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College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) introduces a new Double Major Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Academic Year 2016.

In this four-year degree programme, undergraduate students will each read two majors chosen from among the disciplinary strengths of the four schools in the College, namely, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), the School  of Humanities (SoH), the School of Social Sciences (SSS), and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI). Unlike the existing single discipline-based degrees, the new BA degree will feature two distinct majors within an innovative new degree structure. This honours degree involves full equal pairings of two disciplines in several mutually-beneficial combinations. Leveraging the stimulating intellectual environments in the four schools. Students will be admitted into this new Double Major degree programme at the point of entry to NTU, and declare their two majors at this point.

The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) degree programmes are deeply grounded in a studio-based learning model. The School blends the best of multiple worlds: a rigorous intellectual and conceptual development, western studio practices and the superb craft of Asian traditions.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Design Art
  • Interaction design
  • Product Design  
  • Visual Communication
Media Art
  • Digital Animation
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Photography & Digital Imaging

For details of the BFA programme, please click here.

The School of Humanities (SoH) offers degrees in five disciplines; namely Chinese, English, History, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, and Philosophy. We also offer all of these disciplines as minors, and offer five additional minors in Creative Writing, Environmental Humanities, Gender and Diversity Studies, Modern Languages and Translation. Valuable additional exposure via our Student Exchange Programmes and Professional Attachment Programme are also offered.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

 For details of these BA (Hons) programmes, please click here

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers degrees in four disciplines; namely Economics, Psychology, Public Policy and Global Affairs, and Sociology. We also offer all of these disciplines as minors, and offer five additional minors in Geography and Urban Planning; and Science, Technology and Society. To broaden our students’ perspectives across disciplines, and to increase their employability, we also offer a double-degree in Economics and Engineering as well as joint integrated honours in Economics and Mathematics. Valuable additional exposure via our Student Exchange Programmes and Professional Attachment Programme are also offered.

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)

 For details of these BSocSci (Hons) programmes, please click here.

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) offers a four year undergraduate degree programme, the Bachelor of Communication Studies with honours to students. The programme trains and prepares graduates for careers in the media industry. Students enrolled in the School of Humanities (SoH) and School of Social Sciences (SSS) have the opportunity to graduate with a second major in communications within the duration of their 4-year course. In addition, the school also offers Bachelor of Communication Studies with a Second Major in Business.

Bachelor of Communication Studies (Hons) & Bachelor of Communication Studies with a Second Major in Business (Hons)

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast and Cinema Studies 
  • Communication Research and Information Analytics
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations

 For details of the Bachelor programme, please click here.

Art, Design & Media

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a four-year degree programme. From AY2017 onwards, students may choose one of the two programmes - BFA in Design Art and BFA in Media Art. This degree combines a rigorous foundation in traditional art and design studio disciplines with innovative developments in new media. In addition, students will also engage in cultural and historical studies for a balanced and holistic education. While this degree retains the canonical core elements of an art and design programme, it also reflects a breadth of interests, relevant both regionally and globally.

Chinese

This four-year direct honours programme provides a concrete foundation in both classical and modern Chinese literature, a deeper understanding of Chinese language, and a broader perspective on Modern China and the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. The programme aims to equip students with multidisciplinary research skills and bilingual capabilities.

Communication Studies

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) is the top communication school in Asia. It offers a four-year undergraduate degree programme, the Bachelor of Communication Studies with honours. The programme trains and prepares graduates to be leaders in the field of communication. Students receive the best training from top professors and practitioners in media and communication. Students can design their own programme by choosing to specialize (or engage in interdisciplinary studies) in any of the following: journalism, broadcast and cinema studies, advertising, public relations, and communication policy and research. There are also opportunities to study abroad at prestigious overseas universities such as Cornell University, Peking University and the University of Southern California.

Communications Studies with a Second Major in Business

The Bachelor of Communication Studies with a Second Major in Business is a 4 year programme. Students get the full Wee Kim Wee School experience, including completing a track. They also earn 35 academic units of study in business.

Graduates of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Communication Studies with a separate certificate for the Second Major in Business by Nanyang Business School (NBS).​

Economics

Economics is a social science that deals with the creation, distribution and consumption of wealth. Because it is about people and the real world, the study of Economics enables students to learn about banking, finance, globalization, and also about broader social issues such as poverty, education, health, and the environment. It is a versatile discipline with close links to politics, sociology, psychology, business and finance. This four-year degree programme offers a solid training in economic theory and statistical methods and offers a wide choice of courses to suit students’ interest and mathematical aptitude. Students may select one of three areas of concentration in Development and Public Policy, Finance and Business, or Quantitative Economics. Students may also choose to do a general economics major covering a wide selection of modules without the need to specialize.

Economics and Data Science

The newly launched Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Data Science programme combines expertise from 3 schools: School of Social Sciences (SSS), School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), and School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS). 
 
This is a four-year degree programme in which undergraduate students will read 3 subject areas in Economics, Mathematics and Data Science. The programme provides its students with a strong foundation in Economics and subsequently prepares them not only to handle and deal with big data through Data Science but also develops their ability to make economic sense from their applications in modern large-scale data analysis.


