What are Major Works Courses?
Major Works Courses are 200-level introductory courses (HUM 2XX) investigating the world’s leading works of literature, visual arts, architecture, poetry, music, and theatre to help students develop a taste of their own.
As a vital component of the Foundation Development program, Major Works Courses are designed to equip students not only with fundamental knowledge but with the tools of independent and critical thinking.
They also aim to help students explore their personal choices and tastes, providing them with innovative and in-depth perspectives of the world, their country, their society, and themselves.
Major Works Courses are coordinated by the Foundations Development Directorate.
Who can take Major Works courses?
Students who have completed 23 credits are required to take two courses from the pool of Major Works Courses.
SPS 101 and SPS 102 are required pre-requisites. Students who fail SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses will not be admitted to Major Works Courses.
When more than two courses are selected from the pool, two of them will be evaluated as mandatory University Courses and others as electives.
Is attendance mandatory in Major Works courses?
Attendance is compulsory in Major Works lectures and discussion sections.
Failure to attend class requires points to be taken off the overall grade.
Students who miss more than 3 classes in total will automatically receive an N/A grade. Medical reports are subject to the approval of the instructor. The instructor retains the right to decline a medical report.
Attendance follow-up starts at the end of the add-drop period.
Time Conflict requests are not accepted for 200-coded HUM courses.
How are Major Works courses graded?
Grading is based on individual performance. The below-given letter grade scale is used in grading. Merit-based adjustments can be made in special cases as full-attendance, non-attendance, and observable progress during the term.