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Second Major

 

Second Major Programme for ADM Students (for Students Admitted to Year 1 from AY2014-15 onwards)

Overview of Programme

In addition to their BFA majors, ADM students can choose to pursue a Second Major available in the School of Humanities (SOH), School of Social Sciences (SSS) and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), under the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. A full list of Second Major programmes is indicated on the following pages in the School's website. Courses for the Second Major are registered as Unrestricted Electives and excluded from the S/U option.

SECOND MAJOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY SOH

SECOND MAJOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY SSS

SECOND MAJOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY WKWSCI

 

Curriculum Requirements

Students need to complete 33 to 35 AUs in 2nd Major courses taken as Unrestricted Electives.​

Should a student drop out of the 2nd Major programme halfway, he/she will then have to fulfill the AHSS and 5th GER Elective requirement. The additional UE AUs will also be taken away if they have not already utilized the AUs.

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Selection Criteria

  • Students will be admitted to the 2nd Major Programme from the 2nd Year onwards, based on CGPA scores at the end of their 1st Year of Study.

  • Generally a CGPA score of 4.0 and above is required for admission.

  • The AU requirements for students from ADM taking a 2nd Major are summarized in the table below:

 

​​PROGRAMME SECOND MAJOR​​​​​ MAJOR​​ GER​ UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES​ TOTAL​
​CORE ELECTIVES​ CORE​ ELECTIVES​​
STS​ ​BM ​LA
ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA (Admission Year 2014 to 2016)​ Chinese​ ​70 9​ 13​ ​9 ​40 ​141​
Economics​
English​
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies​
Psychology​
Sociology​
Communication Studies​
History​
Philosophy​
Public Policy and Global Affairs​


​​PROGRAMME SECOND MAJOR​​​​​ MAJOR​​ GER​ UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES​ TOTAL​
​CORE ELECTIVES​ CORE​ ELECTIVES​​
STS​ ​BM ​LA
ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA (Admission Year 2017)

*DA – Design Art

*MA – Media Art​​
Chinese​ ​​44 (DA)

41 (MA)
36 (DA)

39 (MA)
13​ ​9 ​40 ​​142
Economics​
English​
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies​
Psychology​
Sociology​
Communication Studies​
History​
Philosophy​
Public Policy and Global Affairs​


​​PROGRAMME SECOND MAJOR​​​​​ MAJOR​​ GER​ UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES​ TOTAL​
​CORE ELECTIVES​ CORE​ ELECTIVES​​
STS​ ​BM ​LA
ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA (Admission Year 2018 onwards)​

*DA – Design Art

*MA – Media Art​
Chinese​ ​​44 (DA)

41 (MA)
36 (DA)

39 (MA)
18​​ ​​6 ​​40 ​​144
Economics​
English​
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies​
Psychology​
Sociology​
Communication Studies​
History​
Philosophy​
Public Policy and Global Affairs​

 

Second Major in Art History for SOH/SSS/SCI Students (for Students Admitted to Year 1 from AY2011-12 onwards)

Overview of Programme

The 2nd Major in Art History will offer top students at SOH, SSS and SCI under College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences an intermediary exposure to methodologies and practices of Art History. Beginning with broad studies of artworks and media from diverse cultural and historical phases, the 2nd major will develop deeper capacities for the critical analysis of distinct artistic cultures.

Selection Criteria

  • Students will be admitted to the 2nd Major Programme from the 2nd Year onwards, based on CGPA scores at the end of their 1st Year of Study.

  • Generally a CGPA score of 4.0 and above is required for admission.

