Rhodes University

VENUE CHANGES 2020

(2020/02/18)

Dramatic increases in enrolment have necessitated some changes in the allocation of classes to venues. Please take careful note of the following which will come into effect from Wednesday 19 February 2020. Any inconvenience is regretted. .
     PSY 1  at least 940.
        The jury is still out on what to do with this one.  A 50/50 split gives 470, which
        is 70 greater then the capacity of the Barratt venues.

     LAW 3   140  2-3-4-5,6-1
       Move from Eden Red (360) to Eden Blue (170)

     ACC 2   193  2-3-4-5
       Move from Eden Blue (170) to Eden Red (360)

     INF 201 303  1-2-3-4-5
       Move from GLT (245) to Eden Red (360)

     DRA 1   140  *-2-3-4-*
       Move from GOG 10 (104) to Eden Blue (170)

     INS 2   135  5-*-2-3-4
       Drop CO338, pick up Eden Blue (170) on Fri 7,8

     CSC 1L1 240  4-5-*-2-3
       Move from Eden Red (360) to Bio Major (266)

     PHA 101 151 4-5-1-2-3
       Move from Eden Red (360) to Bio Major (266)

     PSY 2   282  4-5-*-2-3
       Move from Bio Major (266) to Eden Red (360)

     ORG 2   233  4-5-*-2-3
       Fits GLT (245) already - no change

     PSY 3   153  3-4-5-1-2
       Move from GLT (245) to Eden Blue (170)

     ORG 3   172  3-4-5-1-2
       Move from Psy Major (128) to Chem Minor (173)

     CHE 2    76  2-3-4-5,6-1
       Move from Arts Minor (80) to Chem Minor (173)

     ACC 2PA 146 *-4-5-1-2
       Move from Eden Blue (170) to GLT (245)

     XHS 1N  (93)  was timetabled * - * - 2,3 - 3,4 - 4,5 all in Eden Red,
                   which was way too big
     XHS 1M  (140) was timetabled 7 - 8 - 9 - * - 4,5 , all in Eden Red
     The Friday 4,5 periods are joint, with the classes merged together

     It is proposed to allocate venues as follows (2020/02/18)

       XHS 1Na  Semester 1     EdenR  * - * - 2 - 3 - 4
                Semester 2     EdenR  * - * - 2 - 3 - *  Gog11 * - * - * - * - 4

       XHS 1Nb  Semester 1     GLT    * - * - 3 - 4 - 5
                Semester 2     EdenR  * - * - 3 - 4 - *  Gog11 * - * - * - * - 5

       XHS 1M   Semester 1     EdenR  7 - 8 - 9 - * - 4  GLT   * - * - * - * - 5
                Semester 2     EdenR  7 - 8 - 9 - * - 4  GLT   * - * - * - * - 5

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     The following changes are being held in abeyance, depending on
     whether registrations change significantly.  The present allocations "work"
     on the basis that there is very seldom better than about 95% attendance.

     TOF 1F   81  2-3-4-5-*
       If they really don't fit Biko 1 (85 then
         move to GOG 11 (118) 2-*-4-5-1 until Education moves out
         whereafter can move to GOG 11 2-3-4-5-*

     MIC 2    98  3-4-5-1-2
       If they really don't fit Bio Minor (96) then
         move to GOG 11 (118)  and move MAT 1F (53) to Bio Minor (96)

     BCH 2   102  1-2-3-4-5
       If they really don't fit Bio Minor (96) then
         move BCH 3 1-2-3-4-5 to ECO A (118),
         move ANT 2 *-2-3-4-5 (74) to Bio Minor (96)
         move CLIA1 *-2-3-4-5 (94) to PSY Major (128) 

Changes between last year's timetable and this year's timetable

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This website give links to information on the Lecture/Practical/Tutorial timetable for 2020.

It is important that the Timetable Committee continue to receive feedback on the timetable so that major problems may be addressed timeously. Please address queries and observations by email to tt@ru.ac.za .

The following changes from the "2019 timetable" should be noted. It is hoped that all of these have been noted correctly.

Please bring errors and anomalies to our attention by email as soon as possible to. tt@ru.ac.za)

This version 2020/02/06

Subject changes

French 1P is no longer offered (2020/02/06)

Zoology 101 has been renamed to Zoology 102 (2020/02/06)

The single semester courses in Statistics have been renamed, as has Mathematics 1C:

Mathematical Statistics 2 and 3 have an extra lecture per week.

Semester changes

A number of courses will have modules or semesters offered in a different order. These include

    BCH 3     run BCH 301, 302 and not 302, 301

    HIS 3     run 319+321, 311+318   and not 318+319, 306+311 There may be other options later

    MAN 2     run 212+213, 211+214   and not 211+212, 213+214

    MAN 3     run 311+312, 313+314   and not 311=314, 312+313

Time changes

Please take special note of all of the following

To accommodate growth, in the first semester LAW 1 lectures will be held in two alternative times - the "normal" time and an overflow time over lunch. It is anticipated that the overflow slot will not be required by the start of the second semester (or even by the start of the second term).

