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Graduate and Undergraduate Transportation Courses


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Transportation Spring 2013

Courses offered in Spring 2013 Semester by TRC Faculty and Associated Faculty, as well as courses eligible as electives in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Transportation Systems.


TRC Core Certificate Courses

TRC 395/NR 377 – Land Use Planning and Economics

This is a graduate seminar covering land markets and regulation, with particular emphasis on the process of suburbanization and growth management strategies for controlling sprawl.

Time: W 4:05-7:05

Instructor: Austin Troy


Civil and Environmental Engineering

CE241 – Traffic Operations and Design

Advanced concepts of traffic engineering and capacity analysis; highway and intersection capacity; traffic analysis and simulation software; design and application of controls. Prerequisite: CE 133.

Time: TTH 2:30-3:45p

Instructor: School of Engineering Staff


Complex Systems

CSYS 300- Principles of Complex Systems

Introduction to fundamental concepts of complex systems. Topics include: emergence, scaling phenomena and mechanisms, multi-scale systems, failure, robustness, collective social phenomena, complex networks. Students from all disciplines welcomed. Pre/co-requisites: Calculus and statistics required. Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Computer programming recommended but not required. Cross-listing: MATH 300.

Time: TTH 11:30-12:45

Instructor: Peter Dodds


Natural Resources

NR 205 - Ecosystems Management: Integrating Science, Society & Politics

Integration of natural and social science into ecosystem management and policy. Consideration of ecosystem integrity, ecosystem degradation, human needs and values, and the application of management principles within a holistic context.

Time: TTH 8:30-9:45a

Instructor: Derk Bergquist


NR 206 - Environmental Problem Solving & Impact Assessment

Group dynamics, impact assessment, risk assessment, and decision making. Emphasis on the process of solving complex environmental problems, interdisciplinary team work, and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Time: TTH 11:30-12:45 (Lab at additional time).

Instructor: Matt Kolan


NR 285 – Biomass to Biofuels (ENSC 285, TRC 295)

This course will provide hands on experience in liquid (seed-based biodiesel; bioethanol; algae-biofuel); solid (wood & grass energy), and biogas (the farm-based energy) biofuels. Participants will have hands- on technical exposure to science & technology topics addressing the environmental, economic, social issues current in the field with UVM faculty and experts from the field. Field experience includes tours to Farms/Biofuel facilities & related projects; service learning projects, Biofuels equipment demonstrations.

Time: Fridays 1-4:30p, with some Saturday Field Trips.

Lead Instructor: Anju Dahiya

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Historic Preservation

HP 304 - Contemporary Preservation Planning & Policy

This introduction to the professional practice of preservation planning traces the evolution of the historic preservation movement and examines contemporary preservation policy-making issues.

Time: T 1-3:45p

Instructor: Tom Visser


Parks Recreation and Tourism

PRT 240 - Park and Wilderness Management

History, philosophy, and management of wilderness, national parks, and related areas.

Time: MWF 1:55-2:45p

Instructor: Robert Manning


Public Administration

PA 317 - Systems Analysis & Strategic Management

Students will be introduced to systems thinking and network dynamics with a particular focus on managing across organizational and sectoral boundaries, including public-private partnerships, intergovernmental arrangements, and strategic alliances. Tools to undertake strategic analysis and planning will be explored.

Time: M 4:05-7:05p

Instructor: Chris Koliba