How can I know if the course I really want to take will be offered next year?

Sadly, there is no real way to determine which courses will be offered next year before courses are posted on OCI during the summer. However, if you're hoping to take a specific course, it's a good idea to contact the professor that usually teaches that course to find out if they intend to teach it again, or whether they will be on sabbatical, etc. (They may have a firm sense of what they'll teach next year long before the official list appears.) Also, note that many 400-level seminars closely track faculty interests from year to year, and that many professors teach a particular seminar only once.

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