OurCORS

AY2017/2018 Semester 2 Online Module Registration Exercise

This online Module Registration Exercise is for Yale-NUS students and consists of three rounds. Please log-in using your NUSNET ID and password to access OurCORS (Course Online Registration System).

Registration Round Open Close
ROUND ONE Monday,
6 November 2017,
9.00am
 Tuesday,
7 November 2017,
5.00pm​
ROUND TWO Wednesday,
15 November 2017,
9.00am
Friday,
17 November 2017,
5.00pm
ROUND THREE Monday,
29 December 2017,
9.00am
Friday,
26 January 2018,
9.00am

Reminders:

  1. Clear any outstanding fees for the current semester in order to participate in the Module Registration Exercise.
  2. Check your Yale-NUS email regularly. You should also send your emails to the College administrators from your Yale-NUS email account to ensure that your emails are properly received and do not land in spam boxes unattended.

Note: Please note that YSC2205 Mathematical Methods for Physical Scientists will be retitled to “Foundations of Applied Mathematics” in Round Three.

Round One

In this round, you can:

  1. Select Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS. Please refer to Module Brief for a list of Yale-NUS offerings.
  2. Select NUS elective modules/NUS Centre for Language Studies (CLS) modules. Please consult your Vice Rector, Module Advisor or the Head of Studies of your Major/Minor if you wish to read a NUS module that is not available at Yale-NUS. The timelines for registering NUS modules :
NUS Elective Modules NUS CLS Modules
Module Registration Rounds 1, 2 and 3 1, 2
Round 1 Deadline for Registration By 5.00pm on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 By 5.00pm on Tuesday, 7 November 2017
  • To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round One, please login to Canvas at this link and submit your request by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 7 November 2017. 
  • As the timetable for NUS modules is not be available until mid-December, you may wish to register for NUS modules based on your interest should you be submitting your application during Round One and Round Two.
  • Should there be a timetable clash with your Yale-NUS modules after you submit your application in Round One or Round Two, you will need to make adjustments to your choice of modules subsequently.
  • Registration of NUS modules are subject to approval from the respective NUS Faculty/School, and the outcome of your application will only be known near to, or at the start of, AY2017/18 Semester 2.

Please also note the following:

  1. Timetable Planning: You should register for modules that do not clash with your class and exam timetables.
  2. Overload: The recommended workload is 20 MC per semester. However, students may register between 18 MC to 22 MC per semester. This workload includes Common Curriculum modules, Yale-NUS modules, NUS modules and/or NUS CLS language modules. By default, OurCORS allows you to select modules up to a maximum of 22 MC. If you intend to overload beyond 22 MC in the semester, you are required to seek approval from your Vice Rector. Once approved, you may select the module(s) in Round Two.
    Overload for LAW DDP students: An overload for a Law DDP student would be defined as any module taken in excess of what is stated in your respective schedule of modules found here. Faculty of Law has advised that due to the heavy workload of the Law curriculum, LAW DDP students are discouraged from overloading and should not read more than a total of 23 MC in the semester that they are reading Law compulsory modules.
  3. Underload: You are advised to plan carefully as under loading may affect your graduation progress and ability to complete your degree within the stipulated candidature period. All students are required to register at least 18 MC of workload in a semester. If you intend to underload in the semester, you are required to appeal to your Vice Rector with supporting reasons. Appeals for underload of less than 15 MC will be further reviewed by the Committee on Academic Standards. Students who are in their graduating semester are allowed to register a minimum of 15 MC without Vice Rector permission as long as they are on-track to meet graduation requirements.
  4. Common Curriculum Modules (compulsory for students from Class of 2021): Students are to select the following modules in OurCORS and one other elective modules.
    i) YCC1112 Literature and Humanities 2 (Timing options: Tue, Fri 1030-1200hr & Tue 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Fri 1430-1600hr & Tue 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1112 either Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    ii) YCC1114 Philosophy and Political Thought 2 (Timing options: Mon, Thu 1300-1430hr & Mon 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “A”, and Mon, Thu 1630-1800hr & Mon 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1114 either Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    iii) YCC1131 Scientific Inquiry (Timing options: Tue, Thu 1300-1430hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Thu 1630-1800hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1131 either Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    iv) Do note that although you are given the option to select your preferred timings for your Common Curriculum seminars, you may be re-allocated to another timing if the timing that you have selected becomes over-subscribed.
  5. Common Curriculum Modules – Historical Immersion modules (applicable to students from Class of 2018 & Class of 2019): Modules designated as fulfilling the Historical Immersion (HI) requirement will be opened to Seniors only during Round One module registration so as to award priority to graduating students.
  6. Year-long 10 MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students graduating at the end of AY2017/2018): You have been pre-allocated with the Capstone Project module, and will be able to view it in your records when you login to OurCORS during the module registration rounds.
  7. Directed Language Study Modules (via Yale): If you are interested in taking a directed language module via Yale (e.g. Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Sanskrit), please email our Language Coordinator, Dr Eduardo Lage-Otero <eduardo.lageotero@yale-nus.edu.sg> so that he may look into this possibility and advise you. At this point, such Directed Language Study modules are not available for selection within OurCORS.
  8. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS)/Independent Language Study & Research (ILSR) modules : If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration forms for IRR,  SPS and ILSR. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR or SPS module is 5pm on Friday, 19 January 2018.
  9. Module Pre-requisite:
    • If you meet the pre-requisite of a module that is stated in the form of an A-level or equivalent or in the form of module(s) taken during study abroad, please email Registry for assistance if you encounter any difficulty to add the module.
    • If you are currently taking a pre-requisite to the module that you are interested in, you should be able to register for the module in Round One and Two (If you are unable to do so, please notify Registry to assist you). However, upon release of your final examination results, if you have not passed the pre-requisite, you must drop that module and select another in Round Three (unless special permission is given by the module instructor).
    • If you do not meet the pre-requisite(s) of a module you wish to register, you may consult with the instructor and seek the permission to register. Thereafter, you should forward the instructor’s email approval to Registry to waive the pre-requisite in OurCORS to allow you to select the modules.
  10. Special Pre-requisites:
    i) YHU2286 Daily Themes – Entrance to this module requires submission a writing sample of not more than 3,000 words. This can contain essays (personal and/or academic), poems, stories, a play or a mix of genres.
    ii) YHU4215 Advanced Fiction Writing – Entrance to into this module requires submission of a portfolio of one or two stories of no more than 3000 words combined or special permission of the instructor.
    iii) Please submit your portfolio for YHU2286 or YHU4215 with a cover letter stating your interest no later than noon of Wednesday, 8 November 2017 to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Admission will be on a rolling basis and the class will be closed to further enrolment once the cap has been reached.
  11. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your declared Major/Minor, please submit your request via myYaleNUS. The outcome of the change will be updated in the system once the appropriate approvals are received.
  12. Round One Results: The results of your module selections from Round One will be available for viewing in Round Two. Please note that should you wish to drop an approved module, you may only do so during Round Three as Round Two is only for adding modules.

