Course Attribute Value Description

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Course Attribute Value is the specific category of the Course Attribute by which it was categorized. 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). Course Attribute Value filters on dashboards enable selection of all of the courses that have a specified attribute value.

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_VALUE
Source Field Name:DESCR
Census Process:N/A
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"Academic Class Attributes"
Column Heading:"Course Attribute Value Description"

As Courses can have multiple Course Attributes, they can also have multiple Course Attribute Values associated with them. Classes inherit Course Attributes and Course Attribute Values from the Course Catalog.

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. Notice the University Requirement Course Attribute has two Course Attribute Descriptions associated with it.

Business Rules

All classes are tagged with (at minimum) the following course attributes and the appropriate course attribute values:

  • Course Level: Graduate Division, Lower Division, Pre-Collegiate, Upper Division
  • Service Learning: Service Learning Course, Required Service Learning Crse, Not a Service Learning Course


Examples of Course Attributes and Corresponding Course Attribute Values
Course Attribute Description Course Attribute Value Descriptions
Course Level Graduate Division

Lower Division


Upper Division

General Education Requirement A1 Oral Communication

A2 Written Communication

B2 Life Science

B4 Mathematics/Quant Reasoning


University Requirement FYS First Year Seminar

GWAR Graduation Writing Assess


Zero Cost Course Materials Zero Cost Course Materials

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]

"Course Attribute Value: When you attach attributes to courses and classes, you can also specify attribute values. Therefore, you can define parent course attributes that have one or more attribute values. Insert rows to create multiple attribute values."[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."[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Oracle. PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.2: Student Records. Retrieved from:
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  3. Oracle. PeopleSoft Campus Solution s9.2: Student Records. Retrieved from: