Click the Course Reference Number (CRN) to view more detailed class information including seats remaining, registration restrictions, reservations and prerequisite information. An asterisk (*) denotes a class with a university-level prerequisite. Ensure that there are no restrictions or reservations that may prevent you from registering for a class.

Your search will allow you to view the courses offered that meet your search criteria. Information displayed will include:

  • COURSE REFERENCE NUMBER (CRN) – a number unique to one section or offering of a particular class in a particular term.
  • SUBJECT (SUBJ) – the subject name, such as ENG for English or CHEM for Chemistry
  • COURSE NUMBER (CRSE) – denotes the level of a particular class. 100-level courses are junior-level while senior-level classes will be 200+.
  • SECTION (SEC) – one offering of a particular class at certain times on certain days of the week. There will be many sections of junior-level courses offered at different times to suit students’ schedules.
  • CAMPUS (CMP) – The U of S offers classes at regional colleges throughout Saskatchewan. Pay attention to the campus to make sure you don’t sign up for a class in Swift Current if you want to study in Saskatoon.
  • CREDIT UNITS (CRED) – the number of credit units a course is worth that count toward your degree.
  • TITLE – the name of a class, which describes briefly what it’s about.
  • TYPE – types may include LEC for lecture, TUT for tutorial, WEB for web-based, TEL for televised, LAB for laboratory, IND for independent study, SEM for seminar, etc.
  • DAYS – MWF = Monday/Wednesday/Friday, TR = Tuesday/Thursday – the day(s) of the week a class is offered.
  • TIME – the scheduled start and end time for the class.
  • CAPACITY (CAP) – the total number of seats available
  • AVAILABLE (AVAIL) – the number of seats still open (*Note that some seats may be reserved for students in certain colleges/programs.)
  • INSTRUCTOR – the name of the person who will teach the class
  • DATE – the first and last day of the term
  • LOCATION – the building and room location for classes offered on the main campus or the campus, town or city where off-campus courses will be located
  • ATTRIBUTE – more information or detail about the class such as campus location, tuition category, etc. One attribute to note is that classes that run over both terms will be displayed as “1st Half of a Multi-term Class”. The second half will not be displayed in the course offerings for Term 2; if you register for Term 1, you'll automatically be registered for Term 2, as well.  These classes will be displayed as 3 credit unit classes but are actually 3 credit units per term for a total of 6 credit units. Another attribute to note is that classes with an experiential learning component, such as a practicum, a study abroad experience or instruction in the field, will be displayed as "Experiential Learning".

Hands-on learning

The university has hundreds of courses that include an experiential learning component, such as a practicum, a study abroad experience or instruction in the field. You can now search for these classes by selecting the Attribute Type experiential learning.

Understanding Course Descriptions

Understanding the course descriptions found in the Course and Program Catalogue.


PHYS 115.3 — 1(3L-1.5P-1T)
Physics and the Universe

Subject Area 

  • Physics

Course Number 

  • 115

Credit Units  

  • worth 3 credit units*


  • offered in Term 1

Other designations you may see used:

1 - Term 1 only
2 - Term 2 only
3 - Term 3 only
1&2 - Term 1 and 2
1/2 - Either Term 1 or 2
P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

Number of scheduled meeting hours/week

  • involves 3 hours of Lecture, 1.5 hours of Practicum/Lab, and 1 hour of Tutorial

Other designations you may see used:

C-Clinical Service

Physics and the Universe 
Course Title


* The credit unit is a number associated with a course that indicates its academic weight relative to other courses. Normally, courses completed in one term have a weight of 3 credit units while courses completed over two terms have a weight of 6 credit units.

Courses at the University are numbered according to the following convention:


Non-Degree Level

 Courses intended primarily for non-degree credit programs (e.g., Business Administration Certificate).

Undergraduate Degree
Junior level

Courses which do not require Grade 12 level preparation as a prerequisite. These numbers are used when a department also offers a junior level course in a subject for students with Grade 12 preparation.
100-109 Undergraduate Degree
Junior level

General introductory courses not usually intended as preparation for more advanced study in the subject but designed to acquaint students with a field of knowledge in which they do not propose to specialize.

110-199 Undergraduate Degree
Junior level
 All other courses offered for junior undergraduate level credit.
200-699  Undergraduate Degree
Senior level
Courses intended for the upper years of direct entry degree programs or for all years of non direct entry programs. In direct entry programs the first digit will usually indicate the year of the program for which the course has been designed. For non direct entry programs, first year courses are numbered 200-299, second year courses 300-399, etc.
700-799  Graduate Degree
Junior level
Introductory courses, usually intended for graduate students who have not had the generally expected undergraduate preparation in the subject.
800-899 Graduate Degree
Senior level
 Courses which may be taken only by students who have completed the undergraduate level preparation generally expected for graduate level courses in the subject.
990 Graduate Degree
Senior level
 Graduate seminars
992 Graduate Degree
Senior level
 Non-Thesis Graduate projects
994 Graduate Degree
Senior level
 Master's Program Thesis
996 Graduate Degree
Senior level
Doctoral Program Thesis