Course Selection

Course Classification

Courses are divided into compulsory courses and optional courses.

Compulsory courses are a must for students according to the education program guidance. They are Foundation Courses for General Education, Foundation Courses for Discipline, Core Courses for Major, Experiment Training and practical courses.

Optional courses are the courses with many more choice from which the students select. Usually, they include some limited optional core courses for major, elective general courses for major, elective interdisciplinary courses, and elective general education courses (such as humanistic courses and natural science courses). The students are required to finish at least 15 credits for seminars, 10 credits for elective general education courses (students majoring in science and engineering and medicine should finish at least 6 credits for humanistic courses, students majoring in liberal arts, at least 4 credits for natural science courses.) The requirement details can be consulted to the education program.

Course Selection

Article 4: only the students have registered, are they eligible to select courses to take.

Article 5: according to the education program, the students should select courses for every semester. The experienced teachers are appointed to provide guidance. First guarantee compulsory courses, limited optional courses, and then optional course. As for the courses with a strict follow-up relationship, the lower one should be the first. Course selection should avoid time conflict.

The education resources allow students to choose courses according to their training plans and out of their personal interest. The quick learner may take courses out of the program (every academic year no exceed to 20 credits). Those who prove exceptionally promising can apply to surpass this limit. Students can select the interdisciplinary courses which are approved to open by the courses opening schools or department.

When the students are choosing from the general education courses such as Mathematics, computer science, physics and foreign languages, they should take courses with the level higher than or equal to the level the education program is prescribed. If fail the higher courses, they can retake the course or change to the prescribed level course.

Tips:

(1) Only the students have registered, are they eligible to select courses to take.

(2) Before they select the courses, the students are asked to read carefully the education program. With the teachers¡¯ guidance and the help of the suggested syllabus, the students should deliberate on the choice, taking into consideration their personal interests.

(3) After the first round selecting, then following By-selection, rejection, re-selection (with details in selection guidance). The first selections are carried within the fourteenth week for the sophomores, the junior, and the senior. For the freshmen, they begin to select courses from the third weeks in short semesters. The second round by-selection is designed for the students who fail to select courses due to some special causes. The students can reject the courses they have chosen after the first audition week on that Saturday and Sunday. They can re-select the general education courses such as Mathematics, computer science, physics and foreign languages after the first audition week on that Saturday and Sunday. Every semester they only have one chance to by-select, reject and re-select.

(4) The selected courses once approved generally not be easily changed during the first two weeks. The students should be responsible for their own choice. Very few students who must change should apply within the third week after new semester begins. They are asked to fulfill a form of notice. After the application is approved by the school or department, the teaching assistant will help them do the change. Out of date, the case will no longer be deal with.

(5) The upper limit and the lower limit to the credits for the selected courses should be abiding with the requirements and the registration regulations.

(6) Except for the compulsory courses, seminars and the other must courses, the one with less than 20 students to chose will halt in principle. In the case, the office of academic affairs and the schools or departments will inform the students to reselect.