- 1. Curriculum Overview
The Curriculum of CHUN UNIVERSITY is organized by division of Bachelor’s Degree.
2. Curriculum Organization
The curriculum is divided into core courses, elective courses, and teaching courses (for education major.) The core courses are divided once again to common required courses (all majors) and required courses for specific majors. The elective courses are subject courses that a student can take optionally and depends on 1) if student takes the elective courses from within the range of his given number of credits which can be taken in a semester, as well as 2) if the courses are offered from the university during the specific semester and are available for the student to take. The elective courses may include required courses from another major/disciplinary.
3. Number of Credits Required for Degree(s)
1) Bachelor’s Degree: The minimum required number of credits for graduation is 120 credits. The number of offered credits for each semester is 12 to 15 credits, with the exception of the option to take 17 credits in the following semester if the student received an average GPA of 3.5 or higher during the prior semester.
2) Transfer Students: Transfer Students are accepted to the Bachelor’s Program, and require at least 2 semesters of enrollment in CHUN UNIVERSITY to complete the degree. The credits from other institution(s) may be accepted, and may be used towards the core requisite courses required for graduation.
4. General Rules for Completing an Academic Course
1) Competence completion: If a student shows his ability/knowledge to the Board through examination/judging process to show his competence for a specific course, he may be approved credit and be exempt from certain courses.
2) Courses with Pass/Fail grades: Courses (such as “Chapel”) with only Pass/Fail grade will be completed through regular attendance or specified tests. Students will not be given academic credits for these courses, but the courses will be required for the graduation.
3) Academic credit definition: The completion of a course will be measured by the number of academic credits. 1 academic credit defines to 16 hours of lecture, with the exception of courses involving training, seminar, performance, lessons, and others which involve special requirements for completing the course.
5. Grade Assessment
Each course will assess the overall examinations, assignments, attendance, behavior, and progress of a student to determine the grade which will be given.
1) The Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated by multiplying the course grade (course GPA) and the number of credits for the course. The final GPA will be divided by the number of course credit. The GPA for the semester will be calculated by the total received GPA divided by the total number of credits taken at the semester. Pass/Fail courses will not be included for the calculation of GPA.
2) A grade above C will be accepted and given credits for the course. If a same course has been taken for more than two times, only one grade for the course will be accepted, and the other course(s) will not be included for the requirement for completing the program or the graduation.
6. Interim Measures
1) Should there be any change to the curriculum; the courses taken in accord with the precious curriculum shall continue to be accepted as the new, changed curriculum.
2) If the name of the course changes or the course is closed for future semester, the student can take an alternative course within his major field of study in order to complete the requirement.
7. Declaration of alternative course
1) If certain course(s) is not open for a semester, or another course is determined to be needed by the Board for operation, the alternative course(s) can be designated as the required course for the curriculum.
2) In the case above, if any changes are made in the curriculum, the Department Chair should report this change to the President of the University within 2 weeks following the starting day of the course.