OurCORS

AY2016/2017 Semester 1 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 Three module registration has ended on 19 August 2016.

 

Registration Round Open Close
ROUND ONE Monday,
11 April 2016,
9.00am
Tuesday,
12 April 2016,
5.00pm
ROUND TWO Wednesday,
20 April 2016,
9.00am
Friday,
22 April 2016,
5.00pm
ROUND THREE Monday,
18 July 2016,
9.00am
Friday,
19 August 2016,
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. Please email your enquiries to registry@yale-nus.edu.sg. 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 up until 5.00pm on Friday, 29 July 2016. 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, 22 April 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, 12 April 2016. Late submissions will be reviewed in Round Two. As the timetable for NUS modules may not be available until early July, 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 1.

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. (Important: Please see message from the Dean of Faculty.)
  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 22MCs in total. For LAW DDP students from Class of 2017, 2018 and 2019, the default maximum Yale-NUS workload limit are 10MCs, 5MCs and 5MCs respectively*. This workload includes Common Curriculum modules, Yale-NUS elective modules, NUS elective modules and/or NUS CLS language modules that you may read. 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 on time.
  4. Waiver of Pre-requisite: During the enrolment rounds, if you do not meet the pre-requisite(s) of a module, please email your Vice Rector to apply for a waiver.
    • 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), 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).
  5. Common Curriculum Modules (compulsory for students from Class of 2019): Students are to select the following modules in OurCORS and two other elective modules. Do note that even though you may be able to select your preferring timings for your Common Curriculum modules, you may be re-allocated to another timing if the timing that you selected becomes over-subscribed.
    • YCC2121 Modern Social Thought (Timing options: Wed, Fri 1030-1200hr & Wed 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “1”, and Wed, Fri 1300-1430hr & Wed 0900-1000hr is represented by Group “11”. Thus select YCC2121 Group “1” or “11” in OurCORS.)
    • YCC2135 Foundations of Science (Timing options: Mon, Thu 1300-1430hr is represented by Group “1”, and Mon, Thu 1430-1600hr is represented by Group “12”. Thus select YCC2135 Group “1” or “12” in OurCORS.)
  6. Special Seminars (applicable to students from Class of 2019): Rising Sophomores are expected to read a Special Seminar in the first week of August (i.e. Instructional Week 0 from 1 August to 5 August 2016). Please refer to Round Two instructions.
  7. Common Curriculum Modules (applicable to students from Class of 2017 & 2018):
    • Please bear in mind to plan ahead and fulfill the Historical Immersion requirement if you have not yet done so.
    • Please register for YCC2135 Foundations of Science module if you belong to any of these categories (Note: YCC2135 Foundations of Science module is a single 5 MC module attended by the Class of 2019 but is also a follow-on class for students in these below categories.):
      • completed YCC2131 Foundations of Science 1 but not YCC2132 Foundations of Science 2
      • completed YCC2132 Foundations of Science 2 but not YCC2131 Foundations of Science 1
      • completed YCC1132 Integrated Science 1 but not YCC2133/YCC2134 Integrated Science 2/3 or
      • yet to successfully complete either YCC2131 Foundations of Science 1, YCC2132 Foundations of Science 2, or YCC1132 Integrated Science 1, YCC2133 Integrated Science 2, YCC2134 Integrated Science 3.
  8. Year-long 10MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students from Class of 2017 who intend to graduate at the end of AY2016/2017): Please refer to Round Three instructions.
  9. Directed Language Study Modules: Please refer to Round Two instructions.
  10. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module: If you are interested to read an IRR module, please refer here for more information on the registration process. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR module is 5pm on Friday, 12 August 2016.
  11. 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, 19 August 2016.
  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, 29 July 2016. 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, 22 April 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, 22 April 2016. As the timetable for NUS modules may not be available until early July, 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 are advised to visit OurCORS page for updates – schedule will be published here once advised by the School in June/July.)
    • 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 1.

