SNU will introduce student-oriented study programs that allow students to map out their own curricula and choose professors. Under the Independent Study program, SNU students can choose subjects that are not currently listed as regular courses and group themselves according to their interests.
Under the Independent Study program, SNU students can choose subjects that are not currently listed as regular courses and group themselves according to their interests.
The groups will search for professors in and out of the school for their curricula and the school will offer one-on-one lectures or open-discussion lectures.
The Independent Reading program will enable students and professors to create their favorite book lists and discuss them during lectures. Also, students will have to submit reports on what they found by reading the books.
In the Independent Research program, students can get research funds according to their study plans. In addition, the school will strengthen the requirements of teacher assistants to help students' research and studies.
To encourage the new systems, SNU will offer various choices for general education courses and increase the academic credits for the courses from the current nine credits to 12 or 15 credits.
The school will combine some studies among four core courses _ literature and arts, history and philosophy, society and ideology, and natural science.
English language courses will also see changes. The school will group students according to their TEPS scores so that the school can teach them efficiently. TEPS is short for Test of English Proficiency, which was developed by SNU.
In particular, the school will develop English classes, which are linked to majors. For example, those majoring in business administration will have ``Business English'' classes, while students majoring in law will have ``Law English'' classes.
With these changes, SNU will further accelerate its globalization projects. It will make a new center to foster global leaders, and students will have non-regular classes such as domestic and overseas internships, mentoring programs and community activities. These programs will be supported by overseas sister universities of the school through lectures and discussion sessions via teleconferencing.
Jan. 28, 2007
SNU PR Office
SNU NOW / Newsroom