How to use the Course Catalog

You can view and search the course catalog to find courses and, when a registration period is open, course sections for the term.  

Start by clicking on the Course Catalog after you log into Self Service.

Course Catalog button

You will start on the Advanced Search page. 

Advanced Search page for Course Catalog

You have two options for viewing results:

Section Listing View

Select the Term from the drop down box:

Advanced Search page for Course Catalog showing the Term dropdown box options

Click the Search button.

The default result view is Section Listing. A table listing each section available will be displayed sorted by the Section Name column.

Table showing sections available

In this view, you can sort on any of the columns.  Key columns will be:

  • Status - This column designates if a course is open, closed, or wait listed. To find all the wait listed sections, click on the Status header twice to have it display in reverse order.
  • Course Type - Search for courses that satisfy particular General Education course requirements.

Click on the Section Name in order to take action on a specific section.

Course Listing View

If you want to look at course information, such as the description, use the Course Listing results view.  Return back to the Advanced Search page, select the radio button next to Course Listing, select the Term and click Sear ch.

Advanced Search for Course Catalog with Catalog Listing selected

With the Course Listing results view selected, you will now see each course listed on the right with the course description.

Course LIsting view of courses for a term

To see specific information about sections available for a particular course, click the View Available Sections for XXX-NNN in the grey bar below the description.  

Course Listing view of catalog with sections available expanded

Clicking on the section listed will let you take action on that section.

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