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					                                 Bachelor of Arts/Science with Diploma in Education
                                     (including specialisation in Physical Education)




                   BA/BSc 5TH YEAR HONOURS


BA with Dip Ed (Primary) and BSc with Dip Ed (Primary)
students can only pursue the 5th year Honours course in the
subject area which they choose to be their major subject in the
BA/BSc with Dip Ed course. They will pursue the 5th year BA
(Hons) course in an Arts Academic Subject or the 5th year BSc
(Hons) course in a Science Academic Subject.


For students in the BA with Dip Ed (Secondary) or BSc with
Dip Ed (Secondary) course, they may be selected for one of the
two Academic Subjects which they read in the BA/BSc with Dip
Ed course. They will pursue the 5th year BA (Hons) course in an
Arts Academic Subject or the 5th year BSc (Hons) course in a
Science Academic Subject.


The subjects offered for the different Honours degrees are:

             BA (Hons)                                BSc (Hons)

             Art                                      Chemistry
             Chinese Language                         Life Science
             Chinese Literature                       Mathematics
             Drama & Performance                      Physics
             English Language
             Geography
             History
             Literatures in English
             Music



The information in this handbook is based on information available at the time of
publication. The Institute reserves the right to make alterations without notice.
BA with Dip Ed (specialising in PE at Primary Level) and BSc
with Dip Ed (specialising in PE at Primary Level) students may
be selected to study Physical Education at Honours level after
completion of the degree course. They will pursue the 5th year
BSc (Hons) course in Physical Education


BA with Dip Ed (specialising in PE at Secondary Level)
students may be selected to study an Arts Academic Subject or
Physical Education at Honours level after completion of the
degree course. They will pursue the 5th year BA (Hons) course if
they study an Arts Academic Subject or the 5th year BSc (Hons)
course if they study Physical Education at Honours level. The
subjects offered for the BA (Hons) degree are:

         English Language
         Geography
         History
         Literatures in English


BSc with Dip Ed (specialising in PE at Secondary Level)
students may be selected to study a Science Academic Subject
or Physical Education at Honours level after completion of the
degree course. They will pursue the 5th year BSc (Hons) course.
The Science subjects offered for the BSc (Hons) degree are:

         Chemistry
         Life Science
         Mathematics
         Physics




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The number of AUs which the students must acquire from the 5th
year modules in order to obtain the Honours degree is
summarised in the table below:

             Course                    No. of AUs needed to
                                      obtain Honours degree
BA (Hons)                                       21
BSc (Hons):
Chemistry/Life Science/Physics                   28
Mathematics                                      32
Physical Education                               25


The admission criteria to the Honours course are as follows:

     a) Students must pass all 400 series modules in the
        examinations without having to repeat any;

     b) Students who have repeated any year of the course are
        not eligible for admission to the Honours course unless
        the circumstances under which they sat for and failed
        the examination are exceptional and acceptable to the
        University;

     c) There is no automatic right of admission. Students who
        meet the criteria above and obtain good grades in their
        Academic Subjects may be admitted to the Honours
        course.




                                 3
                                                                    AS: Art


Subject: Art (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Art are required to read
the following modules.

  Module                    Title              Module      No. of      Pre-
   Code                                       Category      AUs     requisites
  BAA501   Academic Exercise                    Core         9       BAA301
                                                                     BAA401
  BAA502   Studio Specialisation I              Core         3        With
                                                                     Consent
  BAA503   Theories of Art Criticism and        Core         3       BAA301
           Analysis: Eastern and Western                             BAA401
  BAA504   Studio Specialisation II             Core         3       BAA502
Select 1
  BAA531   Field-Based Visual Arts Teaching   Prescribed     3          -
           Research Project
  BAA532   Visual Arts and Multimedia         Prescribed     3          -


BAA501 Academic Exercise

           Students develop a thesis in the field of art or art
           education. The subject of the thesis will be decided
           in negotiation between student and Visual Arts staff.
           The completed thesis will be 8,000 – 10,000 words in
           length and must be a scholarly contribution to the
           field of art or art education.


