A course page is a custom content type used to add course information to your web site. These are not course pages specific to a particular semester or faculty member, rather it is general information about the course similar to what might be published in the bulletin. The reason you would want to create duplicate information for the bulletin content is that by having the courses in your site, you can link the courses to faculty members. The fields we support in our course content type are:
Course and Number - This is the main page title of the course that is displayed on the course listing page. Example: GEOL 4440
Course Name - this is the general name of the course. Example: GIS for Geologists
Course Subject - This is the 4 letter acronym for the course. Even though this information is included in the Course and Number field above, having it as a separate field allows us to sort and filter by course acronyms. This only gets displayed and used for sorting in a view, which is a list of content. See below.
Course Number - This is the 4 digit number for the course. Even though this information is included in the Course and Number field above, having it as a separate field allows us to sort and filter by course numbers. This only gets displayed and used for sorting in a view, which is a list of content. See below.
Course Description - This is a general description about course topics, similar to the information available in the bulletin.
Credit Hours - this field displays the number of credit hours for the course
Course Type - this field allows us to organize and filter courses by type such as "honors", "lab", "experiential learning", etc.
Level - this is a field that lets us organize and filter courses by grade such as "graduate" and "undergraduate"
Semester Offered - this is a field that lets us organize and filter courses by the semester taught. This field doesn't imply specific semester but more general indications of whether the course is generally taught in summer, spring or fall.
Course Information file - this is a field that lets you upload a flyer that might provide something like marketing slicks promoting a course
Image or Flier - this is a field that lets you upload a photo to be displayed in the course listing or course detail page. This is a newer option, and most departments aren't using this field yet, but Anthropology is (see below).
Prerequisites - optional field to indicate courses that are required before taking this course.
Corequisites - another optional field to indicate courses one must take alongside this course.
Prerequisite or Corequisite - course that can be taken before or with this course.