Economics with a Second Major in Business

Business is an area that is seeing increasing interest and demand in the fast-changing employment landscape in Singapore. With the addition of a Business major to the well-established Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) programme, the graduates from this programme will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds in acquiring both technical Economics knowledge as well as business know-how.
 

English

This four-year direct honours programme combines the study of traditional canonical literature with a diverse range of contemporary approaches to literature, film, and critical theory. While the programme covers all aspects of traditional literary studies, it also remains constantly alert to new developments in literature and culture. Students can choose to specialize in comparative literature, Singaporean and Asian literatures, drama, critical and literary theory, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Postmodernism, or Gender Studies. The Division of English also offers teaching in Creative Writing.

History

The History programme offers foundational courses such as historiography and the histories of particular continents, regions and countries. Students will not only understand Asia’s vibrant dynamisms and longstanding interactions with the outside world, but they will also be equipped with the tools to understand the complex and multidimensional impacts that science, medicine and technology have had on the development of contemporary societies, regions, and the world. Students will develop the ability to draw upon their understanding of the past and other cultures to provide informed advice about public policy, contemporary scientific and technological developments, and cross-cultural business decisions and opportunities.


Linguistics & Multilingual Studies

Linguistics is the scientific study of one of the fundamental features of being human – the ability to communicate through language. In this direct honours degree programme, students investigate the key facets of human communicative behaviour by studying a wide range of topics – from how meaning is created to the impact of modern technology on the everyday use of language. The interdisciplinary nature of our curriculum provides a solid education through learning about language in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, communication, computer science, education, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Designed with a focus on multilingual individuals and multilingual societies, the curriculum complements the university’s strengths in science and technology, and addresses Singapore’s need for a linguistically competent workforce in an increasingly globalised world.

Philosophy

Philosophy literally means, “love of wisdom.” As an academic discipline, philosophy is concerned with the study of fundamental problems such as those connected to the nature of knowledge, reality, existence, mind, language, science, and morality. It involves a broad and systematic critical examination of questions that underlie the foundations of other disciplines. As such, philosophy shapes the way we think and act. It also heightens our sensitivity towards the nuances of life and simultaneously enhances our ability to engage with them. Students will develop critical thinking skills, communication skills, reflective consciousness and other transferable skills, which will enable them to flexibly adapt to the changing circumstances of the world.

Psychology

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. It is an interdisciplinary subject, spanning topics from biological science, medical science, neuroscience, to social science. The broad-based undergraduate programme offers students a comprehensive education in psychology: with basic knowledge of the main fields of psychology, as well as opportunities for focused study in more specialized areas such as clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychological study of culture and social cognition. Students develop solid research and writing skills, and become good problem solvers, with a well-developed critical thinking ability when it comes to analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information. In Singapore and abroad, opportunities for graduates in psychology are increasing in both government agencies as well as in the private sector.

Psychology with a Second Major in Biological Sciences

With a rising emphasis in Singapore on the awareness of mental health, there is increasing demand for professionals with an interdisciplinary background in biological sciences and psychology. Graduates from this programme can explore further education leading to professions such as counselling psychologist, occupational psychologist, clinical psychologist, educational psychologist and neuropsychologist.


Public Policy & Global Affairs

This four year direct honours programme offers courses that focus on global, Asian and Singaporean societies with an interdisciplinary orientation. The programme will equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in areas such as policy analysis, public policy, international relations and comparative politics. The professional training in public policy, political dynamics, international politics, comparative public administration, and global affairs lays a solid foundation for graduates for a possible career in the public, non-profit, or even business sector in Singapore, and in regional and international governmental or non-governmental organisations.

Sociology

Sociology is the study of social relations, how they are formed and what their consequences are. It is the broadest of all social science disciplines: all spheres of social life – cultural, economic, and political – are open to sociological inquiry. Through this four-year direct honours programme, students will learn to analyse the social conditions that impact human lives, and confront difficult issues affecting different people in different ways. The curriculum emphasises critical thinking, theoretical reasoning, empirical research and communication skills. The study of sociology will help students to develop the ability to think through complex issues and go beyond conventional wisdom – an ability essential to many organisations and vocations today.


Engineering & Economics

Jointly offered by the College of Engineering and the School of Social Sciences, this five-year programme aims to equip graduates with a dual competency in Engineering and Economics – qualities that are highly valued in today’s globalized environment.

Mathematics & Economics

In the pursuit of financially rewarding and challenging careers, many graduates become part of, and excel in, the thriving and robust finance industry in Singapore. The School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Social Sciences are offering a Joint Honours programme in Mathematics and Economics which prepares and equips students for exciting and challenging careers in the financial sector.

Double Major Combinations

The Double Major Programme is a four-year direct honours degree programme. Undergraduate students will read two majors chosen from among the disciplinary strengths of the four schools in the College, namely, the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), the School of Humanities (SoH), the School of Social Sciences (SSS), and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI).

Unlike the existing single discipline-based degrees, this degree will feature two distinct majors within an innovative new structure. As such this is a fully conceived double-disciplinary degree. Students will be admitted into this Double Major degree programme at the point of entry to NTU, and declare their two majors at this point.

