Course Attribute Description

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Course Attributes enable the flexible assignment of various characteristics to courses. Course Attribute filters on dashboards enable selection of all of the courses that have a specified attribute.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Filter / Group Breakdown Location:Course Characteristics
Other Reports:N/A
Data Custodian
Academic and Centralized Scheduling
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Source Table Name:PS_CRSE_ATTR_TBL
Source Field Name:DESCR
Census Process:N/A
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"Academic Class Attributes"
Column Heading:"Course Attribute Description"

Courses can be tagged and belong to multiple Course Attributes. Classes inherit Course Attributes from the Course Catalog.

Courses Attributes must have at least one Course Attribute Value, but can have multiple Course Attribute Values. For example, we categorize classes by the Course Level (Course Attribute) and the categories we assign to them are "Upper Division", "Lower Division", etc. (Course Attribute Values). An example with multiple values is the "General Education Requirement" Course Attribute, which has various Course Attribute Values assigned that specify the type of General Education Requirement the course fulfills (e.g. "A1 Oral Communication", "B2 Life Science", etc.)

Example of multiple Attributes and Attribute Values associated with HCOM 243 in Fall 2022. Course Attribute: Course Level; Course Attribute Value: Lower Division Course Attribute: Service Learning; Course Attribute Value: Not a Service Learning Course Course Attribute: General Education Requirement; Course Attribute Value: F Ethnic Studies Course Attribute: University Requirement; Course Attribute Value: ES Ethnic Studies Course Attribute: University Requirement; Course Attribute Value: US1 U.S. Histories
Example of multiple Attributes and Attribute Values associated with HCOM 243 in Fall 2022.

Business Rules

All classes are tagged with (at minimum) the following attributes:

  • Course Level
  • Service Learning


  • Course Level
  • General Education Requirement
  • Internship
  • Service Learning
  • University Requirement
  • etc...

See Also

Definition Source

"Use course attributes for institutional research purposes and to print repetitive text in the schedule of classes or course catalog, such as Offered in Fall Only. Course attributes are attached to courses on the Catalog Data page and to classes on the Basic Data page. Unlike requirement designations, course attributes do not transfer to PeopleSoft Academic Advisement."[1]

"Description: The description that you enter here appears on the schedule of classes report or the course catalog report if you select the Schedule Print check box or the Catalog Print check box."[1]

"Use the Course Attributes field to link attributes to class sections. The system populates this field and the related course attribute values from the course catalog. You can override or amend these values. Values for course attributes are defined on the Catalog Data page."[2]

"Enter the general characteristics that describe the course offering in the Course Attribute and Course Attribute Value fields. Course attributes are defined on the Course Attribute Table page. Course attributes are not provided to the Academic Advisement application."[3]


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