BAA502 Studio Specialisation I

           Studio-based work within a single area of
           specialisation. Areas of studio specialisation might
           include, but may not be limited to, drawing, painting,
           sculpture, printmaking, photography, graphic design,
           electronic media or fibre arts.




                                        4
                                                           AS: Art


BAA503 Theories of Art Criticism and Analysis: Eastern
       and Western

         Critical and historical analysis and study of the art of
         the East and West. An understanding of the cultural
         aesthetics of Eastern and Western art from historical
         and contemporary perspectives. Selection of a
         specific period of art, art-form, or movement for in-
         depth study.


BAA504 Studio Specialisation II

         Personal artwork initiated and developed for a solo
         exhibition. This is a continuation of module BAA502.


BAA531 Field-based      Visual     Arts   Teaching    Research
       Project

         The design, implementation and evaluation of an art
         education research project. The research project is
         to be planned with the assistance of lecturers and
         structured within an appropriate theoretical
         framework.


BAA532 Visual Arts and Multimedia

         Issues that are related to the aesthetic, expressive
         and semiotic dimensions of traditional and/or
         electronic media.




                               5
                                                          AS: Life Science


Subject: Life Science (Honours)

Students admitted to the Honours course in Life Science are
required to read the following modules.

  Module                     Title           Module      No. of      Pre-
   Code                                     Category      AUs     requisites
  BAB501   Biostatistics                      Core         4          -

  BAB502   Advanced Molecular Biology         Core         2          -
  BAB503   Systematics and Evolution          Core         2          -
  BAB504   Academic Exercise                  Core         8          -
Select 4
  BAB505   Physiological and Biochemical    Prescribed     3          -
           Adaptations
  BAB506   Advanced Plant Physiology        Prescribed     3          -
  BAB507   Animal Behaviour                 Prescribed     3          -
  BAB508   Plant Pathology                  Prescribed     3          -
  BAB509   Urban Forestry                   Prescribed     3          -
  BAB510   Plant Propagation                Prescribed     3          -
  BAB511   Agrotechnology                   Prescribed     3          -
  BAB512   Animal Functional Morphology     Prescribed     3          -
  BAB513   Advanced Ecology                 Prescribed     3          -




                                        6
                                                    AS: Life Science


BAB501 Biostatistics

        Univariate analyses of data: types of biological data,
        frequency distributions, arithmetic mean, median,
        mode, range, mean deviation, variance, standard
        deviation, coefficient of variation, indices of diversity.
        Chi-square goodness of fit, statistical significance,
        statistical errors in hypothesis testing, contingency
        tables. One sample hypotheses: one-tailed and two-
        tailed hypotheses concerning the mean. Two sample
        hypotheses: testing for differences between two
        variances and between two means. Multisample
        hypotheses: the analysis of variance. Simple linear
        regression,      correlation,    multiple    regression.
        Introduction to multivariate analyses. Principles of
        the design of experiments. This module provides the
        foundation for research projects to be undertaken by
        the students.


BAB502 Advanced Molecular Biology

        Recent advances in human, animal and plant
        genetics. Control of gene expression in eucaryotes.
        Transposable elements and transposons. Eucaryotic
        gene splicing. Repetive DNA in eucaryotic genomes.
        Genetics of the immune system; the Major
        Histocompatibility Complex; immunoglobins, the T
        cell antigen receptor. Mitochondrial genetics. The
        telomeres, telomerase and cancer. Gene therapy;
        immunotherapy. The importance of understanding
        these knowledge, in particular to mankind, will be
        covered and emphasized throughout the module.




                              7
                                                  AS: Life Science


BAB503 Systematics and Evolution

        Evolution as the unifying principle of biology. Pre-
        and post-Darwinian theories of the origins of
        diversity, the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis, and debated
        points of evolutionary theory will be examined. The
        extension of evolution into classification schemes,
        and the application of numerical and cladistic
        methods in systematics round out the course.
        Students will understand the importance of
        classification through this module.


