This website allows you to explore curriculum options at Rhodes University.

STOP - YOU MAY BE LOOKING AT THE WRONG PAGE.

Shortly after the beginning of the year we create a website on which each registered student should be able to find their complete personalised timetable, including practicals and tutorials, as allocated by a system which optimises classes' sizes and minimizes clashes.

You can now find your personal timetable at this link (just click on it from your browser)

https://scifac.ru.ac.za/timetable/personal/lookup.php

But please note that the allocation system could only be run once. This happened on Wednesday 14 February 2018. If you were not properly registered by 14 February, or have changed courses since, you will have to visit your individual departments to get allocated "by hand".

The web page you are looking at now will NOT give you your full timetable. It is a system that checks lecture times only for possible clashes, and does not try to predict when your tutorial and pracs will take place. You cannot use it to claim or prove that your personal timetable was incorrect!

This system uses the 2018 timetable, which may yet be altered slightly. Please note that it displays only one possible lecture timetable for each semester, taking into account that there may be alternative periods to choose from for some subjects. After making your subject selection by typing mnemonics like ECO 101, ECO 102 and ENG 1 into the boxes, scroll down to see possible timetables for each semester.

Please take special care when dealing with Economics 3 - see the notes below on choosing options.

The 2018 lectures for Economics 2 will, in fact, take place during the lunch hour - 13h15 - 14h00. Because of building operations the normal venues and times are not available. The inconvenience is regretted.


Subject Mnemonics


 Acad & Comp Literacy (BAF 1 only)          ACL 1  1AJ  1SP
Accounting 1                               ACC 101 102 112
Accounting 2 and 3                         ACC 2 3
Accounting 211 discontinued, use ACC 2PA   ACC 211
Accounting 212 discontinued, use ACC 2PA   ACC 212
Principles of Prof Accounting              ACC 2PA
Accounting 1F/1G (BComF 1/2 only)          ACC 1F 1FA 1FB 1G
Afrikaans 1                                AFR 1
Afrikaans/Nederlands 2 and 3               AFN 2 3 (follows Afr 1)
Ancient Greek                              GRE 1 2 3
Anthropology                               ANT 1 1ES 2 3
Applied Maths 3                            MAP 3 311 312 314
Art History & Culture                      AHV 1 2 3 4
Auditing (BCom 3 Accounting)               AUD 3
Biochemistry 2 and 3                       BCH 2 201 202   3 301 302
Botany 1 (Sem 2)                           BOT 102 (follows CEL 101)
Botany 2 and 3                             BOT 2 201 202   3 301 302
Cell Biology (Sem 1)                       CEL 101
Chemistry 1                                CHE 1 101 102 1R1 1R2
Chemistry 2 and 3                          CHE 2 201 202   3 301 302
Chinese Studies                            CHI 1 2 3
China - understanding (Sem 1)              UND 2CH
Classical Latin                            LAT 1 2 3
Classics 1                                 CLA 1 101 102
Classics 2 and 3                           CLA 2 201 202   3 301 302
Commercial Law 1                           COL 1 101 102
Commercial Law 2                           COL 201 202
Computer Science 1                         CSC 1 101 102
Computer Science 2 and 3                   CSC 2 201 202   3 301 302
Computer Science 303 (Sem 1)               CSC 303
Computer Science 1L1 (Sem 1)               CSC 1L1 (intro to ICT)
Computer Science 112 (Sem 2)               CSC 112 (for IS majors)
Computer Science 11F (BComF 2)             CSC 1F1 (Sem 1)
Computer Science 11F (BComF 2)             CSC 1F2 (Sem 2)
Computer Skills (BScF 1 only)              CSC 1S
Culture & Language in Africa               CLIA1  CLIA101  CLIA102
Drama                                      DRA 1 2 3
Earth Science (Sem 1)                      EAR 101
Economics 1                                ECO 1 1A 1B 101 102
Economics 1E1 (Sem 1, BComf 2)             ECO 1E1
Economics 2                                ECO 2 2A 2B 201 202
Economics 3                                ECO 3  

Economics 3 (Sem 1 electives)              ECO312a  OR  ECO312b   (offered twice in different slots - choose one only)
                                           ECO315a  OR  ECO315b   (offered twice in different slots - choose one only)
                                           ECO 317                (offered only once over the semester)
                                           ECO 318                (offered only once over the semester)

Economics 3 (Sem 2 electives)              ECO313a  OR  ECO313b   (offered twice in different slots - choose one only)
                                           ECO316a  OR  ECO316b   (offered twice in different slots - choose one only)
                                           ECO 314                (offered only once over the semester)

NOTE:   BComm, BSc, BA, BSocSci: Two electives per semester;    BEcon/BBS (economics stream): Three per semester.

       There are THREE lectures per elective per week.  ECO 312A and ECO 312B are ALTERNATIVE slots for ECO 312.
       The same applies for ECO315A and ECO315B (ECO 315) and so on.

