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Interdisciplinary Major-PEs

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers our students more choices to take Major-PEs in other fields of study other than those related to their own major programmes, that they may have the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary training within the humanities and social sciences discipline. The School has carefully selected a set of interdisciplinary Major-PEs, so as to provide students with​ a broad-based curriculum within the School.

This list of Interdisciplinary Major-PEs are for students who are interested and confident to take modules outside their Major of Study. If students wish to focus on taking Major-PEs from their own major programme, they can still do so. 

The following modules are part of a common pool of Interdisciplinary Major-PEs that all SSS students can register for, regardless of their offering Programme with effect from Semester 2, AY2016-2017.

Modules with pre-requisites are indicated in red below.

Offering Programme

Existing courses

HIST

HH1007 The Making of Civilizations

 

HH3013 Comparative History of Race Science

CHIN

HC3001 Modern Chinese Literature (will remain as Core for CHIN students)

(Pre-req: B4 and above in O-Level Chinese or equivalent)

 

HC3003 Southeast Asian Chinese (will remain as Core for CHIN students)

(Pre-req: B4 and above in O-Level Chinese or equivalent)

PSY

HP1000 Introduction to Psychology (will remain as Core for PSY students)

 

HP1100 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (will remain as Core for PSY students)

PPGA

HA3016 China's Foreign Policy (Pre-req: HA1004)

 

HA3010 Mass Media and Public Policy (Pre-req: HA1004)

ECON

HE1004 Introduction to Statistical Theory and Methods

(will remain as Core for ECON students)

 

HE9092 Economic Theory (Pre-req: HE9091)

SOC

HS2007 Understanding Globalization (Pre-req: HS1001)

 

HS2028 Graying society: Issues and Challenges (Pre-req: HS1001)

PHILO

HY1001 Introduction to Philosophy (will remain as Core for PHIL students)

 

HY3001 Existentialism: Freedom, Being, Death

LMS

HG1001 Fundamentals of Linguistics: Mind and Meaning

(will remain as Core for LMS students)

 

HG2020 Language in Society (will remain as Core for LMS students)

(Pre-req: HG1002)

ELH

HL1001 Introduction to the Study of Literature

HL1005 Singaporean Literature and Culture (Pre-req: HL1001)

 

Please note that: 

  1. Students are allowed to take not more than 2 courses from the common pool of Major-PEs courses as substitute of their own Major-PEs.

  2. ​​A waiver of the pre-requisites for SSS students will be granted to students who wish to register any of these 18 modules. They will be advised that they need to put in more effort when attempting higher level courses in the list with pre-requisite.