BAB504 Academic Exercise

        This module requires the student to undertake a
        research project in Life Sciences. The topics of study
        can be selected by the student in consultation with
        the academic staff. At the end of the project, a thesis
        is to be submitted. The students will have to
        synthesize all knowledge gained through the whole
        course, and apply them to the projects to be
        undertaken.


BAB505 Physiological and Biochemical Adaptations

        The physiological and biochemical strategies
        employed by different organisms (parasites,
        molluscs, sipunculids, insects, reptiles, fish and
        mammals) in adaptation to their specific environment.
        Excretory nitrogen metabolism, osmoregulation,
        anaerobic metabolism and metabolic arrest in these
        organisms. This module will educate the students to
        understand how organisms can adapt to the different
        environment which they live in.



                             8
                                                  AS: Life Science



BAB506 Advanced Plant Physiology

        The advanced aspects of plant physiology. Inter-
        relations of respiration and photosynthesis, regulation
        of photosynthesis, alternative respiratory pathway,
        phloem transport, water relations, hormonal control of
        plant growth and development and control
        mechanisms in flower senescence, the responses of
        plants to environmental stresses and the ability of a
        plant to withstand stresses. Discussion on selected
        current research literature of plant physiology.
        Recent developments and applications in plant
        physiology will be covered.


BAB507 Animal Behaviour

        Review of historial background, approaches to study
        of animal behaviour, observations and measurement
        of behaviour.         Genes and the development of
        behaviour. Adaptive and evolutionary strategies.
        Physiology, neural control, and homeostasis.
        Coordination, spatial orientation, rhythmic behaviour,
        biological clocks and circadian organisation.
        Learning:        instinct,  imprinting,   conditioning,
        habituation and reinforcement.          Optimality and
        decision-making: trade-offs in animal behaviour:
        territoriality, animal communication, maintenance of
        social bond. Sexual selection: evolution, costs,
        sexual strategies, mate choice, rivalry, mating costs.
        Altruism: kin selection, parental care, cooperation.
        Primate behaviour: primate life-histories, mating
        system, social structure and human behaviour.




                             9
                                                  AS: Life Science


BAB508 Plant Pathology

        Concept of disease; disease diagnosis and basic
        plant pathology methods, eg. isolation and
        identification of pathogens, application of Koch’s
        Postulates. A brief study of pathogen structure and
        function; host infection and colonization. Discussion
        of host resistance vs pathogen virulence; Flor’s
        Gene-for-Gene Theory of host-pathogen interactions;
        examination of host-pathogen interactions at
        molecular, cellular, whole plant and population levels,
        disease assessment, forecasting and epidemiology
        (case studies where relevant). Discussion of disease
        control strategies, preventive cultural practices,
        fungicides, resistance breeding and biological
        controls. Relevant local examples will be presented
        as case studies.


BAB509 Urban Forestry

        Principles of horticulture and their application in the
        urban environment for the establishment of an urban
        forest. The maintenance strategy and its rationale for
        an urban forest. Through field visits and case
        studies, students will relate the principles to the
        practical aspects more effectively. The case study of
        greening the Singapore environment will be covered.
        The importance of an urban forest in a city will also
        be discussed.




                             10
                                                AS: Life Science


BAB510 Plant Propagation

        Common methods of plant propagation; sources of
        propagating materials; facilities required for large
        scale production of saplings; designs of greenhouses
        for nursery production; principles of nursery
        management.       Preparation of the propagation
        materials and the growing of saplings.           The
        application of plant propagation in the Singapore
        context will be emphasized and presented as a case
        study.


BAB511 Agrotechnology

        Technology involved in farming that can increase
        productivity in both crop production and aquaculture;
        the advantages of controlled environment farming;
        management of high-technology farms. The design
        and development of simple aeroponic and
        hydroponic systems at the Greenhouse. Principles of
        Greenhouse designs and pest control. Principles in
        designs for aquaculture and poultry farms. The need
        for agrotechnology in Singapore will be emphasized
        from the National Education point of view.




