Undergraduates read both English and History, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both programmes.
For English Literature, students will focus both on traditional historical periods and on contemporary innovative approaches to the subject. Specialisations offered include all the major literary periods, Singaporean and Asian literatures, critical and literary theory, cultural studies, film studies, drama, postmodernism, and gender studies. Students will be equipped with an outstanding command of the language, and they are skilled in analyzing critical narratives both within and beyond the literary realm making them suitable candidates for careers that require strong analytical skills and language proficiency.
The History curriculum seeks to train students to not only think critically but also to apply interdisciplinary methods to identify and address contemporary problems from historical perspectives. History graduates will master the secondary literature in their chosen areas of study, engage in independent research, exercise critical judgment about the texts that they encounter, and communicate their findings in a well-reasoned and scholarly manner.
To graduate, students must complete three (3) categories of requirement, totalling at least 138 Academic Units (AUs):
*Students who are eligible to do the FYP will be strongly encouraged to do an inter-major FYP. Students whose GPAs fall in a certain range can choose whether or not to do the FYP. Students who do not do the FYP must clear 8 AUs of PEs (two 4000-level courses, one from each discipline) within the double major.