In keeping with the prevailing practice with HASS’s current single degree programmes, students may apply for a transfer of major after the first year if they wish.

Students can choose to pursue a second Major in another discipline offered either by:

- their home School, or
​- by another School within the College. 

The second major provides students with breadth of exposure, and is also designed to provide greater depth of study in an additional discipline. Students will graduate with a degree in their First Major upon satisfying the academic requirements of the School. The Second Major will be shown on the final transcript, and students will receive an additional certificate.

Students will need to obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.0 in their first year at university to be eligible to take up a second major.


     2) Overall AU distribution for Single and Second Major students in HASS 

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Besides offering a variety of Major programmes, the College encourages students to pursue a Minor in any of the Major disciplinary areas, as well as subjects that are not offered as a Major. 

To do a Minor, students are required to complete at least five core courses. These five courses will be counted under the elective requirements of their undergraduate programme.

Chinese

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This four-year direct honours programme provides a concrete foundation in both classical and modern Chinese literature, a deeper understanding of Chinese language, and a broader perspective on Modern China and the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. The programme aims to equip students with multidisciplinary research skills and bilingual capabilities.

Click here for more information about this minor.


Communication Studies

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) is the top communication school in Asia. It offers a four-year undergraduate degree programme, the Bachelor of Communication Studies with honours. The programme trains and prepares graduates to be leaders in the field of communication. Students receive the best training from top professors and practitioners in media and communication. Students can design their own programme by choosing to specialize (or engage in interdisciplinary studies) in any of the following: journalism, broadcast and cinema studies, advertising, public relations, and communication policy and research. There are also opportunities to study abroad at prestigious overseas universities such as Cornell University, Peking University and the University of Southern California.

Click here for more information about this minor.


Economics

Economics is a social science that deals with the creation, distribution and consumption of wealth. Because it is about people and the real world, the study of Economics enables students to learn about banking, finance, globalization, and also about broader social issues such as poverty, education, health, and the environment. It is a versatile discipline with close links to politics, sociology, psychology, business and finance. This four-year degree programme offers a solid training in economic theory and statistical methods and offers a wide choice of courses to suit students’ interest and mathematical aptitude. Students may select one of three areas of concentration in Development and Public Policy, Finance and Business, or Quantitative Economics. Students may also choose to do a general economics major covering a wide selection of modules without the need to specialize.

Click here for more information about this minor.


English


This four-year direct honours programme combines the study of traditional canonical literature with a diverse range of contemporary approaches to literature, film, and critical theory. While the programme covers all aspects of traditional literary studies, it also remains constantly alert to new developments in literature and culture. Students can choose to specialize in comparative literature, Singaporean and Asian literatures, drama, critical and literary theory, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Postmodernism, or Gender Studies. The Division of English also offers teaching in Creative Writing.

Click here for more information on this minor

History

The History programme offers foundational courses such as historiography and the histories of particular continents, regions and countries. Students will not only understand Asia’s vibrant dynamisms and longstanding interactions with the outside world, but they will also be equipped with the tools to understand the complex and multidimensional impacts that science, medicine and technology have had on the development of contemporary societies, regions, and the world. Students will develop the ability to draw upon their understanding of the past and other cultures to provide informed advice about public policy, contemporary scientific and technological developments, and cross-cultural business decisions and opportunities.

Click here for more information about this minor.


Linguistics & Multilingual Studies


Linguistics is the scientific study of one of the fundamental features of being human – the ability to communicate through language. In this direct honours degree programme, students investigate the key facets of human communicative behaviour by studying a wide range of topics – from how meaning is created to the impact of modern technology on the everyday use of language. The interdisciplinary nature of our curriculum provides a solid education through learning about language in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, communication, computer science, education, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Designed with a focus on multilingual individuals and multilingual societies, the curriculum complements the university’s strengths in science and technology, and addresses Singapore’s need for a linguistically competent workforce in an increasingly globalised world.

Click here for more information on this minor

Philosophy


 

Philosophy literally means, “love of wisdom.” As an academic discipline, philosophy is concerned with the study of fundamental problems such as those connected to the nature of knowledge, reality, existence, mind, language, science, and morality. It involves a broad and systematic critical examination of questions that underlie the foundations of other disciplines. As such, philosophy shapes the way we think and act. It also heightens our sensitivity towards the nuances of life and simultaneously enhances our ability to engage with them. Students will develop critical thinking skills, communication skills, reflective consciousness and other transferable skills, which will enable them to flexibly adapt to the changing circumstances of the world.

 

Click here for more information about this minor.

Psychology


Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. It is an interdisciplinary subject, spanning topics from biological science, medical science, neuroscience, to social science. The broad-based undergraduate programme offers students a comprehensive education in psychology: with basic knowledge of the main fields of psychology, as well as opportunities for focused study in more specialized areas such as clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychological study of culture and social cognition. Students develop solid research and writing skills, and become good problem solvers, with a well-developed critical thinking ability when it comes to analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information. In Singapore and abroad, opportunities for graduates in psychology are increasing in both government agencies as well as in the private sector.

