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Course Listing Format

The Schedule of Classes is available online in both HTML and PDF versions. In the Web version, enrollment counts and wait lists are updated in real time. The online Schedule has links to department homepages, course webpages, library reserves, and the UCLA Store. It also includes search features for classes, General Education courses, and course units. The PDF version is printer-friendly and represents data at the time of publication. It is not updated.

In the class listings section of the PDF Schedule, departments are listed alphabetically, followed by their associated subject areas in alphabetical order. Under each department, class information is presented in separate columns across the page.

In the online Schedule, subject areas are listed alphabetically by term. Select a term and subject area (e.g., History) and click the Get Classes button to find classes offered for that term. Select a class from the list and click the View Class button to see class details.

Undergraduate Individual Contract Courses

Undergraduate individual studies courses, including Undergraduate Student Initiated Education courses (188SA, 188SC), generally are not listed in the PDF Schedule. For individual sections of these classes, see the online Schedule.

Graduate Individual Studies Courses

Graduate individual studies courses numbered 260, 296, 375, 400, and 595-599 do not appear in the PDF version of the Schedule. For individual sections of these classes, see the online Schedule or MyUCLA.

Viewing Class Listings

In the Class Listings section of the PDF Schedule, departments are listed alphabetically, followed by their associated subject areas or programs in alphabetical order. Under each department, course information is presented in separate columns across the page.

The online Schedule lists subject areas alphabetically by term. Select a term and subject area (e.g., History) and click the Get Classes button to find classes offered. Select a class from the list and click the View Class button to see class details.

Class Listing Abbreviations

CATALOG NUMBER. The catalog number is used to identify particular courses. Courses numbered 1-99 are undergraduate lower division, 100-199 are undergraduate upper division, 200-299 and 500-599 are graduate level, 300-399 are professional teacher training, and 400-499 are other professional courses.

Concurrently scheduled courses (identified by a capital C before the catalog number) are pairs of courses, usually within a single department or program, for which credit is given at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Concurrently scheduled courses are offered at the same time and place with the same instructor, but work levels and performance standards are evaluated differently for students at each level.

Multiple-listed courses (identified by a capital M before the catalog number) are courses of the same format and level offered jointly by more than one department. For example, Language in Culture is offered by the Department of Anthropology (Anthropology M140) and the Department of Linguistics (Linguistics M146).

COURSE TITLE. Course title is the 19-character abbreviation of the course that appears on the transcript. See the UCLA General Catalog for the full title and description of the course. The course title describes the subject matter of the course. Some courses have subtitles or section titles which define a specific topic or focus for the course.

ENF REQ--Enforced Requisites. Courses with enforced requisites are indicated with a Y; those without display an N. Undergraduates are prevented from enrolling if certain requisites have not been met as described in the Enrollment section. (See Course Requisites below.)

IM--Impacted Course. The impacted course column displays a Y for courses that are impacted and is blank for courses that are not. Undergraduates are prevented from dropping impacted courses after the second week of a term except in exceptionally extenuating circumstances as described in the Enrollment section.

ID NUMBER. The nine-digit ID number is used for enrolling in a section. Numbers are printed only for the enrollment section of the course. This section controls official enrollment in the course. MyUCLA requires the ID number for the appropriate section for enrollment and indicates multiple parts, such as lecture and discussion, required. The enrollment section, or secondary section, is generally the part of the course with the smallest enrollment capacity (discussion, laboratory, quiz, recitation). Generally, a lecture, seminar, or tutorial is called a primary section. To view class details online, select the ID number.

