Course Catalog
Catalog Term

All Catalog searches begin with a selection of a Term. Select the term in which you plan to enrol in courses.

All courses approved by the university Senate are included in each Catalog term. Course changes approved by Senate are normally effective for Fall term, so the Catalogs for Fall, Winter, and Summer terms for an academic year will normally include the same set of courses. Course descriptions in the Catalog, however, include links to the Class Schedule of the term being viewed. As not all courses are taught in each term, the term you choose for Catalog should be based on the term in which you wish to view the Class Schedule. While viewing the course information, if you want to search for classes taught in another term, you will need to return to the Course Catalog or Class Schedule main page and initiate a search in the other term.

Courses that span over two terms (for example, 6 credit hour courses) are split into two course sections, Part A in one term and Part B in the next term. Spanned courses are identified by a section comment in the Class Schedule. The Course catalog will display the full credit hour value of a spanned course (e.g. 6 cr. hrs.), while the Class Schedule will display half the normal credit value (e.g. 3 cr. Hrs.). When registering for a spanned course, you will register for Part A only. Part B will automatically be added to your registration in the next term.

Searching the Course Catalog

Subject Codes in Course Numbers
Courses in Aurora Student are identified with a subject code, not a department number. For example, 017.120 is now PSYC 1200.  You must include at least one subject for each of your Catalog and Schedule searches. The drop down menus on the online Course Catalog and Class Schedule include the names of the subjects, so you won‘t need to know the codes; but because some departments have divided their courses into several subjects, you may need assistance in identifying the subject  you want. For example, the department of French, Spanish and Italian (044) now offer their courses as French (FREN), Spanish (SPAN), or Italian (ITAL). For a list of subjects in which courses are offered, check the the University Codes section of the current Undergraduate Calendar.

Hint: If you would like to search for courses in more than one subject at once, while searching the Course Catalog or the Class Schedule, press and hold the Ctrl or Command key while selecting subjects you wish to include in your search.

  • Courses displayed in search results may include courses offered in all Terms of Study.
  • Only courses that are offered during the Term you selected will have an active web link to the Class Schedule. If you want to see courses in another Term, you’ll need to perform another search using that Term.
  • You MUST include a Subject in each search.
  • You may include more than one subject
  • You may enter a course number range. For example, to search for all 1000 and 2000 level courses, enter the range from 1000 to 2999.
  • To search for just the 3000 level courses enter ‘3%’ in the from field.
  • If you are searching for courses that meet a specific requirement, for example the university Written English requirement, use the search by ‘Attribute’ field.

When viewing the courses retrieved by your search, you will see:

  • the former course number
  • course description
  • credit hours associated with the course
  • the associated levels of the course (whether the course is applicable to undergraduate or graduate level study).
  • if the course is offered in the term in which you are viewing, there will be an active link to the name of the faculty offering the course beside ‘Class Schedule’.
  • to see more course detail, click on the title and course number. Detailed information will inform you on whether the course is restricted to a specific group of students, by campus, faculty (college), major, etc.