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Modular Courses
Modular Courses
The school invites renowned professors from inside and outside Korea to teach intensive modular courses for 2-3 weeks during vacation periods. The courses are opportunities for students to take special classes not normally offered during the semester. Modular courses are exciting opportunities for students to experience academic diversity and depths in their studies.
For the English PhD program, interdisciplinary core courses are offered as modular courses by the school’s own faculty and/or guest professors from overseas.
 
Modular Course Period
Master’s Program Spring Modular Course : Summer vacation after the Spring semester ends (Jun-Jul)
Master’s Program Fall Modular Course : Winter vacation after the Fall semester ends (Dec-Jan)
English PhD program Modular Course : Spring modular courses are held every Jul-Aug, and Fall modular classes are held every Jan-Feb. The first day of the modular class is considered the first day of the semester for the English PhD program.
 
Modular Course Schedule
Master’s Program : 5 days , 6 hours per day, for a total of 30 hours (Mon-Fri: 9:20 am - 3:30 pm)
English PhD program : 8 days (2 weeks), 6 hours per day, for a total of 45 hours (Mon-Fri: 9:20 am - 3:30 pm) * Note: The amount of class days may be shortened and the hours lengthened in some cases
 
Modular Course Credits
Master’s Program modular courses are usually offered as a 2 credits. 
ㆍPhD required courses (Interdisciplinary Core, each 3 credits) are offered as modular courses.
Modular course grades will be released 2~3 weeks (6~7 weeks for PhD) after the modular course ends and will be included in the semester GPA.

Retake & Across Programs
Retake
If a student does not pass a course, it can be retaken. For courses in which a passing grade has already been received, the course cannot be retaken. Required courses with a failing grade are to be retaken in order for the student to graduate. Below is the passing grade information for each program:
 
Passing Grade Standards
MDiv, MTS, MA, MEd, MWCM, ThM : D (F is a failing grade)
PhD : B- (C+ or lower is a failing grade)
 
Course Substitution
If a student has to retake a required course and that course is no longer being offered due to curriculum changes, the student is to take a substitute course and get a passing grade. Students can find out the substitute course information at the school online service or at the Academic Office. In case there is no designated substitute course, students are to follow the procedure below and register for the course.
  • Fill out Application for Course Substitution

  • Consult the Department Chair and
    the Dean of Academic Programs for Approval

  • Submit the Form to the Academic Office

 
Grades for Retaken Courses or Substitute Courses
When retaking a course or a substitute course, the grade for the failed course will be marked as GR (Grade Replaced) on the transcript. The grade for the course and overall GPA will be changed after retaking a class, but academic warning records given based on grades for the previous semester will not be changed.
 
Across Programs
Students may register for courses across the English and Korean (E/K) programs based on the following standard.
 
Standards for Taking Courses Across Programs
Korean program students can take as many English courses (required and elective) as they desire.
English program students can take up to 3 credits (for MDiv, up to 5 credits) throughout the entire degree program.

Course Registration
Course Registration
Registration Period for Continuing Students
- Spring Semester : 1 week at the middle of Feb.
- Fall Semester : 1week at the middle of Aug.

Registration Period for Students who are Returning from Stop-out
- During the Course Add/Drop Period
Students can register for courses through the online service linked to the school’s website. Click on "New Online Service" and log in with your ID and password to add the courses you wish to take from the Course Registration menu.

Maximum Credits for Each Program
 
Degree Program Maximum Credits Per Semester Notes
MDiv 17 Credits - Students cannot enroll in a modular class in their final semester
- Tuition covers the maximum amount of credits as listed on left.
- Students may exceed the maximum amount of credits by up to 2 credits (3 credits for MDiv). Students are responsible to pay for each excess credit.
MA 14 Credits
MTS 12 Credits
MEd 11 Credits
MWCM 12 Credits
ThM 9 Credits
PhD 10 Credits
 
Course Add/Drop (Course Correction)
Period : From one week of the semester
Go to the school’s website > Online Service > New Online Service, log in, and add/drop courses from Course Registration > Course Add/Drop.
If a student wants to take credit hours over the credit maximum, it cannot be added online. The student must submit a Course Add/Drop Request form to the Academic Office within the Course Add/Drop period (Tuition for the extra credit should be paid afterwards during a set period).
 
Final Registered Course List Submission
Period : A set period after the Course Add/Drop period ends (normally 1 week)
When the course add/drop period ends, students must print out a final list of registered courses from the New Online Service > My Course List and submit it to the Academic Office. The copy submitted may be used as a proof document for student course registration.
 
Notes Regarding Course Registration
Continuing students must register for next semester's courses in advance (before the current semester ends). Students returning from stopping-out cannot register in advance; they must register during the Course Add/Drop period after their return.
Courses requiring prerequisites can be registered after passing the required course.
English-program students may take up to 3 credits (up to 5 credits for EMDiv) of Korean-program electives throughout their studies.
Korean-program students can take English-program courses without any limitation of credits.
In the case that a new student in the PhD program for Christian Counseling does not have a Theology-related master’s degree, the student is required to take theology courses in their first year, and pay tuition as an MTS student would.