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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 2022-23

Initial Course Schedule due 
to Sociology Department
Scheduling Office releases tentative
Schedule List to Departments
Schedule of Classes
is available online
Fall 2022
Feb 8, 2022  April 28, 2022 May 17, 2022
Winter 2023
July 28, 2022 Oct 13, 2022 Nov 2, 2022
Spring 2023
Oct 20, 2022 Jan 19, 2023 Feb 10, 2023
  • Information regarding the quarterly schedule creation is also available on Blink

eCourse Requests (For Course creation and Course edits or updates)

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.


The official launch of eCourse (Electronic Course Approval System) was on March 15, 2011. The system is available for all campus departments to use in place of the paper course approval forms.

eCourse creations are coordinated by the department's Undergraduate Coordinators ( Ray Reyes and Selaina Mansheim). Please contact them for any related questions.

The submission of an eCourse form is required for the following actions:

  • New course creation
  • Renumber
  • Deletion
  • Adding/ deleting enrollment restriction
  • Reinstating course
  • Cross-listing or conjoining
  • Changes in:
    • Title
    • Course number
    • Units
    • Description
    • Prerequisites
    • Grading option
    • Instructor contact hours
    • Repetition of credit option
    • Final exam requirement
    • Instruction type
  • Creating a Global Seminar course

DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion)

For undergraduate courses, please consider applying the course for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Requirement. Submitting 

Faculty are encouraged to submit courses for consideration to fulfill the DEI requirement. Courses must fulfill three governing categories (frameworks, subject matter, and pedagogy) in order to satisfy the DEI requirement. For Faculty interested in creating or submitting a course for DEI approval, please visit the Academic Senate website for course submission.

Submitting a course for DEI consideration requires the eCourse summary from when the course was created. Please contact the Department's Undergraduate Coordinators ( Ray Reyes and Selaina Mansheim) to request a copy of the eCourse Summary form.

Global Seminar

If you are considering offering a course with the Global Seminar program, then a Global Seminar specific course will need to be created.

Please proceed to submit an eCourse request form (see above) to initiate the creation of a Global Seminar course, after you have coordinated interest with the Global Seminar program. 

Information on applying to teach for the Global Seminar Program: