GEH1061: Representation and Media

Taken in: AY16/17 Semester 2 Lecturer/Tutor: Ms Sofia Morales What the module is about, briefly: So this module comes from CNM (Communications and New Media) department. It begins with the basic theories of representation and media - ideas of signifier, signified, semiotics, creation of social constructs etc... (i.e. Foucault, Barthes, Butler...). These theories are then … Continue reading GEH1061: Representation and Media

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EN3249: Introduction to Visual Culture: Art, Film and Media

Taken in: AY 16/17 Semester 2 Lecturer: Dr. David Teh What the module is about, briefly: Art history, visual culture, various mediums (photography, painting, videography, etc). Background historical context as well as relevance to current media and technological advancements. Texts: mostly pdfs/readings (mostly in RBR, some given in package) Workload: You should do AT LEAST … Continue reading EN3249: Introduction to Visual Culture: Art, Film and Media

PS2203: Ancient Western Political Thought

Taken in: AY16/17 Semester 1 Lecturer: Prof Ethan Andrew Putterman TA: Charles Brian Suresh (Bob) What the module is about, briefly: Aristotle, Plato and Machiavelli - political systems, human nature, religion and it's link to politics, constitutional stuff, etc. Texts: Plato - The Republic Aristotle - The Politics Aristotle - The Poetics Niccolo Machiavelli - … Continue reading PS2203: Ancient Western Political Thought

GET1029/GEK1067: Life, the Universe, and Everything

Taken in: AY16/17 Semester 1 Lecturer: Prof Loy Hui Chieh 6-7 other tutors (for tutorials). Mine was Theresa Helke What the module is about, briefly: It's philosophy 1101, it's the intro module so there's a different topic covered every week and you get exposed to the various dilemmas of metaphysics, epistemology, applied ethics etc. The … Continue reading GET1029/GEK1067: Life, the Universe, and Everything

EN3224: The Twentieth Century

Taken in: AY16/17 Semester 1 Lecturer: Dr Gilbert Yeoh/Grace (asst. lecturer/tutor) What the module is about, briefly: Modernism and postmodernism. The topics covered include change and flux, redemption, the place of religion etc. Postmodernism includes metattheatre, self-reflexivity etc. It's a very interesting module in the appreciation and theoretical understanding of modern day change and how … Continue reading EN3224: The Twentieth Century

FASS helpline/random facts (cohort 16/17)

Faculty graduation requirements - you have to take 2 WEC (Writing, Expression, Communication) modules, and 3 level-1000 exposure modules --> that means you must take one module from each basket - one from Social Science (Econs, Pol Sci, etc.) , one from Arts (Literature, History, etc.), one from Asian Studies (Chinese/Jap/South Asian Studies etc.) --> AND, you … Continue reading FASS helpline/random facts (cohort 16/17)