    LAW 101   from   * - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
                to   * - 2/L - 3/L - 4/L - 5/L         Semester 1 only - lunch time duplicate
A balancing act has become necessary to accommodate the burgeoning ELN 1 class. This has been acheived by moving an ENG 2 class and a LAW 2 class. The inconvenience is regretted:
    LAW 2     from   3 - 4 - * - 1 - 2                 To accommodate ELN 1
                to   * - 4 - 6 - 1 - 2

    ENG 2     from   * - 9 - 6 - 7 - *                 To accommodate ELN 1
                to   8 - 9 - * - 7 - *
CHE 3, MST and MST 3 required a sixth class. These fit the diagonal system with no problem
    CHE 3     from   1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5                 Extra lecture  Friday 6
                to   1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5,6

    MST 2     from   2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 1                 Extra lecture  Thursday 6
                to   2 - 3 - 4 - 5,6 - 1

    MST 3     from   1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5                 Extra lecture  Friday 6
                to   1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5,6
The single semester (renamed) statistics courses can be timetebled as follows:
    MST 102   from   4 - 5 - * - 2 - 3                 Extra lecture  Wednesday 1
    (STA 102)   to   4 - 5 - 1 - 2 - 3                 Change name "Mthematical Statistics 102"
                                                       Prerequisite for MST 201/202

    STA 1S1   from   4 - 5 - * - 2 - 3                 Extra lecture  Wednesday 1
    (STA 101)   to   4 - 5 - 1 - 2 - 3                 Change name "Statistics for Science"

    STA 1P1   from   8 - 6 - * - 8 - 9                 Extra lecture  Wednesday 3
                to   8 - 6 - 3 - 8 - 9                 Change name "Statistics for Pharmacy"

    STA 1C2   from   3/4 - 4/5  - */* - 1/2 - 2/3      Extra lecture  Wednesday 1/2
    (STA 1D)    to   3/4 - 4/5  - 1/2 - 1/2 - 2/3      Change name "Statistics for Commerce"
However STA 1C2 raises a problem in finding a way to accommodate the double period in Wednesday 1,2 We can do so by a tweak to MAN 2, which has the basic diagonal slot 5 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4. of which 5 - * - 2 - 3 - 4 has been used for obvious reasons. This can remain in the first semeseter, but in the second semester we shall have to use 5 - 1 - * - 3 - 4 . The inconvenience is regretted.
    MAN 2     from   5 - * - 2 - 3 - 4   (semester 1)
    MAN 2     to     5 - 1 - * - 3 - 4   (semester 2)
IiNThethu ZoBomi requires double periods, and this gives rise to many clashes. A set of experiments was conducted which suggested that a lower overall number of clashes was achievable as follows:
    ZoBom     from    8+9 - 9+10 - * - * - *           Hopefully fewer clashes overall
                to   9+10 - 9+10 - * - * - *
Music have insisted on introducing double periods and devising their own timetable:
    MUS 2     from   3 - 4 - 5 - 1 - 2                 Complete shake up to introduce doubles
                to   8,9 - * - * - 7,8 - 4

    MUS 3     from   1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5                 Complete shake up to introduce doubles
                to   4,5 - * - * - 3,4 - 5
Pharmacy 2 test day has changed from Thursday period 1 to Monday period 1 (2020/02/06) Geography 3 practicals are all held on Thursday in Semester 1, but the class is split on Thursday and Friday in Semester 2. (2020/02/06)

Venue changes

A number of venue changes have been made in order to accommodate some time changes, and to balance class sizes more optimally. Further adjustments have become necessary here - see top of this page

    ACC 2PA      from GLT               to Eden Grove Blue
    ACC 2        from GLT               to Eden Grove Blue (2020/01/13)
    CHE 3        from Sociology B       to Physics Lower
    CLIA         from Languages Major   to Economics A (2020/02/06)
    CSC 112      from Eden Grove Blue   to Biology Major
    ELN 1        from GLT               to Eden Grove Red
    ENG 1        from Chemistry Major   to GLT (2020/01/13)
    LAW 3        from Eden Grove Blue   to Eden Grove Red (2020/01/13)
    LAW 3 Tuts   from Steve Biko 1      to Eden Grove Blue (2020/02/06)
    MAT 1C2      from Economics B       to Biology Major
    MAT 1S       from Chemistry Major   to Biology Major
    MST 3        from Physics Lower     to Department
    ORG 2        from Chemistry Minor   to GLT
    PC 110       from Chemistry Major   to Biology Major
    PC4611       from Psychology Major  to Economics B
    PHA 4S       from Chemistry Major   to Barratt 2 (2020/01/13)
    PHI 2        from Eden Grove Blue   to Languages Major
    PHA 4HA      from Psychology Major  to Economics B
    PHY 3 tut    from Physics Lower     to Physics Upper
    POL 3        from Chemistry Minor   to Psychology Major
    PRFC2A       from Eden Grove Blue   to Psychology Major
    PSY 3        from Eden Grove Blue   to GLT
    SOC 1        from Biology Major     to Chemistry Major
    STA 1        from Economics B       to Chemistry Minor
    HIS 3        are assigned both Sociology A and Arts Minor to allow for electives to be accommodated (2020/02/16)
    PSY HON      relinquish Economics B


MUSIC

Maybe they should just revert to being a department that is allowed to invent their own timetable but this is problematic in other ways.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Originally wanted a 5th lecture. It was suggested to them that they have Wed 1 which was (a) available for Chem Major and (b) was on the diagonal. The offer of a dawnie was declined, so the status quo remains.

ZOBOM and LINGUISTICS

Needed more tut venues - managed to find some. Will have to wait for registration to finalise

EDUCATION

A number of subjects in the 4th year of the BEd(FP) 4th year curriculum are now temporarily acommodated in "central" venues until such time as refurbishment of the Education Department is complete. Similarly, during part of the first semester, students registered for one of the PGCSE diploma courses may be allocated to venues in the Economics department for some of their courses

BComF Extended studies

Students in the first year BComF Extended studies course who do extremely well in TOF 1F in their first year are sometimes permitted to take STA 1C2 as an extra subject in the second semester, instead of waiting to take the course in their second year. The BCOMF1 timetable has been slighltly amended to allow this to be done without giving rise to clashes as in the past.


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