OurCORS

AY2016/2017 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).

 

NOTICE: Round Two module registration has ended on 4 November 2016 at 5.00pm.

 

Registration Round Open Close
ROUND ONE Monday,
24 October 2016,
9.00am
Tuesday,
25 October 2016,
5.00pm
ROUND TWO Wednesday,
2 November 2016,
9.00am
Friday,
4 November 2016,
5.00pm
ROUND THREE Tuesday,
27 December 2016,
9.00am
Friday,
20 January 2017,
9.00am

Reminders:

  1. Please ensure that you have cleared any outstanding fees for the current semester in order to participate in the Module Enrolment Exercise.
  2. You are reminded to check your emails via your Yale-NUS email account to ensure that you do not miss out important emails. 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.

 

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.
    Remember that the College is already offering a wide range of module selections for you, and you are encouraged to get the best experience out of it. However, if you wish to read a NUS (non-CLS) module that is not available at Yale-NUS, you can opt to submit your application for NUS (non-CLS) modules during Round One, Round Two, or Round Three up until 5.00pm on Friday, 13 January 2017. On the other hand, NUS CLS requires our students’ applications earlier for processing, and hence the deadline for CLS module applications is by the end of Round Two at 5.00pm on Friday, 4 November 2016.

    • To register NUS elective modules in Round One, you must complete and submit the Module Add/Drop Form to your respective Vice Rector by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Late submissions will be reviewed in Round Two. As the timetable for NUS modules may not be available until early 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. Students who are interested to read postgraduate modules offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy may refer here for the module offerings.
    • 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. Furthermore, 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, AY2016/17 Semester 2.

Please also note the following:

  1. Timetable Planning: You should register for modules that do not clash with your class and exam timetable, as class attendance and participation is critical to helping you maximise your learning experience at our College.
  2. Overload: The recommended workload is 20MC per semester. Students are required to register between 18MC to 22MC per semester. By default, you are only allowed to select modules up to a maximum of 22MC in total. This workload includes Common Curriculum modules, Yale-NUS elective modules, NUS elective modules and/or NUS CLS language modules that you may read. For LAW DDP students from Class of 2017, 2018, 2019, the default maximum Yale-NUS workload limit are 5MC in Semester 2 AY2016/2017 *. Anything beyond these default maximum workload limits is considered an overload. Taking on an overload will demand your full commitment, and any decision to do so should be considered in close consultation with your Faculty Advisor, Head of Study, and Vice-Rector. Overloads should be requested sparingly. Requesting an overload is not a mechanism for registering for five modules as a way to delay making a decision about which four modules a student intends to take next semester. If you drop the module you have enrolled in as an overload, it will affect your chances of obtaining approval for overloads in the future. Please email your Vice Rector if you would like to appeal for an overload. Once approved, you must select the module(s) in Round Two.
    * 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 23MC in the semester that they are reading Law compulsory modules.
  3. Underload: Students are required to register at least 18MC of workload in a semester. Please email your Vice Rector if you need to appeal for an underload with substantiating reasons (appeals for underload of less than 15MC will be further reviewed by Committee for Academic Standards). Do be mindful that applying for an underload might affect your graduation progress and ability to complete your graduation requirements within the stipulated candidature period, hence you are advised to plan carefully. Students who are in their graduating semester are allowed to register a minimum of 15MC without Vice Rector permission as long as they are on-track to meet graduation requirements.
  4. Waiver of Pre-requisite:
    • If you meet the pre-requisite of a module that is stated in the form of an A-level or equivalent (e.g. A-level Mathematics) 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 for the module. Thereafter, you may email to your Vice-Rector or Registry with the instructor’s email approval to waive the pre-requisite in OurCORS to allow you to select the module.
  5. Common Curriculum Modules (compulsory for students from Class of 2020): Students are to select the following modules in OurCORS and one other elective module. Do note that even though you may be able to select your preferred timings for your Common Curriculum modules, you may be re-allocated to another timing if the timing that you selected becomes over-subscribed.
    • YCC1112 Literature and Humanities 2 (Timing options: Tue, Fri 1030-1200hr & Fri 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Fri 1430-1600hr & Fri 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1112 Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    • YCC1114 Philosophy and Political Thought 2 (Timing options: Tue, Fri 1300-1430hr & Tue 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Fri 1630-1800hr & Tue 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1114 Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
    • YCC1122 Quantitative Reasoning (Timing options: Mon, Thu 1030-1230hr is represented by Group “A” while Mon, Thu 1430-1630hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1122 Group “A” or “B” in OurCORS.)
  6. Common Curriculum Modules (applicable to students from Class of 2017 & 2018): 
    • For Class of 2017 students who are graduating in Semester 2 AY2016/2017, you are required to read a Historical Immersion module if you have not already done so. For Class of 2018 students, you are advised to plan ahead and fulfill the Historical Immersion requirement if you have not yet done so.
    • 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 who need to fulfill the HI requirement.
  7. Year-long 10MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students from Class of 2017 who intend to graduate at the end of AY2016/2017): 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.
  8. 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, VR 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.
  9. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS) Module: If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration process for IRR and SPS. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR or SPS module is 5pm on Friday, 13 January 2017.
  10. Special Pre-requisites for Writing Courses:
    • YHU4216 Advanced Poetry Writing – Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of up to five poems.  Please include cover page with name, class standing, and past writing courses taken.
    • YHU4215 Advanced Fiction Writing – Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of one or two stories of no more than 3000 words combined.  Please include cover page with name, class standing, and past writing courses taken.
    • YHU4214 Advanced Creative Nonfiction – Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of one or two examples of creative nonfiction of no more than 3000 words combined.  Please include cover page with name, class standing, and past writing courses taken.