Round Two

This round is for adding new modules only. You will see the approved modules from Round One and add new modules where necessary. Should you wish to drop an approved module, you may only do so during Round Three.

In this round, you can:

  1. Select additional Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS.
  2. Select additional NUS elective modules/NUS CLS language modules. To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round Two, please login to Canvas at this link.
NUS Elective Modules NUS CLS Modules
Module Registration Rounds 1, 2 and 3 1, 2
Round 2 Deadline for Registration By 5.00pm on Friday, 17 November 2017 By 5.00pm on Friday, 17 November 2017

The outcome of your application of the NUS elective modules/NUS CLS language modules from Round One and Two will only be known near to, or at the start of AY2017/18, Semester 2.

Please also note the following:

  1. Common Curriculum Modules – Historical Immersion modules (applicable to students from Class of 2018 & Class of 2019): Modules designated as fulfilling the Historical Immersion (HI) requirement will be opened to Juniors and Seniors only during Round Two module registration so as to award priority to Junior and Seniors students who need to fulfill the HI requirement.
  2. Directed Language Study Modules (via Yale): If you are interested in taking a directed language module via Yale (e.g. Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Sanskrit), please email our Language Coordinator, Dr Eduardo Lage-Otero <eduardo.lageotero@yale-nus.edu.sg> so that he may look into this possibility and advise you. At this point, such Directed Language Study modules are not available for selection within OurCORS.
  3. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS)/Independent Language Study & Research (ILSR) modules :If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration forms. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR,  SPS or ILSR module is 5pm on Friday, 19 January 2018.
  4. Module Pre-requisite: The same pre-requisite rules as mentioned above in point 9 under Round One will apply.
  5. Special Pre-requisites for Writing Modules: The same pre-requisites as mentioned above in point 10 under Round One will apply.
  • Please submit your portfolio no later than 5.00pm of Friday, 17 November 2017 to writers.centre@yale-nus.edu.sg. Admission will be on a rolling basis and the class will be closed  to further enrolment once the cap has been reached.
  1. Change of Major/Minor:If you plan to change your declared Major/Minor, please submit your request via myYaleNUS. The outcome of the change will be updated in the system once the appropriate approvals are received.
  2. Round Two Results: Registry will send an email to notify students when the results are available for viewing. NUS elective modules and NUS CLS language modules will not be visible yet.
  3. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following modules are no longer offered in Semester 2, AY2017/2018. Affected students are to proceed to select another module in this Round:
    YHU2284 Programming for Time-based Art Forms
    YSC3216 Stochastic Processes and Models (SPaM)
    YSS3208 Advanced Microeconomics
    YSS3205 International Trade
    YSS4227 Topics in Applied Econometrics
  4. The following modules are oversubscribed and are not available for registration in Round 2:
    YCC1112 Literature and Humanities 2 (Group A)
    YCC1114 Philosophy and Political Thought 2 (Group A)
    YCC1131 Scientific Inquiry 1 (Group A)
    YHU1209 Introduction to the Arts
    YHU2203 Masterpieces of Western Art: Renaissance to the Present
    YHU2248 Introduction to 2D Animation
    YHU2280 Oppression and Injustice
    YHU2281 Art and Ethnography
    YHU2282 Can Consciousness be Explained?
    YHU3201 Drawing Process
    YHU3205 Ming Imperial Voyages
    YHU3225 Pompeii: Art, Urban Life, and Culture in the Roman Empire
    YID1201 Introduction to Environmental Studies
    YID3202D Special Topics: Climate Change and the Future of Energy
    YSC1212 Introduction to Computer Science
    YSC2221 Introduction to Python
    YSC2229 Introductory Data Structures and Algorithms
    YSC3239 Geometry and the Emergence of Perspective
    YSS1206 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    YSS2201 Understanding Behavior and Cognition (Group 2)
    YSS2202 International Relations
    YSS2207 Introduction to Social Psychology
    YSS2210 Contemporary Social Theory
    YSS3214 Abnormal Psychology
    YSS3237 Gender Perspectives in Anthropology
    YSS3254 Globalization on the Ground
    YSS3263 Emotions and Politics
    YSS3264 Bubbles, Crashes, Panics and Crisis
    YSS3268 Anthropology of China
    YSS3271 Contemporary Political Comedy

