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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

Hanyang is usually best for students looking to take courses in STEM areas. They offer a number of courses taught in English in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Information systems
  • International business
  • International studies
  • Korean studies
  • Life science
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Students proficient in Korean may have additional course options.

Accessing Course List

At the top of this page, click the link for Courses Taught in English. On the page that appears you can see course lists for different years, and you can also find courses by clicking Find Courses at the center of the page. When you click on Find Courses, a new tab should open and you will need to click on the heading that says Course Catalog. Make sure that the College/School selection remains as "College." You should select the year and semester that corresponds for when you will be abroad. If the schedule for the semester you will be going abroad is not yet available, search for the corresponding semester in previous years (e.g. if you plan to study abroad in Spring 2022, you may look at the Spring 2021 schedule to make a tentative plan). Check the English-only Courses box, unless you intend to also take courses taught in Korean. You may also sort by GenEd or Major courses. If selecting Major courses, you will be able to narrow down your search by Department and Major. Click Search to load the course list. When you find a course you are interested in, click on the course number and a new window will pop up with the syllabus. The information may take a few seconds to load. To download the syllabus, click the Print button at the top of the new window and save the document as a PDF.



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 Hanyang, 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. Hanyang classes typically transfer on a 1:1 ratio with Temple (e.g. 3 Hanyang credits equals 3 Temple credits). Temple GPAs will not be affected by grades earned on an exchange.

Students are advised that courses below 2.5 credits are eligible to transfer to Temple as elective credit only.

Grading Scale

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