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 here.

Enrollment Status

What constitutes full-time, three quarter-time, and half-time enrollment? Please review the two charts below:


Undergraduate Students

Fall & Spring Semesters Summer Session
Full-time = 12+ credit hours Full-time = 7+ credit hours
Three-quarter time = 9 - 11.9 credit hours Three-quarter time = 6 - 6.9 credit hours
Half-time = 6 - 8.9 credit hours Half-time = 4 - 5.9 credit hours
Less than half-time = 1 - 5.9 credit hours Less than half-time = 1 - 3.9 credit hours


Graduate Students

Fall & Spring Semesters Summer Session
Full-time = 9+ credit hours Full-time = 5+ credit hours
Three-quarter time = 7 - 8.9 credit hours Three-quarter time = 4 - 4.9 credit hours
Half-time = 5 - 6.9 credit hours Half-time = 3 - 3.9 credit hours
Less than half-time = 1 - 4.9 credit hours Less than half-time = 1 - 2.9 credit hours


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. 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 Level
0900 -0999 Developmental Level
1000 – 1999 Freshman Level (Lower Division)
2000 – 2999 Sophomore Level (Lower Division)
3000 – 3999 Junior Level (Upper Division)
4000 – 4999 Senior Level (Upper Division)
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 or R

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. If the third character is "R," this indicates that the section is for our RISE program. 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 Building Code
College of Education ED
Business and Health Sciences BHS
Harold Washington Hall HWH
Williams Science Center SCI
Douglas Hall DH
Jacoby Dickens Center JDC
Gwendolyn Brooks Library GBL
Field (Class sessions meet Off-Site) FLD
Online (Class sessions meet on internet) WEB
Meeting Location to be Determined TBA



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.