Semester-in-SEA

Modules for Semester-in-SEA

Students participating in the Semester-in-SEA Exchange Programme may accumulate up to 16 or 20 modular credits (MCs).

Students should list the correct module codes in their Study Plan when applying for the Student Exchange Programme via the Student Information System.

 

What modules must I read and will the modules be graded & credited?

All students should read a minimum of 16 MCs to be counted towards SE major requirements as per table below. Students also have the option to do ISE3550 Extended Internship for an additional 4MCs which can be counted towards Unrestricted Electives (UE) outside major requirements only.


Module / Modular Credits Compulsory? Graded by Department of Southeast Asian Studies? Credited towards Academic Requirements?
SE2660 Independent Study (4 MCs) Yes Yes Yes (SE major)
SE3660 Independent Study (4 MCs) Yes Yes Yes (SE major)
SE3550 Southeast Asian Studies Internship (4 MCs) Yes Yes Yes (SE major)
One language module - LABXXXX / LATXXXX / LAVXXXX (4 MCs) Yes No Yes (SE major)
ISE3550 Extended Internship (4 MCs) No Yes Yes (UE only)

Modules Information


SE2660 Independent Study

Modular Credits: 4 
Workload: 0-2-4-2-2 
Pre-requisite(s): Students should
1. have completed a minimum of 12 MCs in Southeast Asian Studies; and
2. have declared Southeast Asian Studies as their major
3. have read or waived from: LAB 1201 & LAB 2201; LAT 1201 & LAT 2201; or LAV 1201 and LAV 2201

This Independent Study Module is specially designed for the Semester-in-SEA programme at the SEAD in order to enable the student to explore an approved topic in Southeast Asian Studies.We seek to develop three skills that could only be most fruitfully realised in a fieldwork context away from the campus environment. These are namely: the ability to conduct fieldwork; utilising a Southeast Asian language for academic study; and first-hand engagement with research methodological issues. Beyond the ability of writing a logical essay learnt in campus, the student will develop in-depth academic research capabilities.


SE3660 Independent Study

Modular Credits: 4
Workload
: 0-2-4-2-2 
Pre-requisite(s): Students should
1. have completed a minimum of 24 MCs in Southeast Asian Studies; and
2. have declared Southeast Asian Studies as their major;
3. have read or waived from: LAB 1201 & LAB 2201; LAT 1201 & LAT 2201; or LAV 1201 and LAV 2201

This Independent Study Module is specially designed for the Semester-in-SEA programme at the SEAD in order to enable the student to explore an approved topic in Southeast Asian Studies. We seek to develop three skills that could only be most fruitfully realised in a fieldwork context away from the campus environment. These are: the ability to conduct fieldwork; utilising a Southeast Asian language for academic study; and first-hand engagement with research methodological issues. The student is expected to develop more reflexive research capacity and present a seminar at the end of the course.


SE3550 Southeast Asian Studies Internship/ISE3550 Extended Internship

Modular Credits: 4 / 4
Workload: Nil
Prerequisite(s): Students should have completed a minimum of 24 MC in Southeast Asian Studies and have declared Southeast Asian Studies as their major.
Preclusion(s): Any other XX3550 module (Note: Students who change major may not do a second internship in their new major)
Cross-listing(s): Nil

Internships vary in length and take place within organisations or companies located in Singapore or Southeast Asian countries. Internships with organisations or companies in Southeast Asian countries will occur during the semester-in-SEA programme at the SEAD. All internships are vetted and approved by the SEAD, have relevance to the major in Southeast Asian Studies, involve the application of subject knowledge and theory in reflection upon the work, and are assessed. Available credited internships will be advertised at the beginning of each semester. Internships proposed by students will require the approval of the department.


Important Notes on Language Module:

  • The language module offered by the Partner University will be mapped against the relevant language module offered by the Centre for Language Studies (CLS). The Department of Southeast Asian Studies will assist students with the mapping of the language module. The level of language module depends on individual student’s requirement.

  • Upon return to NUS, students are required to submit Request Form: Transfer of SEP Credits together with a copy of their academic transcript for the language module taken at Partner University and approval for mapping of the module. Students will be notified to collect the academic transcript by their Partner University from the Department general office when ready.

  • Students who have satisfactorily completed their language modules will be granted credits transfer only, not grades transfer.

  • The language module will be counted towards SE major requirements. However, students who have fulfilled the language module requirements for SE major (minimum of 16 MCs) may count the mapped credits towards their UE instead.

For clarification on modules and modular credits, please contact Ms Sharifah Alawiyah at seasas@nus.edu.sg

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