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Transcript of Restricted Electives!
Finding the Information
All the information you need to complete your Restricted Electives (RE) can be found on the ASI website!
Download the PDF and print it out!
What are they?
Your restricted electives give you a chance to...
Note: A suggested course list has been compiled as well to provide you with ideas for possible restricted electives.
Your electives are not limited to this list.
Once you have the form, start looking through courses and select a list of tentative courses to propose to your faculty adviser.
Restricted Electives Policy
Students need 20 units of
courses in order to complete the RE requirement for the major.
Before you meet with your adviser,
write an explanation (on the form) about why you chose those courses and how they are relevant to your specific interests.
The courses that you choose must be approved by your track adviser
by the end of your 2nd year,
or, for upper division transfer students,
your first quarter in the major.
Your Business in
Once your track adviser approves and initials the list of classes you have created, bring your form to Galyna Erdman in Hart 1303 to be put on file.
If any changes to your plan are necessary, pick up a copy of your form from Galyna to review with your adviser. All modified forms must be returned and kept on file in Hart 1303.
Completing the Process
Once you have completed all of your restricted elective courses, schedule an appointment with your adviser to sign off on final RE selections and approve any modifications!
You've just completed your
Next, meet with your track adviser to review your tentative list and written explanation and receive approval.
Office: 3226 Plant and Environmental
Track 1: William Horwath
Office: 2429 Hart Hall
Track 2: Ryan Galt
Office: 143 Robbins Hall
Track 3: Tom Tomich
Identify and Fill in Knowledge Gaps
Draw connections between
courses and fields of study
...in ways that are personally compelling and relevant to the field of sustainable agriculture and food systems.
Final approved forms will need to be turned into Galyna Erdman in Hart 1303.
As a systems thinker, you'll probably find that many classes leave you wondering about what
For example, are you primarily interested in the science of climate change and agriculture, but wondering about the legal, political or economic implications of the theories and models you're being taught?
Look for classes that can help you see the bigger picture
(Check out ESP, ECN, ARE or POL courses for ideas)
Did you take a course and hear the professor say "this will be covered to a greater extent in several of the upper division PLS classes"?
Your restricted electives are a great place to find out what that professor means and deepen your knowledge and skill base in the process!
Did you gain exposure to ideas in your CRD classes that have you curious about issues in gender studies? Maybe that's prompted you to think about the connections between agricultural labor and women's rights.
You can take upper division courses in ARE, Women's Studies, Sociology and CRD to further explore these and other connections in the food system.
Explore subjects in greater depth
*these are just suggestions -- get creative!