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Course Listings Help: Creating a summary course listing

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

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

http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/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 parameters & values

  • Term

    The three-character academic term code for upcoming terms (example values: 07F, 08W, 08S). No term is mandatory as the program will automatically return information for any term(s) currently in the database.

    Parameter: term

    Example: term=08F

  • Open Seats

    Two possible values: A or O. A - Returns all courses in the term. O - Returns only those courses in the term with open seats. If no search_type is specified, the program defaults to A.

    Parameter: search_type

    Examples: search_type=A
    search_type=O

  • Course Number

    A university course number containing subject ID, course number, and/or section number (example values: ACCT, ACCT207, ACCT207010).

    Parameter: course_sec

    Examples: course_sec=ACCT
    course_sec=ACCT207
    course_sec=ACCT207010
    course_sec=ART110010

  • Instructor

    Last name of the instructor of the course.

    Parameter: first_instr_name

    Example: first_instr_name=WILLIAMS

  • Location

    Corresponds to the LOCATION parameter on the Courses Search page. Type in University campus locations (examples: LEWES, PARIS, WILM)

    Parameter: text_info

    Example: text_info=WILM

  • 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

  • A&S Writing Requirement

    Obtains the list of courses which are designated as Satisfying A&S Writing Requirement. The value Y must be used to enable this parameter.

    Parameter: writing

    Example: writing=Y

  • Discovery Learning Experience Course

    Obtains the list of courses which are designated as Discovery Learning Experience Course. The value Y must be used to enable this parameter.

    Parameter: dle

    Example: dle=Y

  • Honors Course

    Obtains the list of courses which are designated as Honors Course. The value Y must be used to enable this parameter.

    Parameter: honors

    Example: honors=Y

  • 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 Courses Search banner: http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/images/coursesearch6.jpg.

    Parameter: image

    Example: image=http://ag.udel.edu/images/collegelogo700.gif

  • 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 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 MIS via the Feedback form.