Course Type Definitions

Face-to-Face / In-Person / On-Campus

All instructional class sessions of a course will take place on our campus, 9501 S King Drive, Chicago, IL 60628.

Web-Based Course / Online Course

An online course is conducted entirely over the internet using Moodle. Instructors and students actively use Moodle to complete the various components of the course. These courses can be in the following modalities: (a) Asynchronous – where students are not required to be available at a specific time on a regular basis or (b) Synchronous – the classes meet through Elluminate or similar software at regularly scheduled times; however, the student does not come to campus.

Hybrid (Blended) Course

Course materials include a significant amount of electronic materials/activities provided online through Moodle. Class sessions include a limited number of scheduled sessions on campus, as well as a significant number of sessions comprised of online activities and interaction with no requirement to physically be on campus. Students are required to actively use the course management system to complete the various components of the course.


For more information or help with Moodle, go to https://www.csu.edu/CTRE/OOIT/moodlesupport.htm.


Explanation of the Schedule of Classes

The schedule of classes lists all course information available at the time of publication.

Course Information

The course subject/discipline information, including the subject code, department office location and telephone number, are provided in the heading at the beginning of each subject listing. Classes are listed alphabetically by discipline beginning with on-campus courses, followed by hybrid, Intersession, online and special session courses.

The most current course information is available via CSU X-Press. Changes to course offerings are also noted in the weekly addendum posted to the course schedule web page at csu.edu/coursebulletin/. All fees, dates, courses, and instructors are subject to change.

Schedule of Classes Publication Timeline

Summer and Fall Terms: by the third Friday of March

Spring Term: by the third Friday of October


Excerpt from Schedule of Classes Page:

excerptCourse offerings in the Schedule of Classes are identified by Course Reference Number (CRN) or by subject code, course number, and section number.



Each class has a unique five-digit Course Reference Number (CRN) used as the key identifier of the course. During the spring term, each CRN begins with the number one (1) or the number two (2)



This is the four-letter subject code for the given discipline.



This is the course number for specific discipline/subject. The course number indications the level of the course, as well.


Course Number Range


0900 -0999

Developmental Level

1000 – 1999

Freshman Level

2000 – 2999

Sophomore Level

3000 – 3999

Junior Level

4000 – 4999

Senior Level

5000 – 5999

Graduate Level

6000 – 6999

Doctoral / Professional Level



The section number is a 2- or 3-character identifier of a specific course offering. The section number can identify the when and how a course is facilitated.


Section Number Range

01 – 19

Class meetings start before 4pm M, T, W, R, or F

21 – 29

Hybrid course meeting at any time

51 – 59

Online course meeting asynchronously or synchronously

61 – 69

Class meetings start 4pm or later M, T, W, R, or F; or anytime on Saturday or Sunday

3rd Character – I or S

If the section number has a third character “I,” this indicates that the section meets during the Intersession period as part of the Spring semester. If the third character is “S,” this indicates that the section meets during a special session for a given term. The meeting dates will be indicated in the section comments found below the course title.



The days in which courses will meet are listed in the Schedule of Classes indicated by a single letter:

Monday – M / Tuesday – T / Wednesday – W / Thursday – R / Friday – F / Saturday – S / Sunday – U

Courses meeting multiple days will appear with the corresponding combination of letters for each day the course meets. For example, a course that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays will have TR listed for the meeting days.



The Schedule of Classes lists the “short title” of a course. Full course titles are listed in the course catalog.



This indicates the start and end time of a course section. If the time is listed as “TBA,” the class meets by arrangement with the instructor, or the meeting time is still to be determined. Contact the department for further details.


Standard Time Blocks for Class Scheduling Of 3-Credit Hour Courses

Classes Meeting MWF

Classes Meeting TR

Classes Meeting One Day a Week M, T, W, R, or F*

Classes Meeting on Saturdays Only*

8am – 8:50am

8am – 9:15am

5pm – 7:50pm

9am – 11:50am

9am – 9:50am

9:30am – 10:45am

6pm – 8:50pm

1pm – 3:50pm

10am – 10:50am

11am – 12:15pm



11am – 11:50am

2pm – 3:15pm



12pm – 12:50pm

5pm – 7:50pm



1pm – 1:50pm




2pm – 2:50pm




3pm – 3:50pm




4pm – 4:50pm




* Breaks

Courses that meet 100 minutes or more automatically get a 10-minute break. Additional 10-minute breaks are included for each 50 minutes of instruction thereafter. Example: A 3-hour course has 150 instructional minutes and two 10-minute breaks which totals 170 minutes.



This denotes the building and room where a class meets.


Academic Building Codes


Building Code

College of Education


Business and Health Sciences


Harold Washington Hall


Williams Science Center


Douglas Hall


Jacoby Dickens Center


Gwendolyn Brooks Library


Field (Class sessions meet Off-Site)


Online (Class sessions meet on internet)


Meeting Location to be Determined




This is the last name of the instructor(s) who will be facilitating course sessions.


Cancelled Classes

The University reserves the right to limit the size of classes and to cancel classes for which there is insufficient enrollment. Class cancellations typically occur by the Thursday before classes begin.

If the class for which you are registered is cancelled, you will be dropped from the class. If you do not register for an alternative class, a tuition refund will be processed to your account. Students receiving financial aid benefits should consult with their financial aid counselor concerning any award implications. Class cancellation notifications are sent to students via CSU email.