       You may have to experiment a bit in choosing the ECO 3 mnemonics where there are alternatives.  For example,
       the combination ECO 317 + ECO312A is clash free for most students but ECO317 + ECO312B is not.  Students
       whose other major is Law, Psychology, Computer Science, Maths and Geography may have a restricted choice.
       Note also that some mnemonics for ECO have a space after "ECO" while others don't!

English                                    ENG 1 2 3
English Language & Linguistics             ELN 1 2 3
Entomology 2 and 3                         ENT 2 201 202   3 301 302
Environmental Science 2 and 3              ENV 2 202 202   3 301 302
Fine Art Practice                          FAP 1 2 3 4
French                                     FRE 1 1P 2 3
Geography 102 (Sem 2)                      GOG 102 (follows EAR 101)
Geography 2 and 3                          GOG 2 201 202   3 301 302
Geology 102 (Sem 2)                        GLG 102 (follows EAR 101)
Geology 2 and 3                            GLG 2 201 202   3 301 302
German Studies                             GER 1 2 3
Greek                                      GRE 1 2 3
History 1 and 2                            HIS 1 101 102 2 201 202
History 3 (Sem 1 electives)                HIS 3 306 312 318 321
History 3 (Sem 2 electives)                HIS 3 305 310 311 313
Human Kinetics & Ergonomics 1              HKE 1 101 102
Human Kinetics & Ergonomics 2 and 3        HKE 2 202 202   3 301 302
Ichthyology 2 and 3                        ICH 2 201 202   3 301 302
IiNtetho zoBomi                            BOM 1 101 102
Industrial and Economic Sociology 2 and 3  INS 2 3
Information Systems 2 and 3                INF 201 202 203   3 301 302
Instrumental Music Studies                 IMS 1 2 3
Intro to Computers (BComF only)            INT ICT
Intro to ICT (CS1L) (Sem 1)                CSC 1L1
Intro to Philosophy                        PHI 1
Intro Science Concepts (BScF)              ISCM1
isiXhosa (Mother Tongue)                   XHS 1M 2M 3M
isiXhosa (Non Mother Tongue)               XHS 1N 2N 3N
isiXhosa for Journalists (BJrn)            XHO 1J
isiXhosa for Pharmacy (Sem 2)              PHA 4XB
Journalism                                 JRN 1 1ES 2 3
Latin                                      LAT 1 2 3
Legal Theory                               LAW 1 2 3
Linguistics                                ELN 1 2 3
Man Acc & Finance (BCom 3 Accounting)      MAF 3 301 302
Management 1                               MAN 1 1A 1B 101 102
Management 1E (BComF 1 only)               MAN 1E 1E1 1E2
Management 2                               MAN 2 211 212 (Sem 2)   213 214 (Sem 1)
Management 3                               MAN 3 311 312 (Sem 2)   313 314 (Sem 1)
Maths 1 (Major stream)                     MAT 1C 1C1 1C2
Maths & Applied Maths 2                    MAM 2 201 201
Maths & Applied Maths 3                    MAM   311  (Sem 2)
Maths 3 (Pure)                             MAT 3   MAT 311 MAT 313 (SEM 1)   MAM 311 MAT 315 (SEM 2)
Maths 3 (Applied)                          MAP 3   MAP 311 MAP 314 (SEM 1)   MAM 311 MAP 312 (SEM 2)
Maths (Life Sciences) (Sem 1)              MAT 1S
Maths (Foundation) (BScF only)             MAT 1L
Mathematical Statistics 2 and 3            MST 2 201 202   3 301 302
Microbiology 2 and 3                       MIC 2 201 202   3 301 302
Music (Theory and Analysis)                MUS 1 101 102 2 3
Music Culture Western Art Music (Sem 1)    MCH 1WE  2WE      ( use "2" courses for second year BMus )
Music Culture World Music (Sem 1)          MCH 1WO  2WO
Music Culture Jazz (Sem 2)                 MCH 1JZ  2JZ
Music Culture Health & Brain (Sem 2)       MCH 1MH  2MH
Organizational Psychology 2 and 3          ORG 2 3
Philosophy                                 PHI 1 2 3

Pharmacy 1                                 PHA 101 110 111
Pharmacy 2                                 PHA 221 222 231 241 250
Pharmacy 3                                 PHA 322 332 342 351
Pharmacy 4 (complete)                      PHA 401 433 443 452 491 4S + electives

Pharmacy 2 and 3 weekly tests              PHA_2T  PHA_3T
Pharmacy Seminar  (all years)              PHA 4S

Pharmacy 3 Biostatistics (Sem 1)           STA 1P1

Pharmacy Practice                          PHA 241 342 443
Pharmacy Anatomy & Physiology              PHA 110 250
Pharmacy Foundations                       PHA 101
Pharmacy Biochemistry                      PHA 111 221
Pharmaceutical Chemistry                   PHA 222 322
Pharmaceutics                              PHA 231 332 433
Pharmacology                               PHA 351 452
Pharmacotherapy (Sem 2)                    PHA 401
Pharmacy 4 Research Methodology            PHA 491

