Glossary:

Course Search Terms:

Keyword(s): This will search the title and description of all UBC courses.
Subject Area: This will search through the subject codes of all UBC courses.
Course Number: This will allow you to specify a full or partial course number to search for.
Credits: This will allow you to specify the number of course credits to search for.
Activity Type: This will allow you to select the type of course to search for. (e.g. Lecture, Tutorial, etc.)
Term: This will allow you to search for a course within a specific term of a session.
Interval: This will allow you to specify a timeframe within a term for courses of alternate duration.
Status: The status of a course refers to whether the course has seats available or whether it is full. You can use the status box to filter down your search in the section search area by selecting "has seats available" in the drop down.

Please note, if a class has seats available, it does not necessarily mean that you can register for it. There may be course or seat restrictions that you do not meet.
Location: This will allow you to specify the physical location of a section to search for.
Available Times: This allows you to search for courses that meets between two specific times of the day.
Available Days: This allows you to search for courses that meet on specific days of the week.
Credit/D/Fail: This allows you to search for courses that are eligible for Credit/D/Fail.
Distance Education: This allows you to search for distance education courses only.

Instructor Search Terms:

Instructor Name: This will search the instructor name
Subject Area: This will search for subjects an instructor teaches.

General Terms:

Download your schedule You may download your timetable in a format (iCalendar) which is understood by most calendar software (ie: Outlook, iCal, Mozilla Sunbird, Chandler, etc.). For most calendar software, it is best to save the file to disk, then import the file using the software's import iCalendar / vCalendar function.
Corequisites A corequisite is a course that the student must take prior to or concurrently with the selected course. Course descriptions show corequisites where applicable.
Course You can find descriptions for all courses currently approved by UBC's Senate on our website. Not all courses listed are offered each year.
Credit The credit value of a course, where given, is shown in parentheses following the course number. In general, one credit represents one hour of instruction or two to three hours of laboratory work per week throughout one term of a Winter Session (September to December or January to May). A credit is approximately one semester hour.
Department Each Faculty/ School is usually made up of several departments. For instance, within the Faculty of Science there is the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Biology and the Department of Physics to name a few. In the online course schedule, Department and Subject are used interchangeably.
Prerequisite A prerequisite is a course that the student must have completed prior to registering for the selected course. Course descriptions show prerequisites where applicable.
Section Each course will have one or more sections. A section is the particular class you register in. Characteristics of a section include the time, place and term when it is taught and the professor that teaches it. Each section has enrolment limits, so some sections might be full, while others might be available.

Sections are identified by the numbers that follow the course number. For example, Eng 110, 001 refers to English 110, section number 001. Evening sections are usually given a 900 level section number. Labs and tutorials are usually given section numbers that start with LA and T respectively.
Status (column) The first column displayed when showing scheduling information for courses is the status column. The following codes can be found under the status column:

Status Codes:
  • Blocked - must see department to register. Students typically require a special skill or proficiency in order to register in this course or sections. e.g. audition, interview, portfolio, language proficiency, etc.
  • Unreleased - the section is not open for registration at this time, but may be opened depending on enrollment demand and/or instructor availability.
  • Cancelled - the section is no longer offered
  • Restricted - only restricted seats exist or remain available. Such restrictions could include year, faculty, program or grade. In some case a portion of the seats are reserved so that students who require this course to complete their program can register. In other cases, an entire course is restricted because students can only take it if they are in a specific program.
  • STT -the only seats remaining are available through registration in a Standard Timetable.
  • N/A - the database is not available at this time therefore seat information is not available. This typically occurs between the hours of 11:00 pm and 4:00 am Pacific time.
  • Temporarily unavailable - the section is temporarily unavailable for registration at this time.
Term The Winter Session is divided into two terms: Term 1, generally from early September to late December (although some studies begin in August), and Term 2, generally from early January to the end of April (although some studies continue well into the month of May). Term 1 of Summer Session begins in early May and continues through July. Term 2 of Summer Session begins in early July and ends in late August.
Session There are two sessions. Winter Session runs September through April. Summer Session runs May through August.
Waiting List Some courses have wait list sections, which you can register in, if all regular sections are full. Students registered in a wait list section should check their registration regularly as some faculties may move students into a regular section as space becomes available without specifically notifying the student. Registration in a waitlist section does not guarantee a space in a regular section of the course.
Year Level Each course offered will be at a certain year level. First year courses are identified by being at the 100 level (e.g. Econ 101). Second year courses are identified by being at the 200 level (e.g. Econ 207) and so on. Courses at the 500 level or above are Graduate (studies) courses.

