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PHIL Majors AY2014-15 to AY2017-18 Intake

 

Programme Structure

 

AY2014-15 to AY2017-18 Intake | AY2018-2019 Intake Onwards

Curriculum Structure ​
(AY2014-15 to AY2017-18 Intake)
​​ ​​
A. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS​ B. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS​ (GER)
TOTAL
(AUs)
Core​
Prescribed
Electives ​
FYP or Two
 
HY4000
level courses​
Core​
​Prescribed
Electives
Unrestricted
Electives​
21​ 37​ 8​​ 12​ ​15 33​ 126​
7 Courses   ​
11 Courses​
8 Courses​ 5 Courses​ 11 Courses​
 

  • To graduate, students must complete 2 categories of requirements - Philosophy Major Requirements and General Education Requirements (GER), totaling 126 Academic Units (AUs).
  • You will see 45 AUs reflected in your Major-Prescribed Electives basket. The additional 8 AUs is meant for the TWO (2) HY4000 level courses should you not be eligible for FYP. If you do FYP, the 8 AUs will be reclassified as Major-Core.  
 
 
  
A. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS - 66 AUs
 
 
 
The Major Requirements for Philosophy major consists of 3 areas:
  1. Major-Core (21 AUs)
  2. Major-Prescribed Electives (37 AUs)
  3. Graduation Project (FYP) (8 AUs)
 
 
 
 A1: Major-Core (21 AUs)
 
Course Code
Course Title 
AUs
HY1001
Introduction to Philosophy
3
HY1002
Symbolic Logic
(Previous title - Logic and Paradoxes)
3
HY2002
Moral Philosophy
3
HY2003 / HY2004
Chinese Philosophy /
Indian Philosophy
3​
HY2010
Ancient Philosophy
(Previous title - Ancient Philosophy: The Examined life)
3
HY2012
Early Modern Philosophy 
(Previous title - Modern Philosophy: Reason and Experience)
HY3005 / HY3010 / HY3012
Great Ideas and Innovations /
Philosophy of Science /
Philosophy of Technology
3

  • Philosophy major must take ONE of HY2003 Chinese Philosophy OR HY2004 Indian Philosophy
  • Philosophy major​ must take ONE of HY3005 Great Ideas and Innovations OR HY3010 Philosophy of Science OR HY3012 Philosophy of Technology

 

 

 
A2: Major-Prescribed Electives (37 AUs)
 
Category A: Prescribed Electives 
AUs
​Choose 7 courses – At least FOUR (4) from HY4000 level courses
HY2005
Political Philosophy
(Previous title - Justice, Society, and the State)
3
HY2008
Environmental Ethics
3
HY2014
Love
3
HY2015
Happiness
(New title - Philosophy of Well-Being, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards)
3
HY2016
Friendship
3
HY2017
Philosophy of Film
3
HY2026​ ​Business Ethics ​​3
HY2903​ Chinese Philosophy​ ​3
HY2904​ Indian Philosophy​ ​3
HY3001
Existentialism
(Previous title - Existentialism: Freedom, Being, Death)
3
HY3003
World Religions
3
HY3004
Reason and Faith
3
HY3011
Philosophy of Mind 
(Previous title - Minds and Machines)
3
​HY3014 ​19th Century Continental Philosophy
​3
​HY3015 ​20th Century Continental Philosophy
​3
HY3017​ ​Philosophy and Music ​3
​HY3018 ​Epistemology ​3
​HY3019 ​Consequentialism
(New course, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards)
​3
​HY3020 ​Deontology
(New course, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards)
​3
HY3021​ Philosophy of Race and Gender​ ​​3
​HY3024 ​Virtue Ethics ​3
HY3905​ ​Great Ideas and Innovation ​3
HY3910​ ​Philosophy of Science ​3
HY3912​ Philosophy of Technology​ ​3
HY4002
Knowledge and Reality
4
​HY4003 ​Advanced Epistemology 4​
HY4005 ​History of Analytic Philosophy 4​
HY4006 Philosophy of Physics ​4
​HY4007 ​Aesthetics 
(Previous title - Art and Beauty)
​4
​HY4008 ​Advanced Moral Philosophy
(New course, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards)
​4
​HY4009 ​Value Theory 
(New course, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards)
​4
​HY4011 ​Moral Psychology 4​
HY4013
Language and Being
(New title - Philosophy of Language, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards)
4​
​HY4015 ​Philosophical Methodologies ​4
HY4021
Practical Rationality
4
HY4023​ Metaethics​ 4​
​HY4024 ​Metaphysics ​4​
HY4025​ Ethics and Public Policy​ ​4
HY4037​ ​Kant ​4
HY4110
Special Topics in Philosophy of Science
4
HY4111
Special Topics in Ethics
4
HY4112
Special Topics in Philosophy
4
HY4113
Special Topics in Chinese Philosophy
4
HY4114​ Special Topics in Logic​ ​4
HY4115​ ​Special Topics in Buddhist Philosophy ​4
​HY4116  ​Phenomenology 4​
HY4118
Independent Study I
4
HY4119
Independent Study II
4
HY4120
Special Topics in Philosophy of Science II
4​
HY4121​ Special Topics in Ethics II​ ​4
HY4122 ​ Special Topics in Philosophy II​ ​4
HY4123 ​ Special Topics in Chinese Philosophy II​ 4​
HY4124​ ​Special Topics in Logic II ​4
HY4130​ Special Topics in Philosophy of Science III​ ​4
HY4131​ Special Topics in Ethics III​ 4​
HY4132​ Special Topics in Philosophy III​ 4​
HY4133​ Special Topics in Chinese Philosophy III​ ​4
HH4019​
Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science​
(cross-listed with History Programme)
4​
 
