Schedule of Classes lists all of the courses that are being taught
in a given semester. Once you know what classes you would like to take,
you need to use the Schedule of Classes to select times and days for the
Often, there will
be more than one lecture time for a particular course. If a class also
requires a discussion section or a laboratory section, there will be several
different times from which to choose.
When selecting your
ideal schedule, keep in mind that current Berkeley students have already
been able to register for some of their classes. You should be prepared
to be flexible and to take classes at times that are not necessarily your
Use the Scheduling
Worksheet and the Class Grid to help plan several
The Schedule of Classes
is available online only. No hard copies are available, but a printer-friendly version is available from the web. Directions for using the online version are here.
This page serves as
an introduction to the main types of data included in the Schedule of Classes.
||This is a unique
five digit code assigned to each lecture, lab, discussion section,
and seminar. You use this unique code on the Tele-BEARS system to
register for a specific class.
||This is the departmental
identification number for a class. When people talk about a class,
they use the course number. For example, for Chemistry 1A, the course
number is "1A."
class may have several different meeting times from which to choose.
The section number differentiates those times.
there are usually several main lecture sections of Math 1A. When
they register, students can choose the section that fits best into
|Type of Section
This tells you
the meeting format for a class.
Lec stands for
Dis stands for discussion section.
Lab stands for laboratory.
Sem stands for seminar.
Ind stands for Independent Study.
most classes will have a lecture section. They may also have mandatory
discussion sections and/or laboratory sections to supplement the
start 10 minutes after the listed start time. This allows 10 minutes
to pass from one class to the next.
in which the class meets. Be sure to check your campus map!
||This is the official
descriptive name for the course. For example, Chemistry 1A is "General
||Units range from
1 to 6. Students must be enrolled in at least 13 units to be full-time
students. See the section on "Units."
|Name of Instructor
||This tells you
who is teaching the class. If there is no one listed or if "Staff"
is listed, the department has not yet assigned an instructor.
||Classes are assigned
times for their final exams. The number listed for the exam group
corresponds to a particular meeting time during exam week.
certain groups of students can enroll in a class. For example, Freshman
Seminars are restricted to freshmen. Some departments choose to restrict
enrollment in particular classes for students who have a specific
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