Navigation Bar Items:

Program: This is a summary of your degree as it stands in the selected session. Here you can view and/or switch your programs (if you have multiple eligibilities), view and change your selected specializations.
Browse
Standard Timetables: This will list all of the Standard Timetables offered at UBC. Click on a degree code to drill down into the specialization and/or year level that you are interested in. Once you have chosen the desired specialization and/or year level, you can drag your mouse over the timetable link to preview the days and times involved. You can then drill down into each Standard Timetable to view the sections included as well as a detailed timetable.
Courses This will list all of the subjects offered at UBC. Click on a subject code to drill down into the courses offered. You can then drill down into the offered sections of that course. Drag your mouse over each section to see how it would fit into your timetable (log in required). Drill down further to see details such as start and end dates, meeting times, location, instructor and seat summary.
Specializations: This will list of all of the programs with available specializations for the chosen selected session. Click on the degree code to drill down into the subjects offered within the degree. You can then drill down into the specializations offered in that subject. If available, you can add your specialization from this page (log in required).
Search
Courses: This is where you can search for courses based on a number of criteria including day and time offered, subject area and keywords in the course description. The results will display at the bottom of the page.
Instructor: This is where you can search for instructors and the courses that they teach. The results will display at the bottom of the page.
Registration
Add/Drop Courses: This is where you can view and change your currently registered courses.
Registered Courses: This is where you can view your currently registered courses.
Timetable: This service allows you to view the sections that you are registered in (bold font) as well as the courses that you have saved to your selected worklist (regular font) in timetable format. Course conflicts will show an exclamation sign CONFLICT
Booklist: This service allows you to view a list of books required for courses

Other Navigation Elements

Bread Crumb The bread crumb menu shows you what information is currently displayed on the screen and lets you link to other information.

To return to the course level (e.g. ENGL 110), click on ENGL 100. To return to the department level (e.g. ENGL), click on ENGL.

Filter

The filter allows you to easily sort the lists that are presented to you. Click on the letter or number in the filter row to show all items that start with that letter or number.

Sessions At UBC, the calendar year is composed of two sessions: the winter session and the summer session. The winter session runs from September until April and the summer session runs from May until August. Each session includes 2 terms.

Clicking on a session will display a list of all the subjects being offered for that session.

Campus There are two campuses. Vancouver and Okanagan.
Worklist This service allows you to keep working lists of courses and/or sections. When you see a course or section that you like, simply click on the 'Save to Worklist' icon. This will store the course in the selected (shaded) worklist in the menu on the left hand side.

You can create multiple worklists by entering names into the field below and clicking 'Create New Worklist'. Your worklists will appear below myWorklists in the menu onn the left hand side. Once a worklist is selected, you can add subjects, courses, sections and Standard Timetables to it.

Buttons:

Fewer Details The "Fewer details" button at the all subjects and course search levels displays the course title and code. At the section level, "Fewer details" displays the key information for a section. This includes the status, section name and number, activity type, term, days, time, duration and comments.
More Details The "More details" button at the departmental and course level displays not only the title and code, but also a short description, the amount of credits and a link to the online course/syllabus outline if it is available. At the section level "more details" expands to include the following information: room, instructor, comments, current enrollment and specific number of seats still available in each category (general, restricted, STT and total).
Outline/Syllabus Clicking on this button allows you to view the online syllabus for a selected course. Depending on the course, the syllabus can contain such things as objectives for the class, a grading breakdown and a weekly summary of materials covered in the course.
Register Section This button can be used to register yourself in the selected course.
Register STT This button can be used to register yourself in the selected Standard Timetable.
Save to Worklist Whenever you find information that you want to save for future reference, you can add it to your worklist by clicking on this icon.

Table Headings:

Subject Code Refers to the subject code of a course. To sort this column alphabetically, simply click on the column heading.
Subject Title Refers to the subject area of a course. To sort this column alphabetically, simply click on the column heading.
Faculty / School Subject Codes are associated with a Faculty, School or College. To sort this column alphabetically, simply click on the column heading.
Course Refers to the subject code and number of a course. To sort this column alphabetically, simply click on the column heading.
Title Refers to the title of the course. To sort this column alphabetically, simply click on the word. This will select the icon by shading in the background, and sorts the information in the column.