Course Search Terms:
Instructor Search Terms:
|Instructor Name:||This will search the instructor name|
|Subject Area:||This will search for subjects an instructor teaches.|
|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:
|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.|
|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.|
|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).|
|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.|
|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.
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.
|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.|
|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.|