The graduate specializations in environmental conflicts are intended to provide you with an understanding of the participatory processes, decision-making constraints, and tools to address environmental disputes. This specialization provides further context on water-related disputes.
- You must complete at least 16 credits from the approved list of courses
- You must take a minimum of eight credits from the Water subject-matter expertise area.
- You must be accepted to and enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Oregon.
- Specialization Application and Declaration of Specialization forms must be submitted before the start of the final term. Specialization Applications and/or Declaration of Specialization forms submitted during the final term will not be accepted.
- All courses which are being applied to the specialization must be completed with grades of B or better, or Pass.
Note: CRES students cannot apply CRES core courses toward the Environnmental Conflict: Climate Change Specialization. In this context, core courses include:
Negotiation, Bargaining and Persuasion
Psychology of Conflict
You are strongly encouraged to select courses that offer a breadth or depth in abstract and contextualized theory, knowledge, skills, and perspectives appropriate for advancing the students’ academic and career goals. You should consult with your faculty advisor on appropriate courses.
- Review the specialization requirements.
- Complete the Specialization Application in OrgSync.
- You will need to upload a Graduate Specialization Declaration
- You will need to provide the name and email of your Department Head.
- Once approved by your Department Head and a CRES Faculty Co-director, the CRES Program Manager will review your application.
- The CRES Program Manager will contact you via your UO email (through OrgSync) to notify you of the specialization admittance decision of the CRES Program.
Specialization applications must be submitted via OrgSync to the CRES Office no later than the Friday prior to the term which you would like to declare the specialization. Forms submitted after that date, will automatically be considered for the next academic term.
Contact Law School Registrar Elaine Seyman (email@example.com) if:
- You are a JD or LL.M. student who is planning to enroll in term-based courses OR
- You are a term-based student who is planning to enroll in semester-based courses (any LAW courses listed below)
Decision-Making Processes and Tools Courses
ARCH 531: Community Design
ENVS 555: Sustainability
PPPM 525: Project Management
CRES 614: Negotiation, Bargaining & Persuasion
LAW 610: Environmental Litigation
PPPM 528: Strategic Planning Management
CRES 620: Facilitation
LAW 664: Administrative Law
PPPM 548: Collaborative Planning and Management
CRES 625: Psychology of Conflict
LAW 678: Indian Law
PPPM 552: Public Participation in Diverse Communities
CRES 660: Environmental Conflict Resolution
LAW 793: Environmental Law
PPPM 565: Program Evaluation
ENVS 535: Environmental Justice
LAW 794: Natural Resources Law
PS 577: International Environmental Politics
Water Expertise Courses
(you must select at least 8 credits from this subject matter expertise section)
ARCH 507: Sustainable Urbanism
GEOG 565: Environment and Development
LA 559: Water, Sanitation and Health
ENVS 565: Wetland Ecology and Management
GEOG 566: Gender and Environment
LAW 610: Climate Law & Policy
ENVS 567: Sustainable Agriculture
GEOG 567: International Water Policy
LAW 669: Water Resources Law
GEOG 525: Hydrology and Water Resources
GEOG 568: Contemporary Food Systems
LAW 679: Ocean and Coastal Law
GEOG 542: Urban Geography
LA 510: Sustainable Design Principles and Practices
PPPM 507: Hazard Mitigation
GEOG 545: Culture, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
LA 510: Urban Sustainability
PPPM 508: Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 548: Tourism and Development
LA 540: Intro Land Planning Analysis
PPPM 543: Natural Resource Policy Practices
GEOG 561: Environmental Alteration
LA 541: Principles of Applied Ecology
GEOG 563: Geography, Law and the Environment
LA 559: Stormwater Management
Steps to Update an Approved Course of Study:
If you have already been accepted into the Specialization, would like to change your proposed course of study:
- You should submit a new Specialization application through OrgSync.
- You’ll need to provide the name and email for your Department Head.
Pro Tem Instructor and Director of the Institute for Water & Watersheds at Oregon State University
Professor Todd Jarvis brings vast practical environmental conflict resolution knowledge to the CRES program at U. of Oregon. Todd is a consulting groundwater hydrologist with over 30 years of experience working for global water/wastewater engineering and groundwater engineering firms. He also worked as an expert witness and provided litigation support on groundwater rights and water well construction in the western US before becoming enlightened as a licensed and insured mediator in the US. Professor Jarvis teaches CRES 660: Environmental Conflict Resolution.
With professional licenses as a Certified Engineering Geologist, Certified Water Right Examiner, and Certified Mediator, Todd’s interests include transboundary aquifers, groundwater and water well conflict resolution. He is a consultant to UNESCO-IHE in Delft where he teaches Environmental Conflict Resolution. He served on the Oregon State Board of Geologists Examiners through an appointment by former Governor Kitzhaber. Todd received his training as a geologist and hydrogeologist from the University of Wyoming and his PhD in Resource Geography from Oregon State University.