  • The AU requirements for students from SOH, SSS and SCI to take a 2nd Major are summarized in the table below:

 

​​PROGRAMME MAJOR​​ GER​ UNRESTRICTED
ELECTIVES​
TOTAL​
​CORE ELECTIVES​ CORE​ ELECTIVES​​
STS​ ​BM ​LS
CHINESE​ 35​ ​34 12 9​ ​46 ​136
ECONOMICS​ 30​ ​39 12 9​ ​46 ​136
ENGLISH​ 29​ ​40 12 9​ ​46 ​136
LMS​ 32​ ​37 12 9​ ​46 ​136
PSYCHOLOGY​ 35​ ​34 12 9​ ​46 ​136
SOCIOLOGY​ 33​ ​36 12 9​ ​46 ​136
HISTORY​ 32​ ​37 12 9​ ​46 ​136
PPGA​ 32​ ​37 12 9​ ​46 ​136
Communication Studies​ 54​ ​17 12 9​ ​46 ​138

 

2nd Major in Art History Courses

3 Core Subjects
(9 AUs)

  • DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I
  • DD1004 Introduction to the Histories of Art II
  • DD2000 Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art​​

8 Prescribed Electives
(24 AUs)

Choose up to four (4) courses from:

  • DD2007 The Art and Architecture of the "Long Century" 1789-1914
  • DD2010 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
  • DD2008 Survey of Modern Art, 1900-1945
  • DD3022 Art in the Age of Colonialism
  • DD2011 Contemporary Southeast Asian
  • DD8002 Way of Seeing: Exploring Visual Culture
  • DD8006 The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian Art
  • DD8008 Faith and Art 
  • DD9011 British Art: 1839 - 1939
  • DD9012 West Asian Cultures and the Art and Architecture of the Ottoman Empire
  • DD9014 Introduction to Museum Studies 


Choose up to two (2) courses from:

  • DD2003 Issues in Art History and Theory
  • DD2009 Survey of New Media
  • DD3008 Cities, Bodies, Memories, Art and Everyday Life in Contemporary Singapore
  • DD3010 Issues in Global Contemporary Art
  • DD3014 From Modern to Post Modern Art: Post 1945 - 1985​
  • DD8004 The Fantastic in Western Visual Arts
  • DD8007 From Colonialism to Tourism: Early Photography in Asia
  • DD9006 Seminar in Theories and Practices of Heritage Activism
  • DD9010 Imag(in)ing The Silk Road: Heritage And Media
  • DD9013 Heritage Studies: An Introduction

Choose up to two (2) courses from the selection of ADM, SOH, SSS and WKWSCI courses below:

ADM courses:

  • DD3016 History of Design *New
  • DT2007 History of Animation
  • DF2009 History of World Cinema
  • DP2002 History of Photography
  • DP2004 The Critical Eye: Seeing and Understanding in Photo Media
  • DD8009 Japanese Art: Edo to Contemporary
  • DD8010 Visualization of Cultural Heritage
  • DD8011 Aesthetic Manifestations of Buddhist Devotion & Practice
  • DD8012 Contemporary Curating
  • DF8000 Survey of Experimental Filmmaking

 

SOH/SSS/WKWSCI Courses:

  • HC4014 Special Topics in Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies
  • HL2009 Southeast Asian Literature and Culture
  • HL2011 Representations of Asia: Film and Fiction
  • HL4032 Urban Culture Asia
  • HL2022 South Asian Literature
  • HL3001 Reading Films: Film Theory
  • HL4010 Feminist Studies
  • HL4014 Advanced Studies in Film
  • HS4901 Sociology of the Arts
  • HS2004 Culture, Self and Identity

Last updated: 7 May 2019

 

NOTE:
The courses can be done in any order a student chooses although it is strongly recommended that students take the three core courses first, starting with DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I, or at least simultaneously with the electives. 

The core courses are introductory classes and students who have taken them will be in a better position to get more out of the electives which are more advanced or specialised in their focus.

For more information about the 2nd Major Programme, please contact:

Associate Professor Peer M. Sathikh
Associate Chair (Academic)
Tel: 6514 1058
Email: PeerSathikh@ntu.edu.sg

Mrs Julie Lim
Assistant Director (Undergraduate Programmes)
Tel: 6790 6667
Email: bnlim@ntu.edu.sg

 
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