Click here for more information on this minor

Public Policy & Global Affairs

This four year direct honours programme offers courses that focus on global, Asian and Singaporean societies with an interdisciplinary orientation. The programme will equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in areas such as policy analysis, public policy, international relations and comparative politics. The professional training in public policy, political dynamics, international politics, comparative public administration, and global affairs lays a solid foundation for graduates for a possible career in the public, non-profit, or even business sector in Singapore, and in regional and international governmental or non-governmental organisations.

Click here for more information about this minor.


Sociology

 


 

Sociology is the study of social relations, how they are formed and what their consequences are. It is the broadest of all social science disciplines: all spheres of social life – cultural, economic, and political – are open to sociological inquiry. Through this four-year direct honours programme, students will learn to analyse the social conditions that impact human lives, and confront difficult issues affecting different people in different ways. The curriculum emphasises critical thinking, theoretical reasoning, empirical research and communication skills. The study of sociology will help students to develop the ability to think through complex issues and go beyond conventional wisdom – an ability essential to many organisations and vocations today.

Click here for more information about this minor. 


Art History

The Art History programme, offered as both a second Major and a Minor, is the first of its kind in NTU and in Singapore. Through a study of artworks and monuments from diverse cultural and historical spheres, students will acquire a foundational knowledge of artistic cultures and an understanding of their distinctiveness. Students also develop a preliminary facility for looking at artworks and interpreting them in ways that are methodical, purposeful and informed. 

Click here for more information about this minor.


Creative Writing

This Minor is for students interested in exploring their creative literary potential. Students learn the techniques necessary for crafting well-made poetry, fiction, drama, and screenplays, and are encouraged to nurture their creative and innovative abilities. The courses comprise workshops that are devoted to literary form and technique, and to the exploration of contemporary trends.

Click here for more information about this minor.


Environmental Humanities 

 

(NEW! w.e.f S1AY20/21)


Environmental concerns have dominated the studies of science and engineering in the past few decades, but to a lesser extent in humanities subjects. In an era when climate change, natural disasters and environmental problems have intensified and increasingly characterized our everyday life, it is crucial to place the humanities back into the environment. Environmental Humanities (EH) has emerged as a fast expanding interdisciplinary area of research and study in the recent decade, as evident in the growing number in both degree programmes and the establishments of research institutes, in universities worldwide. Most of these initiatives rely on interdisciplinary collaborations, such as the intersection of a range of academic disciplines ranging from environmental history, philosophy and aesthetics, environmental literature studies (ecocriticism); critical animal studies; to environmental psychology, sociology, eco-linguistics, environmental communications and media studies, among other sub-disciplines. 

This EH minor programme aims to bring all these disciplines together so as to expose inherent problems of the existing intellectual boundaries that hinder innovative and pluralistic environmental thinking and practices. We believe in the importance of thinking beyond boundaries, and destabilizing the clear divides of nature/culture; East/West; human/nonhuman; science/humanities; in order to promote consilient thinking that redefines our relationships with the environment.

Click here for more information about this minor.​


Film 

What is Film? How do we understand it? How does it provoke our responses? These three questions guide our courses in film. Through close textual analysis (rhetorically and grammatically), students are guided to approach Film from a variety of approaches, including film-making, film criticism, film theory, and the history of film, and to respond to film in aesthetic, ethical and cultural contexts, among others.

 


Gender and Diversity Studies 

This Minor crosses a range of disciplines in which students can engage imaginatively and innovatively with issues of identity formation and diversity as they impact upon their experience of the world around them. It will reflect upon historical engagements with gendered identities, constructions of gendered selves in language, the impact of online culture and virtual reality on identity formation, and the representation of gender and diversity in literature and literary theory. 

 

Click here for more information about this interdisciplinary minor.


Geography and Urban Planning

This Minor introduces and equips undergraduate students with a set of spatial lenses to understand and analyse society and its organization. It will draw on multiple disciplines including sociology, political science, history, art, ecology and policy to develop students’ appreciation and awareness that the role of space plays in shaping urban life, public discourses and policy decisions.


Global Asia


This Minor explores Asia’s global connectivity from ancient past to the present, from economics to cultural influences, and from the arts to people and societies. This is an interdisciplinary Minor that places Asia within a dynamic global and diasporic context. It enhances students’ understanding of historical and contemporary global culture and politics by enabling them to engage with an extensive and intensive study of Asia and Asian Diasporas in the past and present.


Modern Languages 

Completing the Minor in Modern Languages demonstrates an appreciation of foreign cultures and an interest in the world beyond. A minor in a foreign language (French, German, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish) will enable students to acquire higher-level language skills and to perceive areas of their specialisation in a new light. These qualities provide extra dimensions for career opportunities in the private industry, the non-profit and government sectors, as well as for graduate school or academic careers. This minor also adds an important credential to CVs and can greatly improve employment prospects.

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Photography 


The Minor in Photography in NTU is open to non-ADM undergraduate students interested in studying and practicing the art of photography.

 

Embarking on this course you will explore photographic artworks in-depth, looking at composition and context, cultural and historical backgrounds and influences, developing a knowledge of the aesthetic values behind lens-based art and its distinctive qualities.