                            11
                                                  AS: Life Science


BAB512 Animal Functional Morphology

        Functional anatomy, ecomorphology, comparative
        morphology and development of both invertebrate
        and vertebrate phyla will be dealt with in this course.
        Emphasis is on comparative interpretation of
        homology,     homoplasty,      analogy,      divergent,
        convergent and parallel evolution. Paedomorphosis
        and cyclomorphosis will also be covered.            An
        integrated approach through case studies and
        discussions will be adopted.


BAB513 Advanced Ecology

        Optimality models, life-history strategies, theories,
        constraints and application. Resource partitioning:
        growth, repair, defence, maximizing genetic
        representation. Costs of living, energy storage:
        choice of tissue systems, costs of maximizing
        energy.      Resource utilization in reproduction,
        resource acquisition and allocation.         Optimal
        foraging: decision making for resource exploitation
        and maximizing net energy return. Competition for
        resources.    Reproductive and sexual selection,
        parental investments, mating systems.         Habitat
        structure: types and classification by selection
        pressure. Constraints of body size. This module will
        provide further understanding of the ecosystem and
        emphasize the strategies of conservation.




                             12
                                                                             AS: Chemistry


Subject: Chemistry (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Chemistry are required
to read the following modules.

  Module                         Title                      Module     No. of         Pre-
   Code                                                    Category     AUs        requisites
  BAY501        Magnetochemistry                             Core        2          BAY321
  BAY502        Advanced Electrochemistry                    Core        3         BAY202 &
                                                                                    BAY425
  BAY503        Physical Organic Chemistry                   Core        3          BAY423
  BAY504        Organic Synthesis                            Core        2          BAY423
  BAY505        Advanced Analytical Chemistry                Core        3          BAY425
  BAY506        Advanced Polymer Chemistry                   Core        3          BAY426
  BAY529        Academic Exercise                            Core        8             -
Select 2
  BAY531*       Advanced Organometallic Chemistry         Prescribed     2         BAY321 &
                                                                                    BAY423
  BAY532*       Solid-state Chemistry                     Prescribed     2          BAY422
  BAY533*       Chemistry and Technology of Fats          Prescribed     2          BAY423
                and Oils
  BAY534*       Advanced Chemical Kinetics                Prescribed     2          BAY422
  BAY535*       Biochromatographic Separation             Prescribed     2          BAY423
                Chemistry
  BAY536*       Statistical Thermodynamics                Prescribed     2          BAY422
  BAY537*       Sonochemistry                             Prescribed     2         BAY201,
                                                                                   BAY202 &
                                                                                    BAY204
  BAY538*       Symmetry and Group Theory                 Prescribed     2          BAY321
  BAY539*       Issues in Chemical Education              Prescribed     2             -


* Not all the prescribed modules will be offered in any given year.




                                              13
                                                   AS: Chemistry


BAY501 Magnetochemistry

        Magnetic susceptibilities; paramagnetism and
        diamagnetism; Curie-Weiss law, magnetic behaviour
        of transition metal complexes in weak and strong
        crystal fields.   Zeeman effects; principles and
        applications of magnetic resonance spectroscopies
        (ESR and NMR).


BAY502 Advanced Electrochemistry

        Electrode/solution interface: models of electrical
        double-layer, electrocapillary equation, surface
        tension,     charge     density  and     capacitance.
        Fundamentals of electron transfer: Butler-Volmer
        equation and Tafel plot. Investigation of kinetics and
        mechanisms of electrode reactions: linear and cyclic
        voltammetry,       forced    convection-hydrodynamic
        method, chronoamperometry and chronocoulometry.
        Industrial electrochemistry.


BAY503 Physical Organic Chemistry

        Study of organic reactions, its transition states,
        intermediates,  mechanisms      and      structural
        relationships.


