Timetable and venue changes for 2017

This page summarizes the timetable and lecture venue changes that were effected in 2017. It is hoped that all changes have been recorded!

Please send comments to Pat Terry (p.terry@ru.ac.za) as soon as possible.

First release : 2017/01/19
This release : 2017/03/03 Version 4 Fourth detailed version

Summary of major changes - an analysis by department appears later

Analysis by department

There have been significant changes to the timetable since 2016.

As always, changes to class times from 2016 have been kept to a minimum. However, lectures in Pharmacy 2, 3 and 4 have all been moved to the afternoons (pracs moved to the mornings) and better use has been made of the afternoon for some Humanities subjects. New courses (repackaging, really) in Music have been introduced, and the commissioning of the new School of Languages affords a chance of better consolidating and scheduling some of their offerings.

Please bear in mind that the pressure on venues is (in principle) very problematic. Poor lecture attendance "helps" but the fact remains that we are now overbooking venues quite badly in some cases. A study of the allocation tables on the web site will reveal that the bigger venues are very heavily booked, so there is little room for manoeuvre.

The only way in which there can be simple exchanges between venues when two class sizes indicate that an exchange is essential is for lecture patterns to follow the diagonal structure very closely. This may result in some classes feeling penalized (confined to anti-social times), but we urge staff and students all to co-operate, in the best interests of all.

Changes to times and venues from 2016 are summarized below by department. Please bring any errors or inconsistencies to my attention so that misteaks can be eliminated.

Accounting

Anthropology

Biochemistry, Microbiology

Botany

Chemistry

Chinese Studies

Classics (formerly Classical Civilization)

Commercial Law

Computer Science

Cultures and Languages in Africa

Drama

Earth Science 101

Economics

English

English Language and Linguistics

Environmental Science

Ethnomusicology

Fine Art

French

Geography

Geology

German

Greek

History

Human Kinetics and Ergonomics

Ichthyology

IiNtetho zoBomi

Industrial & Economic Sociology

Information Systems

Introduction to Science Concepts and Methods

isiXhosa

Journalism

Latin

Law

Management

Mathematics

Modern Fiction

Music

Organizational Psychology

Pharmacy

Philosophy

Physics

Politics

Psychology and Organizational Psychology

Sociology and Industrial & Economic Sociology

Statistics

Zoology, Entomology

Extended Studies Programmes