Course information

Course information  

Course Descriptions
You can find the course descriptions, prerequisites, whether it is offered online, and which semester a course is planned to be offered* for all undergraduate courses at the University of Guelph in the undergraduate calendar website, on the course descriptions page. ​

Please note courses with 'Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format' does not suggest the course is always offered online. Please see webadvisor for section and format semester options.

*S=Summer, F=Fall, W=Winter, U=Undetermined

Course Outlines
Course outlines provide more detail than course descriptions do. Course outlines are posted on individual departmental websites. ​If you can't find a course outline, you can contact any department to request one.

Alternative delivery format

Although most courses are offered in class (face to face), you may notice a course code with DE, AD-A, or AD-S and here is some info:

Distance Education (DE) - are online courses managed through Open Learning

Asynchronous (AD-A) learning happens without the need for real-time interaction. Your instructor will provide materials for reading, lectures for viewing, assignments and assessments with deadlines, and you can access the material and satisfy these requirements based on your own schedule; you do not need to log in at specific times.

One example of asynchronous learning at U of G is Distance Education (DE), which uses a variety of tools and resources to provide students with an enriched and flexible online learning experience.
Synchronous (AD-S) learning is the kind of learning that happens in real time. This means that you, your classmates, and your instructor interact through a specific online medium (e.g., Zoom), at a specific time (e.g., 9:30 to 10:20, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).