Round Three

In this round, you will be able to make changes (add/drop) to your approved modules:

  1. Drop and select Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS.
  2. Select NUS modules.
  • To register for NUS elective modules in Round Three, you must complete and submit the Module Add/Drop Form to your respective Vice Rector by 5.00pm on Friday, 19 January 2018. Late submissions will not be considered.  Applications for NUS CLS Language modules is closed for this round. The outcome of your application will only be known near to, or at the start of AY2017/18 Semester 2.
  1. Drop your approved NUS elective module/NUS CLS language module by submitting the Module Add/Drop Form to your Vice Rector. Given the extensive negotiations between the host Faculty/School and Yale-NUS to place you into NUS electives, you should think carefully before dropping these modules. Contact your Vice Rector to discuss your reasons for wanting to do so.

Please also note the following:

  1. Overload: Unless an ‘overload’ was already approved in previous rounds, you can appeal to your Vice Rector by email to overload in this Round. You will be able to add the module(s) during this Round once your Vice Rector has approved your appeal.
  2. Common Curriculum section allocations: You may check your allocated section group in this round.
  3. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS)/Independent Language Study & Research (ILSR) modules: If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration forms. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR,  SPS and ILSR module is 5pm on Friday, 19 January 2018.
  4. Fully Subscribed Groups/Modules: Will be updated in Round 3.
  5. Module Pre-requisite: The same pre-requisite rules as mentioned above in point 9 under Round One will apply.
  6. Reminder: If you have not passed a module in Semester 1 that is a pre-requisite to the module that you have been allocated for Semester 2 AY2017/18, you are not eligible to read the module and should proceed to drop the module during Round Three, unless otherwise approved by the instructor.
  7. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your major or minor, please download the Change of Major/Minor form and submit the completed form (duly endorsed by your new Head of Study) to your Vice Rector by the end of Instructional Week 2 i.e. 5.00pm on Friday, 26 January 2018.
  8. Round Three Results:  As Round Three spans from Friday, 29 December 2017 to Friday, 26 January 2018, after you have selected a Yale-NUS module, you can check for the result via OurCORS the following week, on these dates: Friday, 5 January 2018 Friday, 12 January 2018 / Friday, 19 January 2018 / Friday, 26 January 2018 (these dates may be subject to changes).
  9. Drop module beyond Round Three: OurCORS will close after 9.00 am, Friday, 26 January 2018. If you would like to drop a module, please download and complete the hard copy of the Yale-NUS Module Add/Drop Form.

 

Important Timelines

Please refer to the important timelines below for dropping of module. Do ensure that the duly completed form is received by your Vice Rector by the stated deadline.

Type of Modules Last date to add Last date to drop without ‘W’ grade Last date to drop with a ‘W’ grade but without ‘F’ grade
Yale-NUS 5MC modules / 2MC full semester modules Friday,
26 January 2018,
9.00am
Friday,
2 March 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
20 April 2018,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC half semester modules (first half) Friday,
19 January 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
2 February 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
23 February 2018,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC half semester modules (second half) Friday,
26 January 2018,
9.00am
Friday,
23 March 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
13 April 2018,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC Independent Study modules or 5MC Special Project in Science (IRR/ILSR/SPS) Friday,
19 January 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
2 March 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
20 April 2018,
5.00pm
NUS elective modules Friday,
19 January 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
26 January 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
2 March 2018,
5.00pm
NUS CLS language modules Friday,
17 November 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
26 January 2018,
5.00pm
Friday,
2 March 2018,
5.00pm

Updated: 15 November 2017