Courses Page Help

Department

Use this option to include the Department column in your search results, or to limit your search to a single Department, School, or College.

This option can be filtered.

Course Number

Use this option to include the Course Number column in your search results.

The Course Number includes a letter, e.g. B334, so sorting according to Course Number will sort all courses starting with "A" before all courses starting with "B", etc.

Course Name

Use this option to include the Course Name column in your search results.

This is the title of the course as listed in the Course Catalog. The name does not include any topic information; that can be displayed separately by selecting the Topic column.

Course Topic

Use this option to include the Topic column in your search results.

Most courses do not have topics, but it may be useful to sort according to topic if you are only interested in courses that have variable topic sections.

Instructor

Use this option to include the Instructor column in your search results.

The instructor is not listed for every course; this information is only shown if it was available at the time the course was loaded into our database. The instructor column will contain 'staff' in many of these cases.

Semester

Use this option to include the Semester column in your search results, or to limit your search to a specific semester of the year (Fall, Spring, Summer I, or Summer II). Since this option does not specify calendar year; you may want to use the Year option to do that.

This option can be filtered.

Year

Use this option to include the Year column in your search results, or to limit your search to a specific calendar year. Since this option does not specify academic semester, you may want to use the Semester option to do that.

This option can be filtered.

Contact Hours

Use this option to include the Contact Hours column in your search results, or to limit your search to courses that are worth at least the number of contact hours you specify.

This option can be filtered.

Africa Content

The 'Africa Content' is the percentage of the course which addresses Africa in particular, as opposed to other regions/issues, etc.

Use this option to include the Africa Content column in your search results, or to limit your search to courses that are worth at least the percentage of Africa content you specify.

This option can be filtered.

Course Description

Use this option to include links to the course descriptions at the IU Dean of Faculty website, in your search results. (Click on 'Course Listings' in the left-hand navigation column to see the all the course descriptions there.) Not every course has a description page; for such courses a '[link]' will still be shown, but it will not be functional.

For descriptions of courses in the Department of Education, you can try looking here.


Sorting the results

You may sort the results of a search by clicking on any of the column headings. Clicking once will sort the results, in ascending order, by the contents of that column. You can click again to reverse the direction of the sort to descending.

Options with filters

Filters may be used in different ways to modify how the option works.