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1- Literature and Social Justice - Honors (E 360S, LAH 350)

What do “humanitarianism” and “human rights” have to do with the humanities? In what ways can literature contribute to a consideration of these pressing questions in the early 21st century? In a globalizing cul... More
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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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Advanced Architectural Design Studio: Alley Flat Initiative (ARC 560R, ARC 696)

"The Alley Flat Initiative works to advance three goals--design innovation, environmental sustainability, and affordability. In the format of a design/build studio, students will be working closely with each other, the s... More
Research & Initiatives

Alley Flat Initiative

The Alley Flat Initiative is a collaboration between the University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development, the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation, and the Austin Community Design and Development Center.... 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
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
Research & Initiatives

Appraisal of Available Analytical Tools to Assess Environmental Justice Impacts of Toll Road Projects

In Texas, road pricing (e.g., toll roads or managed lanes) is considered a key tool to build needed transportation infrastructure. This has raised questions about environmental justice (EJ) and how it relates to tolling... 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
Degree Plans & Curricula

Bridging Disciplines Program in the Environment

The Environment BDP gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplinary approaches to environmental processes and contemporary environmental issues. By bringing together courses in natural sciences, socia... 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
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Building Energy Management Systems (C E 397)

Sustainability increasingly drives the decisions of consumers, producers, institutions, and governments. Thus, appropriate decision paradigms and improved analytical techniques are needed. Drawing on a broad array of dis... More
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Built Environment and Public Health (CRP 384)

This course examines the relationship between the built environment and public health issues. Issues include the negative impacts of sprawl, residential segregation, accessibility of public transport, and access to susta... 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 Ethics and Social Responsibility (MKT 382)

This course will cover a variety of topics relevant to business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Although for administrative reasons the course is listed under marketing, it is not a marketing course and shoul... More
Faculty & Staff

Butler, John S.

JOHN SIBLEY BUTLER performs research in organizational behavior and entrepreneurship, specifically immigrant and minority entrepreneurship, and his books include Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black America: A Reco... More
Faculty & Staff

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
Centers & Institutes

Center for Sustainable Development

The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) is unique in its successful integration of diverse interests to develop creative, balanced, achievable solutions to the physical and social challenges facing the planning, con... 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
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Communicating about Science and the Environment (COM 370)

Global Climate Change represents just one topic in one of the “hottest” fields in communication--reporting on science and the environment. Add in Austin and Texas’ intricate environmental challenges--from water sup... More
Research & Initiatives

Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk (ComSHER)

The members of ComSHER are dedicated to the pursuit of high quality mass communication scholarship and high academic and professional standards for mass communication education - particularly as these relate to science c... More
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Communication and Social Change (CMS 340K)

This class examines the complex process of social change by investigating the connection between social change agents and rhetoric. Here we will examine both theories of social change as well as case studies of advocacy ... More
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Communication Development & Social Enterprise (MKT 372)

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Community Development In Health Promotion (SW 395K)

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Research & Initiatives

Concho Community Garden

Growing food for individuals, local food shelters, UT Dining Services; Educating our campus and city communities about growing local, organic food, and realizing its place within the greater context of conventional food ... More
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Corporate Social Responsible International Business (IB 372)

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Faculty & Staff

Crews, Kelley

Landuse Ecology & Management, GIS & Remote Sensing, Environmental Policy Analysis, and Population-Environment Interactions with fourteen years field experience in the Global Tropics 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
Faculty & Staff

Davis, Janet

Dr. Davis' research interests include U.S. cultural and social history; popular culture; social thought; animal studies; women’s and gender history; U.S. social movements; and modern South Asia. Dr. Davis teaches on an... More
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Deep Democracy: Dialogue of Exchange (CRP 381)

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Difficult Dialogues: Framing Sustainability (UGS 302)

The word ‘sustainability’ is a wod that has been over-used – perhaps even depleted of meaning. However, the idea of sustainability can be an emotionally charged trigger, particularly during times of economic and st... More
Research & Initiatives

Digital Landscape Laboratory

The Environmental Information Systems Laboratory (EIS Lab) provides comprehensive resources for learning and research involving Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial analysis, hypermedia authoring... More
Faculty & Staff

Dooling, Sarah

Urban ecology; Urban Vulnerabilities; Ecosystem Services; Spatial Justice; Interdisciplinary Pedagogy More
Faculty & Staff

Duthie, Jennifer

Dynamic Traffic Assignment Uncertainty in long-range forecasts Environmental Justice Non-motorized transportation More
Research & Initiatives

