Course Listings publishes the mode of instruction for each course as well as other key details about classes.  In Spring 2021, academic coursework will be delivered in a variety of formats with some courses being either predominantly online or in-person, and others in a hybrid format, with learning offered both in the classroom and remotely to serve students regardless of whether they are able to be on campus.  All courses will be designed with the capacity to pivot to fully remote learning with minimal disruption.

Instruction TypeDescriptionTimeSpace
Classroom InstructionClass meets in-person in a campus space; remote participation is not possibleWill have a start / end time on Course ListingsWill use campus space
Remote per Covid-19Remote class with no in-person instructionMay have a start / end time on Course Listings depending on synchronous / asynchronous choices; may be updatedWill not be assigned campus space
HybridClass meets in-person and is also delivered remotely to serve students regardless of locationWill have a start/end time on Course ListingsWill use campus space

On Course Listings, click on a Course, click Details:

Course List Instructions Step 1

and find the Instruction Type:

Course List Instructions Step 2

Sections and subsections should also be reviewed to gain further information, specifically in the Building and Room details.

LabelDescription
RemoteSection is offered entirely remotely; label may include a two-letter code indicating the school offering the course, e.g. “Remote/SW” as in the example below.
Specific AssignmentSection/subsection has an in-person component at the specific room location
TBASection/subsection will meet in-person but a classroom has not yet been assigned

Check the Sections/Subsections below the Course Listing and view the Building/Room Assignment:

Course List Instructions Step 3

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if a course is offered 100% remotely, in-person participation only, or if students can choose to take the course either entirely remotely or with an in-person component?

In the course description look at the “Instruction Type”:

If Instruction Type lists “Classroom instruction”: this course is offered in-person only and there is no option to take the course remotely.

If Instruction Type lists “Hybrid”: this course is delivered 100% both in-person and remotely to serve students studying in either modality.

If Instruction Type lists “Remote per COVID-19”: this course is offered 100% remotely with no option for in-person participation.

Is it possible that courses with multiple sections or subsections will offer some sections or subsections 100% remotely, and other sections or subsections with an in-person component?

Yes. If a course with Instruction Type “Hybrid” has multiple sections or subsections, it is possible that some will be taught 100% remotely and others with an in-person component.

If I am interested in a Hybrid course with multiple sections or subsections, how do I know if a section or subsection is taught 100% remotely or with an in-person component?

Check the Building / Room location listed for the desired section or subsection:

If it lists “Remote” for the location:

  • This means that this section or subsection is being offered entirely remotely (no in-person component).

If a building and room is assigned:

  • This means that the section or subsection will have an in-person component at the assigned room location.

If the Building / Room location says TBA:

  • This means that the section or subsection will meet in-person but a classroom has not yet been assigned.
Why do some sections and subsections say “Remote” or “TBA” for their Building and Room location and others have a classroom assigned?

If the course description lists “Remote” for the location:

  • This means that this section or subsection is being offered entirely remotely (no in-person component). Please note: under Room you will see an abbreviation and that abbreviation simply stands for the school in which the course is housed.

If the Building / Room location says TBA:

  • This means that the section or subsection will meet in-person but a classroom has not yet been assigned.

If a Building and Room is assigned:

  • This means that the section or subsection will have an in-person component at the assigned room location.
Are these assignments (modality, location) subject to change?

Yes. Please check the course listings again before finalizing your schedule.

In all cases, we highly recommend that you consult with your advisor when making schedule changes to be sure you are choosing the appropriate courses to meet your departmental and other needs.