Global Studies

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The Global Studies (GL) Programme is a multi-disciplinary programme. Apart from GL coded modules, we draw modules from the FASS Departments and other Faculties.

Global Studies Majors are to follow closely the protocol outlined below when mapping exchange modules:

Step 1: Approach the corresponding Department in NUS which is likely to offer the exchange module for mapping. For example: An Introduction to Global Environmental Politics and Governance is a module which is likely to be mapped to the Department of Political Science. Complete the Module Reporting Form and submit it to the relevant Host Department (which is in this instance Political Science). Do also ensure that you have checked the modular credit exchange ratio of your exchange modules so that you don't have a shortfall of credits.

Step 2: When mapping is approved by the Host Department, students should then approach the Global Studies Programme with the relevant supporting documents (approved mapping form and module syallbus) to request for the module to be counted towards their major requirement if
(a) the mapped NUS module code is not part of the GL recognised list of modules.
(b) the mapped code is an exchange (dummy) code.

Step 3. The Convenors would then make the assessment if the exchange module can be counted towards the major requirements and we will keep the student informed of the outcome. When the mapped module is not part of the GL recognised list of modules, the Programme would then have to assess if it can be included into its curriculum. In the event that this is not possible, students would be advised to use the module to fulfill other requirements such as their Unrestrictive Electives.

Other Notes:

1. Students can read the following CORE modules during exchange: GL2101, GL2102 and GL2103. Mapping for these modules will be done directly with the GL programme.

2. When students return from exchange, they will have to complete the Transfer of Credits Form and submit the exchange transcript and approved module mapping forms to the Dean's Office.

3. To map language modules, please approach the Centre for Language Studies.

The GL Office only processes direct mapping requests for GL Coded Modules. Please submit your requests to . Students have to approach the respective discipline for non-GL coded modules.