 

Through classes that integrate technical aspects with aesthetic concerns, you will acquire the technical and creative skills necessary for production, and have the opportunity to explore your own creative approach to making photographic images. Through this practice you will learn to think and express yourself visually. This Minor will be beneficial for those who want to develop their photography skills and knowledge at a higher level, as well as those interested in careers in the arts, journalism, communications, fashion and media.

 

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Science, Technology and Society

The minor aims to build an intellectual bridge between the humanities, social sciences, and the natural science and engineering and to educate provide ways for all students to develop ways of thinking creatively and innovatively about science, technology, and its role in the world.


Translation

Students will learn about the various aspects of translation including the context of its historical development, the leading theories and the principles of translation from both Western and Asian schools. Students will also learn the basic techniques of translation, and be exposed to three specialized areas of translation (Mass Media, Business, and Science and Technology), and explore the use of translation strategies for these texts.

 

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The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) believes in cultivating intellectual curiosity among our students. One of our approaches is to allow students to explore and pursue interdisciplinary minors that cross the boundaries of the various disciplines.

If students find that their interests fall outside traditional divisional or school lines, HASS offers the following interdisciplinary Minors, drawing on the courses from the School of Art, Design and Media, School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. An interdisciplinary Minor is a great option for motivated students who are looking to enrich their education experience.

  • Minor in Environmental Humanities
  • Minor in Film
  • Minor in Geography and Urban Planning
  • Minor in Global Asia
  • Minor in Science, Technology and Society
  • Environmental Humanities (EnvHum) emerges as a fast expanding interdisciplinary area of research and study in recent decades, as witnessed in the intersections among academic disciplines, ranging from environmental history, environmental ethics and aesthetics, ecocriticism, critical animal studies, eco-linguistics, environmental psychology, environmental sociology, sustainable urban planning, environmental communications studies, and other sub-disciplines. The programme brings all these disciplines together so as to promote innovative, pluralistic and boundary-crossing environmental thinking and practices. 

    Overview of the Programme
    The programme aims to introduce recent discussions and debates in EnvHum that center on three aspects: how human language, culture and society play a role in facilitating our understanding of ecology and the environment in contemporary world; the rethinking of what nature and culture mean in an age of environmental challenges; and redefining the relationships between human beings and the more-than-human-world (that includes animals, plants, nonliving matters and the environment).

    Selection Criteria
    The Minor in Environmental Humanities is open to all undergraduate students across the university interested in delving into environmental issues from an interdisciplinary lens.

    Graduation Requirements
    Students will have to read 5 courses totaling at least 15 AUs in total for this programme. There will be a core compulsory course (HV8001: Introduction to Environmental Humanities), and four other courses from list of courses below.

    The compulsory course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge under this Minor in Environmental Humanities (EnvHum). In lieu of the existing prerequisites, HV8001 Introduction to Environmental Humanities will serve as an equivalent pre-requisite to all EnvHum students. Students who have declared their intent to read the Minor will then be able to take EnvHum courses even if they do not have the necessary course-based prerequisites.

    Students will read the courses below as Unrestricted Electives (UE).

    1 Core
    HV8001: Introduction to Environmental Humanities​
     
    4 Unrestricted Electives (any four from the list below)
    Chinese
    • HC2017 Writing Places: Nativism, Ecology, Politics 
      地文誌: 从乡土文学到生态批评 (Offered in Mandarin)
    • HC3043 Chinese Ecological Thoughts and Philosophy 
      古今生态思想与哲学 (offered in Mandarin)
    • HC8010 Animals in Chinese Cultures
    English
    • HL3041 Global Cities in World Literature
    • HL4013 Advanced Studies in Literature & Culture:
      Ecocritical Approaches to Literature
    History
    • HH3042 Climate and Society in Historical
    • HH4006 The Green Earth: Issues in Environmental History
    • HH3017 World Environmental History
    • HH3018 The Environmental History of Oceans
    Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
    • HG0301 Ecolinguistics: Language and the Environment
    Philosophy
    • HY2008 Environmental Ethics
    Psychology
    • HP3202 Conservation Psychology
    • HP3206 Environmental Psychology
    Economics
    • ​HE3005 Environmental Economics
    Public Policy and Global Affairs
    • HU1002 Introduction to Urban Planning
    • HU2002 Urban Life and Urban Planning
    Sociology
    • HS0301 Environmental Sustainability
    • HS2023 Environmental Sociology
    Communication Studies
    • CS4311 Promoting sustainability

    Minor in Environmental Humanities Coordinator
    - Chu Kiu-wai: School of Humanities

    Note:
    Students are considered to have read an equivalent pre-requisite for the above courses except for HP3206 and HE3005 so long as students have taken the compulsory core course HV8001.


       

        The Minor in Film at NTU is an interdisciplinary program drawing on courses from the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS), comprising School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), School of Humanities (SoH), School of Social Sciences (SSS), and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI). Thus, Film at NTU draws on the expertise and talents of faculty from across the College curriculum, offers a varied conceptual and academic focus, and a wide range of courses, ensuring students are able to work towards a coherent academic programme while simultaneously pursuing their primary degree subject. Film is an important discipline within the College, and of growing importance within Singapore and the South East Asian Region.

