Here is a selection of the Fall 2008 IR and search engine courses from around the web.
CS276 (updated for fall 2008) - The Stanford graduate IR course, taught by Christopher Manning and Prabhakar Raghavan. This is the standard IR course. Their new book Introduction to Information Retrieval is quickly becoming one of the standard texts.
CS572: Information Retrieval and Web Search
At Emory taught by Eugene Agichtein.
CS 4300 / INFO 4300 Information Retrieval
At Cornell, taught by William Arms.
CSI550: Information Retrieval
At University of Albany, taught by Prof. Tomek Strzalkowski.
In addition to the forementioned Stanford IR book, the new IR book from the UMass IR lab, Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice by Bruce Croft, Donald Metzler, and Trevor Strohman, seems to be gaining adoption.
See also my previous post on IR courses.