for Austin Energy to become carbon-neutral. The project will identify the steps tha... More
Courses

Sustainable Land Use Planning (CRP 386)

This course presents the nuts and bolts of land use planning as practiced in the US today using the recently adopted Tulsa Oklahoma comprehensive plan (PLANiTULSA )-as our case study for understanding the theory and meth... More
Faculty & Staff

Swearingen, Scott

Sociology, sustainability, service-learning, urban development, planning. More
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Taxation of Natural Resources (LAW 374N)

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Faculty & Staff

Taylor, Melinda

Melinda Taylor's research interests include the protection of endangered species and water resources, use of incentives and market mechanisms to encourage conservation of private land and water resources, and environment... More
Research & Initiatives

Technoeconomic Modeling of Integrating Wind Into the Grid

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Technology and Its Impact on the Environment (CHE 357)

Study of sources and fates of environmental pollutants; environmental quality standards--their measurement and regulation; and pollution control design procedures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisit... More
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Texas Energy Policy (GEO 391; PA 672; PA 682)

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Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council (TIPPC)

Stakeholders from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, academia, green industry and the public sector had long discussed the need for one unified body to address the threat of invasive species in Texas... More
Research & Initiatives

Texas Law of Oil and Gas

Texas Law of Oil & Gas is an expert analysis of substantive law in this area. From an in-depth discussion of the basic legal doctrines of the industry to provocative analyses of emerging issues in the field, this guide p... More
Courses

Texas Water Law (LAW 397S)

This course will look at the major constants and changes in Texas Water Law. More
Research & Initiatives

Texas-Mexico Borderlands and Latin America Working Group, ESI

The goal of the Texas-Mexico Borderlands and Latin America Working Group is to initiate and assist in multidisciplinary environmental research in Latin America and the Texas-Mexico border region. Our members represent se... More
Research & Initiatives

The Ecology of Rural HIV/AIDS: Forecasting HIV/AIDS Vulnerable Landscapes and Populations in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Dr. Kelley A. Crews has been awarded a Fulbright Faculty Fellowship for 2009 – 2010 under the Africa Regional Research Program for her project “The Ecology of Rural HIV/AIDS: Forecasting HIV/AIDS Vulnerable Landscape... More
Research & Initiatives

The Economics of Climate Engineering

This work addresses possible responses to climate change. More
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The Effects of On-Street Parking on Cyclist Route Choice and the Operational Behavior of Cyclists and Motorists

Because of the serious societal, environmental, economic, and public health problems associated with motorized transportation, there is increased interest in encouraging non-motorized modes of travel. The current study c... More
Courses

The Human Use of the Earth (GRG 346)

We will explore human impacts on environmental systems and the human role in creating a sustainable global future. More
Research & Initiatives

The Law of Environmental Protection: Cases, Legislation, Policies

Attempts to achieve a pragmatic understanding of what the statutes, regulations, and cases say about the law. The questions and materials following the excerpts not only challenge the student to understand how the curren... More
Courses

The Modern American City (GRG 337; GRG 396T; URB 352 1; ARC 350R 1)

Issues concerning the built environment and urban infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and the public policy framework designed to manage the challenges presented by these issues. Issues facing residents of U.S.... More
Research & Initiatives

The Politics of National Energy Policy Reform

Can we or should we bear the costs of reform now, such as higher energy prices and higher prices for energy intensive products? Will the benefits exceed the costs? Collectively, these questions have been the focus of a g... More
Courses

The Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues (UGS 302)

Environmental issues ranging from global warming to invasive species are often in the news. The political issues are difficult to evaluate but the scientific ones should not be because science should be objective and tes... More
Faculty & Staff

Titman, Sheridan

Dr. Titman has a national reputation for his research on corporate finance, real estate and asset pricing issues. He currently blogs on energy policy from a financial economist’s perspective. Keywords: Valuation, Energ... More
Courses

Topics In Sustainable Development (ARC 386C; CRP 383; MAN 385; LAW 379M; P A 388K)

This course is a trans-disciplinary graduate level seminar designed to critically explore the theory and practice of sustainable development from a variety of perspectives. The class is cross-listed in business, architec... More
Faculty & Staff

Torres, Gerald

A leading figure in critical race theory, Mr. Torres is also an expert in agricultural and environmental law. Torres has served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of t... More
Courses

Transboundary Water Resources (CE 397)

Availability of an adequate supply of water of acceptable quality has been identified as one of the pressing problems facing many countries in the next decades. Further, most water sources in many parts of the world are ... More
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Transit-Oriented Development (CRP 381)

The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for the course participants to conduct a focal study of TOD by reviewing literature and best practice of TOD in the world and by investigating issues pertaining to ... More
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Transportation Economics (PA 393L)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the manner in which the economic principles of demand, supply, pricing, efficiency, investment, externalities, and analytical techniques (such as... More
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Transportation Planning: Methodology and Techniques (CE 391J)

Analysis of a wide range of planning studies to establish the logic and foundation for the transportation planning process. Emphasis on techniques of estimation and forecasting population, economic activity, land use, an... More
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Transportation Policy (PA 388K; PA 188G)

Both the U.S. and global economies are dependent on an efficient and reliable transportation system. Highways, ports, railways, airports, transit systems, warehouses, distribution centers, and other facilities make up a ... More
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Transportation, Access, & Equity (CRP 384)

Transportation is vital to the health and well-being of individuals living in American cities. This course is designed to explore the urban transportation system, with an emphasis on accessibility and social equity. Key ... More
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Transportation, Environment, and Health (CRP 384)

