UM-Dearborn Connect

Web for Faculty Resources

Searching for Courses in the Course Catalog


The following procedure explains how to search for courses in the Course Catalog.

1. From UM-Dearborn Connect, select the Course Catalog link from the menu.

2. The Catalog Term page is displayed. Choose a term from the Search by Term pull-down list, and then select the Submit button.

3. The Search for Courses page is displayed. On this page choose from a variety of course characteristics to narrow your search. At a minimum, at least one selection must be made from the Subject pull-down list.

  • In fields with multiple values, more than one value can be selected by using the Shift key (to select consecutive values) and/or Ctrl Key (to select non-consecutive values).
  • In fields where you are permitted to enter values, you may use the wildcard character (%). For example, a search for 2% in the course number field will retrieve all course numbers beginning with '2' within the subject you have chosen, or a search for %introduction% in the title field will retrieve all courses with the word 'introduction' in the title within the subject you have chosen.

Select one of the buttons at the bottom of the page.

  • Get Courses causes the Catalog Entries page to display.
  • Reset clears the choices made so that you may begin again.

4. The Catalog Entries page is displayed with the course(s) and related information found using the search criteria specified on the Search for Courses page.

If you select the link composed of the subject, course number, and title, the Detailed Course Information page is displayed.

If you select a schedule-type link, the Class Schedule Listing page for the course (from the UM-Dearborn Class Schedule) is displayed.

You may select the Return to Previous link or the New Search link.

  • Return to Previous causes the Search for Courses page to be displayed.
  • New Search causes the Catalog Term page to be displayed.

5. The Detailed Course Information page displays further information about the course selected on the Catalog Entries page.

If available, the following links can be selected:

  • Schedule Type to go to the Class Schedule Listing in the UM-Dearborn Class Schedule
  • Prerequisites to go to the Catalog Entries page in the UM-Dearborn Course Catalog
  • Corequisites to go to the Catalog Entries page in the UM-Dearborn Course Catalog

You may select the Return to Previous link or the New Search link.

  • Return to Previous causes the Catalog Entries page to be displayed.
  • New Search causes the Catalog Term page to be displayed.

6. The Class Schedule Listing page displays the specific section that is available for the term and related information for the schedule type selected on the Detailed Course Information page.

You may select the Return to Previous link or the New Search link.

  • Return to Previous causes the Detailed Course Information page to be displayed.
  • New Search causes the Catalog Term page to be displayed.