Student Administration - Faculty Class Search

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Description:
From the class search page in PeopleSoft you can view classes being offered for a specific term and the course catalog.

  • Class schedule and catalog data from 1990 forward is available to view

Navigation:

Log on to your MyCSUSM and Navigating to your Faculty Center

  1. Select the Faculty Self Service option from the Portal Menu
  2. Click the "class search" tab from the Faculty Center
  3. Select the term you want search
  4. Click the "GO" button.
  5. Course Subject – Select the subject from the drop down box
  6. Course Number – If you are searching for a specific course number (i.e. 101, 395, etc.) enter it in the box. If you are searching for all classes within a discipline, leave the course number field empty.
  7. Course Career – You can lessen the search results of a discipline search by selecting Undergraduate or Pastbaccalaurate from the drop down menu.
  8. Show Open Classes Only – have this checked on to show only open classes and check it off to show all classes regardless of status.
  9. Click the "Search" button.
  10. The course number and title will appear above all the sections of the class. Within the box, you will see the section number and 5-digit class number.
  11. A green dot on the right of the box indicates the class still has seats available. A blue box indicates the class is full and no seats are available.
    Note: To learn more about a class, click on the section link.  It will give you more details on the class such as: Course Attribute – this will indicate if the class is GE and in which area; Class capacity; Available seats, and the course description.
  12. The "Return To Results"button will return you to the results page where you can start a new search or change the term you are searching.

To search by Course Attribute Value (example: BB, CC, DD):

  1. Select the Faculty Self Service option from the Portal Menu
  2. Click the "class search" tab from the Faculty Center
  3. Select Cal State San Marcos as the "Institution" and select the "Term" you are searching.
    1. Click the "GO" button.
      Caution: Terminology: Courses exist at the catalog level; Classes exist at the Schedule of Classes level.
  4. On the Class Search Criteria page:
    1. Complete the fields for:
      • Course Subject – Select the subject from the drop down box
      • Course Number – If you are searching for a specific course number (i.e. 101, 395, etc.) enter it in the box. If you are searching for all classes within a discipline, leave the course number field empty.
      • Course Career – You can lessen the search results of a discipline search by selecting Undergraduate or Pastbaccalaurate from the drop down menu.
    2. And click the "Additional Search Criteria" link.
    3. In the "Course Attribute" field, type the code:
      GERQ
    4. Click the magnifying glass icon, next to the "Course Attribute Value" field, to display all possible values.
      1. From the "Look Up Course Attribute Value" table, click the link for the value you want to search (example: BB, CC, DD).
      2. You will be returned to the Class Search Criteria page and the code you clicked will show in the "Course Attribute Value" field.
    5. Click the "Search" button.
      Note: When your search results are displayed, if you click on the "Section" number link for a class, you will see the Course Attribute in the "ENROLLMENT INFORMATION" section of the class details.

Return to the Faculty Self Service topic list.