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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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