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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

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

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Korean Studies
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Science (biology, chemistry, physics electives)
  • Sociology

Students proficient in Korean may have additional course options. 

Accessing Course List

To access the course listing, click the link above. When you arrive at the landing page, click the box on the left side of the page that says Course Catalogue and Syllabus: Undergraduate and Graduate. You may select any college in the dropdown menus; be sure you are looking at undergraduate programs. To see a list of courses popular with study abroad students, you can select Study Abroad Course in the second dropdown menu on the first row. Choose the appropriate year and semester, understanding that 1st Semester refers to Spring and 2nd Semester refers to Fall. To look for classes available in English only, check the box for English Course Only. To view syllabi, click the purple arrow button in the fourth column from the left. 

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

Grading Scale

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