Pharmacy 4 Electives (generally take 2)

  *isiXhosa for Pharmacy A    Sem 1        PHA 4XA
  *isiXhosa for Pharmacy B    Sem 2        PHA 4XB
  *Counselling A              Sem 1        PHA 4CA
  *Counselling B              Sem 2        PHA 4CB
  *Nutriceuticals             Sem 2        PHA 4NB
  *Public Health & Dis Man A  Sem 1        PHA 4HA
  *Public Health & Dis Man B  Sem 2        PHA 4HB
  *Antimicrobial Stewardship  Sem 2        PHA 4AB
  *Veterinary Pharmacy        Sem 2        PHA 4VB
  *Sports Pharmacy            Sem 2        PHA 4SB
  *Business Planning A        Sem 1        PHA 4BA
  *Business Planning B        Sem 2        PHA 4BB

Physics 1                                  PHY 1 101 102
Physics 2 and 3                            PHY 2 201 202   3 301 302
Physics (Elementary)  (Sem 1)              PHY 1E1
Physics (Electronics) (Sem 2)              PHY 1E2
Politics                                   POL 1 1ES 2 3
Principles of Professional Accounting      ACC 2PA
Prof Comm (Sem 1 - Accountants)            PRFC21
Prof Comm (Sem 2 - General BCom)           PRFC22
Psychology                                 PSY 1 2 3 HON
Sociology                                  SOC 1 1ES 2 3
Sound Technology                           STC 1 2
Statistics 101 (Sem 1)                     STA 1 101
Statistics 102 (Sem 2)                     STA 102  (STA 102 now needed before MST 2)
Statistics 1D (Sem 2)                      STA 1D
Statistics 1P1 (Sem 1 - BPha 3)            STA 1P1
Taxation (Introductory) (Sem 1)            ACC 211 (discontinued - take ACC 2PA)
Taxation (BCom 3 Accounting)               TAX 3
Theory of Finance                          TOF 1
Theory of Finance (BComF 1 only)           TOF 1F
Understanding China (Sem 1)                UND 2CH
Zoology 101 (Sem 2)                        ZOO 101 (follows CEL 101)
Zoology 2 and 3                            ZOO 2 201 202   3 301 302


 There are a few subjects that do not have pre-allocated timetable slots, and so generate
 no visible output on the timetable.

 These include Greek 2 and 3, Latin 2 and 3, isiXhosa (Mother Tongue) 3



Help is at hand!

This web based tool allows you to explore timetable combinations at Rhodes University.

To see a subject's timetable, type that subject's mnemonic into one of the 10 text boxes. Subject mnemonics all have seven characters, and are of the general form

        TLA NUM    ( for example   PHY 101   or   ECO 318   or   INF 2A )

where TLA is a Three Letter Abbreviation/Acronym like PHY for PHYsics or HIS for HIStory, and NUM is a digit or digits denoting the level or option, like 1 or 2 or 3 or 201 or whatever. Some mnemonics (like PRFC21 - Prof Communication 1st semester) have no space, some have letters in the NUM portion.

Use the TAB key to move from one input box to the next. Several subjects may be chosen at one viewing.

When you have chosen all the subjects you are wanting to view, click the "SHOW" button. This will then load a timetable showing the allocation of periods, tutorials and/or practicals of the subjects you have chosen.

Square brackets "[ ]" are normally for practicals or tutorials. Italics show that there are alternative slots.

Curly brackets "{ }" are for alternative lectures and tutorials - you would normally only go to one or the other.

A (1) or (2) following a mnemonic means that the subject is only taken for the first or second semester respectively.

You can use simplified mnemonics for subjects like PHY 1 to denote both parts (PHY 101 and PHY 102) as the timetable slots are the same in both semesters.

For subjects with alternative lectures in each day - like ECO 2 - use ECO 2A or ECO 2B to choose one of the alternative slots.

For subjects with multiple components use mnemonics like ECO 312, HIS 309, CSC 301, CSC 112.

There is also a button that will show a printer friendly version of the timetables for each semester - this can be printed more cheaply than printing the other display.

Note that some language subjects do not have pre-allocated timetable slots.

To start again click on the "RESET" button - this will take you back to the beginning page.

Notes

Note that the exact days on which practical classes are held can only be determined after students have registered and the numbers in each class are known. The practical times given by this system - especially for for first year classes - are meant as a guide only, and may have to be changed during the first week of term.

Shortly after the beginning of the year a set of personal timetables for each student is made available at https://scifac.ru.ac.za/timetable/personal and it will be your responsibility to visit this site to find your own final timetable.

The 2018 timetable differs from the 2017 timetable in a few details, as we hold the timetable as stable as we can, to allow students to plan ahead. It is hoped that no significant new clashes have been introduced. The largest changes are to the times in the BCom(Accounting) curriculum.

The changes will eventually be summarized in detail at https://scifac.ru.ac.za/timetable/2018venuesummary.htm