CLS TYP--Class Type. Class type, also called activity type, indicates the teaching format of the course, which is defined as follows:

  1. ACT (Activity): Students develop technical or creative skills such as painting, music, drama, or design
  2. CLI (Clinic): Students learn professional skills by actual practice involving patients or clients
  3. CNF (Conference): Students and faculty interact through small classroom sessions involving substantial class participation
  4. DEM (Demonstration): Students take part in presentations and exhibitions involving substantial class participation
  5. DIS (Discussion): Students and faculty interact through small classroom sessions that involve substantial class participation
  6. FLD (Fieldwork): Students participate in short or extended field trips or in other types of nonclassroom settings
  7. LAB (Laboratory): Students carry out experiments requiring special laboratory equipment and facilities
  8. LEC (Lecture): Students attend faculty lectures that involve little or no student participation
  9. LSN (Listening): Students participate in audio presentations and exercises
  10. QIZ (Quiz): Students participate in sessions designed to review and test their understanding of course material
  11. REC (Recitation): Students take part in oral presentations and exhibitions involving substantial class participation
  12. RGP (Research Group Meeting): Students participate in graduate research group meetings
  13. SEM (Seminar): Students and faculty interact through small classroom sessions that involve substantial class participation
  14. STU (Studio): Students develop technical or creative skills such as painting, music, drama, or design
  15. TUT (Tutorial): Students meet individually with faculty to review work that each student conducts independently
  16. TVI (Televised Instruction): Students view material that has been prerecorded

SEC--Section Number. A course may have multiple class types that must be taken together, such as lecture and discussion or lecture and laboratory. These class types are linked and are identified by the sequence printed and numbering schemes below:

  1. Primary (lecture, seminar) sections are numbered sequentially (1-99). If a course has secondary sections belonging to a specific primary section (i.e., a compound class), they are numbered with the corresponding primary section number followed by a letter (A to Z). For example, for Chem 11A lecture section 1, you must choose from discussion sections 1A to 1Z. The class is listed as:
    11A GENERAL CHEMISTRY ---------- LEC 1
    142-081-201 DIS 1A
    142-081-202 DIS 1B
    ---------- LEC 2
    142-081-221 DIS 2A
    142-081-222 DIS 2B
     
  2. Any section type that may be associated with several other section types is indicated by the section number prefixed with a capital M. Combinations include
    1. A course with secondary (discussion, laboratory, quiz) sections associated with any of several primary sections (e.g., Chinese 2)
    2. A course with multiple primary (lecture) sections and multiple secondary (both laboratory and discussion required) sections, with the laboratory section associated with any of the primary sections, such as Physics 6. These courses identify the section type (lecture, laboratory, discussion), which is the ENROLLMENT SECTION

FEE--Materials Use Fee. The Materials Use Fee is assessed in addition to term fees for each course that you are enrolled in as of the fourth week of classes. Multiple-part class series (such as lecture, laboratory, and discussion) list the fee with the primary section only. It covers the price of materials and supplies used in the course and appears on the BruinBill statement.

DAYS. Days of the week are abbreviated as follows.

M Monday
T Tuesday
W Wednesday
R Thursday
F Friday
S Saturday
U Sunday
TBA To be arranged (time was not available at publication; contact the instructor or department)
UNSCHED No regular meeting time (consult the instructor)
VAR Class meetings vary throughout the week and quarter (consult the instructor)

TIME. Start and Stop indicate when classes are held. Courses begin and end at the time listed. Minimum class meeting time is 50 minutes. Sometimes sections have more than one meeting time, which are listed on separate lines.

BUILDING/ROOM. The meeting location of a section is indicated by the building name abbreviation followed by the room number. Multiple meeting locations are listed on separate lines.

     LS 2142 — Life Sciences 2142
     MS 4000A — Math Sciences 4000A
     PUB POL 1343 — Public Policy Building 1343

See University Buildings for building names and abbreviations.

INSTRUCTOR. The faculty member responsible for a course is listed with last name and first initial. "The Staff" indicates that an instructor was not assigned as of publication.

ENRL CAP--Enrollment Capacity. Enrollment capacity indicates the maximum number of students allowed to enroll in the section and is subject to departmental change. When you attempt to enroll and the capacity is full, you are informed of the wait-list size and your possible wait-list position.