Dynamics of Small-Scale Fisheries in Baja California Sur

Small-scale fisheries engage over 90% of the world’s fishers and produce over half the worlds annual marine fish catch, and are one of the dominant influences on coastal ecosystems. I am co-PI in an interdisciplinary r... More
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Ecological Approach to Child Health (N 396T)

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Economic Development and Social Change (SOC 395D)

This seminar aims to provide a general introduction to the field of economic development and social change. It will cover both macro sociological and micro sociological issues: economic development, the organization of ... More
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Economy/Value/Quality of Life (URB 352; ARC 350R)

In this course, each student is asked to consider the evolution and existence of both 'qualitative' and 'quantitative' worldviews/value systems/reality systems/systems of evaluation and how each create situations where f... More
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Ecosystem Services, Equity and Justice (CRP 383)

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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 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 Health (HED 370K)

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to and overview of the key areas of environmental health. Using the perspectives of the population and community, the course will cover factors associated ... 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 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
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Environmental Policy and Ethics (CRP 383; LAR 382K)

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Environmental Resources and Economic Growth (ECO 330T)

This course presents non-majors with an economic perspective on the social issues that come up in the use of environmental and natural resources. This means we cover topics such as the development of economic prescriptio... More
Research & Initiatives

Environmental Uncertainties and Livelihood Thresholds in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

This research will combine insights from both social and natural sciences to understand how variability and uncertainty in time and space impact human-environment interactions. The project will examine social responses t... More
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Epidemiology in Public Health (N 391F)

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Research & Initiatives

Ethics Unwrapped

Ethics Unwrapped is a unique video series that encourages ethical decision-making and behavior in business and beyond. Using the tools of psychology and related fields, this new area of study explores the organizational ... More
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Farming, Food, and Global Hunger (GRG 356T)

This course focuses on contemporary transformations in global agro-food systems from a social science perspective. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, we will explore recent changes in agricultural production, marke... More
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Feast or Famine? Food Supplies in a Crowded World (GRG 326K )

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Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Administration (MAN 320F)

This upper-division course is designed for non-business majors. The course is structured to provide students with an introduction to management of organizations and organizational behavior. Emphasis is placed on the impo... More
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Foundations of Social Justice (SW 381S )

This course is based on the following assumptions: 1) membership in a population-at-risk group (e.g., people of color, women, gay and lesbian persons) significantly influences an individual’s life experiences, world ... More
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Gender and Migration (GRG 396T; LAS 388; WGS 393)

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Geographical Sciences Track - Environmental Science (BS)

Students in the Geographical Sciences Track within the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree program make their academic home in the Department of Geography and the Environment within the College of Liberal... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Geography and the Environment (MA/PhD)

UT houses the oldest doctoral program in geography in Texas (the second oldest in the Southwest). Graduate students work closely with their supervising professors to develop individualized, original research projects. Mo... More
Faculty & Staff

Gilbert, Dorie

Dr. Dorie J. Gilbert is Associate Professor of Social Work and African & African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching, research and community service center around her focus on evidence-bas... 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 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
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Globalization (SOC S340C )

This course provides an overview of the interrelated processes of economic, political, and cultural globalization. Under the heading of economic globalization, we will focus on multinational corporations, international f... 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
Degree Plans & Curricula

Graduate Portfolio Program: Sustainability

The Graduate Portfolio Program in Sustainability provides Master and Doctoral students with a trans-disciplinary framework to study and research issues related to sustainability. Sustainability is an emerging discourse t... More
Faculty & Staff

Green, Penny

Classical Sociological and Modern Evolutionary Theory, Globalization, Widening Income Inequality More
Faculty & Staff

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
Faculty & Staff

Hayward, Mark

Mark Hayward's primary research interests center on the influence of life course exposures and events on the morbidity and mortality experiences of the older population. Presently, he is involved in several studies focus... 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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Housing, Landscape, and Urbanism (ARC 386M; LAR 388)

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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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Informality: The Global Housing Challenge (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

Approximately 2 billion people of the world's population live in substandard housing; 1 billion of these people reside in urban slums (UN Habitat). In the US alone about 40 million people live below the poverty line (Uo... More
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International Development (PA 388K)

Any foray into international development must have a firm grounding in the major theories, history and strategies of international development. This course is designed to provide this comprehensive foundation. Among the ... 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 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: Developing World (NTR 321)

