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Seoul, Korea

Academic Program

Global Temple Conference

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Course Offerings

As a specialized university, HUFS offers a number of courses taught in English in the following areas:

  • Asian studies
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English literature
  • Foreign languages
  • International studies
  • Korean studies
  • Political science

Students proficient in Korean may have additional course options.

Accessing Course List

To access the course listing, click the link above. At the top of the page, click the link for Courses. In the page that appears, there will be a menu on the left side of the page; click the link for Undergrad (Seoul). Wait a few seconds for the page to load in its entirety. The page will be categorized by college. Select a year and term for any college you have an interest in. When the new tab or page opens, you will see a list of courses; courses taught in a foreign language (usually English) will be designated with a V on the right side of the page. To confirm if a course is taught in English or another foreign language, you can access a syllabus by clicking on the course title or clicking the paper icon under the Syllabus column header.



Course Approvals

Prior to departure, students must complete the Course Approval process. Part of this process will require students to speak with the appropriate faculty members to evaluate courses and assign a corresponding Temple requirement. Courses that are taken abroad may have a direct Temple course equivalent, may fulfill an upper level elective or a lower level elective, general education requirement etc. Faculty will approve and assign corresponding Temple courses or requirement, but do not indicate the number of Temple credits that will be received for each course taken abroad. Students are advised to seek pre-approval for about twice as many courses as they can take, in the event that they need to change their schedules upon arrival. 

Upon arrival, if students find that they must make a last-minute course change and enroll in a course that has not been pre-approved, students should e-mail the details of any new courses to the appropriate departments for evaluation. However, due to the time it takes to have a course approved from overseas, in some cases final determination on course approval may not be made until students return. It is therefore always advised to include any and all courses that a student might take abroad on their course approval form.

Transfer of Credits and Grading Scale

After Temple receives an official transcript from HUFS, approved courses that have been passed with a grade equivalent to a C or better will be accepted by Temple and appear on students' transcripts as transfer credit. The number of credits received for each course will be evaluated at this time. HUFS classes typically transfer on a 1:1 ratio with Temple (e.g. 3 HUFS credits equals 3 Temple credits). Temple GPAs will not be affected by grades earned on an exchange.

Grading Scale

HUFS Grade  Temple Equivalent
A+ A
A- A-
B+ B+
B- B-
C+ C+
C- C-