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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

A number of courses taught in English are available in the following disciplines.

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Finance
  • History
  • International Business
  • Korean Language
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Science (biology, chemistry, physics electives)
  • Sociology

Students proficient in Korean will have additional course options. 

Accessing Course List

To access the course listing, click the link above. Choose the appropriate year and semester, understanding that 1st Semester refers to Spring and 2nd Semester refers to Fall. Under Position, click the drop down menu to select The Undergraduate School. To see courses taught in English, check the box Courses for Exchange Students. If you click Search, a list of courses will appear after a few seconds. To access syllabi for each course, click the Inquiry button under the Syllabus column header.

Academic Planning

Click on the links below to find a curricular plan for your major that include a semester at this exchange university. Please note that these eight-semester grids are general and may not apply to each student in that major. Always consult with your academic advisor about the feasibility of your plans. Last updated August 2019.

Don't see your major? Talk to your academic advisor about the possibility of studying abroad in Korea.

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

Grading Scale

Sogang Grade  Temple Equivalent
A+ A
A A
A- A-
B+ B+
B B
B- B-
C+ C+
C C
C- C-
D D
F F