frequently asked questions

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  1. What's this business with BA?
  2. I failed course A which was the weak prerequisite of course B. What happens now?
  3. When are the courses of the supplementary MA in English major?
  4. What are the non-English obligations of supplementary majors?
  5. What may supplementary majors write their thesis on?
  6. Is there a correspondence course?
  7. Is there an evening course?
  8. What are specialization tracks? Do they concern me?
  9. How many specialization courses do I have to take in the field of my planned thesis?
  10. How can I get waivers for my previous studies? (the SEAS procedure)
  11. I was a CETT student (AT/AFN), but did not get the degree. Now I am an English major (ANN). Which of my courses can be waived?
  12. Can I take two courses with the same code?

  1. What's this business with BA?
  2. As of September 2006 most Hungarian institutions of higher education will launch BA (Bachelor of Arts) programmes. At the same time the 4--5-year university degrees and the 4-year college (főiskolai) degrees will phase out, that is, you cannot enter these programmes any more. For more details about the BA curriculum, check this page.

  3. I failed course A which was the weak prerequisite of course B. What happens now?
  4. You have to take both courses in (a) later term(s). However, course B does not increase the number of courses dropped, according to ETVSz §46 (3), i.e., you may attempt course A in two, but course B in three further terms.

  5. When are the courses of the supplementary MA in English major?
  6. These courses (coded AKN-) are a subset of the "regular" English MA courses. Nevertheless, some studens manage to to arrange a weekly timetable in such a way that they can attend courses simultaneously with their full-time job. Check the relevant courses offered this term.

  7. What are the non-English obligations of supplementary majors?
  8. Those who were admitted in 2002 have no non-English obligations, their previous degree is recognized as such. From 2003 onward you have to collect 10 credits of such courses, including the philosophy, rhetorics, IT triplet if your degree comes from outside ELTE. (You also may have to do P.E.)

  9. What may supplementary majors write their thesis on?
  10. Anything. The Institute Council has decided (on 4 March 2003) to relieve the previous obligation that supplementary students cannot write their thesis in methodology. They, however, have to submit a copy of their previous degree thesis to the relevant department.

  11. Is there a correspondence course?
  12. No.

  13. Is there an evening course?
  14. No.

  15. What are specialization tracks? Do they concern me?
  16. MA English majors in the credit system (ANN, AKN) may decide to specialize in an "extreme" way: taking all their 3XX courses from one track. Eight tracks are offered:
    311--324English studies
    341--354English linguistics
    361--368English applied linguistics
    371--372Canadian and Québec studies
    373--374Australian studies
    375--376Irish studies
    377--378British studies
    379--380Medieval English studies
    I.e., if you collect 24 credits by courses whose code is in the range 311--324 you will get a supplement in your degree to certify that you have "specialized in English studies".

    However, you may decide to collect your 24 credits from any of the tracks, there are absolutely no constraints on that.

  17. How many specialization courses do I have to take in the field of my planned thesis?
  18. None. According to a decision of the Institute Council (18 Feb 2003) students do not have to take any specialization courses in the field of their thesis. (Of course, it is a wise decision for students to take as many such courses as they can.) Accordingly, the "specialization course report form" loses its significance. Note, however, that departments and supervisors have the right to require thesis writers to do certain tasks, like taking a given (set of) course(s).

  19. How can I get waivers for my previous studies? (the SEAS procedure)
  20. Get or download the form labelled Tanegység-befogadási kérelem from the Registrar (Tanulmányi Osztály). Work out which ELTE course(s) could be waived on the basis of some other course(s) you have previously taken. Approach the teacher at ELTE responsible for that course and convince him/her that it should be waived for you (for this you should show your documents about your previous studies). Fill in the form and have the relevant courses signed by the teacher(s) you convinced. (If you have done the previous course at SEAS—e.g., as an AFN student—you may omit the teacher responsible's signature.) Visit the relevant credit person (for English and American majors, it is Judit Borbély) with the signed form and have him sign it too. Get the form back to the Registrar.

  21. I was a CETT student (AT/AFN), but did not get the degree. Now I am an English major (ANN). Which of my courses can be waived?
  22. All of your ``philological'' courses (i.e., 111, 112, 141, 142, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 219, 231, 235, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 259), and your language courses according to the following chart:

    AFN-100, AFN-102ANN-102
    AFN-104, AFN-106ANN-106
    AFN-108 (AT-103)ANN-104
    AFN-107ANN-199, ANN-108
    AFN-202ANN-204
    AFN-204ANN-208
    AFN-206ANN-206

    That is, if you have completed the course(s) on the left, the course on the right is waived for you. Crucially, AFN-291 does not qualify for ANN-299!

  23. Can I take two courses with the same code?
  24. No. But it is crucial that you understand what the same code means. Two codes are the same if they are identical up to the slash they contain. In this sense ANN-212/a and ANN-212/b qualify as the same code, so you can't take both — not even in different terms, while ANN-312.13 and ANN-312.14 are not the same, you can take both.


homeedited by Péter Szigetvári
contents last touched Tue Sep 5 09:00:27 CEST 2006