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General Education Requirement (GER)

General Education Requirement - Prescribed Electives (GER-PEs)

  

HP8002 Working in the 21st Century (LS - For AY2011-12 onwards, AHSS - Before AY2011-12)

AUs: 3

Prerequisite: Nil
Work in the 21st Century, is characterised by competition on a global scale, where jobs are becoming increasingly knowledge-intensive and technology-driven, and where constant change is the rule rather than the exception. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of some areas of study within the field of behavioural science that are relevant and applicable to the work situation. This course explores the role of socio-psychological factors among individual and work group behaviour as a basis for understanding our place in the work setting. The lecture topics present four areas of interest - personality and work, occupational health, learning-performance, and career development. While each section is designed to be a stand-alone module, all the four areas of study are fully integrated within the general context of the work situation in organisations. Empirical findings from applied research are used to explain psychological principles and concepts and the course emphasises a practical approach to applying psychology in the workplace.

HP8003 Are You OK? Mental Health in Singapore
(LS - For AY2014-15 onwards, AHSS - Before AY2014-15)

AUs: 3

Prerequisite: Nil
Are you OK? We often ask each other this question. We are often concerned about the psychological well-being of our family members, friends, and most importantly, ourselves. In this course, we will discuss issues concerning psychological well-being and mental health in Singapore: the early signs of not being "OK", when you might need professional help, and where you might find the appropriate help. The course will be taught by a seasoned mental health practitioner in Singapore, in collaboration with our in-house faculty members.

HP8005 Introduction to Human Resource Management
(LS - For AY2014-15 onwards, AHSS - Before AY2014-15)

Prerequisite: Nil
In today's fast-paced and competitive work environment, a student is often lost as to how and where to find jobs and how to manage one's career. This course will provide an introduction to the contemporary human resource management functions: employment, employee relations, training and development, performance systems, compensation, benefits, and human resource information systems. It is not the objective of this course to train students to be HRM managers, but to provide basic information for students to plan and manage their own careers.

HP8006 Psychology of Crisis Stress Management
(LS - For AY2014-15 onwards, AHSS - Before AY2014-15)

AUs: 3

Prerequisite: Nil
Regardless of one's profession or occupation, the probability of encountering a disaster, critical incident or crisis situation in one's life can no longer be ignored. Disasters of various forms have become realities that people should be prepared to face wherever they work or live in a technological and global environment. The objectives of this course are to provide students with an understanding of how people react, behave or are affected in a disaster, critical incident or personal crisis. It will present some practical knowledge about how an individual or organisation can cope with the traumatic stress that comes with the critical incident or crisis. In addition, the students will be introduced to some concepts of crisis management, psychological resilience and how an emergency response system could be set up or developed in the organisation where he or she may be employed.


GER-Core (Singapore Studies)

 

HP0201 Employment Relations For Work and Careers in Singapore

AUs: 3

Prerequisite: Nil
This highly practical course draws on principles and theories from psychology to help students to understand their own life-career development, and proactively develop their strategy and plans to make occupational choice(s), transition from learning to workplace environments, and continue career development and progression. Drawing on academic and research work in a variety of fields in psychology, the course will facilitate student's career management and development skills. Practical illustrations will be used extensively during the learning process.


 

GER-Core (Environmental Sustainability)
 

HP0301 Psychology for Sustainability
AUs: 3
Prerequisite: Nil 
The harsh reality of our threatened existence on planet Earth, stemming from a large array of environmentally unfriendly human activities, has lead to an increased interest in how psychology can provide answers about why people behave in environmentally irresponsible ways. Additionally, psychology, as a science of human behavior can be applied to find answers to how human behavior may be changed/altered to promote balance and sustainability on this planet. This course will focus on some key approaches in psychology and how these can be applied to create a more sustainable society.