Using Course Explorer
Course explorer can be used as a searchable database for the schedule of classes by term and for general education requirements of courses.
Browse the Course Explorer for the schedule of classes by term and a searchable database of general education requirements.
- See here for tips on identifying “favorites” and how to receive notifications when enrollment status changes (when a spot becomes available!).
Browse the Academic Catalog for the official listing of course offerings, programs, and degree requirements.
iSchool-Specific Course Explorer Tips
1. Find iSchool courses by going to https://courses.illinois.edu/ > class schedule > "I" > "IS". Check the breadcrumbs to be sure you're looking in the correct semester.
2. You can also search for specific courses by going to https://courses.illinois.edu/ > search or https://courses.illinois.edu/search/form. You must know the year and term you are searching for and may narrow your search by the following variables:
- Credit Hours
- Section Attributes
- Course Level
- GenEd Requirements
- Part of Term:
|Part of Term||Runs|
|1||Full Fall or Spring term (16 weeks)|
|A||An 8-week Fall or Spring course beginning at the start of the term|
|B||An 8-week Fall or Spring course beginning 8 weeks into the term|
|S1||A 4-week course beginning the first week of Summer|
|S2||An 8-week course beginning 4 weeks into Summer|
|SF||A 12-week course beginning the first week of Summer|
|S2A||A 4-week course beginning 4 weeks into Summer|
|S2B||A 4-week course beginning 8 weeks into Summer|
- On Campus
- Open Sections
3. Many iSchool courses have a shared course number. These are usually called "topics" or "advanced topics" in their course titles.
You can find the specific courses by clicking on the link under course title. The section title is shown in the image below highlighted in green.