General Education Requirement (GER)/ Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDE)

HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning 
Pre-requisites: Nil | AU: 1 

Note: HY0001 will be phased out from S1 AY22/23 onwards.  Students who matriculated prior to AY2021-22 who have yet to clear HY0001 will take CC0003 Ethics & Civics in a Multicultural World to fulfil the GER-Core requirement.  Students who matriculated from AY2021-22 onwards will take CC0003 as ICC Core.

NTU undergraduates have moral/ethical duties as participants in an institution of higher learning, as citizens of a diverse nation, and as human beings in co-existence with others. HY0001 is a required 1 AU GER online learning course designed to provide NTU undergraduates with an opportunity to analyse and appreciate basic moral/ethical values such benevolence, impartiality, and integrity. These basic values will be explored from the perspective of several leading ethical theories in contemporary moral philosophy. The ethical theories will serve as benchmarks to facilitate critical thinking on issues that raise difficult moral questions. Students will be challenged to articulate reasoned answers to these moral questions. Also, exercises in moral reasoning will be carried out through a comprehensive study of academic integrity and research ethics. The course will conclude with a discussion of the importance of ethics in thinking about efforts to sustain the natural environment. 

HY5001 Philosophy for Everyone  
Pre-requisites: Nil | AU: 3 

This course covers a broad range of perennial philosophical issues in metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, logic, social philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics. It may also covers some specialised subjects such as philosophy of special sciences, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of technology.​

HY5002 Logic and Critical Thinking 
Pre-requisites: Nil | AU: 3 

This course aims to teach you to think logically and critically. It covers a broad range of logical concepts and terminology, including argument, premise, conclusion, inductive and deductive reasoning, validity, soundness, and strength. You will learn how to evaluate good deductive arguments through the study of categorical and truth functional logic, and good inductive arguments using a probablilistic framework. Finally, you will learn about common fallacies (rhetorical, statistical, and psychological), how to avoid them, and how to clearly communicate where fallacious arguments go wrong.