Continuous Assessment. No grades depend solely on the examination. The students' work throughout the semester is factored into the final grade obtained.
Cummulative Average Point – the cumulative average for all the modules that the student has read throughout his candidature
Centralised On-line Registration System
The total number of hours in the period for which students enrolled in the course are scheduled to attend classes, i.e. lectures and tutorials or discussion groups.
Modules bearing more than one module code, which students may read the same module under different codes.
Declaration of Major
FASS students decide which subject they want to major in and hence, may declare their intended major once they have passed the exposure module of that subject.
Declaration of Minor
Students may declare Open minors through CORS, GAPS or MPE.
Double degree programme
English Communication Skills
An elective module is a module that students may choose to read from their majors or from other options.
An essential module is a module that students must pass if they major in that particular subject.
An introductory module setting out the basics of the subject. The module codes for the exposure modules end with an “E”, e.g. “CH1101E
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
File for Graduation
Graduating and Academic Planning System
General Education Module. FASS students may not read GEMs that are crosslisted with their major to fulfil the General Education Requirement.
Joint Degree Programme
Modular Credit. This reflects the workload required for each module.
The requirements that students need to fulfil in order to graduate with a basic or honours degree. The modular systems are specific for each particular cohort of students.
Module Preference Exercise
NUS Overseas Colleges
Minors that students can declare or drop at any time, without need for approval
Pass with merit
A BA degree pass (without honours) with CAP of 3.2 or more.
Generally defined as the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own. This is a very serious academic offence and may lead to expulsion from NUS.
This refers to the event when 2 or more modules with similar content pre-clude each other, i.e. stuednts who have read one of the modules, will not be allowed to read the others.
Requirements that students must have met before they are allowed to read a particular module. Not all modules have pre-requisites.
Minors that students have to apply for. All applications are subject to approval by the Faculty offering the minor.
Student Exchange Programme
Singapore Studies Module. FASS students cannot read a SSM that is crosslisted with their major to fulfil the SS requirement.
Some modules may be read on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis. Students need to declare which modules they want to be graded S/U.
Modules graded S/U are excluded from the computation of CAP. Students will receive credits only if they attain a Satisfactory (S) grade. To attain an S grade, students must score a C (Grade point: 2.0) and above for the module. Any lower grade (Grade Point: <2.0) will result in the Unsatisfactory (U) grade. The S/U option, once exercised, is irrevocable. FASS students cannot exercise the S/U option for modules bearing a FASS subject code or modules crosslisted with a FASS module code.
UE (outside of major)
Unrestricted Elective outside of major. This refers to any module not from the student’s major. It includes Breadth as well as SS and GEMs not crosslisted with their majors.