Asia and the Modern World

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS)

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This module introduces students to the field of history, with a focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia. Among the topics to be discussed are interaction with the West, various forms of nationalism, and the impact of globalization. Students are encouraged to think comparatively and to formulate their own opinions and positions on historical issues based on what they have learned in the module. The module is intended for students from any faculty who are interested in learning more about the history of the region.; Students can expect to attain: An informed, broad understanding of Asian History from earliest times to the present; An introduction to historical thinking (causality, change over time, context, contingency, complexity), the "tools" provided by historical analysis; An ability to engage and think about contemporary Asia critically by learning how to historicize and situate events, processes, and individuals; An appreciation of and introduction to comparative analysis of societies, patterns, and dynamics;

Who Should Attend

Team Leaders; Managers; Department Head Senior Executive

Entry Requirements

At least a Diploma in any discipline

Class Schedule

Monday (4.00 PM - 6.00 PM)

Tutorial Schedule

Different day from lecture

Lesson Delivery

a) Lecture - 2 hours b) Tutorial - 1 hours c) Project - 2 hours d) Preparation - 5 hours

Full Fees (before GST)


Nett Fees payable after SSG Funding

Not applicable


Funding Type
NUS Alumni e-Voucher

NUS Alumni Only

Modular Course


Graded or audit possible

Area of Interest