BAY504 Organic Synthesis

        Stoichiometric,   catalytic  (homogenous      and
        heterogenous) and enzymatic reactions as used in
        chiral and achiral synthesis.     Introduction to
        disconnections and synthons.



                            14
                                                   AS: Chemistry


BAY505 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

        Principles and dynamics of separation processes,
        chromatographic column theory. Instrumentation and
        applications of HRGC, HPLC, TLC, IC, GC-MS and
        LC-MS. Selected applications and case studies of
        chromatographic methods.


BAY506 Advanced Polymer Chemistry

        Polymerization processes: cationic and anionic
        polymerization,        Ziegler-Natta      coordination
        polymerization, solid-state polymerization, metathesis
        polymerization.     Copolymerization: kinetics, the
        copolymer equation, monomer reactivity ratio.
        Polymer characterization, average molecular weight
        determination.           Polymer      solution    and
        thermodynamics of mixing: Flory-Huggins theory.
        Morphology, rheology and mechanical properties of
        polymers.      Specialty polymers: bio-compatible
        polymers, hydrogels, conducting polymers and
        polymer liquid crystals.


BAY529 Academic Exercise

        A 24-week research based project attached to on-
        going research in Chemistry areas.




                            15
                                                   AS: Chemistry


BAY531 Advanced Organometallic Chemistry

        Reactions of metal carbonyls, metal olefins and metal
        clusters.   Mechanistic studies of organometallic
        reactions;   sigma-pi   rearrangement,       insertion,
        isomerisation,     hydrogenation,        Ziegler-Natta
        polymerization, hydroformylation, Wacker process,
        and Fischer-Tropsch process. Industrial applications
        of organometallics; stabilisers, biocides, and
        catalysts.


BAY532 Solid-State Chemistry

        Fundamental properties of solid state materials.
        Crystal structures and crystal chemistry. Preparation
        and characterisation of inorganic solids, and the X-
        ray diffraction technique. Electronic properties and
        band theory. Zeolites and microporous composite
        materials.


BAY533 Chemistry and Technology Of Fats And Oils

        The structure, composition, application            and
        processing technology of fats and oils.


BAY534 Advanced Chemical Kinetics

        Techniques for the measurement of fast reaction
        rates; the flow methods, spectral line shapes, shock
        tube, flash photolysis and relaxation methods.
        Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.




                             16
                                                  AS: Chemistry


BAY535 Biochromatographic Separation Chemistry

        Principles and applications of size exclusion, ion-
        exchange, reversed phase, hydrophobic interaction,
        metal interaction, affinity chromatography in the
        separation    and     purification  of   biological
        macromolecules. Syntheses of biochromatographic
        matrices based on natural, inorganic and synthetic
        polymers.


BAY536 Statistical Thermodynamics

        The Boltzman distribution, the canonical ensemble,
        canonical partition function and the statistical
        entropy. Calculation of thermodynamic functions
        using partition functions.


BAY537 Sonochemistry

        General principles of sonochemistry and sources of
        ultrasound suitable for sonochemistry.     Use of
        ultrasound in organic synthesis, heterogeneous
        catalysis,  polymer     chemistry  and    chemical
        technology.


BAY538 Symmetry and Group Theory

        Symmetry elements; symmetry operations and point
        groups; representations of group; the great
        orthogonality theorem; reducible and irreducible
        representations; use of character table. Applications
        in molecular orbital theory and vibrational
        spectroscopies.



                            17
                                                  AS: Chemistry


BAY539 Issues In Chemical Education

        Systematic review of the history and philosophy of
        chemical education. Discussion and evaluation of
        various    approaches    in   chemistry     teaching.
        Examination of chemistry teaching practices in the
        light of scientific, psychological and sociological
        theories and factors which can affect achievement in
        chemistry.




                            18
                                                              AS: Chinese Language


Subject: Chinese Language (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Chinese Language are
required to read the following modules.

