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


The web page you are looking at now will NOT give you your full timetable. It is a simpler system that checks lecture times only for possible clashes, and does not do a thorough job. You cannot use it to claim or prove that your personal timetable is incorrect!

This system uses the 2017 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.

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your planned and proposed curriculum does not contain any clashes, not only for the current year of study, but for the years ahead. Attention is drawn to General Rule G6.2 of the University Calendar. Each year some students complain bitterly when they discover that the timetable for the next year will not suit them, claim that they "have not been told", and ask that the timetable be modified to accommodate their lack of forward planning. Such requests cannot be met.

If students wish to follow degree curricula in which subjects clash, they will invariably have to take an extra year to complete their degrees.

Some major combinations that may look attractive but which are not possible are   ENG 3/SOC 3,   ENG 3/INS 3,   CSC 3/LAW 3,   HKE 3/HIS 3,   PHI 3/ANT 3,   ENT 3/BCH 3,   ICH 3/MIC 3,   ENV 3/CHE 3,   MST 3/CHE 3

Please report any bugs that you discover by emailing Pat Terry (p.terry@ru.ac.za)


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                         ACC 211
Accounting 212                         ACC 212
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 ECO312b     ECO315a ECO315b   (offered twice in different slots)
                                       ECO 317                               (offered only once over the semester)

Economics 3 (Sem 2 electives)          ECO313a  ECO313b    ECO316a ECO316b   (offered twice in different slots)
                                       ECO 314  ECO 318                      (offered only once over the semester)

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

       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
Ethnomusicology 1                      ETH 1 101 102
Ethnomusicology 2 and 3                ETH 2 3 (For first year see MCH 1xx)
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 3 306 311 318 321
History 3 (Sem 2 electives)            HIS 3 305 312 313
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 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 Taxation (Sem 1)              ACC 211
Intro to Prof Accounting (Sem 2)       ACC 212
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 (2nd Language)                XHS 1N 2N 3N
isiXhosa for Journalists (BJrn)        XHO 1J
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 Acc)         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 315 (SEM 1)   MAM 311 MAT 311 (SEM 2)
Maths 3 (Applied)                      MAP 3   MAP 312 MAP 314 (SEM 1)   MAM 311 MAP 311 (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
Modern Fiction (2nd year only)         FIC 2   (re-introduced 2017)
Music (Theory and Analysis)            MUS 1 101 102 2 3
Music Culture World & African (Sem 1)  MCH 1WM  2WM
Music Culture Ethnomusicology (Sem 1)  MCH 1ET  2ET
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 3 Biostatistics (Sem 1)       STA 1P1
Pharmacy 4                             PHA 401 433 443 452 491 4E 4S
Pharmacy Elective, Seminar             PHA 4E 4S
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 2 and 3 weekly tests          PHA_2T  PHA_3T
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
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) (re-introduced) 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
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 outut on the web page 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/misc/TimeTable/ and it will be your responsibility to visit this site to find your own final timetable.

The 2015 timetable differs from the 2014 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 Pharmacy 3 curriculum.

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