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Ramkhamhaeng University Institute of International Studies (IIS-RU)
 
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Modular Course System

In the traditional university system, each subject (course) is stretched over the whole semester period with usually three lecture hours a week. In the modular course system, in contrast, each course is usually two days a week for four weeks.


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Undergraduate students (Bachelor programs) study usually one course on Monday and Wednesday, and another one on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 4 pm. Each 3-credit course covers 48 credit hours, meaning that one 3-credit course is 8 class days.

Undergraduate students study usually two 3-credit courses per month, for instance, one course on Monday and Wednesday and the other one on Tuesday and Thursday. This is the rule, but there are exceptions. Depending upon the availability of our professors, exceptionally there may be class days on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. This, however, is a rare exception, as our current students will confirm.

Undergraduate studies - in 3 years or in 4 years? Our standard schedule enables undergraduate students to graduate in as little as 3 years by taking courses in the summer session as well. Certainly, you can take a summer vacation if you want to graduate in 4 years. Both options are possible.

Graduate students ( Master, and Doctor students) study on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

This modular course system avoids a bulk of mid-term and end-term final examinations and enables our professors much better to pay individual attention to each student.

The modular course system makes understanding much easier since it is more intense than the traditional system of teaching one course over a whole semester. Since classes are full day and twice a week, you have less chance to forget important things until the day of final examination.

Interaction with your professors and fellow students is much more intense, team work more efficient, and courses build upon each other much more effectively.

Institute of International Studies (IIS-RU), Ramkhamhaeng University, RU Printing Press Building 7th floor, Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
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