Nutrition-related issues in the developing world, including nutrient deficiency and disease, concerns in vulnerable populations (pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and old age), and food aid. Nutrition 321 and 360 (Topic 2: ... 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 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
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Introduction to Science Outreach in Elementary Schools (CH207K)

Students develop and present level-appropriate science laboratories to students in local elementary schools. A hands-on, discovery learning approach to science is emphasized. One class hour and four hours of fieldwork a ... More
Faculty & Staff

Irwin, Julie

Judgment and Decision Making, Marketing Communication, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Business Statistics, Consumer Behavior, Dot-com Industry, Environmental Studies, Public Policy 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
Faculty & Staff

Knapp, Gregory

Gregory Knapp's research, books, and teaching focus on culture, environment, and change, especially in Latin America. He has long been interested in resource stewardship as conditioned by institutions, cultural goals, an... 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
Faculty & Staff

Lara, Fernando

Fernando Luiz Lara is a Brazilian architect with degrees from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (BArch, 1993) and the University of Michigan (PhD, 2001). Prof. Lara's interests revolve around Latin American 20th cen... More
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Latin American Planning Studio (CRP 386)

This is the second in a series of planning studios in informal settlements in Latin America. More
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Management Sustainability Practicum (MAN 385)

This practicum is for students who want to work with senior managers from H.E.B., Wal-Mart, Inc. and the U.S. Council for Sustainable Development to develop a complete ?business case? for a series of sustainability proje... More
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Maximum Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio (LAR 696)

he MAXIMUM landscape architecture studio will focus on creating a broad strategy for pocket parks within the city of Austin. The 21st century holds many conditions and demands that shape and change the ways we interact w... More
Faculty & Staff

McCray, Talia

Transportation Policy and Planning, Healthcare Access, Quantitative and GIS methods, Sustainable Transportation. 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

Mueller, Elizabeth

Community development; housing; poverty; urban politics; qualitative methods 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
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
Faculty & Staff

O'Day, Trish

Trish O'Day MSN, RN, CNS-Community Health teaches public health nursing at the UT School of Nursing. Curriculum includes population health, environmental health and global health. Ms. O'Day serves as Co-President of the ... 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
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Philosophy of Science: Decision Theory and Practice (PHL 386)

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Faculty & Staff

Pierce, Suzanne

Groundwater, Interdisciplinary, Water Policy, Water Resource Management. The most challenging problems facing society today are complex, dynamic and ill-structured. Water resource problems are exemplary of these challen... More
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Planning for Mega-regions (CRP 384)

This course will provide the student with a comprehensive international understanding of how mega-regions are defined, developed, and supported by transportation to encourage economic growth and connectivity within and b... More
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Political Ecology (GRG 387G)

An introduction to the history of development theory, economic globalization, studies in the history of science, issues of social justice, and critical studies of environmental history. Three lecture hours a week for one... 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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Population Geography (URB 305; GRG 309)

Population size, distribution, and characteristics are related to a wide variety of geographic, social, economic, political, and environmental issues and problems. With that in mind, this course examines population proce... 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
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Public Health in Global Context (N 390D)

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Public Health Nursing (N 275)

Public health nursing models and the nursing process as they are used to plan for the health of aggregates and communities. Description and analysis of formal and informal community systems and health care delivery syste... More
Research & Initiatives

Quality Growth Toolbox

Under the leadership of Professors Robert Paterson, Rachael Rawlins and Chandra Bhat, with support from partners Envision Central Texas, UT’s Center for Transportation Research and CSD, faculty and students have develo... More
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Religion, Environment, and Society (GRG 356T; REE 345; RS 373)

The ongoing ‘ clash of civilization’ in the modern world derives in part from profound differences in religious systems and traditions, environmental attitudes and societal norms and taboos. Over the course of the se... More
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Right to the City: Social, Spatial and Environmental Justice (CRP 385C)

This is the third in an ongoing series of courses developed in partnership with community-based organizations in Austin. More
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Roots Of Social/Economic Justice (SW 460K )

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Faculty & Staff

Sarkar, Sahotra

Sarkar sees his primary role, in and out of the academy, as one of capacity building. He’s been a pioneer in introducing the mathematical and philosophical tools of decision theory and game theory to the realm of biodi... More
Faculty & Staff

Scanlon, Bridget

Bridget Scanlon's research interests include water and sustainability; evaluation of the impact of climate variability and land use change on groundwater resources; the application of numerical models for simulating vari... 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
Faculty & Staff

