We are requiring that all students advising by an ENVS faculty member complete an Undergraduate Advising Form. Students advised by CNR Student Services do not have to complete this form. The form is designed to help improve student advising and help identify issues that may cause delays in your graduation.
What you need to do:
- It is your responsibility to review your degree study plan and review the curriculum requirements in the University Catalog.
- Using the ENVS Undergraduate Advising Form, enter the courses you plan to take in the next semester.
- Schedule an appointment with your advisor.
- Meet with your advisor and discuss your study plan and other items of interest, including career planning. Be sure to have completed the advising form before your meeting with your advisor.
- At the end of your meeting with your advisor, sign the form, and have your advisor sign the form.
- Complete the short advising survey on the back of the Undergraduate Advising Form.
- Return this to the ENVS office (CNR 15).
Double Majoring? Double Check Schedules
Although we work hard to ensure that our course scheduling is streamlined to help those students who are double majoring, be sure to double-check that your course schedules (including labs!) and make sure that there are no time conflicts. If you have a scheduling issue, make sure you discuss it with your advisor or see us in the ENVS office.
Important Changes and Notes
There are some changes to courses that you might want to be aware of as you plan for your next semester:
- ENVS 400: Seminar now listed as ENVS 300: Seminar
- ENVS 201: Careers in the Environmental Sciences (Pre-req ENVS 101, 102)
- Introduction to the wide range of interdisciplinary professions and fields of study in the environmental sciences. Includes field trips. This course is designed for ENVS majors (both traditional and transfer students) and intended to be taken during the first year at UI.
- ENVS 420/520: Intro to Bioregional Planning
- This class introduces students to bioregional planning concepts and shows the difference between “traditional’ planning and bioregional planning, and explores the relevance of “traditional” planning and bioregional planning for communities in the American West.
- ENVS 423/523: Bioregional Planning
- This course discusses the concept of sustainable development and its promises and pitfalls as a leading concept for the planning and design of communities. The course provides an overview of the different interpretations of sustainability and discusses the usefulness of these interpretations for planning in the context of the communities in which we live. Additional work required for graduate credit
- ENVS 430/530: Planning Theory and Process
- Seminar provides a historical and theoretical basis to address the application of knowledge to public and political decisions and the ethics of professional practice within public and non-governmental settings. Readings, discussions, and essays focus on underlying traditions and assumptions, cultural contexts, social justice and “planner” roles.