    Please submit your portfolio no later than noon of October 28th to Caroline.Manela@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. Decisions will be made within four days of submission.

  11. Change of Major/Minor (applicable to students from Class of 2018): 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, 20 January 2017.
  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

In this round, you can act upon the results from Round One:

  1. Select additional Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS.
  2. Select additional NUS elective modules/NUS CLS language modules.
    Remember that the College is already offering a wide range of module selections for you, and you are encouraged to get the best experience out of it. However, if you wish to read a NUS (non-CLS) module that is not available at Yale-NUS, you can opt to submit your application for NUS (non-CLS) modules during Round One, Round Two, or up until 5.00pm on Friday, 13 January 2017. On the other hand, NUS CLS requires our students’ applications earlier for processing, and hence the deadline for CLS module applications is end of Round Two at 5.00pm on Friday, 4 November 2016.

    • To register NUS elective modules in Round Two, you must complete and submit the Module Add/Drop Form to your respective Vice Rector by 5.00pm on Friday, 4 November 2016. As the timetable for NUS modules may not be available until early 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. Students who are interested to read postgraduate modules offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy may refer here for the module offerings.
    • 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. Furthermore, 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, AY2016/17 Semester 2.

Please also note the following:

  1. In Round Two, you will see the approved modules from Round One.  NUS elective modules and NUS CLS language modules will not be visible yet. This round is only for adding modules. Should you wish to drop an approved module, you may only do so during Round Three.
  2. Modules designated as fulfilling the Historical Immersion (HI) requirement will be opened to Juniors only during Round Two module registration so as to award priority to Junior students who need to fulfill the HI requirement.
  3. Fully Subscribed Groups/Modules: These Common Curriculum module groups and modules are fully subscribed at the end of Round Two module registration (updated 15 November 2016).
    • YCC1112 Literature and Humanities 2 (Group A & Group B)
    • YCC1114 Philosophy and Political Thought 2 (Group A & Group B)
    • YCC1122 Quantitative Reasoning (Group A & Group B)
    • YHU1209 Introduction to the Arts
    • YHU2266 Introduction to Oil Painting
    • YHU2267 Modern Art in East Asia
    • YHU2268 Money
    • YHU3201 Drawing Process
    • YHU3221 Nietzsche: An Untimely Thinker and His Times
    • YHU3253 Imperial Outlaws: Social Deviants in the Age of Empires
    • YHU3254 From Edo to Modern City: Tokyo
    • YHU3261 Analogical Reasoning and Metaphor
    • YHU3262 Gendering Performance, Performing Gender
    • YHU3263 The Bandung Conference of 1955
    • YHU4212 The Problem of Evil from the Enlightenment to Auschwitz
    • YHU4213 Life Drawing
    • YHU4215 Advanced Fiction Writing
    • YHU4217 Novel Evidence:19th-Century British Fiction and the Law
    • YID1201 Introduction to Environmental Studies
    • YID2201 Theory and Practice of Environmental Policymaking
    • YLC1201 Beginning Chinese 1
    • YLC3202 Advanced Chinese: Readings in Modern Chinese Literature
    • YLS1201 Beginning Spanish 1
    • YSC1204 Statistical Inference
    • YSC1212 Introduction to Computer Science
    • YSC2204 Fundamentals of Programming
    • YSC2209 Proof
    • YSC2218 Survey of High Energy Physics Experiments
    • YSC2219 Creative Problem Solving
    • YSC2221 Introduction to Python
    • YSC3227 Machine Learning
    • YSS1205 Introduction to Game Theory
    • YSS2201 Understanding Behavior and Cognition
    • YSS2202 International Relations
    • YSS2203 Intermediate Microeconomics
    • YSS2208 Ancient Greek Political Philosophy
    • YSS2214 Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • YSS2218 International Political Economy
    • YSS2220 Introduction to Urban Studies
    • YSS2224 Introduction to Global Affairs
    • YSS3202 Ethnography
    • YSS3211 Human Rights
    • YSS3212 Chinese Politics
    • YSS3215 Cognitive Psychology
    • YSS3222 Urban Theory
    • YSS3231 Methods in the Social Sciences
    • YSS3235 Urban Spatial Reasoning and Visualization
    • YSS3238 US Foreign Policy
    • YSS3250 Cityscapes and Urban Form
    • YSS3253 Anthropology of Development
    • YSS4210 Critical Global Public Health
    • YSS4215 Sexual Economies
    • YSS4216 The Anthropology of Popular Culture
  4. Waiver of Pre-requisite:
    • If you meet the pre-requisite of a module that is stated in the form of an A-level or equivalent (e.g. A-level Mathematics) 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 for the module. Thereafter, you may email to your Vice-Rector or Registry with the instructor’s email approval to waive the pre-requisite in OurCORS to allow you to select the module.
  5. Special Pre-requisites for Writing Courses:
    • YHU4216 Advanced Poetry Writing – Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of up to five poems.  Please include cover page with name, class standing, and past writing courses taken. Please submit your portfolio no later than noon of November 7th to lawrence.ypil@yalenus.edu.sg.
    • YHU4215 Advanced Fiction Writing – Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of one or two stories of no more than 3000 words combined.  Please include cover page with name, class standing, and past writing courses taken. Please submit your portfolio no later than noon of November 7th to dini.parayitam@yale-nus.edu.sg.
    • YHU4214 Advanced Creative Nonfiction – Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of one or two examples of creative nonfiction of no more than 3000 words combined.  Please include cover page with name, class standing, and past writing courses taken. Please submit your portfolio no later than noon of November 7th to laurel.fantauzzo@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. Decisions will be made within four days of submission.