  Module                      Title                   Module       No. of       Pre-
   Code                                              Category       AUs      requisites
  BAC501      Academic Exercise                        Core          9           -
Select 2*
  BAC531      Advanced Studies in Applied            Prescribed      3           -
              Linguistics
  BAC532      Advanced Studies in Etymology          Prescribed      3           -
  BAC533      Advanced Studies in Sociolinguistics   Prescribed      3           -
Select 2*
  BAC534      Advanced Studies in Chinese            Prescribed      3           -
              Phonology
  BAC535      Advanced Studies in Chinese            Prescribed      3           -
              Semantics
  BAC536      Advanced Studies in Chinese            Prescribed      3           -
              Grammar


* Students may be required to select one module from the Honours (Chinese Literature)
  programme.



BAC501 Academic Exercise

             Writing of a thesis of about 20,000 Chinese
             characters. In-depth research on a topic or work
             related to Chinese linguistics. Thesis may also be on a
             topic related to teaching of Chinese language, and
             Chinese dialects or Mandarin in Singapore. Students
             should familiarise themselves with the AE guidelines
             issued by the School as well as those by the Division.




                                            19
                                             AS: Chinese Language


BAC531 Advanced Studies in Applied Linguistics

        Teaching methods and approaches in language
        teaching; curriculum development and syllabus
        design; the teaching of listening, speaking, reading
        and writing; computer assisted language learning;
        teacher education in language teaching; language
        testing and basic statistics.


BAC532 Advanced Studies in Etymology

        The origin of words, their history and changes in their
        meaning. Texts selected from Shuowen Jiezi for
        intensive study. Prescribed texts in oracle-bone
        inscriptions and bronze inscriptions.


BAC533 Advanced Studies in Sociolinguistics

        Specific topics selected for intensive study on an
        advanced level: varieties of language; language,
        culture and thought; speech as social interaction; the
        quantitative study of speech; linguistic and social
        inequality.


BAC534 Advanced Studies in Chinese Phonology

        Intensive examination on various issues of Chinese
        phonology; special reference to prescribed classical
        texts from representative works such as, Guangyun,
        Yunjing and Zhongyuan Yinyun.




                             20
                                           AS: Chinese Language


BAC535 Advanced Studies in Chinese Semantics

        Relation between linguistic expressions; the way in
        which meaning in the Chinese language is structured;
        different types of meanings; semantic structure of
        sentences.     Prescribed texts from representative
        works such as, Erya, Guangya, Fangyan.


BAC536 Advanced Studies in Chinese Grammar

        A careful study of the structure of the Chinese
        language. Meanings and functions of sentences in the
        overall language system. May or may not include the
        description of the sound system. Prescribed texts
        from representative works such as, Mashi Wentong,
        Gaodeng Guowenfa, Hanyu Shigao, Hanyu yufalun,
        Zhongguo yufa yaolue.




                            21
                                                              AS: Chinese Literature


Subject: Chinese Literature (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Chinese Literature are
required to read the following modules.

  Module                    Title                 Module          No. of       Pre-
   Code                                          Category          AUs      requisites
  BAJ501   Academic Exercise                       Core              9           -
Select 2
  BAJ531   Topics in Classical Chinese Poetry    Prescribed          3           -
  BAJ532   Topics in Classical Chinese Prose     Prescribed          3           -
  BAJ533   Topics in Modern Chinese Literature   Prescribed          3           -
  BAJ534   Topics in Chinese Philosophy          Prescribed          3           -
Select 2
  BAJ535   Topics in Classical Chinese Fiction   Prescribed          3           -
  BAJ536   Topics in Chinese Culture             Prescribed          3           -
  BAJ537   Special Books for Detailed Study      Prescribed          3           -
  BAJ538   Topics in Contemporary Chinese        Prescribed          3           -
           Literature




BAJ501 Academic Exercise

           Writing of a thesis of about 20,000 Chinese
           characters. In-depth research on a topic, author or
           work related to modern or classical Chinese literature,
           literary criticism, culture and philosophy. Thesis may
           also be on such areas as Singapore Chinese literature
           and the teaching of literature. Students should
           familiarise themselves with the AE guidelines issued
           by the School as well as those by the Division.




