Using the interactive class search

Step 1: Select a term (semester & year) from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Select one or more of the search criteria described below.

Subject: Use the subject search to view all courses offered by a department/discipline.

Tip: With the menu open, type the first letter of the subject to jump down. For example, type "M" to jump to "Mathematics".

Course Keyword: Use this search to find courses with a keyword in the title or description.

Tip: To view courses offered by different departments, leave the subject drop-down blank.

Course Number: Use this search to along with a subject to quickly view the scheduled offerings for a particular class.

class search window


Open the Additional Search Criteria and select from the course attribute drop down menu to find courses that:

  • meet an all university (course type) or general education requirement;
  • are offered online or have a service learning component
  • have zero-cost materials
  • provide supplemental instruction for another course
  • meet sustainability guidelines


course attribute drop down menu: Course type, General Education, Internship, Online Course, Service Learning, Supplemental Instruction, Sustainability, Zero Cost Course Materials


Search within Course Type to find classes that meet all university requirements, such as American Institutions or Diversity & Common Ground (DCG).

course type drop  down menu

You may further refine your search by selecting options such as course days & times, class unit values, and instructor name. These search criteria are especially helpful if you need courses on limited days of the week, just want an extra 1 unit class, or want to find a course taught by a favorite professor.

Reading the class schedule

Class: Each section of a course has a unique five-digit class number that is used to enroll in the course. If a course is listed without class number, contact the instructor or department to obtain a permission number and a class number to enroll.

Section: Some courses that have a combination of components (e.g. lecture, lab, activity, etc.) that must be taken together.  These associated components are listed together under the course heading. If a course has two lecture sections (10-LEC and 20-LEC) and several lab sections (11-LAB, 12-LAB, 21-LAB, 22-LAB), you would typically register a lecture and a lab with the same beginning number (for example: 10-LEC and 11-LAB).

Room: Building abbreviation and room number, online courses and course that meet off-campus will be noted in this column.

Meeting Dates: Full and partial term courses (10-week, 7-week, 5-week and weekend workshop format) are noted with beginning and ending dates.

Partial Term Courses

To allow for flexibility in scheduling, departments may offer courses at various times during the semester on a 10-week, 7-week, 5-week and weekend workshop format. For purposes of adding and dropping, courses must be ADDED and/or DROPPED by the deadlines listed in the calendar of activities & deadlines.

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