Second Major in History

To be eligible to undertake a second Major in History, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.0 in their first year at university.


Students who choose to pursue a Second Major in History are required to complete 5 core courses (15 AUs) and at least 6 prescribed electives (20 AUs).  


Core courses (15 aUS)

Students must complete the TWO (2) compulsory courses below plus any THREE (3) courses from Option A and Option B.
  • HH1001 What is History? (3 AUs)
  • HH3001 Historiography: Theory and Methods (3 AUs)
Option A: Global Asia
  • HH1002 Asia-Pacific in Global History: Pre-1800 (3 AUs)
  • HH1003 Asia-Pacific in Global History: From 1800 (3 AUs)
  • HH2001 Singapore: The Making of a Cosmopolitan City-State (3 AUs)
    Option B: Interdisciplinary History  
    • HH1004 Science and Technology in Historical Perspective (3 AUs)
    • HH3002 Science, Technology, and Medicine in Modern East Asia (3 AUs)


    Prescribed Electives

    Of the mandatory SIX (6) prescribed electives, students must choose at least one course from each of the three categories. Two of these courses MUST be level HH4000 courses.
    Category A:  Global Asia
    • HH1008 The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia (3 AUs)
    • HH2005 East Asia: Tradition and Modernity (3 AUs)
    • HH2009 China: From Revolution to Reform (3 AUs)
    • HH2011 Ancient and Medieval South Asia (3 AUs)
    • HH2013 Chinese Mandarins versus European Merchants (3 AUs)
    • HH2014 Globalization and Asia (3 AUs)
    • HH2024 History of the Malay World: Present Identities, Past Histories (3 AUs)
    • HH2025 The World of Southeast Asia to 1600 (3 AUs)
    • HH2018 Modern Japanese History in the Atomic Age (3 AUs) 
    • HH3003 Migration and Diaspora: Chinese Experiences in Historical and Comparative Perspective (3 AUs)
    • HH3007 Southeast Asian-China Interactions (3 AUs)
    • HH3008 Modern South Asia (3 AUs)  
    • HH3011 Crime, Punishment, Law and Disorder in Late Imperial China (3 AUs)
    • HH3015 In the Name of the Nation?: Nationalism in Asia (3 AUs)  
    • HH3020 Introduction to Korean History (3 AUs)
    • HH3021 Traitors, TV Stars and Taboos: Representing History in Contemporary China (3 AUs) 
    • HH3022 World War II and Southeast Asia (3 AUs)
    • HH3023 Burma/Myanmar: A History (3 AUs)
    • HH3027 A History of Modern Indonesia (3 AUs)
    • HH4003 The Silk Road: Old and New (4 AUs) 
    • HH4004 The Transnational Sea: The Indian Ocean in History (4 AUs) 
    • HH4012 Intellectual History of Modern China (4 AUs) 
    • HH4013 The 'Big Man' and Political Legitimation in Southeast Asia (4 AUs)
    • HH4017 Defining the Nation: India on the Eve of Independence (4 AUs)
    • HH4023 The United States and Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century (4 AUs)
    • HH4090 Special Topics in History - Global Asia (4 AUs) 

    Category B: Interdisciplinary History

    • HH1009 Culture and Media in History (3 AUs)
    • HH2002 Gender in History (3 AUs)
    • HH2007 Health and Illnesses in History (3 AUs)
    • HH2008 Feasting and Fasting: Food and Drink in History (3 AUs)
    • HH2012 Cybersociety (3 AUs) 
    • HH2015 Biopolitics and East Asian History (3 AUs) 
    • HH2016 History of Animals (3 AUs) 
    • HH2017 History of Information Technology (3 AUs) 
    • HH2020 Science and War (3 AUs)
    • HH2023 Reading in the History of Health and Medicine (3 AUs) 
    • HH2026 Health, Food and Sports in Modern Korean History (3 AUs) 
    • HH3004 Comparative Business History (3 AUs)  
    • HH3009 Comparative History of of Global Migration (3 AUs)
    • HH3010 Biotechnology and Society (3 AUs) 
    • HH3013 Comparative History of Race Science (3 AUs) 
    • HH3016 History of Madness (3 AUs) 
    • HH3017 World Environmental History (3 AUs) 
    • HH3018 The Environmental History of Oceans (3 AUs) 
    • HH3019 History of the Body (3 AUs) 
    • HH3028 Global History of Capitalism (3 AUs)
    • HH3030 The Apocalypse in Western History (3 AUs)
    • HH3039 Maritime Asia in the Longue Duree (3 AUs)
    • HH3040 History of Chinese Medicine (3 AUs)
    • HH3041 History of Femisim (3 AUs)
    • HH3130 The History of Time (3 AUs)
    • HH4005 Culture and Heritage: Perspectives from History (4 AUs) 
    • HH4006 The Green Earth: Issues in Environmental History (4 AUs) 
    • HH4019 Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science (4 AUs)
    • HH4021 Public & Applied History (4 AUs)
    • HH4022 Colonial combination of Western and folk-based medical practices in Singapore (4 AUs)
    • HH4024 Lineage, Ritual, and the State in Asia (4 AUs)
    • HH4091 Special Topics in History - Interdisciplinary History (4 AUs) 
    Category C: World History
    • HH1006 The West in Global History (3 AUs)
    • HH1007 The Making of Civilisations (3 AUs)
    • HH1010 The Unrealised Dream: An Introduction to US History (3 AUs)
    • HH2004 The Islamicate World (3 AUs) 
    • HH2006 Modern European History (3 AUs)
    • HH2021 Race, Gender, Class and Colonial Power (3 AUs)
    • HH3006 The United States and the Modern World (3 AUs)
    • HH3012 The United States and the IndoChina Wars (3 AUs)
    • HH3014 The World of the Communists and Communists in the World (3 AUs)
    • HH3024 Decolonisation and Democracy: Britain since 1945 (3 AUs)
    • HH3025 The Cultural, Social and Economic History of Football (3 AUs)
    • HH3031 The US and the Modern Middle East (3 AUs)
    • HH4007 An International History of the Cold War (4 AUs)
    • HH4008 Revolutions and Social Changes in the Modern Times (4 AUs)
    • HH4009 Studies in Grand Strategy and Policy (4 AUs)
    • HH4010 Dissent, Resistance, Rebellion (4 AUs)
    • HH4011 Slavery and Forced Labour in the Indian Ocean World (4 AUs)  
    • HH4014 A Global History of Death (4 AUs)
    • HH4015 Film: A Global History (4 AUs)
    • HH4016 Topics in World History (4 AUs)
    • HH4018 History and Fictional Representation (4 AUs)
    • HH4092 Special Topics in History - World History (4 AUs)