CoursesCourses in Foreign Languages

Courses in Foreign Languages for Academic Semester 2016/17/I. autumn (Latest update: 28.30.2016)

Please note that this list of the courses in foreign languages is a PLAN. Only those courses can be launched that have the minimal number of students enrolled.

 

The Semester

The fall and spring semesters consist of 15 weeks and the examination periods.

The schedule of the academic year is described in the academic calendar.

For the academic calendar 2016/17 click HERE.

 

Attendance at Classes

The Faculty supports and puts high emphasis on improving students’ communication skills. The success of achieving this depends on the students’ active participation in the lessons. Supporting this philosophy for undergraduate students, the general attendance policy makes class attendance compulsory. Two student’s absences are accepted, as defined in the Hungarian National Curriculum. The students are responsible for realising the consequences of non-attendance. Graduate and all other students can find the necessary information on class attendance described in each syllabus.

 

Prerequisites: Subjects Built Upon Other Subjects

A precondition of enrolment for certain subjects may be the prior successful completion of another subject. The course descriptions in the catalogue indicate these prerequisites and it is essential to take them into account when choosing the subjects in a given term. In exceptional cases the academic director may give permission for a certain subject to be studied simultaneously (at the same term) with the subject listed as a prerequisite.

 

Evaluation of Courses

StudentsEvery student taking part in the Faculty’s Programmes has an opportunity to evaluate the course(s) taken.

At the end of each term, before the final examination, they are requested to fill in an evaluation form (Students’ Evaluation of Lecturers) on the courses they have attended. It provides them with an opportunity to express their opinion on both the courses and the teachers. A statistical evaluation of the forms and the open-ended comments are posted to the teachers after the examination period. The Faculty pays special attention to the grades and open-ended comments because they can help to improve the courses. The results of these evaluations are taken into account in the academic structure of the following term. We would like our students to appreciate the importance of this method and to fill in these forms openly and in an unbiased way.

 

Examination System; Assessment

Requirements for Completing a Subject

At the first class of each course taken registered students receive the course outline from the teacher. Apart from a brief description of the content, the subject, the weekly allocation of materials and the reading list, the outline also specifies the requirements for completing the given course. The instructor is free to decide the appropriate basis of assessment in accordance with the nature of the subject.

Most subjects require an examination to be taken during the midterm and the final exam period. In addition the teacher may prescribe, for example, an oral report, may assess the student’s performance in class, and may set written homework assignments and special homework essays. All these requirements must be announced in advance, together with their percentage weight in calculating the final grade.

Assessment of a student’s work is the sole responsibility of the teacher, and he/she has the exclusive right to determine the mark. The mark is decided within the 16-week study period of the term. In exceptional cases there may be an extended exam period.

Examination Periods and Grading

Examinations take place according to the conditions described in the course outline. The duration and nature of the examination is decided by the teacher of the subject.
Absence from an exam counts as an unsuccessful attempt unless the student can certify some unavoidable reason. It is the task of the teacher to judge such absence.
Within the designated extended examination period the teacher may provide an opportunity for make-up exams missed for unavoidable reasons during or at the end of the term.

Examination Policy

One of the most important rules is that the course outline of a given subject (which is handed out at the beginning of the term) should define accurately the method of evaluation and the percentage of the elements which make up the grade. Evaluation should be made in such a way that every student has an equal chance of attaining the highest grade. The specific requirements of a particular subject must not conflict with the rules defined in the this Catalogue.

Assessment of the Students’ Work

On the basis of the requirements fulfilled- in accordance with the standards set by the teacher- students receive a mark at the end of the term. The assessment is designated by letters as shown below:

In order to be in accordance with the international grading systems the Faculty suggests using the above system for the assessment of the students’ work.

In the Hungarian grading system the equivalents are the following:

Excellent (5)

Good (4)

Satisfactory (3)

Low Pass (2)

Fail (1)

Credits

During their studies students do not only have to achieve a satisfactory average, but they also have to gain credit hours.
Based on international expectations 1 credit is equivalent to 30 working hours.
According to the curriculum a completed semester is equivalent to 30 credits.
Each semester in the Tourism Programme is built up of credits, while the Master Programme in Economics is built up of 120 credits.
The Faculty courses are worth 3 or 6 credit either.