                                          22
                                             AS: Chinese Literature


BAJ531 Topics in Classical Chinese Poetry

        In-depth study in one or two of the following topics:
        recurrent themes in Chinese poetry; Chinese
        religion/philosophy and poetry; Chinese poetics;
        Chinese painting, calligraphy and poetry; detailed
        analyses of the works of one or two major poets;
        introduction to recent Chinese, Western and/or
        Japanese studies in classical Chinese poetry.


BAJ532 Topics in Classical Chinese Prose

        One or two of the following topics: recurrent themes in
        Chinese prose; detailed analyses of the works of one
        or two major writers; examination of various sub-
        genres; studies in the works of major schools;
        introduction to recent Chinese, Western and/or
        Japanese studies in classical Chinese prose.


BAJ533 Topics in Modern Chinese Literature

        In-depth study in one or two of the following topics:
        Society and politics of China during the early years of
        the Republic as reflected in modern Chinese literature;
        tension between traditional Chinese ideas and
        Western concepts; social issues of the time as
        reflected in the writings; Marxism and modern Chinese
        literature; influences of Western literary theories and
        techniques; in-depth study of the works of a major
        writer.




                             23
                                               AS: Chinese Literature


BAJ534 Topics in Chinese Philosophy

         One or two of the following topics: life and works of a
         major philosopher; detailed study of the representative
         works of a major school of thought; major concepts in
         Chinese philosophy; recent Chinese, Western and/or
         Japanese studies in Chinese philosophy; comparative
         study of major concepts in Chinese philosophy and
         Western philosophy; traditional Chinese philosophy
         and Chinese literature/arts.


BAJ535 Topics in Classical Chinese Fiction

         One or two of the following topics: recurrent themes in
         classical Chinese short stories and/or novels;
         comparative studies of the short stories of various
         periods; comparative studies of the major novels; in-
         depth study of one of the major works such as
         Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin,
         Journey to the West, Golden Lotus, Strange Stories
         from the Leisure Studio, Unofficial History of the
         Literati and Dream of the Red Chamber.


BAJ536 Topics in Chinese Culture

         One or two of the following topics: Chinese culture and
         politics; influence of Chinese culture in Asia; re-
         evaluation of Chinese culture by modern Chinese
         intellectuals; Chinese culture and modernisation of
         China; Chinese culture in the modern world;
         comparative studies in Western culture and Chinese
         culture; traditional Chinese religions; women in
         traditional Chinese society; intellectuals in traditional
         Chinese society; the traditional Chinese family.



                               24
                                             AS: Chinese Literature


BAJ537 Special Books for Detailed Study

        Detailed study of one the following books: Yijing (Book
        of Changes), Zuozhuan (Zuo Qiuming's Commentary
        on the Spring and Autumn Annals), Shijing (Book of
        Songs), Chuci (Songs of Chu), Shiji (Records of the
        Grand History) and Wenxin diaolong (The Literary
        Mind and the Carving of Dragons).


BAJ538 Topics in Contemporary Chinese Literature

        One or two of the following topics: Chairman Mao's
        literary ideas and contemporary Chinese literature;
        politics and contemporary Chinese literature; the
        Cultural Revolution as seen in contemporary Chinese
        literature; "literature of scars"; major themes in
        contemporary Chinese literature; social and cultural
        issues in contemporary China as reflected in literary
        works; in-depth study of one or two major writers;
        contemporary Chinese stories and movies.




                             25
                                                 AS: Drama and Performance


Subject: Drama and Performance (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Drama                          and
Performance are required to read the following modules.