        Overview of the Programme
        What is Film? How do we understand it? How does it provoke our responses? These three questions guide our courses in film. Through close textual analysis (rhetorically and grammatically), we examine how film figures and displays meaning. Across the three schools students have the opportunity to approach Film from a variety of approaches, including film-making, film criticism, film theory, and the history of film, and to respond to film in aesthetic, ethical and cultural contexts, among others.

        Key Aspects of the Programme
        The Minor in Film builds on the culture of interdisciplinary learning and research at NTU and represents an important component to undergraduate studies and other HASS majors. Specifically a Minor in Film enables students to:

        • Develop insights into the dynamics of imaging the world
        • Learn the skills to analyse film in many theoretical contexts
        • Understand developments in film by studying relationships between the production, distribution, exhibition and reception of movies and their historical circumstances.
        • Develop the necessary critical language to formulate responses to film
        • Learn a variety of skills that will enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the arts, film and cultural industries in Singapore 


        The Minor in Film compliments existing degree programmes at NTU. It encourages cross-school academic work, and ultimately cross-college engagement. As well, it also allows students to pursue research into areas concerned with New Media.

        Selection Criteria
        All undergraduate students of NTU will be eligible to take the minor. Students must read and passed FL8001 (min grade of B) first before reading other electives in the minor basket and continue in the minor programme.

        Graduation Requirements
        Students wishing to take the Minor in Film will need to pass the core subject AND at least four other courses from the table below.

        1 Core
        • FL8001 Introduction to Film Studies
         
        4 Unrestricted Electives
        ADM
        • DF2000 Film Production 1
        • DF2001 Film Editing
        • DF2003 Cinematography 1
        • DT2007 History and Culture of Animation, VFX and Game
        • DF2009 History of World Cinema
        • DF2011 Sound for Film
        • DF3001 Cinematography for Visual Effects
        • DF3002 Documentary Filmmaking
        • DF3010 Experimental Film Production
        • DF3012 Film Directing
        • DF3013 Producing for Film and Media
        • DF8000 Survey of Experimental Film
        SoH/Chinese
        • HC3014 Cultural Study of Chinese Cinemas (in Mandarin)
        • HT9202 Introduction to Audiovisual Translation (in Mandarin)
        • HC9016 Chinese Cinemas: Methods and Issues (to be taught in English)
        SoH/English
        • HL2011 Representations of Asia
        • HL2015 War in Literature and Film
        • HL2037 History of Film
        • HL3001 Film Theory
        • HL3002 Film, Politics and Ethics
        • HL3003 Film & Literature
        • HL3004 World Cinema
        • HL4014 Advanced Studies in Film
        SoH/History
        • HH4015 Film: A Global History
        WKWSCI
        • CS2027 Genre and Narrative Strategies
        • CS4053 Popular Cinema
        • CS4054 Asian Cinema
        • CS4068 Issues in Cinema Studies
        • CS2300 Acting and Directing for TV and Film
        • CS4026 Documentary Film and TV: Concepts and Applications
        • CS4027 Narrative Film and TV: Concepts and Applications
        • CS4079 Issues in Cinema Studies: Cinema and Social Currents
        • CS4260 Film Festivals: History and Theory
        • CS4312 Women in Film and TV Industries
        • CS8900 Global Cinema

         

        Students can take any ONE of the following as part of the minor:

        • DF2005 Writing For Film (ADM)
        • HZ9205 Creative Writing: Screenwriting (SoH)
        • CS Writing for Cinema and TV (WKWSCI)

        Minor in Film Coordinators
        The Minor in Film coordinators are drawn from ADM and WKWSCI. Currently, they include:
        - Peer Sathikh: School of Art, Design and Media
        - Stephen Teo: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

        Note
        WKWSCI students specialising in Broadcast and Cinema Studies (BCS) will not be allowed to use the same CS courses offered under the Minor in Film to fulfill curriculum requirements under the track specialisation and the Minor progamme. If you are specialising in BCS and would also like to pursue a Minor in Film, please opt for courses outside of the BCS track.

        The Minor in Geography and Urban Planning (GUP) at NTU is a program that introduces students to spatial thinking about our contemporary societies, urban development and the physical environment. GUP is based in the School of Social Sciences (SSS) in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) but actively cross-lists elective courses from the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), School of Humanities (SoH), Asia School for the Environment (ASE) and National Institute of Education (NIE).

        Overview of the Programme
        Space plays a critical role in shaping societal and environmental changes. Its influence in ordering growth, ways of life and politics of development is often invisible but significant. As many parts of the world enter into urbanization and the urban way of life, our relationship with space is intensified. GUP’s distinctive focus is to introduce and equip undergraduate students with a set of spatial lenses to understand and analyse society and its organization. For this purpose, GUP draws on multiple disciplines including sociology, political science, history, art, ecology and policy to develop students’ appreciation and awareness that the role of space plays in shaping urban life, public discourses and policy decisions.

