Viewing the Open Course List
To view Truman’s Open Course List, please click here.
Select the semester you wish to view, and then follow the directions on the screen.
The information on this open course list is “real time” information. You can search for courses by course number or name, instructor, part of term (full-term, first block, second block), attribute type, or time and day. To search multiple subjects, hold down the control key while selecting subject areas. To search all subjects, click on Accounting, then press shift+control+end. To use the open course list, you must select at least one Subject. When your selection is complete, click Class Search to perform the search.
Searching by Course Number
You may wish to find all 300-level History courses. Select “History” in the Subject area, then enter “3%” in the Course Number field. Click on Class Search to perform the search.
Searching by Key Word in Title
You may want to find all courses that have the word “law” in them if you are focusing on pre-law. You can select one or more subjects, then enter the word “law” in the title field. Click on Class Search to perform the search. Note: you may wish to follow up with another search using the word “legal.” If your keyword is lengthy, or you know the course titles are usually lengthy, you may wish to enter a partial keyword, followed by a “%.” For example, to find all courses that focus on “Europe,” you may wish to enter “Eur%” as your keyword.
Searching by Part of Term (Block Courses)
You may want to find all courses that are offered as second block courses. Select one or more subjects, then select “Second Half Term” in the Part of Term field. Click on Class Search to perform the search.
Searching by Instructor
You may want to find all courses that are taught by a specific instructor. Select one or more subjects and then select the instructor. Click on Class Search to perform the search. Note: If you wish to quickly scroll down through the alphabet, click on the first name in the list of instructors, then use your keypad to enter the first letter of the last name of the desired instructor name–this will scroll you down to that area of the list. For example, if you are looking for “Woodcox,” click on “all,” then enter a “W” on your keypad. You will quickly scroll to “Wandel” at the top of the W list. You can then arrow down to find Woodcox.
Searching by Attribute Type
To view only Online Courses, select “Online Courses” and “Online Course with Special Fee” from this menu by holding down the CTRL button while you click each. Click on Class Search to perform the search.
Searching by Ending Time
You may want to search for courses in one or more subjects that end by 3 p.m., so that you can attend varsity sport practice. Select one or more subjects, then select End Time Hour as “03” and select “p.m.” Click on Class Search to perform the search.
Finding Textbook Information
Textbook information can be found on the University Bookstore website which provides the International Standard Book Number and retail price information of required and recommended textbooks.