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    EIA course necessary?

    I'm in my 4th year of a B.A w/Geography major. EIA isn't mandatory, but will it give me a better foundation for when I go to Planning school? From what other students tell me, EIA is a challenging course, information dense, and "you'll probably get a B". Or I can take the easy way out and take a bird course

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    Quote Originally posted by angela89 View post
    I'm in my 4th year of a B.A w/Geography major. EIA isn't mandatory, but will it give me a better foundation for when I go to Planning school? From what other students tell me, EIA is a challenging course, information dense, and "you'll probably get a B". Or I can take the easy way out and take a bird course
    If you are starving for long enough from looking for planning work, you'll start to think about whether you should take an "environmental" "planning" job in AB or maybe down here in an oil patch state. EIA will get you to that point where your application won't end up in the recycle bin.
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    If you want to be a planner why would you not want to take class relevant to planning because it's "challenging" and take a completely unrelated "bird" course?

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    Quote Originally posted by angela89 View post
    . EIA isn't mandatory, but will it give me a better foundation for when I go to Planning school? From what other students tell me, EIA is a challenging course, information dense, and "you'll probably get a B". Or I can take the easy way out and take a bird course
    Answer to your question - Yes, it might change/improve your perspective on issues.
    I took an EIS class - one of the better classes I ever took. It was taught by an Adjunct Prof who had 20+ yrs experience on EIS teams. Grading was based on both individual and team efforts/projects. We did not have to write a fully researched/documented EIS but more on the process, elements, and types of disciplines involved.
    Must have been memorable because I took it over 21 yrs ago.
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