Course Guide - Find Courses using Search
Using basic search, you can find courses by entering a keyword, term, school/college, subject, request to see only open sections in a specific term or topic courses. In advanced search, you have the ability to add additional criteria such as course number, credits, level, gen-ed, ethnic, breadth and honors.
You will see the basic launch portlet in My-UW:
Click 'Find Courses' to launch Course Guide and begin exploring the course offerings at UW Madison.
Once search criteria is entered, you have the ability to view results using the basic or expanded views. The default is the Expanded View. The Expanded View gives you the subject, course number, course title, credits, gen-ed, ethnic, breadth, level, L&S credit, last taught, course description, and prerequisite information. If you have selected a term, you will be able to see the list of sections offered for that course by clicking [show sections].
The section detail displays the list of sections that a course is offering in the term. The section information that is displayed includes class number, section number, session, day/time, location, instructor, credits and the number of open seats. Under the Additional Information column, the white post-it icon provides you with pre-requisite, course and section designations, and subject, course or class notes. The textbook icon provides textbook information. The pencil icon provides final exam information and if a section is available for honors or com-b, the appropriate indicator will appear.
The Basic View gives you the course title, subject, course number and last taught information.