Art and Social Science Course

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Japanese Studies

Course Type: Bachelor Degree | Study Mode: Full-Time
Keywords: Undergraduate | Full-time | Language | Japanese
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Modules in the Department of Geography are organized along four areas of enquiry: environmental processes and change; global political economy; society and culture; and regional specializations (with a focus on Asia). The Department also offers a Field Studies module in which students travel to countries in the region such as Thailand and Malaysia where they conduct field work and collect research material over a 3-5 week period. Home-stays and visits to local universities and key sites of interest are part of the overseas learning experience.

A Minor in Urban Studies is jointly offered by the Department of Geography and the Department of Real Estate (School of Design). The minor offers students a chance to develop expertise and skills in urban studies, and is particularly useful for those wishing to pursue careers related to urban development and planning.

The Department also offers a Minor in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This is appropriate for students interested in careers utilizing GIS as analytical tools in business, environmental science, political science, public health, sociology and urban planning. Students pursuing computer science or information systems will also benefit from this programme.

The Department offers graduate programmes (which include both the writing of a thesis as well as coursework) leading to M.Soc.Sci. and Ph.D. degrees. The large number of staff and their diverse training from British and North American universities provide a wide breadth of research opportunities for graduate students. On top of the four main curriculum areas listed above, faculty members are also able to supervise research in specific topics within the field of population studies, political geography, geography of services, women's studies, and urban and regional planning.

To enhance teaching and research, the Department is equipped with the latest facilities. These include a Map Resource Unit that has about 25,000 maps,including large and small scale topographic series, geographical maps, weather charts as well as a valuable historical map collection; the Unit is continuously expanding its collection of topographic sheets on Southeast Asia. The department also has three laboratories: Earth Laboratory, Geo Laboratory, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory. A variety of GIS, remote sensing and other software are available. There is also an Environment Field Site situated near the top of Kent Ridge. Climatological and other instruments have been set up to collect data for teaching and research purposes.

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Next Intake: Aug 2017