This course offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the major health and public policy concerns focusing on the linkage between transportation and environmental issues. Externalities of transportation planning such as... More
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Urban Design Practice (URB 352 3; ARC 350R 3)

Issues concerning the built environment and urban infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and the public policy framework designed to manage the challenges presented by these issues. Issues facing residents of U.S.... More
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Urban Environmental Analysis (GRG 396T; CRP 383)

We will focus on the politics of environmental planning, broadly defined, and examine how political-economic and social structures and processes influence environmental policy-making and planning practices, We will revie... More
Research & Initiatives

Urbanization Working Group, ESI

The goal of the Urbanization Working Group is to study environmental effects of urbanization and find paths to solutions. The Urbanization Working Group connects state, national, academic, and private interests and seeks... More
Research & Initiatives

Using Item Response Theory to Improve Measurement in Strategic Management Research: An Application to Corporate Social Responsibility

We introduce item response theory (IRT) to management and strategy research. IRT explicitly models firms’ and individuals’ observable actions in order to measure unobserved, latent characteristics. IRT models have he... More
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UT Energy Symposium - International Energy Issues (PA 188S)

This weekly speaker series seeks to provide a common platform for students from all disciplines across the campus to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our globe. The series will introduce students to a w... More
Faculty & Staff

Wagner, Wendy

Professor Wagner is a leading authority on the use of science by environmental policy-makers. She received a Masters of Environmental Studies in 1984 and her law degree in 1987, both from Yale, where she was Senior Edito... More
Faculty & Staff

Walton, Michael

Dr. Walton researches intelligent transportation systems and intermodal freight logistics in addition to transportation systems engineering, planning, operations and policy analysis. Dr. Walton is a member of the Nationa... More
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Ward, Peter M.

Dr. Ward\'s principal research interests are Latin American urbanization, contemporary Mexican politics, housing policy and planning, Mexico City, and colonia-type agencies. In 2000, he and Victoria Rodriguez were jointl... More
Faculty & Staff

Warner, David

At the LBJ School, Professor Warner has directed policy research projects on a variety of health and mental health topics. Among his publications are Toward New Human Rights, more than forty articles and book chapters, a... More
Courses

Water and Society (TC 357)

Topics will include an introduction to quantitative concepts in water, including the differences among treatment methods and technologies, but will primarily focus on the societal aspects, such as culture, economics, war... More
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Water Law (LAW 376L)

Is water different from every other kind of property? Why have distinct regimes of control and allocation evolved around the water resource? What values and interests are judges and legislatures advancing as they constru... More
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Water Law & Policy In The 21st Century (LAW 397S; LAW 279M )

This course is centered on current issues involving the allocation, use, and conservation of water. These will be viewed through the lens of the principles and the legal and policy-based responses that are beginning to c... More
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Water Quality: Stream, Impoundment, and Estuarine Analysis II (CE 385K.2)

Analysis of water quality in natural systems and of effects of wastewater discharges. Application of methods of analysis to development of a water quality management plan for a water body in Texas. Additional prerequisi... More
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Water Resources Development and Policies (CE 397)

Analysis of water resources projects, particularly international water projects, with emphasis on engineering planning considerations and their relation to governmental policies. More
Faculty & Staff

Weaver, Catherine

Dr. Weaver's research focuses on the organizational culture, behavior and reform of international financial institutions, foremost the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. She also teaches on international dev... More
Faculty & Staff

Webber, Michael

Michael Webber's research interests include energy systems analysis, renewable and alternative energy, energy policy, the nexus of energy, food and water, algae biofuels, and energy in Texas. Michael is one of the origin... More
Research & Initiatives

Who Cares about the Weather?: Climate Change and U.S. National Security

Is climate change a national security threat to the United States? This question remains a subject of debate in academia and has received renewed emphasis in the policy community. Even taking a narrow definition of natio... More
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Wildlife Conservation: The Evolution of Environmental Policy (PA 388K)

The course will explore the recent ways by which nations have engaged the natural world through the conservation of threatened and endangered wild animals and their habitats. The study of conservation policy gives us ins... More
Faculty & Staff

Wilson, Barbara

Wilson oversees the research, educational and community outreach programs at the CSD. Her background in grant writing and sustainable community development inform her work facilitating the many projects underway at the C... More
Faculty & Staff

Wilson, Patricia

Dr. Wilson is interested in civic engagement and dialogue; community development; and sustainable social development. She teaches international development, public participation, and conflict resolution skills. Her resea... More
Faculty & Staff

Wilson, Robert H.

Robert H. Wilson is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research and Mike Hogg Professor of Urban Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin. He is Director of the Sch... More
Courses

Wind Energy (LAW 379M)

"Wind Energy will cover federal and state governmental incentives for wind- generated electricity; regulations dealing with the location of wind farms; acquisition and content of wind leases; issues, such as claims of nu... More
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Wind Energy & Other Renewables (LAW 397S)

The seminar will focus primarily on the legal issues surrounding commercial wind energy development, including siting, regulatory, electric transmission, and environmental issues. At least one session will be devoted to ... More
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Wind Law (LAW 279M)

"Wind Law will cover federal and state governmental incentives for wind- generated electricity; regulations dealing with the location of wind farms; acquisition and content of wind leases; issues, such as claims of nuisa... More
Faculty & Staff

Zarnikau, Jay

Jay Zarnikau provides consulting assistance to clients in the energy industry on issues related to energy conservation, the restructuring of electricity markets, energy pricing, and resource planning. His consulting work... More
Faculty & Staff

Zhang, Ming

Urban transportation planning; urban form and travel behavior; GIS applications in planning; international planning More