Upcoming Courses

January Semester 2014

MAS 801 Critical Thinking and Writing in the Humanities

Date :

January 2014


This course will introduce students to the thinking and academic writing skills they need in history, geography and the social sciences and the ways these can be applied in social studies teaching. The ways in which arguments are constructed and presented will be studied through workshops and seminars. Students are required to play an active role in this module. The basic principles in critical thinking and writing are illustrated through practical examples prepared by students, which will become the basis for continuous assessment for the subject.

 

MAS 815: Multicultural Studies

Date :

13 Jan 2014 - 7 April 2014

Venue :

Raffles Institute


Our globalising world implies that dealing with multicultural contexts has become an inevitable part of modern life. This course will first examine the term ‘multicultural’ itself. What exactly is meant by the term and what are its origins? Does multiculturalism manifest itself in the same way from country to country? In Singapore the terms ‘multicultural’ and ‘multiculturalism’ have been used increasingly in recent years. What we should determine is whether the term to describe Singapore is ‘multicultural’ or whether it is ‘multiracial’. ‘Multiculturalism’ has often also been assumed to speak only of race or ethnicity, but it is much more than that. ‘Multiculturalism’ also addresses class, gender and other social structures. It also speaks of a frame of mind, of whether a society is really open to and truly embraces diversity, of the multiplicity of voices that help to find a consensus that best guarantees equality and justice.

For non-graduating students, click here to register for the course under Professional Development.

*For MA(SS)/MA(HE) students, please register through ISSAC.

Closing Date: 13 December 2013

 

MAS 819: GIS and Geospatial Learning in the Humanities

Date :

16 Jan 2014 - 10 April 2014

Venue :

NIE Campus


This course is designed to introduce the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technologies in social sciences. It focuses on the theories and principles of GIS and GIS applications in social sciences, including social studies, urban analysis and planning, tourism, and health geography. The course requires participants to engage in group discussions on spatial phenomena of social issues, and have hands-on exercises through real-world case studies by using ArcGIS software. Through this course, participants will learn to collect data and conduct spatial analysis, interpretation and presentation of geographic information under social context.

For non-graduating students, click here to register for the course under Professional Development.

*For MA(SS)/MA(HE) students, please register through ISSAC.

Closing Date: 16 December 2013

 

MAS 825: Women in East Asia

Date :

14 Jan 2014 - 8 April 2014

Venue :

Raffles Institute


This course seeks to explore the history of women in East Asia, mainly China and Japan, through a survey which will incorporate past and contemporary interpretations and critiques of gender theories that have been articulated. It will examine the definitions of feminism within the patriarchal societies of East Asia and look at how women, through the centuries, negotiated their social, political, economic and legal boundaries to create a space and place for themselves within their world. Traditional paradigms and moments of historical change will be explored as well to extrapolate the changing roles and expectations of women in East Asia. This course will allow students to better understand the situation of women in East Asia in the past as well as current gender issues in general.

For non-graduating students, click here to register for the course under Professional Development.

*For MA(SS)/MA(HE) students, please register through ISSAC.

Closing Date: 14 December 2013


June 2014 Inter-Semestral Course

MAS 831: Research and Issues in Geographic Education

Date :

9 June 2014 - 20 June 2014

Venue :

NIE Campus


The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with current issues in the field of geography teaching and learning and, to provide students with an overview of the debates in geography education research.

For non-graduating students, click here to register for the course under Professional Development.

*For MA(SS)/MA(HE) students, please register through ISSAC.

Closing Date: 9 May 2014