Course Schedule

Current and upcoming course schedules are available in PDF format.  Click on a schedule to view the instructors, class times, sessions, and dates for all courses offered during that term.

Fall 2023 Course Schedule (August-December)
Last Modified: 09-13-2023 10:14 am

2023 Year-term Course Schedule (June 2023-May 2024)
Last Modified: 05-12-2023 11:30 am

Spring 2024 Course Schedule (January-June)
Last Modified: 01-18-2024 11:26 am

May-Extended 2024 Course Schedule (May-August)
Last Modified: 02-05-2024 09:36 am

Summer 2024 Course Schedule (June-August)
Last Modified: 11-17-2023 02:10 pm

Final Exams and Projects Schedule

View the upcoming Final Exams and Projects Schedule below.

Spring 2024 Final Exams and Projects Schedule
Last Modified: 01-29-2024 08:52 am

Course Suffixes

Intensive Courses (IN) feature distance-based Canvas learning assignments for most of the term that the course is scheduled, plus a one or two-week period of on-campus full-day or half-day classroom periods which students are required to attend in person unless otherwise specified. Additional assignments are often required during the on-campus time.

Online Courses (OL) are conducted entirely Online via Canvas. These courses do not have a scheduled class time but allow students the freedom to work at any time of day. Online courses are not self-paced, as students are required to meet deadlines for assignments and activities. Some OL courses require occasional, weekly, or biweekly Zoom meetings that are scheduled at the students’ convenience

Synchronous Learning Courses (SL) allow students to attend DIU courses virtually. SL students attend class using Zoom video conferencing software. Attendance during the scheduled class time with video turned on is required. Assignments and other activities can be submitted via Canvas. Some SL courses are only taught via Zoom with no On-Campus class section – these are marked as -SL.

On-Campus-Only Courses (C) Courses marked on the published course schedule with a -C suffix are offered only on the DIU campus and are not available synchronously.

Research-Limited Contact (on-campus) (RC) Courses marked on the published course schedule with -RC have limited contact hours ON-CAMPUS with research work required outside of arranged meeting times.

Research-Limited Contact (synchronous) (RS) Courses marked on the published course schedule with -RS have limited contact hours SYNCHRONOUS with research work required outside of arranged meeting times.

Research-Limited Contact (dual) (R) Courses marked on the published course schedule with -R have limited contact hours both on-campus and synchronous with research work required outside of arranged meeting times.

NOTE: Unless a course is marked with one of the above suffixes, it will be offered BOTH On-Campus and Synchronously via Zoom. -SL after a course number means that course is ONLY taught via Zoom and does not meet On-Campus.

Time Zones

All DIU Course times are specified in terms of local Dallas, Texas time. DIU is on:

CST from Nov. 5, 2023 – Mar. 10, 2024
CDT from Mar. 12 – Nov. 4, 2023

UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) = GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) = Zulu Time
UTC does not change for daylight savings time
CDT (Central Daylight Time) = UTC – 5 hours
CST (Central Standard Time) = UTC – 6 hours

DIU Term Schedules

DIU has five different terms:

Fall term – runs from late August through mid December and is 16 weeks long
Spring term – runs from early to mid January through early May and is 16 weeks long
May-Extended term – runs from mid May to Mid August and is 13 weeks long
Year-term runs from the start of the Summer term in early June to the end of the Spring term in early May – nearly an entire year.
Summer term runs from early June to early August – and is 9 weeks long


Frequently Asked Questions

When should I register for courses for a given term?

Even if a course is offered in a particular term, if it has an insufficient number of students registered by two weeks prior to the start of a term, it may be cancelled.

Students are encouraged to register for courses as early as possible.

Registration for the Spring term opens October 1.

Registration for the May-Extended, Year-term, Summer, and Fall terms opens March 1.

What courses are offered in the different terms?

Most DIU courses are offered in either the Fall or Spring terms (with a few courses offered in both). But the other three terms offer a very limited number of courses.

May-Extended term is mainly for Intensive courses offered by CEWA (World Arts department) and CIS (the undergraduate College of International Studies).

Year-term is only for students taking the CTD (Certificate in Tropical Agriculture Development) courses taught in person at the ECHO research farm campus in Florida and for students enrolled in the GCTC (Graduate Certificate in Translation Consulting).

Summer term varies in the courses it offers, and overlaps with the longer May-Extended term.

DIU does not publish a single comprehensive full-academic-year PDF schedule of courses for all of our terms. But see the “Academic Calendar” section of the catalog, and the “Typical Course Offerings By Term” section that immediately follows it. Also see the Course Listing section of the catalog to see when any particular course is likely to be offered.

Be aware that DIU is not always able to offer a course in the term that the catalog says it is typically offered, so always consult the course schedule for a specific term to see if it is offered.

When do my classes start?

Specific start dates vary from term to term, so be sure to check the Course Schedule for the specific term.