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About University of Oxford - St. Edmund Hall
St. Edmund Hall claims to be the oldest educational establishment in Oxford - it was founded in 1236! You'll find that Teddy Hall, as it is affectionately known, has always had a history of independent thought. Join in that history as you present and defend your ideas with your tutor.
University of Oxford - St. Edmund Hall Benefits
- Comprehensive STEM offerings in the classic Oxford context also include labs
- Founded in the 13th century as an academic hall that housed students attending various colleges
- St. Edmund students are well known throughout the University for taking their sports seriously
- Enjoy an abundant selection of extracurricular activities, including the drama society and the Terry Jones Society, which organizes trips to nearby plays and concerts
- Students receive individual guidance from their tutor and benefit from the tutor's expert knowledge
- Unique tutorial instruction allows students to work independently and develop their own academic ideas
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Academics at University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall Partnership
Because of the individualized nature of the tutorial system, colleges at Oxford do not have an online course catalog. However, St. Edmund Hall has a page with a list of possible tutorial subjects. All tutorials are subject to availability of tutors.
Students take one primary (major) and one secondary (minor) tutorial every term. Students are not permitted to receive extra credit by taking two primary tutorials in one term. Butler University will award students 8 U.S. semester credit hours for each primary tutorial and 4 U.S. semester credit hours for each secondary tutorial. No credit will be awarded for additional work undertaken even if the Oxford College approves it.
Butler University will issue 12 U.S. semester credit hours for the Michaelmas (fall) term, 24 U.S. semester credit hours for the Hilary/Trinity (spring) two-term program and 36 U.S. semester credit hours for the academic year at Oxford.
Science and math students may be required to attend University lectures or to take one or more short tutorials. Regardless of the number of tutorials or lectures required, science students will earn the same number of credits (12 U.S. semester credit hours per term) as other students.
The hallmark of the University of Oxford academics is the tutorial system. The tutorial is typically a one-hour meeting between one or two students and the tutor. Tutorials usually meet once a week or every other week, and at the center of the tutorial is an essay on a topic the tutor previously assigned. The tutor will lead a discussion about the essay topic in an effort to provide new insights. At the end of the tutorial, the tutor will assign a new topic and may offer recommended reading. Tutorials are individually arranged, taking into account the subject to be studied and the tutor's area of expertise. They are similar to independent study courses, but Oxford students bear even more responsibility for conducting independent research and maintaining good academic progress. The University of Oxford organizes weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Lectures are not usually mandatory except for some science subjects, but tutors often recommend them as good supplements to tutorials and research. At Oxford you'll be expected to do much more work on your own and to think more independently than in most other teaching methods. Your tutor is there to guide your studies, rather than to feed you facts and information, and this provides the opportunity for intensive academic study under a unique and prestigious system.
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