About Course Search for the College Catalog

The Course Search tool will help you explore the curriculum as represented in the current edition of the College Catalog, which includes courses offered at Haverford College (and the Bryn Mawr departments and programs listed in the Catalog during the last three academic years (including the current year). Note that most courses available at Swarthmore College are not included here.  For information on all current year offerings at all three institutions, including scheduling information, consult the TriCo Course Guide.

The menus at left include various free and controlled vocabularies. They can be used singly or in combination.

  • The main Search field will return matches in the title, description, course number (including course numbers mentioned in descriptions), and four-letter subject code (including such codes mentioned in course descriptions). The search field does not return matches for instructor names or specific semesters.

  • College allows you to limit your search to courses at Haverford, at Bryn Mawr, or at either/both.

  • Subject includes a key to all four-letter subject codes that also will work in the free Search. If you have previously limited a search by Subject code, you can widen the search again by selecting “Any Subject” at the top of the Subject menu). Is is not possible to search for or limit by more than one subject at a time.

    • NB:  Courses normally have only one subject; but some cross-listed courses have more than one subject (such as GERM H224 = COML H224. Moreover, courses with different subjects can be found in the same department (such as when courses in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies are taught in the Department of Classics).

  • Any Attribute includes a wide array of tags relating to various credentials and requirements as defined by the Haverford College curriculum, including:

    • First Year Writing (available only to those students)

    • Division (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences, defined in connection with Divisional General Education Requirements)

    • Domain (A:  Meaning and Interpretation, B:  Analysis of the Social World, C: Physical and Natural Worlds, defined in connection with the New General Education Requirements

    • Quantitative  (courses that meet both the Quantitative requirement under the Divisional General Education system as well as the Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning  requirement under the New General Education system)

    • Symbolic Reasoning (additional courses that meet the Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning requirement under the New General Education system)

    • Various Concentrations available to Haverford students, as well as courses related to preparation for Healthcare professions.