Sample courses

Fact and Fiction in the Movies

In this course students examine the validity of movies claimed to be based on true stories, the cinematic and storytelling devices that moviemakers employ in telling those stories, and the line between aesthetic enhancement and outright fabrication of truth.

English Dialects around the World

This course will survey the phonetic, lexical and syntactic features of the standard varieties of English in the UK, North America and Australasia, with special attention paid to Singapore English as one of the evergrowing New Englishes of Asia.

Race, Class and Gender: Concepts and Issues

This course explores how race, class, gender and sexuality shape personal identities and experiences, create differences among people, and constitute inequalities. Students will learn concepts, theories and empirical studies that challenge common (mis)conceptions and which guide them to think more deeply about society.

Social Psychology

Students will learn the major theories, findings, and methods of social psychology, which aims to explain how we influence one another to shape our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. We will cover topics such as social cognition, conformity, persuasion, prosocial and antisocial behaviors, attraction, group influence, and stereotyping.

Introduction to International Relations I

The objectives of this course are to instill in students a broad understanding of the concepts and theories of IR, to enable them to analyze major events and players in international politics, and to comprehend the complexity of international relations.

Peace & Conflict Studies I

Why have civil conflicts erupted after the demise of the Cold War? How can we resolve internal wars? You will find the answers to these questions and many others as we do an overview of contemporary conflict resolution.

Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of marketing, marketing strategies used by companies, and the role of marketing in society. Students learn how to understand the marketplace, how to create customer value, how to target the correct market, and how to build customer relationships.

Business Negotiation

The study of negotiation has become more significant to global society. Students will learn basic negotiation theories and techniques, read and discuss case studies, and study consensus building so as to develop the skills to interact effectively within the contexts of both business and everyday life.

Debate and Discussion

This course aims to cultivate skills in argumentation that students can apply to debate and discussion both within and beyond classroom environments. Students will learn how to conduct themselves in critical discussion settings while also developing critical thinking, organizational and speaking skills.

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