Help With Searches

You can use the search function to find course syllabi in the University’s course syllabi database. The syllabi are available in PDF format.

How do I use the search function?
The search page has two search boxes – one for the course name and/or course code and one for content and learning outcomes etc.

You may enter one or several search words in the search boxes. Separate the words with a space. The search function will find both the exact search words and variations of them. For example, if you search for the word ‘book’, the results will include ‘books’.

If you want to search for a phrase (a group of words), put quotation marks (”) around it. For example, if you want to search for marine sciences, type in “marine sciences”.

If you don't want the results to include a certain word, put a minus sign (-) in front it. For example, ‘marine -sciences’ will yield results that include the word ‘marine’ but not ‘sciences’.

Searches are not case sensitive, so it doesn’t matter whether you use lower- or upper-case letters.

You may choose to refine your search by using the Boolean search operators AND, OR, NOT and NEAR.

What can I search for in the text boxes?
You can enter the name of the course, or parts of the name, in the first search box. You can also enter a course code.

In the second text box, you can search for words from the course content or learning outcomes stated in a course syllabus.

How do I reduce the number of search results?
To reduce the number of search results, you can search for words or phrases in combination with a main field of study or a Department selected from the scroll-down lists.

If you choose a main field of study or Department but do not enter any text in the search boxes, all courses within the selected main field of study or Department will be displayed.