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. Special Seminars (applicable to students from Class of 2019, as well as to students from Class of 2018 who have yet to read a Special Seminar): Rising Sophomores are expected to read a Special Seminar in the first week of August (i.e. Instructional Week 0 from 1 August to 5 August 2016). Rising Juniors who have not read any Special Seminar previously are also strongly encouraged to register for it. Please refer to the Module Brief for the course descriptions and select two of the Special Seminars (in no order of preference), of which one will be allocated to you. Do be reminded to check your Yale-NUS email account regularly over the summer to receive any updates pertaining to the Special Seminars.
  3. Directed Language Study Modules: If interested in Beginning Italian 2, Beginning Portuguese 2, Beginning Russian 2 or Intermediate Sanskrit 1, please email our Language Coordinator, VR Eduardo Lage-Otero <eduardo.lageotero@yale-nus.edu.sg> so that he may advise if you can read it. At this point, these Directed Language Study modules are not available for selection in OurCORS.
  4. Year-long 10MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students from Class of 2017 who intend to graduate at the end of AY2016/2017): Please refer to Round Three instructions.
  5. Cancelled Modules: YHU2226 Studio Arts: Contemporary Painting, YSC1210A Modern Physics
  6. New Module available for selection in Round Two: YSC3203 Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
  7. 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, 19 August 2016.
  8. 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 by 5.00pm on Friday, 29 July 2016.
    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, 29 July 2016. 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 1.
  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 1.
  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 2 AY2015/2016: If you have not passed a module in Semester 2 that is a pre-requisite to the module that you have been allocated for Semester 1 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 YCC2121 Modern Social Thought. YCC2135 Foundations of Science group allocations will be updated in OurCORS in due course after the information is received from the Coordinator.
  4. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module: If you are interested to read an IRR module, please refer here for more information on the registration process. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR module is 5pm on Friday, 12 August 2016.
  5. Year-long 10MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students from Class of 2017 who intend to graduate at the end of AY2016/2017): Registration for Capstone Project Module comprises two steps as follows:
    • Step 1) Please select your respective major’s Capstone Project Module in ourCORS if you have not already done so during Round One/Two.
    • Step 2) Complete the Capstone Proposal Registration Form and submit to your Head of Study (HOS) of the major (OR another faculty who is identified as the Capstone Coordinator) for approval by Semester 1 AY2016/2017 end of Instructional Week 1, Friday 12 August 2016, 5pm. Thereafter, the HOS will submit the approved forms to Registry by  Instructional Week 2.
  6. Fully Subscribed Groups/Modules: These Common Curriculum module groups and modules are fully subscribed (updated 17 August 2016).
    • YCC2121 Modern Social Thought, Group 1: Wed, Fri 1030-1200hr & Wed 0900-1000hr (Full)
    • YCC2135 Foundations of Science, Group 1: Mon, Thu 1300-1430hr (Full)
    • YHU1202 History and Culture of Southeast Asia
    • YHU1212 Introduction to Fiction Writing (Group 1 fully subscribed)
    • YHU2202 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
    • YHU2215 Drawing Methods
    • YHU3205 Ming Imperial Voyages
    • YHU3234 Metaphysics of Human Nature
    • YHU3239 Kazimir Malevich and the Black Square
    • YHU3241 Sounding Royal: Power and Performance in SEAsian Courts
    • YHU3243 Woolf, Historiography, and the Scene of the Modern
    • YHU4205 Modern Poetry: Yeats, Eliot, Auden
    • YHU4206 The History of History
    • YID3205 Global Environmental Governance
    • YSC2209 Proof
    • YSC2210 Data Analysis and Visualization (DAVis) with R
    • YSS2201 Understanding Behavior and Cognition
    • YSS2203 Intermediate Microeconomics
    • YSS2207 Introduction to Social Psychology
    • YSS2216 Statistics and Research Methods for Psychology
    • YSS2220 Introduction to Urban Studies
    • YSS2222 Globalization on the Ground
    • YSS3203 Behavioral Economics
    • YSS3246 Cities of the Global South
    • YSS4204 Colonialism: Economic, Political and Social Effects
    • YSS4205 Chinese Foreign Policy
  7. Cancelled Module: YHU3240 The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5
  8. Round Three Results: The results of your selections from Round 3 will be available for viewing on 22 July 2016 onwards. As Round Three spans from 18 July to 19 August 2016, after you have selected a Yale-NUS module, you can check for the result via OurCORS the following week, on these dates at 21 July / 27 July / 2 August / 4 August / 8 August / 11 August / 15 August / 17 August / 19 August 2016 (dates may be subject to minor changes).
  9. 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, 19 August 2016.
  10. 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 1MC Special Seminars Friday,
22 April 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
29 July 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
5 August 2016,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 5MC modules / 2MC full semester modules Friday,
19 August 2016,
9.00am
Friday,
23 September 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
11 November 2016,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC modules (first half of semester) Friday,
12 August 2016,
9.00am
Friday,
26 August 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
16 September 2016,
5.00pm
Yale-NUS 2MC modules (second half of semester) Friday,
19 August 2016,
9.00am
Friday,
14 October 2016,
5.00pm
5.00pm on Friday of last instructional week
Yale-NUS 2MC independent study modules Friday,
12 August 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
23 September 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
11 November 2016,
5.00pm
NUS elective modules Friday,
29 July 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
19 August 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
23 September 2016,
5.00pm
NUS CLS language modules Friday,
22 April 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
19 August 2016,
5.00pm
Friday,
23 September 2016,
5.00pm

 

Updated: 22 September 2016