This came up in conversation earlier today, and I’m not sure if it’s common knowledge or not. It relates to the previous post about course descriptions and so-on, and attempting to give students as much information as possible regarding choosing courses.
Available online is a database of course outlines. Generally profs will give these to you online and/or go over them during the first lecture, but it’s probably handy to be able to check them out ahead of time to see if a course you’re thinking about taking is actually what you think it’s going to be. You can see the list here.
I linked this on Facebook recently, but I think it’s worth having here so it’s easy to find in case you missed it, or lost it, or aren’t in the Facebook group.
I’m talking, of course, about the list we’ve assembled of student-written course notes and prerequisites. It’s a valuable resource because it lets you more effectively plan your future semesters. You can check it out here.
Let’s say you could take 205 or 207 in the fall, and you aren’t sure which to pick. A quick look at the table shows you that the courses are prereqs for:
207: 381, 446
205: 304, 305, 306, 308, 310, 311, 312, 326, 343, 375, 382, 461.
The choice is pretty obvious. If you don’t take 205, you can’t get started on the core 300-level physiology classes, which are themselves prereqs for a bunch of stuff. Take 205.