- Faculty of Arts THE ACADEMIC YEAR AND SEMESTERS The academic year is divided into two (02) Semesters Semester – I (15 Weeks) Semester – II (15 Weeks) (The Calendar of Dates for the Year Provides to Students with Information Regarding Duration of Semesters, Period of Study Leave/Vacation) TIME TABLES Master timetables for the courses as well as the final examinations for the both semesters will be announced at the beginning of each academic year. These should be considered as fixed. Students should select their courses in a way that avoid clashes of classes and examinations. REGISTRATION POLICY OF COURSE UNITS It is mandatory to the all students to select course units for both semesters at the beginning of the academic year. All first year students should obtain ‘Form A1’ from the IDC and return the duly completed form to the IDC within the first two weeks from the commencement of the academic year. The deadline for changing course units is also within the first two weeks of the semester. Students are required to keep a photocopy of the completed Form A1’ with you until the end of the first year. SUBJECT CATEGORIES AND CODES Course Units come under several main subject categories. The current list of main subject categories and the associated subjects’ codes are given in Table – 1 Table 1 – Subject Categories and Associated Codes SUBJECT SUBJECT SUBJECT SUBJECT CODE CODE Pali and Buddhist Studies PLG/BST Islamic Civilization ICV Demography DMG Communication and CMS Media Studies Economics ECN Political Science and PSC Public Policy English ENG Sinhala SLG Geography GYG Sociology SOC History HIS Foundation* FND International Relations INR Elective ELT *FND Course Units are offered for 1st Year Students, while Elective Course Units (ELT) are for 2nd and 3rd Year Students. * The first two digits of the unit code indicate the year and the semester in which the course unit is offered (For example SOC 1101 is Introduction to Sociology offered in the 1st Semester of the year, SOC 1202 is Principles of Psychology offered in the 2nd Semester of the 1st Year). FIRST YEAR IN ARTS Students have to select ten (10) course units for the academic year in the following manner: Sources from which the 10 Course Units should be selected for the Year (2011/12) in Arts The Students Principal Principal Principal English FND Total Subject Subject II Subject (FND) I III For those who have not 2 2 2 2 2 10 been exempted after the English Test For those who have 2 2 2 00 4 10 been exempted after the English text Six (06) course units (two (02) from each principal subject), and + English FNDE two (02) units (FNDE 1108 – Proficiency Course in English and FNDE 1209 – Proficiency Course in English), and + Two (02) FND units = 10 (Students who are exempted from the English Proficiency course have to select four (04) FND course units). IM: The Students will be allowed only up to a maximum of seven (7) course units per semester in any combination (current/repeat/incomplete). 1st year students can only select course units offered for the First year – 2011/12. COURSE UNIT SELECTION There are three important options you need to consider when selecting course units. They are: •Do you want to read a three year Degree in Arts? •Do you want to read a four year Degree in Arts? •Do you want to read a Bachelor of Education as the major in the final year of study? COMPULSORY/MANDATORY COURSE UNITS For the first year undergraduates, certain course units are Compulsory/Mandatory For examples: There are four Course Units for first year students offered by the Department of Demography – DMG 1101 –Introduction to Demography (Compulsory), Also, To specialize in Demography FND 1106 – Intermediate Mathematics or FND 1206 –Intermediate Mathematics (Compulsory) To specialize in Geography FND 1106 or FND 1206 (Compulsory) To specialize in Economics FND 1216 – Quantitative Methods for Economics (Compulsory) To read Bachelor of Education (from second year) – FND 1110 – Education for Individual and Social Development (Compulsory) •For more information, Please consult the relevant Departments to obtain information and requirements. NON-CREDIT COURSE UNITS Under course system, students can register for non-credit or audited course units. The maximum number of non-credit course units that can be selected is two (02) per academic year. CREDIT BASED COURSE UNIT SELECTION A credit is defined as fifteen (15) contact teaching hours. At present, each course units is given three (03) contact teaching hours per week. As each semester has fifteen (15) weeks, one course unit is weighted as three (03) credits. The minimum amount of credit requirements for the first year in Arts is thirty (30). So, when you successfully complete 10 course units, you obtain thirty (30) credits. Minimum Course Unit Requirements (MCUR) Year of Study MCUR 1st Year in Arts 10 2nd Year in Arts 11 3rd Year in Arts 11 4th Year in Arts 10 Mark Ranges, Grates, and Grade Points (Examinations) Marks Grade Grade Point 80% and Above A+ 4.00 75% and 79% A 3.75 70% and 74% A- 3.50 65% and 69% B+ 3.25 60% and 64% B 3.00 55% and 59% B- 2.75 50% and 54% C+ 2.50 45% and 49% C 2.25 40% and 44% C- 2.00 (Pass) 30% and 39% D 0.00 (Fail) 00% and 29% E 0.00 (Fail) HOW TO SUBMIT THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATES Category I An undergraduate who falls ill during a period of examination should report to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)/University Medical Officer (UMO) of the University of Colombo with immediate effect. The students are required to submit the MC issued by the CMO/UMO to the dean of the Faculty of Arts with the duly completed form issued by the IDC within a period of two (02) weeks from the date of examination. Category II Submit the following certificates to the University Medical Officer (CMO/UMO) within seven (07) days from the LAST DATE OF RECOMMENDED medical leave. •Valid Medical Certificate (Ex: Government Hospital/District Medical officer/MCs issued by registered private general practitioner in case of less than five (05) days of medical leave). Application Form (Can be obtained from the IDC).
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