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Basic Data

Overview

The Basic Data tab includes information on the course itself and the mode by which it is being taught.

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Session

This number will always be 1. Once placed into the field, press “Tab” and the term dates will populate in the “*Start/End Date” boxes to the right of the screen.

Class Section

These will always be a 4 digit series beginning with 1001. Section numbering should be sequential. This means that prior to Registration opening, after a section is deleted from the overall offerings for a course, a renumbering of the entire collection of sections needs to be done. Once Registration begins, courses may only be CANCELLED, which means no renumbering is needed as the section is remaining on record for this course in this term.

Ex: ENG101 has 10 sections (1001, 1002, 1003, etc). The department has requested that section 1002 be DELETED from this terms schedule. The request is being made prior to Registration opening, so after section 1002 is deleted, 1003 is renumbered to be 1002, 1004 is renumbered to be 1003, and so on to fill in the gap that the deletion made in the section numbering.

Ex: ENG101 has 10 sections (1001, 1002, 1003, etc). The department has requested that section 1002 be DELETED from this terms schedule. The request is being made after Registration has opened to students, this means that the course CANNOT be deleted and can only be CANCELLED. Because there is still a record of ENG101-1002—it is just in “cancelled” status—the subsequent sections do not need a change in numbering.

Component

Here you indicate whether the section is a Lecture, Laboratory, or Discussion component.

Class Type

There are two selections under this area, ENROLLMENT and NON-ENROLL. Generally, courses are set to ENROLLMENT, and NON-ENROLL is used for courses with Lab components and unique registration set ups.

Associated Class

This will generally be 1 or 2 digits which EXACTLY match the last digits of the section number (ex: 1001: 1; 1024: 24). For unique registration set ups, lab/discussion sections may be associated with a Lecture section, OR a unique associated class number of 9999 maybe used. It is recommended that you seek guidance in creating these unique set ups if you are not familiar with them.

Location

This area defaults to MAIN, but when applicable should be changed to WEB (for courses that are entirely online) or OFF CAMPUS (course will not be on the MAIN campus location). There are other options under this menu, however, if you have never used them before, then you should NOT be changing this selection. Please consult scheduling if you require clarification on this area.

Instruction Mode

Use the magnifying glass button to pull up a listing of appropriate modes. Unless the course is unique, EN is the default.

Schedule Print

CHECK this box if you DO want this course to be visible to students during Registration. UN-CHECK this box if you DO NOT want this course to be visible to students during Registration.

Course Topic ID

If the course is a special topics course, this field needs to be filled with the appropriate information. Use the magnifying glass to review a list of topics already set up for the course. If your special topic is NOT visible, you will need to contact curriculum@unlv.edu to have it added.