Course Observation

Beginning Spring 2017, exploratory students are now able to observe, without officially enrolling in or auditing, courses that demonstrate coursework in various majors. Current options are limited to the College of Liberal Arts and Science majors, with an anticipated expansion into other programs in future terms.

In observing a course, students may see the true nature of more advanced coursework within specific majors. While observing courses, students should not expect to participate in discussion or classroom activities.
Due to exams and empty seats in classrooms, some dates or classes may not be available. 

To notify the Academic Exploration Program of your interest in observing a course below, please submit the request form here. If you would like to observe a course that is not listed in the table below, please send your request to the director of AEP at

Click here to submit your course observation request.

If you are a faculty member or department chair who would like to list courses for this opportunity, please email Misha Meeks at






BIO 151 Molecules to Cells MWF  10:00am-10:50am BR 53
BIO 261 Biological Statistics II M W 9:00am-9:50am

OH 24

CHM 100 Fundamentals of General Chemistry M W 10:00am-10:50am OH 149
CHM 116 General Chemistry II MTWF


OH 164
OH 245
CHM 162 Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry MWF
OH 168
BR 145
CIS 452 Computer Game Modification M W 3:00pm-4:15pm BR 180
CJS 301 Theories of Crime and Justice T Th 9:00am-10:15am BR 225
CJS 380 Topics in Crime, Law & Justice T Th 10:30am-11:45am BR 340
CS 101 Introduction to Programming T Th 6:00pm-7:45pm BR 160
CS 210 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms M W
BR 160
BR 150
CS 330 Net-Centric Computing T Th
BR 180
BR 150
CS 390 Introduction to Software Engineering M W 1:00pm-2:15pm BR 160
IS 104 Fundamentals of International Studies: Area Analysis MWF 9:00am-9:50am BR 270
IS 182 Fundamentals of Contemporary East Asian Civilization Tu 1:30pm-2:45pm BR 270
PHY 107 General Physics I W 2:00pm-2:50pm OH 28
PHY 110 University Physics W 2:00pm-2:50pm OH 164
S W 395 Social Work Seminar Tu 4:00pm-6:30pm BR 132
SCI 104 Science Through Inquiry I: Water T Th 1:00pm-3:50pm OH 132
SCI 300 Science Through Inquiry II: Evolution M W 9:00am-11:50am OH 133
SOC 100 The Sociological Perspective 
(Contact us about specific topics by date)
T Th 12:00pm-1:15pm BR 139

Philosophy & Religious Studies is opening all classes to students for observation.
Students interested in philosophy major should consider PHL 347 (Ethics) or PHL 350 (Art in Human Experience).
Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific offerings in philosophy and in religious studies.

World Languages & Cultures is opening all classes to students for observation.
Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific offerings in Chinese, French, German and Spanish.