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Spring 2017
6300 Foundations: Understanding the Natural Resource Curse - KLIEMAN/MITRO/TIMSAR/GOLDEN- 24685

Professor(s): Dr. Kairn Klieman (PROFESSOR - OTHER)
Thomas  Mitro (PROFESSOR - OTHER)
Rebecca  Golden Timsar (INACTIVE)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 
Non-Law Courses

Time: CANCELLED    Location:  

Course Outline: Winter 2016/2017 mini-session:
1. GEDS 6300: Foundations: Understanding the “Natural Resource Curse” Theory and Practice - 3 credits.

In this course students will gain a foundational knowledge of how the global oil industry operates today, how it has operated in the past, and how and why some nations have been able to benefit from their petroleum industries while other have suffered negative effects. We will delve into the scholarly literature dealing with what has come to be called the “Natural Resource Curse” or the “Oil Curse.”

Academic and on-the-job (applied) approaches to oil curse challenges will be introduced by scholars, current-day oil industry experts, and civil society representatives that have grappled with aspects of the “Oil Curse.” By requiring students to read beyond their own fields of expertise, the GEDS Foundations course will develop advanced analytical and problem-solving skills that will prove invaluable on the job.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:   This course will be taught during mini- session of the Spring semester. The Course number is GEDS 6300.

Class meets on in January:
1/ 3: 5:30 PM -8:30 PM
1/ 6: 8:00 AM -5:00PM
1/ 7: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
1/ 10: 5:30 PM -8:30 PM
1/13: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Class requires additional 16 hours of online learning.
Interested students must contact Mr. Derrick Gabriel at 713-743-2189 or at for registration information.


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This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course: No