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Course Registration Policies

The following policies have been set by the FLLD Undergraduate Program. For policies set by the Studies Office, please see the relevant publications issued by that offic

  1. Freshman English for Majors. First-year students are given an English-language placement test before the beginning of the first semester. This test includes both the written Placement Test designed especially for FLLD Undergraduates and an oral placement test. After the test, the students are divided into different sections for Freshman English for Majors (FEM). Some of the sections are designated for the one-year FEM program; other sections are designated for the two-year FEM program. Students who have been placed in the two-year program must take Directed English (2-2; a two-credit, two-semester course) in their second year of study, unless they qualify for admission to the one-year program at the end of the first semester of study. (Please see the relevant teachers for further information.)
     
  2. Comp/Oral sectioning. At the beginning of the fall semester, the Department assigns each first-year student to a section of Composition/Oral I, each second-year student to a section of Composition/Oral II, and each third-year student to a section of Composition/Oral III. These section-assignments are made on a random basis, in consultation with the relevant Course Coordinator as needed. If for some reason a student wishes to change from one section to another, that student must get permission from both of the teachers involved. It is the policy of the Department to ensure that the sections of Comp/Oral classes are balanced, i.e., that the different sections of the same course each have the same (or nearly the same) number of students.
     
  3. Course registration. The TA responsible for undergraduate affairs will complete the registration procedures for the required courses.
     
  4. Comp/Oral in sequence. Students must complete and pass the Comp/Oral classes in sequence (Comp/Oral I, then Comp/Oral II, then Comp/Oral III).
     
  5. Comp/Oral "double pass" rule. When repeating a semester of Composition I, Oral I, Composition II, Oral II, Composition III, or Oral III, a student must attend both the Composition and Oral courses, and complete all work assigned by the teacher, even though a grade will be given only in that subject which the student has previously failed.
     
  6. Failed courses. According to University rules, a student whose first-semester grade in a year-long course is below 50 may not continue taking the course in the second semester. See below for Department rules regarding failed courses.
    Students whose first-semester grade in Comp/Oral I, Comp/Oral II, or Comp/Oral III is below 60 may not continue taking that course in the second semester.

    • Students whose first-semester grade in Comp/Oral I, Comp/Oral II, or Comp/Oral III is below 60 may not continue taking that course in the second semester.
       
    • Students whose first-semester grade in any undergraduate course other than the required Composition and Oral Training courses is between 50 and 59 may continue to take the course in the second semester
       
    • A student who fails a fourth-year required course must re-take that course at Tunghai in order to graduate.
       
  7. Application and registration for seminars. In order to take a particular seminar, students must complete the application procedure that is held at the end of each semester (for seminars to be offered in the following semester). After the lists of students admitted to seminars have been posted, the students themselves are responsible for completing the registration procedures established by the Studies Office. Students should take two seminars (4 credits together). One two-credit seminar is counted as required credit whereas the other two-credit seminar is counted toward elective credits in the department.
     
  8. Elective courses. FLLD Undergraduates must take 22 credits of the total number of elective credits in the department. The other elective credits may be filled by any elective course offered by the University toward the total number of credits needed for graduation, except for the following:

    a. Courses in Western literature or languages offered by another department or the English Language Center.
    b. General Elective courses in English (English electives for non-majors).

    Students starting in academic year 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 should complete at least 22 credit-hours of elective courses offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature including Introduction to Linguistics and may take 16 credit-hours of elective courses either in or outside the department. Students starting in academic year 2009-2010 and following should complete at least 22 credit-hours of elective courses offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and may take 12 credit-hours of elective courses either in or outside the department.
     
  9. Credit for second/third foreign language. Undergraduate students are not required to take a second foreign language, but if they do so they must complete at least two years (12 credits) in order to receive any credit for this subject. A student who passes the first year of a second foreign language but does not take or does not pass the second year of the same language will not be permitted to count the six first-year credits toward the total number of credits needed for graduation. However, if students have completed two years of a second foreign language then the six credits of a first year of a third foreign language will also be counted toward the total needed for graduation. Credits for second and third foreign language are counted as elective credits outside the department.
     
  10. Second foreign language policy for freshmen. All undergraduate freshmen must take Freshman English for Majors. Undergraduate freshmen are not allowed to take another foreign language instead of Freshman English for Majors.
     
  11. Exceptions. Exceptions to any of the rules listed above may be granted only by the Department Chair, and are possible only in extremely unusual cases.