Sletto, Bjorn

Geographic Information Systems, Latin American planning and development, participatory planning, environmental and social justice, social theory. More
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Social & Ethical Responsibility of Business (BGS 381L)

Examines ethical aspects of the managerial decision-making process and the application of fundamental ethical principles to business, legal, and social problems. Includes ethical implications of financial markets, race a... More
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Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Business (LEB 380 1)

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Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business (BGS 325 )

Course objectives include: Identify ethical issues that arise in everyday business and social situations; Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical principle; Apply ethical reasoning and critical analysis to real-... More
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Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business (BGS 325)

Examines ethical aspects of the decision-making processes of managers and employees. Also explores responsibility of firms to society and other constituencies. More
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Social Change in Developing Nations (SOC 324K)

Overview of changing social structure in the Third World. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. More
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Society, Nature, and Technology (ARC 386M)

Architects have tended to tell the history of their discipline as either the succession of styles or as the succession of theories. In both these views of architectural history, technological choices are understood to be... More
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Society, Technology, and the Environment (UGS 302)

This seminar will focus on the economic and environmental impact of technology and what it means to be a producer, a consumer, and a citizen. More
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Sociocultural Influences on Health (N 382)

Factors associated with disparities in health status and health care among different social and cultural groups. 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
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
Degree Plans & Curricula

Sustainability Track - Geography and the Environment (BA)

The Environmental Resource Management track, within the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Geography, allows students to develop technical skills in the discipline of geography. The goal is to produce graduates with a fe... More
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Sustainable Development (GRG 342C; GRG396T)

Historical and contemporary analysis of international development with a focus on the prospects for environmental sustainability. Asian Studies 342C and Geography 342C may not both be counted. 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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Sustaining a Planet (UGS 303; GEO 302P)

Overview of the three main pillars of sustainability: economy, societal equity, and environment. Examines sustainability and the environment from the perspective of multiple disciplines. Three lecture hours and one and ... 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
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The City and Urbanization (SOC 346)

346. The City and Urbanization. Same as Urban Studies 354 (Topic 6: The City and Urbanization). Examination of urbanization from a cross-national perspective: discrimination and racial inequality in urban labor markets. ... 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
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The Human Overpopulation Crisis (FS 301)

Why are humans in such a state of total denial about what we are doing to this planet? People are becoming aware of some of the many consequences of overpopulation, but most still refuse to recognize the underlying cause... More
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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 Role of Demography and Markets in Determining Deforestation Rates Near Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

The highland forests of Madagascar are home to some of the world's most unique and diverse flora and fauna and to some of its poorest people. This juxtaposition of poverty and biodiversity is continually reinforced by ra... More
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Theatre For Social Change (SW 360K)

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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, Rebecca

Rebecca Torres has worked in diverse topics related to rural development and reduction of poverty in Latin America and in the Southern United States. Her research includes migration, agricultural change, and touristic de... More
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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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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, 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
Faculty & Staff

Tretter, Eliot M

Eliot Tretter does research on urban development. He has been researching the role of the environmental movement in shaping Austin's urban politics. More
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Twentieth-Century U.S. Social Movements (AMS 390; HIS 385)

This graduate seminar explores how people collectively have rallied for social change in the United States in the decades following World War II. Analyzing the concept of “social movement” from a historical perspecti... More
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Urban Ecological Infrastructure (CRP 383; LAR 385)

This course aims to: expose you to the concepts of and issues related to green infrastructure, drawing from literature in planning, ecological sciences, design evaluation, ecological restoration and novel landscapes, fin... More
Research & Initiatives

Using the CMAP Travel Tracker to Capture the Activity Patterns of a Youthful Disadvantaged Population

Transportation directly affects the quality of life. With few exceptions, most people do not travel for the sake of traveling; they travel with a purpose in mind. That purpose is to meet specific needs and wants, which e... More
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Vertical Studio: Middle Class Sustainability? Sea Ranch (ARC 393)

By “middle class sustainability” I mean a set of living habits that are consistent with both contemporary middle class social values and the environmental conditions and forces found in the place where those habi... More
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Vertical Studio: PARA_SITES (ARC 393)

The redevelopment and re-vitalization of the downtowns of our cities play an important role in the promotion of more sustainable living habits. In an effort to increase urban density, infill construction, additions, and ... 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
Courses

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
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

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
Faculty & Staff

Young, Kenneth

Biogeography; Landscape Ecology; Climate Change; Sustainability; Linking biogeography and conservation at local to landscape to global scales, with emphasis in developing countries, tropical ecosystems, Latin America, bi... More