How do you find courses? Easy – visit the York Courses website no matter what the course you’re looking for.
This website allows you to:
- search currently active Course Timetables
- print your timetable
- view exam schedules
You can browse the courses and search in various ways. Ultimately you want to choose courses you’ll actually take and plan a schedule. The Registrar’s Office website has a blank timetable that you can use to plan out your schedule. You can use the template to record your course choices and options and plan a conflict-free schedule. It is always good to have a few options ready in case when you come to actually enrol your first choices are full or not available to you.
You should note the ‘Catalogue Number’ displayed on the schedule for each course you select. The Catalogue Number is what you will enter when you actually try to enrol in courses. Have your Passport York username and password ready to proceed.
Some Important Details
1. How to Read the Course Information
Courses have a Faculty, subject, number, credit value and course title. For example, SC/CHEM 1000 3.00 Chemical Structure where SC indicates the Faculty offering the course (Faculty of Science in this case), CHEM indicates the subject of the course (CHEM for Chemistry), 1000 is the course number (the first digit indicates the year level) and 3.0 indicates the credit value of the course. “Chemical Structure” is the course title. Click on the “Course Description and Schedule” link to the right of a listed course to view the description and schedule for the session.
The course description at the top of each page contains important information about the course such as how it may apply to certain requirements, whether it is open to only some students and whether there are prerequisites or course-credit exclusions to be considered.
2. How to Read the Schedule Information
The schedule shows all classes offered for a particular session. You’ll see Term F or Term W for courses in the Fall/Winter Session or Term SU, Term S1, Term S2 (and sometimes a few others) for the Summer session. The ‘Section’ refers to a particular lecture (given by a particular instructor) and there may be more than one section for a course. But the section may also include associated tutorials and lab sessions. To enrol in a course that has lab sessions you must choose a particular lab; doing so automatically enrols you in the associated lecture and tutorial sessions.
The type indicates how the component of a course is delivered. There are many different ways in which classes are offered at York. For a full list of course “types” go to the FAQ page on the York Courses website. The common types of class delivery in the Faculty of Science are Lecture (LECT), Tutorial (TUTR) and Laboratory (LAB). When planning your schedule note that you will have to plan to attend all components of the class in a week such as both the lectures and tutorial or lab times.