XC--Examination Code. The code number indicates the examination period for the course final, which is generally based on the meeting time of the lecture section (see Final Examinations). Examination code information is available through MyUCLA. Be sure to check your examination codes prior to finals week.

Do not enroll in courses that have conflicting meeting times as this creates a conflict in examination times. You must discuss any conflict with both instructors and may have to change sections or drop the course to avoid the conflict. Faculty members may use their discretion to establish ground rules for attendance, missed examinations, late term papers, or any other means of evaluation for the course.

GD TP--Class Grade Type. Grade type is indicated by the following grading detail codes.

  1. SO--Student Option: Letter grade or Passed/Not Passed for undergraduate students and Letter grade or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory for graduate students. (In the Schedule of Classes and MyUCLA, classes with an optional grading basis default to SO [Student Option], which appears in the grade type column. See the Enrollment section for regulations on changing grading basis.)
  2. LG--Letter grade only
  3. NG--Non-graded section of a multiple-part course
  4. PN--Passed/Not Passed
  5. SU--Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

UNITS. Unit value is the workload credit given for a course. It is generally the same as credit toward a degree, except that some courses, (e.g., English A, AP, 2P, 3P) may have less degree credit and/or no credit toward a degree (check the course description in the UCLA General Catalog). The unit value of a multiple-part class series is listed with the primary section.

RESTRICT--Restrictions. Course restrictions print on the line following the section entry when enrollment is restricted to certain designations of students:

  1. Department Consent or Instructor Consent. A PTE number is required. Consent of department or instructor is no longer listed in the course description in the UCLA General Catalog. Such a restriction is subject to change by individual instructors and is only noted in the Schedule of Classes.
     
  2. Level. Only students as indicated by the class level may enroll. (If the restriction is satisfied, a PTE number is not required when the section capacity has available spaces.) Levels are indicated as follows:
     
    FR — Freshmen only
    SO — Sophomores and above
    JR — Juniors and above
    SR — Seniors and above
    GR — Graduate students only
     
    See “Class Levels” in the Academic Policies section for unit breakdown for each level.
     
  3. College and/or Major. Only students with the noted college and/or major(s) may enroll. (If the restriction is satisfied, a PTE number is not required when the section capacity has available spaces.) Thus, if a restriction reads “MATH/APP, ECON BUSINESS, BUS-ECON,” the course is restricted to the specified majors.

Glossary

Course Materials Fees. Course materials fees include the Materials Use fee and the Instructional Enhancement Initiative fee. A Materials Use fee is charged for certain undergraduate courses to cover the costs of materials and supplies for a class. Most undergraduate courses have a course materials fee called the Instructional Enhancement Initiative fee which provides web-based enhancements for courses. The Materials Use fee is assessed as of Friday of the fourth week of classes and are billed through BruinBill.

Course Requisites. Course requisites are requirements or recommendations associated with a course. Requisites can have different levels of enforcement. The categories of requisites include

  • Requisites
  • Enforced Requisites
  • Corequisites
  • Preparation
  • Recommended

Enforced Requisites. Courses with enforced requisites are indicated with a Y; those without have an N. Enforced requisites are course requirements that can be monitored by the Student Records System prior to enrollment. There are two levels of enrollment enforcement: warning and enforced. If a requisite is at the enforcement level, enrollment is prevented if the requirement has not been satisfied. If a requisite has a warning level, the student will be informed the requisite has not been met, but enrollment is permitted. Only requisites with specific course numbers can be enforced. A requisite such as "one course in economics" could not be enforced, but "Economics 11" could be.

Corequisites are requirements for courses that must be taken at the same time.

Preparation requirements for courses are requirements such as placement tests for language. They appear only in the course description and are not enforced or searchable. Enforcement is at the instructor or department level. (Note exceptions: some placement requirements such as Analytical Writing and Mathematics are specially coded for enforcement during enrollment.)

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