The Searchable Schedule of Classes is a very useful, popular and time-sensitive tool. If the search page allowed wide open searches, it might have a slower response time for all students due to the amount of data being searched and returned.
It could be several things. First make sure that you try the search a different way. Try selecting something like Subject and Show Open Classes Only. It's also possible that the department has not updated any data for the courses to be offered. The registrar's office can help you determine if this is the case. Please email email@example.com. Another possibility is that you entered too many search criteria, and there are no courses that meet all criteria. Try starting over with fewer criteria. The search page requires at least 2 criteria.
This is a known issue and will be adjusted if a solution is found.
No, but the Schedule of Classes does support "contains," "greater than or equal to" and "less than or equal to" in order to help you find what you are looking for.
The search is looking at each meeting pattern separately. If it finds one meeting pattern with only those days, and a second meeting pattern for that class is taught during different days, it still is viewing the first meeting pattern as having met the search criteria.
Make sure that the Course Career is set to Undergraduate (because sessions are career-specific) and in the Session box, select "Regular - 1st Half Semester".
In the Course Attribute box, select "Schedule Search". Then, in the Attribute Value box and select "Semester Spotlight".
Go to Course Component and choose "seminar" from the drop down menu. You may also need to choose a second search criteria such as "undergraduate" from Course Career.