Try these first
If one of your search keywords matches the name of a faculty or a department
but you have not selected it using the pulldown menus, the top of your search
results page will have a section called "Try these first." The left column
lists the related faculties while related departments are shown on the right.
In the example search for "finance," the majority of courses on this topic are
in the department "Accounting and Finance" but the word finance does not
actually appear in either their course titles or descriptions. In order to
view these courses, you must click on the department link.
Order of results
Courses for the Calendar search are sorted in the same order used by the paper
1. Alphabetically by faculty
2. Alphabetically by department within that
3. Course number
A different header colour is used to distinguish graduate courses from
Layout of the courses
Each course result on your list is made up of two parts, the header and the
Starting in the left corner on the first line is the course number, the course
title and the number of credit hours. The second line gives the corresponding
faculty and the department.
The faculty and the department link to the general information for these units.
The credit hours link to a detailed identification key that includes an
explanation of the course numbers.
Any course number referred to in the description acts as a link to that course.
Click on the number in order to immediately view it. Courses not highlighted
or linked are no longer offered.
If you searched for a specific course number, at the end of your results you
see the link "any courses with xxx.xxx in their description." Click on this
link for courses that include your course number somewhere in their
Course results that do not match your exact search keywords
The Faculty of Arts has added a number of hidden keywords to all of its
departmental courses in order to facilitate your searches. These keywords
serve to establish a relationship between your actual search terms and the
concept you are looking for.
For example, your search for the term "aboriginal" produces Arts courses that
contain the term "native" but not nessarily "aboriginal." In this case, the
Calendar knows that a connection exists between courses that describe native
studies and courses dealing with aboriginal issues.