 
Category B : Interdisciplinary Prescribed Electives
AUs
Choose 4 courses
HE2012​
Economic Thought
3​
HC2033 ​Readings of Daoist Texts ​3
HC3002
History of Chinese Thought
3​
HC4032 ​Chinese Aesthetic Thought ​4
HC4034 ​Song-Ming Neo-Confucianism ​4
HA1001 ​Introduction to International Relations and Foreign Policy ​3
HA1002
Introduction to Political Theory
3
HA2005 Contemporary Political Theory​ 3​
HA2011 Cost-Benefit Analysis in Public Policy​ 3​
HA2012 Global Problems and Policy​ 3​
HA2020 Socio-Political Analysis at Public Policy​ 3​
HA3006
Asian Political Thought
3
HA3020 Justice ​ 3​
HA4003
Globalization and East Asian Politics
4
HG1001​ Fundamentals of Linguistics (A): Mind and Meaning 3​
HG2002 Semantics and Pragmatics 3​
HG2012​ Cognitive Linguistics​ 3​
HG2023​ Language and Gender​ 3​
HG3015​ Psycholinguistics​ 3​
HG3040​ Language Evolution​ ​3
HG4011​ Language and the Brain​ ​4
HH1007 The Making of Civilizations​ 3​
HH3013 Comparative History of Race Science​ 3​
HH3016 History of Madness​ 3​
HH4005 Culture and Heritage: Perspectives from History 4​
HL1001 ​Introduction to the Study of Literature 3​​
HL2006 ​Modernism ​3
HL3001 ​Film Theory ​3
HL3002 ​Film, Politics, and Ethics ​3
HL3012 ​The Discourse of Love ​3
HL3013
Postmodernism
3
HL3016 ​Gender and Sexuality Studies 3​
HL4010
Feminist Studies
4
HL4028 ​Science and Literature ​4
HL4035 ​Practicing Theory: Literature and Meaning ​4
HP2600
Cognitive Psychology
3
HP3201 ​Evolutionary Psychology ​3
HP3402 ​​Social Cognition ​3
HP3601  Human Memory ​3
HP3901
Cultural Psychology
3
HS1001 ​Person and Society ​3
HS1003 ​Social Problems in a Global Context ​3
HS2003 ​Economy and Society ​3
HS2004 ​Culture, Self, and Identity ​3
HS2019 Science, Technology, and Society ​ 3​
HS3011 ​Power, Politics and the State ​3
MH1300
Foundations of Mathematics
4
MH2500
Probability and Introduction to Statistics
4
PH2101
Quantum Mechanics I
3
PH3101
Quantum Mechanics II
3
 
 
 
A3: HY4099 Graduation Project (FYP) or TWO (2) HY4000 level courses (8 AUs)​
 
You can find more information about FYP here. FYP is compulsory for students with a GPA of 3.90 and above. Those within holding band of 3.75 - 3.89 are allowed to opt-in to do FYP. Students who are not eligible for FYP must read TWO (2) additional HY4000 level courses to fulfil the 8 AUs requirement. To obtain a Honours (Highest Distinction) or Honours (Distinction), students have to read and complete FYP.
 
 
 
 
 
B. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (GER) - 60 AUs
 
 
The General Education Requirements (GER) for Philosophy major consists of 3 areas:
  1. ​GER-Core (12 AUs)
  2. GER-Prescribed Electives (15 AUs)
  3. GER-Unrestricted Electives (33 AUs)
 
 
B1: GER-Core (12 AUs)
 
Category​ ​Course Code and Title ​AUs
Communication Studies  ​

 
AY2016 and before
HW0103 Introduction to Critical Writing
 
AY2017 onwards
HW0105 Academic Communication in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 
(To be taken in Year 1, Semester 1)

 

 

2​

 
AY2016 and before
HW0223 Essay Writing: Crafting an Argument
 
AY2017 onwards
HW0205 Academics Communication in the Humanities
 
(To be taken in Year 1, Semester 2)

 

2​
Singapore Studies ​

 
Please check semester's offerings before you register
 
(To be taken in Year 2​)

 

3​
​​ ​Other Online Courses
Sustainability
 
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions
 
(To be taken in Year 1​, Semester 2)

 
  

 

 
1​
Career (Margaret Lien Centre for Professional Success - MLCPS)
 
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career
 
(To be taken in Year 2)
 
 
ML0002 Career Power Up!
 
(To be taken in Year 3)​​​

 
  

 
1
 
 
  
 
1​
Ethics & Academic Integrity
 
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning
 
(To be taken in Year 2, Semester 2)

 

 

 
1​
Enterprise & Innovation
 
ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation
 
(To be taken in Year 3​, Semester 2)

 

 

 
1​
  
 
B2: GER-Prescribed Electives (15 AUs)
 

You are to choose 5 courses from 3 categories of studies with at least 1 course in each category.

  • Business & Management (BM)
  • Science, Technology & Society (STS)
  • Liberal Arts (LA)
 
 
B3: GER-Unrestricted Electives (33 AUs)​
 

You may take courses offered by any school as long as the pre-requisites are fulfilled. Students are also encouraged to use Unrestricted Electives to:

  • Take up a 2nd Major ​
  • Take up a Minor in another discipline
  • Complete Humanities Professional Attachment Programme (HPAP)
  • Apply for International Exchange programme
  • Read more Philosophy electives ​
 
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You are encouraged to be familiar with the Academic Unit System (AUS). Please refer the following link for more information such as the AUS handbook and classification of students:
 
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Services/Academic/undergraduates/Pages/AcademicUnitSystem(AUS).aspx​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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