Class Search Tips

Tips for Class Search

Having problems with Class Search?  Please see our FAQ page for troubleshooting tips.

After selecting a term, you can use the filters on the left, or enter keywords in the search box at the top, or you can use the filters in combination with keywords to find the classes you want. 

The fields searched by keyword are:

  • Subject and catalog number (e.g., MATH121 or MATH 121)
  • Course title, course description and topic
  • Instructor last name
  • Class number
  • Campus and location

To search other fields, use the filters on the left.

Filters

You can narrow your results by using the filters on the left.  The available filters are:

  • Class Status (Show Open Classes Only, Include Wait Listed Classes)
  • Subjects
  • Days
  • Times
  • Instructors
  • Degree Requirements (undergraduate degree requirements only, e.g., SAGES Capstone or Global and Cultural Diversity)
  • School (e.g., College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Career (e.g., Undergraduate)
  • Catalog Number
  • Units
  • Component (e.g., Lecture)
  • Instruction Mode (e.g., In Person, Traditional)
  • Course Attribute (e.g., Semester Spotlight or Available for Senior Audit)
  • Session
  • Building
  • Campus 
  • Location

Undergraduates: if you want to find all courses that meet particular degree requirements such as SAGES Capstone courses or courses that may meet the Quantitative Reasoning requirement, use the Degree Requirements filter.

Click the filter title to expand the filter options or click Additional Search Filters to see more filters.  Select the desired filter options and/or enter keywords and click Search, or click the magnifying glass to the right of the keyword search box.  Results will appear below the keyword search box.  After performing a search, you may wish to further narrow the results before selecting a class.  Most filters will now show only values that are contained in your search results.  For example, if you initially searched for all classes in the subject MATH, you will now see only instructors teaching a MATH class (or a class which is cross-listed with MATH) in the Instructors filter.  You may add one or more filter values, then click Filter Results.  If you want to start over, click the New Search button.

To view more class details, click on one of the results.  When you select a class, you will see:

  • Class status (open, closed, wait listed)
  • Section number and class number
  • Session in which the class is offered
  • Meeting days, times, and dates
  • Meeting location
  • Instructor
  • Course description
  • Additional course details

If you select a class which requires more than one component type, e.g., a lecture and a lab, you will see a grid for each component type.  If you are enrolling for classes, you will need to select one section from each component type by clicking the radio button to the left of the section into which you wish to enroll.  You can limit the results in the grid to open sections only by sliding the "Show Open Classes Only" slider.   

To view class availability, select the Availability tab. 

  • Class status
  • Current enrollment total and enrollment capacity
  • Combined section enrollment and capacity if this class is cross-listed
  • Wait list places available if the class allows wait listing

To view when this class has been offered in the past, select the Previously Offered tab.  You will see:

  • Term(s) course was previously offered
  • Link to course evaluations for that term

Note: if this is the first term the course is being offered, there will be no results displayed.