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 Cultural Studies in Asia | Chinese Studies | English Language & Literature | Geography | History | Japanese Studies | Malay Studies | Philosophy | Communications & New Media | Sociology | Southeast Asian
Coursework in Cultural Studies in Asia PhD Programme

Current intakes have to read 8 modules, as well as to undertake and complete research under supervision in order to complete the programme. The coursework component is further described in this section with important links for reference:


Exam Directory

There are several modules which can be read and counted towards graduation in the CSA-PhD programme, but each semester of any given academic year will have different course offerings. Please check this space before the start of each semester for updates about current offerings and instructions for registration.

Core Modules - Cultural Studies in Asia

The core modules for the CSA-PhD programme are

  • CSA6101 Cultural Studies Theory and Analysis
  • CSA6102 Cultural Studies in Asia
  • CSA6770 Graduate Research Seminar

Electives (from FASS departments)

This list of modules is drawn from existing modules offered across disciplines in FASS, their suitability will be reviewed periodically. New modules introduced by the different departments will also be considered at regular curriculum reviews.

  • CSA6880 Topics in Cultural Studies in Asia (will be conducted each year by a visiting scholar)
  • CH6226 Chinese Literary Theories and Movements
  • CH6261 Chinese Studies in the West
  • EL5253 Textual Construction of Knowledge
  • EL6882 Topics in Language and Society
  • EN5231 Asian and Other Modernities
  • EN5232 Ideological Approaches to Literature
  • EN5234 The Postcolonial Novel in English
  • EN5252 Movies, Spectatorship and Subjectivity
  • EN6102 Advanced Critical Reading
  • TS5212 Asian International Cinema
  • GE5214 Southeast Asian Cultural Landscapes
  • HY5303 Problems in Cultural History
  • HY6206 Community Formation in SE Asia
  • JS5203 Japanese Literary & Performance Studies
  • MS6201 Literature and Art in Malay Society
  • MS6204 Capitalism and Malay Culture
  • PH5650 Topics in Continental Philosophy
  • NM5202 New Media in Emerging Asian Economies
  • NM6201 Communication and Culture
  • NM6202 Technological Embodiments
  • SC5209 Sociology of Everyday Life
  • SC5219 Tourism: Culture, Society and the Environment
  • SC6102 Sociological Theory and Social Reality
  • SC6212 Global Transformation
  • SC6214 Gender, Culture and Society
  • SC6215 Religion In The Contemporary World
  • SC6216 The Anthropological Perspective
  • SC6222 Topics in Transnationalism
  • SE5221 Southeast Asian Cultural Landscapes
  • SE5226 Race and Ethnicity in Southeast Asia
  • SE6227 Postcolonialism in Southeast Asia