Screen 125 - Changing Course Information



Screen: ___  SID: _________  Course: ITAL110301  Term: ___


FUNCTION: _     A=ADD                            NEW COURSE ID: _______



Terms:  89A  thru  ___               Dept: ROML  ROMANCE LANGUAGES


  CREDIT OFFERED          CONTROLS              Cross Listed Courses

      Type: CU            Status: _           _______

   Maximum:  1.00       Spcl Grd: __          _______

   Minimum:  1.00           Roll: K           _______

 Connector: F            Offered: C           _______

    Honors: _           Sess Dup: N           _______

Max Repeat: _____

               Contact Hours           Max         EAS Design/Science: __

  Activities   Group   Indiv  Credit   Enr           Distribution Req: _

   1st: SEM     5.0    ____     1.00    18       Course Register Flag: _

   2nd: ___    ____    ____    _____   ___               Subgroup 1&2: 02 01

   3rd: ___    ____    ____    _____   ___            Sched Prty Rule: C

                                                         Course Level: _

Next Course: _______                              Date Last Maint: 10-18-07





Credit Offered Information
Departments may offer courses for more or less than the default value of one course unit, or for a credit type other than course units, such as semester hours or credit units. The total credit value of all activities of a course must be equal to the minimum credit value of the course.


Course Controls Information
Course controls are fields which control different aspects of a course, such as its approval status, grading rules, information that rolls from term to term, the terms it is offered, and whether students may take more than one section of the course for credit in one term.


Note: DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS are on the 125 Screen but this field is controlled by College Office. If you have questions

regarding the DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS for a course, please call the College Office at 898-6341.

The following describes the CONTROLS fields on the 125 screen. To view the values allowed for each field, position the cursor on the field and press PF2, the on-line help key:









Approval status of the course.

Pending Approval or Approved For One Year
Departments often develop new courses that must be approved by faculty committees before attaining "approved" status. Although not officially approved, the courses are published and students may register for them, so they must be created on the Course Inventory in a "pending approval" or “Approved For One Year” status.




Special grading rules of the course are determined by the curriculum committee.

Most courses are graded using standard grading rules, the grading system approved by the individual schools. However, some courses require the use of special grading rules.




Identifies course information which should roll from one term to the next.




Terms when the course may be offered. This information is printed in the COURSE REGISTER.




Indicates whether or not a student may take more than one section of the course per term for credit.




Designates courses that MAY be offered as honors courses. Actual offering of the course as honors occurs in the term section offerings.




The value of distributional requirements will appear in the Course Register. Undergraduate schools may require students to fulfill distributional requirements. These requirements are intended to expose students to a variety of academic disciplines



Activity Types
Activity types are the methods of instruction used in a course, such as lecture, laboratory, and seminar.

You should set up the default values to reflect the true characteristics of the course. Follow these rules when establishing activity types on the Inventory:

Only the first activity listed carries credit and is graded.

  • Each course must have at least one activity type.
  • No course may have more than three activity types.
  • Each activity listed should have its own enrollment limit.
  • The total credit values of all activities may not exceed the minimum credit for the course.


Scheduling Priority Rules
During Advance Registration, all student course requests are collected and the Registrar's Office then runs a batch Scheduler program to assign students the best possible class schedule. When the scheduler runs as the last step of the Advance Registration process, students are assigned to classes based on the priority rule set by the department for each course. These rules establish which students get priority when determining enrollments. Note that any priority rule can be applied to any section of a course, although some priority rules are intended for use by specific schools.

Rules of priority scheduling:

  • Dual-degree students are considered to belong to the program that gives the student the higher priority for a given course section.
  • Auditors are considered auditors regardless of their classification or rank.
  • "Ties" are broken through a random number process that is assigned to each course registration.

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