        Key Aspects of the ProgrammeA key aspect of the Minor in Geography and Urban Planning is the opportunity it offers students to develop a theory-practice framework to understand our contemporary societies and cities. Courses in Geography enrich students with a theoretical understanding of space, while courses in Urban Planning enable students to learn how to effect practical change to urban spaces. Therefore, we envision the GUP program to equip graduates with the capability to critically address the problems of contemporary societies and to creatively pursue possibilities for alternative urban futures.  

        RequirementsAll undergraduate students of HASS will be eligible to take the minor. Students will read 5 courses or at least 15 AUs in total for this programme, including the core compulsory course (HU1001 Introduction to Geography OR HU1002 Introduction to Urban Planning) AND at least 4 other courses from the list of unrestricted electives listed in the table below.

        HU1001 Introduction to Geography and HU1002 Introduction to Urban Planning will serve as a co-requisite to all unrestricted electives in the GUP minor basket i.e., Students can enroll the core course alongside other minor electives. Students will read the courses below as Unrestricted Electives (UE) and using them to double-count towards 2 Minor programmes will not be allowed.

        1 CoreChoose any ONE course from the following:

        ·         HU1001: Introduction to Geography and Urban Planning
                  (Will be renamed to Introduction to Geography wef AY2019)
        ·         HU1002: Introduction to Urban Planning
         ​
        4 Unrestricted Electives (Choose any FOUR courses from the following)
        Geography and Urban Planning·         HU2002: Urban Life and Urban Planning
        ·         HU2003: The Geographies of Uneven Development
        ·         HU2004: Borders, Power, and Culture 
        ·         HA4032: What is a City?
                  (only students with prerequisite of either HU1002 or HU2002 can enroll)
        Asian School Of Environment·         ES1001: Environment and Society 
        ·         ES2202: Global Environment Politics and Governance
        NIE Geography·         AAG10C Techniques in Geography
        ·         AAG10A Elements of Physical Geography
                  (This module is a pre-requisite to join NIE for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes)
        ·         AAG23H Introduction to GIS
        ·         AAG23B Remote Sensing
        Art, Design and Media·         DD3008: Cities, Bodies, Memories, Art and Everyday Life in Contemporary Singapore
        History
        (only 1 History course may be taken)

        ·         HH2001: Singapore: The Making of a Cosmopolitan City-State
        ·         HH3028: Global History of Capitalism
         
        PPGA
        (only 1 PPGA course may be taken)
        ·         HA2003: Politics and Government in Southeast Asia
        ·         HA3005: Politics of the Developing World
        ·         HA3018: Borderless Migration?  
        Sociology
        (only 1 Sociology course may be taken)
        ·         HS2007: Understanding Globalization
        ·         HS2008: Social Class and Inequality
        ·         HS2013: Migration and Multiculturalism
        ·         HS2023: Environmental Sociology

        Minor in Geography and Urban Planning Coordinators
        Felicity Chan: felicitychan@ntu.edu.sg
        Ian Rowen: ian@ntu.edu.sg
        Ye Junjia: jjye@ntu.edu.sg

         

        Minor in Global Asia

        Asia is the world’s most populous continent, with many vibrant economies. It has 48 independent countries, 6 partially recognized countries and another 6 dependencies/special administrative regions. It has the 2nd largest nominal GDP in the world, after the continent of Europe and contains 1st World as well as 3rd World countries. In particular, the continent is dominated by 3 giants, namely China, India and Indonesia. With their healthy economic growth, these 3 countries will be the driving force of Asia’s rise in the 21st century. As Singapore’s future is extremely dependent on the performance of our Asian neighbors, it is hence timely that NTU offers a new Minor programme focusing on Asian Studies and Asia’s role in the world today, in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. It is hoped that the new Minor will enhance our students’ knowledge in a wide aspect of Asia, from economics to media to art history.

        Overview of the Programme
        By drawing upon courses offered by divisions in the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Art, Design and Media and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, students will engage with the social, economic, cultural, and technological aspects of Asia in the global environment and in diverse settings. The courses included cover areas of economics, psychology, sociology, English literature, philosophy, public administration, history, linguistics, media and journalism and art.  This Minor will be made available to all NTU students in Semester 1, AY2013/14.

        Selection Criteria
        All undergraduate students of HASS will be eligible to take the minor.

        Graduation Requirements
        Students will have to read 5 courses totaling at least 15 AUs in courses for this programme. They need to read ONE or TWO compulsory courses and THREE or FOUR other electives from 3 sub-groups below.

        There will be a selection of compulsory and elective courses to choose from. Courses in Sub Group A are offered by the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences, courses in Sub Group B are offered by the School of Art, Design and Media, while those in Sub Group C are offered by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information.

        Students will read the courses below as Unrestricted Electives (UE) and using them to double-count towards 2 Minor programmes will not be allowed.

