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Credit Based Course Unit Selection

A credit is defined as fifteen (15) contact teaching hours. At present, each CU is given three (03) contact teaching hours per week. As each semester has fifteen (15) weeks, one CU is weighted as three (03) credits.

The minimum amount of credit requirements for the first year in Arts is thirty (30). Hence, when you successfully complete 10 CUs, you obtain thirty (30) credits.Currently, all CUs offered by the Faculty of Arts are worth three (03) credits. Therefore, simply follow the MCUR guideline given in Table 2 above to complete the first year workload successfully.

Plans are underway to implement a fully-fledged credit based system in the Faculty of Arts in the near future. In such a system, there are CUs with different credit values. Students can then select different combinations of CUs with less credit values and / or CUs with more credit values to fulfil the minimum credit requirements.

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