Courses and Scheduling

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Scheduling Philosophy

In striving to keep transparency on all departmental practices, below are the guidelines we use for creating our annual schedule and our quarterly schedule. 

  • Course offering is determined by programmatic needs for both the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Sociology
  • Care will be taken to ensure that there are minimal conflicts for students
    • Undergraduate courses will be spread out throughout the day and week
    • Discussion courses will be scheduled to limit possible conflicts between employment and course offerings for graduate students
  • Information regarding specific departmental policies can be found here.
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Annual Course Offering

The department understands that when asking for your annual teaching preference in Winter Quarter the previous year, there are many plans that can change.

We ask that when you make a decision that may impact the schedule, that you please include both the MSO and the Undergraduate Coordinator. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Quarterly Scheduling

Quarterly Scheduling Deadlines

Initial Course Schedule due 
to Sociology Department
Scheduling Office releases tentative
Schedule List to Departments
Schedule of Classes
is available online
Fall 2017
Friday Feb 24, 2017 Thursday April 13, 2017 Friday May 5, 2017
Winter 2018 
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Thursday Oct 12, 2017 Friday Nov, 3, 2017
Spring 2018
Tuesday Oct 24, 2017 Thursday Jan 18, 2018 Friday Feb 9, 2018

Information regarding the quarterly schedule creation is also available on Blink

Spring 2018 Teaching Preferences: Tuesday, October 24th. 

Summer 2018 Course ProposalsTuesday November 14th.

eCourse Request

Interested in creating a new course? Or updating an existing course, or even reinstating a now deleted course? 

Submit your request using our eCourse Request Form.

Please note, requests must be submitted one full quarter in advance.

Sociology Course Schedule Support

Christy Silloway
Phone: 858-534-4628