  6. 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, VR 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.
  7. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS) Module: If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration process for IRR and SPS. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR or SPS module is 5pm on Friday, 13 January 2017.
  8. Change of Major/Minor (applicable to students from Class of 2018): 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, 20 January 2017.
  9. 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.

 

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 (non-CLS) modules.
    To register 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, 13 January 2017. Late submissions will not be considered. Please refer here for the NUS modules’ timetables. Students who are interested to read postgraduate modules offered by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy may refer here for the module offerings. The outcome of your application will only be known near to, or at the start of AY2016/17 Semester 2.
  3. Applications for NUS CLS Language modules will be considered only on a case-by-case basis during this round. The outcome of your application will only be known near to, or at the start of AY2016/17 Semester 2.
  4. 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. Pre-requisite Module Read in Semester 1 AY2016/2017: 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 AY2016/17, you are not eligible to read the module and should proceed to drop the module during Round Three, unless otherwise approved by the instructor.
  3. Common Curriculum section allocations: You may check your allocated section group for YCC1112 Literature and Humanities 2, YCC1114 Philosophy and Political Thought 2 and YCC1122 Quantitative Reasoning.
  4. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS) Module: If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration process for IRR and SPS. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR or SPS module is 5pm on Friday, 13 January 2017. Registry will officially enroll students into the module and update students and faculty about the status of registration by Friday, 20 January 2017.
  5. Round Three Results: The results of your selections from Round 3 will be available for viewing on 31 December onwards. As Round Three spans from 27 December 2016 to 20 January 2017, after you have selected a Yale-NUS module, you can check for the result via OurCORS the following week, on these dates at 31 December 2016 / 6 January / 13 January / 18 January / 20 January 2017 (dates may be subject to minor changes).
  6. Change of Major/Minor (applicable to students from Class of 2017 & 2018): 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, 20 January 2017.
  7. Drop module beyond Round Three: As you will not be able to drop module via OurCORS after the end of Round Three, if you would still like to drop a module, please download and complete the hard copy of the Yale-NUS Module Add/Drop Form. 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.

 

Important Timelines

Please take note of the following module add/drop timelines:

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,
20 January 2017,
9.00am
Friday,
24 February 2017,
5.00pm
Thursday,
13 April 2017,
5.00pm **
Yale-NUS 2MC modules (first half of semester) Friday,
13 January 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
27 January 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
17 February 2017,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC modules (second half of semester) Friday,
20 January 2017,
9.00am
Friday,
17 March 2017,
5.00pm
5.00pm on Friday of last instructional week
Yale-NUS 2MC independent study modules (IRR/SPS) Friday,
13 January 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
24 February 2017,
5.00pm
Thursday,
13 April 2017,
5.00pm **
NUS elective modules Friday,
13 January 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
20 January 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
24 February 2017,
5.00pm
NUS CLS language modules Friday,
4 November 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
20 January 2017,
5.00pm
Friday,
24 February 2017,
5.00pm

** Friday, 14 April 2017, is a Public Holiday.

Updated: 15 November 2016