Course Listings and Class Schedules

You can search all current course listings in Bear Tracks. If you do not have a CCID and password, log in as a guest user.

Refer to the Details of Courses section of the Calendar for general information on course listings. Consult the Previous Calendars for more information about course listings from previous academic years.

About Class Schedules

The Class Schedule is a list of all classes being offered in an instructional period or term. It includes information about:

  • day, time and place
  • different instructional components to the course (i.e., lecture, lab, seminar)
  • information students need to know about the class (i.e.., whether the course is available for web registration)
  • instructor of the class
  • location of the class (see Campus Maps for a list of building names and locations)

In Bear Tracks > My Schedule Builder, go to “Select Term > Select Course” for up-to-date information. The Student Registration Experience Guide includes information on how to search for classes and review course information so can build your class schedule and register in classes with ease.

The information below provides additional information on instruction modes and course components and can identify classes that will work for your learning style and schedule.

When you search for classes in My Schedule Builder you can see the instruction mode, component and additional class information in the class information as part of your schedule results.

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Instruction Modes

The instruction mode for a course indicates how a course will be taught.


All instruction takes place in-person.

Instruction may be supported with digital resources but students are expected to attend in-person classes.


Class is taught with a mix of in-person and online delivery methods and all students are required to participate in both. In-person content may include lectures, assignments, exams or other learning opportunities.


Class is taught in a physical space with some students attending in person and some online.

Students can move between online and in-person instruction as they see fit.



100% of course content is delivered online with scheduled days/times.

Online synchronous learning happens in real time. Instructors and students log into the course simultaneously on a set class schedule that is delivered 100% online.


100% of course content is delivered online, including instruction and all assessments.

Online asynchronous learning means instruction is available for students to access at a time that works best for them. Instructors and students are not required to log into a course simultaneously and there is no set class schedule.


100% of course content is delivered online. Students engage in both asynchronous learning, coupled with scheduled synchronous sessions throughout the duration of the course.

Course Components

Course components represent the type of course: Lecture, Lab, Seminar, Clinic and more.

Code Term Definition
CLN Clinic Learning occurs primarily through practical experience in a clinical setting where students apply their learning in the real world.
LAB Laboratory Learning occurs primarily through practical experience, such as hands-on exploratory activities, for the purpose of applying methods and principles of a discipline. Labs may be stand-alone or a supplement to other components.
LEC Lecture Instructor presents information to students, typically by giving an oral presentation or through digital presentation in an online format.
LCL Lecture-Lab A course that combines aspects of lecture and laboratory in a single component.

Instructors give short presentations and then support students in the practical application of what they've learned. The lecture and lab content are integrated and directly depend on each other.
SEM Seminar An interactive course where students and the instructor work together to explore the topic of study, allowing for a deeper exploration of ideas than might be achieved in a traditional lecture format.
THE Thesis Students prepare and complete a thesis.
PRA Practicum Practical learning that provides the opportunity to apply theory to practice. May be needed to satisfy requirements for a qualification.

Practicums include: Student teaching, internships, field work, work experience, stage productions, design projects, simulations and more.
IND Individual Study Students work with an instructor one-on-one on a selected topic.
RSC Research Project Students participate in research and complete a research project as their main assignment. Students have the opportunity to deeply explore a topic of interest, practice their research skills and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their field.

Important Notice: The University reserves the right to make whatever changes circumstance may require including, but not restricted to, the addition, deletion, and changing of courses and course sections, the substitution of instructors teaching a particular course or course section, and the changing of the location (building/room) of various course sections.

Helpful tips:

  • Visit for more registration information and support.
  • Contact the Student Service Centre if you have questions about how to register.
  • Contact an advisor in your faculty or department for academic advising specific to your program.
  • Check your class schedule to review your classroom locations prior to attending the first class.