Semester-in-SEA

Independent Study

General Independent Study Requirements

All students on the Semester-in-SEA exchange programme are required to read two (2) Independent Study modules as follows: 

Module Pre-requisites
SE2660 Students should have:
  • completed a minimum of 12 MCs in Southeast Asian Studies; and
  • declared Southeast Asian Studies as their Major
  • read or waived from: LAB 1201 & LAB 2201; LAT 1201 & LAT 2201; or LAV 1201 & LAV 2201
SE3660
Students should have:
  • completed a minimum of 24 MCs in Southeast Asian Studies; and
  • declared Southeast Asian Studies as their Major
  • read or waived from: LAB 1201 & LAB 2201; LAT 1201 & LAT 2201; or LAV 1201 & LAV 2201

 

LOCAL LANGUAGE REFERENCE

SE2660

Readings will be specific to each student. However, 20% of readings must be in a relevant Southeast Asian language.

SE3660

Readings will be specific to each student. However, 40% of readings must be in a relevant Southeast Asian language.

 

Guidelines for Students

You will have a main supervisor from the Department of Southeast Asian Studies for each Independent Study who, together with yourself, will work out a research proposal prior to your departure for exchange. Your research proposal must include the following:

Your main supervisor and you will also have to work out a schedule for progress reports from you throughout your semester at your Partner University. In general, consultation with main supervisor should be at least 2 hours a week.

The research proposal must be submitted to the Department SEP administrator together with a signed copy of the Independent Study module agreement form signed by both your supervisor and yourself.

You will be assigned an appropriate field supervisor at your Partner University. You must have at least 4 hours of consultation/supervision with your field supervisor(s) while at your Partner University.

At the end of the semester, each student must submit a final project report (maximum 5000 words) and journal to the Department of Southeast Asian Studies. 

Assessment

 Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and details of assessment must be worked out between your main supervisor and yourself prior to seeking departmental approval. Your main supervisor will be responsible for your final grade.

The assessment breakdown of the Independent Study modules is as follows:

Module

Component

Percentage

SE2660

Consultation with main supervisor

20%

Journal of fieldwork

40%

Project Report (5000 words)

40%

Total Assessment

100%

SE3660

Consultation with main supervisor

20%

Journal of fieldwork

40%

Project Report (5000 words)

40%

Total Assessment

100%

For enquiries on the Independent Study modules, please email the respective coordinators listed here.

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