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Courses and Scheduling

This page is for faculty and instructors. Current/ prospective Undergraduate students: click here for the undergrad students Course page.

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


AY 2019-20

Initial Course Schedule due 
to Sociology Department
Scheduling Office releases tentative
Schedule List to Departments
Schedule of Classes
is available online
Fall 2019
Feb 12, 2019  April 11, 2019 May 3, 2019
Winter 2020
July 12, 2019 Oct 10, 2019 Nov, 1, 2019
Spring 2020
Oct 11, 2019 Jan 16, 2020 Feb 7, 2020
  • Information regarding the quarterly schedule creation is also available on Blink

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 two full quarter in advance. Summer is not considered a quarter as there are no senate committee meetings at that time.