NUS-UOT Joint Minor Programme

Joint NUS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) And University of TORONTO (UoT) Minor Exchange Programme For Undergraduates

Introduction

As part of a structured Student Exchange Programme, students may opt to read a Joint Minor Programme with the University of Toronto. This JPM consists of 24 MC (6 modules) for NUS students and 4.0 FCE (8 courses) for Toronto students. This form of minor is a close minor.

At least 12MCs (out of 24MCs) for any Minor programme must be taken from outside the entire set of modules that are listed for the major(s)/another minor that the student is taking/has taken.

All courses read in Toronto will have their credits and grades transferred back to NUS. Please be aware that the grades of courses read at Toronto will be counted towards your CAP at NUS.
Similarly, for students at UoT, the modules read at NUS will also have credits and grades transferred back to the students’ academic records at UoT
NUS will offer a Minor in "Asian Geographies" for UoT students. The UoT will offer a Minor in "Urban and Regional Change in North America" for NUS students.

How?

For NUS students, you will read at least 2 foundation modules (8 MC) from the Department offering the minor. And you will complete the JPM at Toronto by reading another 4 modules.

As with other minors offered by FASS, students will strictly use the modular credits (MC) allotted to Unrestricted Electives (outside the major) requirement to satisfy the minor requirements.

Students will be also allowed to use up to 8 MCs to meet the requirements for both the minor and a major or another minor, at the same time. However, the credits for these modules will be counted ONCE. FASS students will still need to fulfill the MCs required for the UE outside major requirements.

For UoT students, please refer to the table here.

There is a fixed basket of courses/ modules at NUS and UoT respectively from which students must choose to read in order to fulfill the requirements of the JMP.

How do I do it?

As this minor is a closed one, students will be selected by application only. This is done through OPAS during the 2 rounds of student exchange application; if you are interested in this JPM, you must indicate this under your personal statement in OPAS and must select University of Toronto as your first choice for exchange. Please look out for the announcement of the SEP application period on our website as well as through email for your chance to apply for this JMP.

  • Must have read and pass at least 2 designated foundation courses offered by the Department. (Please refer to Geography and English Language and Literature’s website for information)

  • You must have a minimum CAP of 3.5. Please note that this is a minimum CAP and it is likely that successful applicants may have CAPs higher than that as the number of spaces available for this JMP is limited.

Grades and Credit

Students will receive credit for the modules at the partner university in the usual way. Grades will also be mapped back using the equivalencies established for the joint Minors.

  • Must have read and pass at least 2 designated foundation courses offered by the Department.

  • You must have a minimum CAP of 3.5. Please note that this is a minimum CAP and it is likely that successful applicants may have CAPs higher than that as the number of spaces available for this JMP is limited.

Modules

Number of courses

Courses

FCEs

A:
Any half course:

GGR100H1, GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR124H1

0.5

B:
Any 3 half courses (U of T):

Other higher level GGR/JGE/JGI/JFG/JUG courses

1.5

C:
Any 4 half courses (NUS):

NUS250H0, NUS251H0, NUS252H0, NUS253H0, NUS254H0, NUS255H0, NUS256H0, NUS350H0, NUS351Y0, NUS352H0, NUS353H0, NUS354H0 (or other NUS course with permission of the department)

2.0

Total

4.0

Note: At least 1.0 FCEs must be at the 300/400 level (from U of T or NUS)

 

UOT Module Descriptions


NUS Module Descriptions

NUS Students

You will need to read at least 2 foundation courses from NUS as per the list below:

Code

Title

GE2202

Economy and Space

GE2204

Cities in Transition

And to complete the JMP, you must read at least 4 courses from UoT.

Code

Title

GGR252

Marketing Geography

GGR328

Labour Geographies

GGR331

Resource and Environmental Theory

GGR333

Energy Supply and Use

GGR335

Business and Environmental Change

GGR424

Geography of Urban and Regional Transportation

JGE347

Efficient Use of Energy

JGE348

Carbon-Free Energy

GGR240

Historical Geography of North America

GGR241

Historical Geographies of Urban Exclusion and Segregation

GGR246

Geography of Canada

GGR254

Geography of USA

GGR323

Issues in Population Geography

GGR336

Urban Historical Geography of North America

GGR339

Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes

GGR360

Culture, History and Landscape

GGR361

Understanding the Urban Landscape

GGR366

Historical Toronto

JGI216

Urbanization and Global Change

JGI346

The Urban Planning Process

 

 

NUS Module Descriptions


UOT Module Descriptions

Enquiries

Department of Geography, NUS:
Ms Wong Lai Wa, Email: geowlw@nus.edu.sg
Website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/

Department of Geography, University of Toronto
Website: http://www.geog.utoronto.ca/