        Compulsory courses
        (Students need to read ONE or

        TWO courses from the following)   
        ·         HL1005:  Singapore Literature and Culture I
        ·         HH1002:  Asia-Pacific in Global History: Pre-1800
        ·         HH1003:  Asia-Pacific in Global History: From 1800
        ·         HS1002:  Singapore Society in Transition
        ·         HA3014:  Singapore’s Foreign Policy
        Sub Group A - Humanities and
        Social Sciences
         
        (Students to take AT LEAST ONE course)
         
        ·         HL2010: East Asian Literature
        ·         HE2015: Macroeconomic Issues and Policies in Contemporary China
        ·         HE3003: The Chinese Economy
        ·         HS3050: Society and Culture in SouthEast Asia
        ·         HG3020: Language Planning and Policy
        ·         HG2032: Globalization and World Englishes
        ·         HY2003: Chinese Philosophy
        ·         HA2006: The Rise of China
        ·         HA3016: China’s Foreign Policy
        ·         HP3902: Psychology in the Asian Context
        Sub Group B - Art
        (Students to take AT LEAST ONE course)
         
        ·         DD2010: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art
        ·         DD3010: Issues in Global Contemporary Art
        ·         DD3011: Contemporary South-East Asian Art
        ·         DD3022: Art in the Age of Colonialism
        ·         DD8006: The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian Art
        ·         DD9010: Imag(in)ing the Silk Road
        Sub Group C - Media, Journalism
        and Communications

        (Students to take AT LEAST ONE course)

         
        ·         CS2051: Comparative Press Systems
        ·         CS2022: Multimedia Writing in Chinese
        ·         CS0209: Media Law, Ethics and Policies (focus on Singapore’s media law)
        ·         CS4015: Multimedia News and Feature Writing in Chinese
        ·         CS4054: Asian Cinema
        ·         CS4017: Specialised Journalism: Public Affairs
        ·         CS4061: Global Media Issues and Policy
        ·         CS4160: The Korean Wave: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

         

        The understanding of the manifold relationships between science and society is the goal of the interdisciplinary field of “Science, Technology, and Society.” Drawing on history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, media and communication studies, and other fields, this minor will seek to introduce undergraduate students to ways of thinking about science and technology from a range of social and humanist perspectives. As a “technological” University with growing strengths in the humanities and social sciences, “Science, Technology, and Society” should form a critical part of both scientific, engineering, and social science education. Scientists and engineers need to be equipped to think about technical problems, from a range of points of view, including a social science perspective. Likewise, students of the humanities and social sciences should be able to get a better grasp of the technosciences and how they impact our lives and society.   The aim of this minor, then, is to build an intellectual bridge between the humanities, social sciences, and the natural science and engineering and to educate provide ways for all students to develop ways of thinking creatively and innovatively about science, technology, and its role in the world.  NTU is in a particularly good position to offer this minor and develop its strengths in “Science, Technology, and Society.”

        Students will have to read 5 courses of at least 15 AUs in total for this programme. There will be a core compulsory course (ST9001: Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society), and four other courses from list of courses below.

        The compulsory course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge under this Minor in Science, Technology and Society (STS).  In lieu of the existing prerequisites, ST9001 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society will serve as a co-requisite to all STS courses. Students who have declared their intent to read the Minor will then be able to take STS courses even if they do not have the necessary course-based prerequisites.

        Students will read the courses below as Unrestricted Electives (UE), and using them to double-count towards two Minor programmes will not be allowed.

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        1 Core Course ·         ​ST9001: Introduction to Science, Technology and Society
        4 Unrestricted Electives (any four courses from this list)
        History ·         HH2015: Biopolitics and East Asian History
        ·         HH2017: History of Information Technology
        ·         HH3019: History of the Body
        ·         HH3010: Biotechnology and Society
        Philosophy ·         HY3010: Philosophy of Science
        ·         HY3012: Philosophy of Technology
        ·         HY3005: Great Ideas and Innovations
        English ·         HL4028: Science and Literature
        Sociology ·         HS2019: Sociology of Science and Technology
        ·         HS3014: Health, Medicine and Society
        ·         HS3058: Ethical and Social Implications of Genomic Science
        ·         HS4019: Body, Self and Society
        Psychology ·         HP4201: Technology and Social Behavior
        Public Policy and Global Affairs ·         HA3011: Science, technology and public policy

        Communication Studies ·         CS2059: Social Consequences of Mobile Communication
        ·         CS4043: Specialised Journalism: Science & Health
        ·         CS4321: Digital Inclusion and Disability: Technology, Inclusive Design, and Social Futures

         

        The NTU-University Scholars Programme (NTU-USP) leads a University-wide commitment to provide an intellectually stimulating and enriching academic environment for the best students in NTU. The programme includes an exciting multi-disciplinary curriculum that supplements your core curriculum and general education programme. From ethics to quantitative reasoning, from religions of the world to astronomy, USP offers a wide range of courses, special events, and learning opportunities each year that promise to broaden your perspectives and challenge your creative thinking and analytical ability.

        USP students are involved in every aspect of campus life. Besides classroom learning and special seminars with distinguished professors and Nobel Laureates, you will be guaranteed a place for overseas exchange and on-campus accommodation. NTU invests in truly exceptional undergraduate students to equip them with intellectual skills to ensure they are ready for a variety of high-level careers.

        Join the USP if you are eager to be part of a vigorous intellectual community. For more information, please go to: http://scholars.ntu.edu.sg

        What more HASS to offer!