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Undergraduate Advising Office

Janet Davis, Associate Professor, UndergraduateFaculty Advisor, Honors Advisor

American Studies Undergraduate Advising is:

  • the place to go to explore American Studies as a major
  • for degree-planning for current majors
  • to get more information about AMS Departmental Honors
  • to discuss post-graduation plans
  • a place to get support during your undergraduate journey
  • as well as to find out about American Studies courses and faculty

Undergraduate Advisor: 

Advisor: Thomas Fawcett
Location: Parlin 114
Hours: 9am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, closed noon to 1
Phone: 512-471-5736 for appointments, 512-471-7286 for my direct line

Advising Audits

One of the best tools for advising is an advising audit. This is a computer-generated list of all your classes, as they apply to your degree plan. They are available anytime with a 24 hour advance notice.

You may also create and view your audits online using IDA, the Interactive Degree Audit. This option is available at all UT computers which have utACCESS, and you may also access IDA via ROSE.

Advising Bars

As an American Studies major, you will have an advising bar placed on your record when either of the following conditions exist:
  • You are new to the major
  • You are on scholastic probation or have more than one major (the other major may place the bar)
Advising bars are not disciplinary measures! They are simply a tool we use to ensure students who can best benefit from advising actually take the time to come into our office. Advising bars are placed on your record just before registration. To get an advising bar removed, you must come in person for advising in our office (we will not remove a bar over the phone).
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