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Course Description Help: Creating a summary course description listing

Questions should be directed to Web Development, it-webdev@udel.edu

In order to create a custom list of your course descriptions, you must build a URL. The general syntax for a summary course description listing is as follows:

http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CourseDesc/search-results.jsp?param1=value1&param2=value2
  • param1 and param2 represent one of the parameters described below.
  • value1 and value2 represent the values associated with the corresponding parameter.

You must use at least one parameter, but there is no limit on the number of additional parameters. Use the format &param=value to add as many parameters as you need.

Course description parameters & values

  • Academic year

    An eight-digit string representing the academic year. For example: 20062007 represents the 2006 - 2007 academic year. The year_from_to parameter is not mandatory as the program will automatically return information for all academic years in the database. However, to return results for the current academic year only, use the parameter/value pair year_from_to=curr.

    Parameter: year_from_to

    Examples: year_from_to=curr
    year_from_to=20062007

  • Course number

    A university subject ID and/or course number (example values: ACCT, ACCT207, ART110).

    Parameter: course_id

    Examples: course_id=ACCT
    course_id=ACCT207
    course_id=ART110

    Note: Using a full course number, including the section ID, will not work for a course description listing (example: ACCT207010). Use the course listing instead.

  • Multicultural requirement

    Obtains the list of courses which are designated as Satisfying University Multicultural Requirement. The value Y must be used to enable this parameter.

    Parameter: multicultural

    Example: multicultural=Y

  • Subject code

    The four-letter course subject code.

    Parameter: subj_area_code

    Examples: subj_area_code=MUSC
    subj_area_code=CISC

  • College code

    The two-character college code values:

    AG - College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
    AS - College of Arts and Sciences
    BE - Lerner College of Business and Economics
    EG - College of Engineering
    HN - College of Health Sciences
    HP - College of Human Resources, Education & Public Policy
    MS - College of Marine and Earth Studies
    CE - Continuing Education
    US - University Studies

    Parameter: college

    Example: college=AG

Page style parameters & values

Colleges, departments and programs may wish to customize the search return so that it maintains college, department or program web site image and/or color scheme.

  • Banner image

    A fully-qualified URL (http://www.server.domain.edu/path/file.gif) pointing to the graphic to use as the banner image across the top of the page. The default image is UD Course Descriptions banner: http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CourseDesc/images/desc.gif.

    Parameter: image

    Example: image=http://www.ocean.udel.edu/titlebar/logo.jpg

  • Dark color stripe

    The darker color stripe used on the top row of the search results page. The value must be a six-character hexadecimal codes used to represent colors (see the browser-safe color palette for browser-safe colors and their hexadecimal codes). If not included, the application uses the default shade of blue (value 6699CC).

    Parameter: dcolor

    Example: dcolor=000066

  • Light color stripe

    The lighter color stripe used to shade the table cells containing the table headings. The value must be a six-character hexadecimal code (see the browser-safe color palette for browser-safe colors and their hexadecimal codes). If not included, the application uses the default shade of blue (value 99CCFF).

    Parameter: lcolor

    Example: lcolor=FFCC00

  • Row color stripe

    The striping color alternated with white to differentiate rows. The value must be a six-character hexadecimal codes (see the browser-safe color palette for browser-safe colors and their hexadecimal codes). If not included, the application uses the default shade of blue (value E5F2FF).

    Parameter: scolor

    Example: scolor=CCCCCC

Examples

Summary course description listing examples

More information

All questions regarding course data should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar.

All questions regarding construction or use of customized course URLs may be directed to udit-mis@udel.edu.