Search for Classes

When you login to LOUIE, the first page you will see is the LOUIE Student Center, or Home page, which displays links to Academics, Finances, Personal Information, Admissions, Holds, To Do List, Enrollment Dates, Advisor Information, and Other Links, all located in one place for easy access. The Search for Classes green button is located at the top of the right column on this page, and is used when you want to browse the course catalog or, search to find classes you might want to add, drop or swap.

To find classes in your LOUIE Student Center, click the green SEARCH FOR CLASSES button at the top of the right column, as shown framed in red in Figure 1.

Figure 1 

LOUIE Search Button

On the Class Search page, click the drop-down arrow in the textbox next to Term to select the term in which you are interested in searching for classes, such as 1131 - Spring 2013, shown in the example in Figure 2.

You will notice at the top of the page that the navigation bar has opened up search for classes by default.

Figure 2 

Navigation bar and Term Select

On the Class Search Criteria page, you are instructed to select at least 2 criteria before clicking the green SEARCH button.

There are multiple options to choose from to narrow your search.

  • Course Subject (outlined in green) allows you to choose a subject like mathematics (MAT), anthropology (ANT), humanities (HUM), etc. If you are looking for a class with a specific subject this is where you would select it.
  • Course Number (outlined in blue) allows you to enter the course number you are looking for if your know the specific number that corresponds to a course you wish to take. For example, if you knew you needed to take a Bio 181 class as a major requirement you would select “is exactly” from the drop down menu and then  type 181 in the text box next to it. If you knew that you need to take courses above the 200 level, you could select “greater than or equal to from the drop down menu and input 200 into the text box.
  • Campus (outlined in purple) allows you to select the campus you wish to take your courses at. If you do not input a campus location, it assumes that you are on the main campus in Flagstaff. Also here you can choose to select the button for Online classes. If this is selected then the courses that show up when you accept will only be online courses.
  • Requirement Designation (outlined in orange) allows you to select the specific requirements that you are looking to fill within a course, whether they are University Requirements (like Social and Political Worlds, Cultural Understanding, or  Ethnic Diversity) or broad Major Requirements required of every major (like a junior writing or senior capstone course).
  • Course Career (outlined in yellow) allows you to filter courses to show only undergraduate or graduate courses.

Below all the criteria there is another bar titled Additional Search Criteria with a green triangle in front of it all outlined in black in Figure 3.

Figure 3 Search Criteria

If you select the green triangle on the Additional Search Criteria bar (shown above) a whole new set of narrowing options will open below it as seen in Figure 4.

These search parameters will allow you to designate specific days of the weeks and times that you are looking for, enter the last name of an instructor to find classes offered by them, enter the code assigned to the specific course, a keyword or title of the course, number of units or credits you wish the course to have, starting month of the course, and the mode of instruction.

When you are done selecting your parameters, click Search to submit or click Clear Criteria to start over.

Figure 4

Additional Search Criteria

If we choose to look up an Anthropology (ANT) 101 class and click search, on the class Search Results page, you will see all open ANT 101 classes displayed as shown in Figure 6 below. The green circle next to Status indicates that this section is open for enrollment, as shown framed in red, in Figure 5 below.  If the class displayed is closed, you will see a blue box in the Status column. There may also be an icon with a circled “R” next to the course status. This means that there are reserved seats in the class for certain groups of people like transfer students or students studying abroad.

In most cases there will be multiple sections of the class open on different days or on different times. When you find one you are interested in adding to your schedule, you can click on the hyperlink of the section number shown outlined in orange for more information. Click on the green select class shown framed in purple in Figure 6 below to select the course for your schedule. 

If you do not see a class you are interested in, you can click the Start a New Search button outlined in green in the bottom right corner to return to the Select classes to add page shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5

Search Results

After clicking on the section number shown in Figure 6 above outlined in orange, a course detail page will open.  This will include all the information about the class like Enrollment Information, Class Availability, Description, and specifics about the Class Section you selected (Figure 6).

Click on the blue View Search Results button outlined in red to return to the Search Results page shown below in Figure 6.

Figure 6 

Course Details

After returning to the search results you can then look at any additional courses narrowed from the inputted criteria that catch your interest or you can start a new search.



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Training & Documentation


Learn how to add a class to your schedule using the LOUIE Student Center.


Learn how to browse the course catalog in LOUIE to find information about classes offered at NAU.


Learn how to browse the course catalog in LOUIE to find information about classes offered at NAU.


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