  Module                    Title              Module      No. of      Pre-
   Code                                       Category      AUs     requisites
  BAD501   Academic Exercise                    Core         9          -
  BAD502   Advanced Topics in Educational       Core         3          -
           Theatre and Drama
Select 3
  BAD531   Directed Study in Drama            Prescribed     3          -
  BAD532   Theatre and Gender                 Prescribed     3          -
  BAD533   Theatre and Special Needs          Prescribed     3          -
  BAD534   Theatre as Popular Culture         Prescribed     3          -
  BAD535   Advanced Workshop in Playwriting   Prescribed     3          -
  BAD536   Topics in Regional/Post-           Prescribed     3          -
           colonial/Inter-cultural Theatre
  BAD537   Dynamics of Theatre Spaces         Prescribed     3          -


BAD501 Academic Exercise

           Students may choose between two different types of
           AE. The first of these is the traditional Honours-level
           mini-thesis on a specific author, group of authors or
           topic of 8,000-10,000 words.          Alternatively, the
           student may opt for a performance-based exercise
           comprising three elements: a performance or
           playwriting project; a production log or diary, tied to
           the specific function of the student within the project;
           and an analytical essay theorising the overall
           production. At the discretion of the examiners, a Viva
           (Oral Examination) may additionally be requested.




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                                        AS: Drama and Performance


BAD502 Advanced Topics in Educational Theatre And
       Drama

        Provides the opportunity for a detailed study of the
        aesthetic, social and cultural value of theatre-in-
        education or drama-in-education.        Students will
        research     and    analyse    current    international
        developments in theory and practice. Students may
        apply their research to develop a theatre-in-education
        or drama-in-education program for implementation in a
        school.


BAD531 Directed Study in Drama

        Provides opportunities to tap into the diverse and
        changing interests and research specialisation of staff
        as well as to take advantage of the available expertise
        of visiting scholars and writers-in-residence. It will
        offer students the opportunity either to concentrate on
        the work of a single author, or to pursue a specialised
        theme through the work of a group of authors, or
        develop a performance-based exercise. Work and
        assessment for the module will be through seminars,
        term papers and a final examination, or through a
        performance project which will include written work
        such as production diary and essay on the project.




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BAD532 Theatre and Gender

        Some of the complex relations between theatre
        performance and gender construction. Ways in which
        theatre raises questions about its own processes of
        gender representation and challenges mimetic
        assumptions that performance in some way simply
        “mirrors”    hegemonic     discourses   of   gender
        construction. Theatricalisations of gender in social
        situations beyond the theatre.


BAD533 Theatre and Special Needs

        Explores drama-based techniques used in a
        therapeutic situation or in special education to help
        individuals who have learning difficulties, or mental or
        physical disabilities. Fieldwork will be undertaken in a
        community setting. The module will be supported by
        theoretical readings from the development of drama in
        therapy.


BAD534 Theatre as Popular Culture

        What constitutes “popular” theatre, with specific
        reference to a range of Singapore performances.
        Taking an inclusive view of “performance”, the module
        analyses a range of spectacles and performances
        from, for example, wayung and Thaipusam to Kotai
        and improvisational “stand-up” comedy. Performance
        modes and practices, audience composition, reception
        and relations between stage and spectators, stability
        of scripting, spaces of performance, modes of social
        commentary, relations to theatre traditions and
        relations with regulatory bodies and special interest
        groups.


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BAD535 Advanced Workshop in Playwriting

        A workshop-based development and consolidation of
        skills in the area of playscripting as well as work in
        television, radio and film scripting.


BAD536 Topics in       Regional/Post-colonial/Inter-cultural
       Theatre

        Some of the perspectives that theatre performance
        concepts and practices, specifically to do with
        representation, reception and praxis, can bring to
        concepts of ‘nation’, ‘region’, ‘culture’ and the Post-
        colonial. Analyses of playtexts and performances, to
        critically examine some of the assumptions which
        underlay concepts of regional and/or inter-cultural
        theatre and Post-colonial theory.


BAD537 Dynamics of Theatre Spaces

        Space in its cultural and material dimensions.
        Spaces of performance as non-verbal textual
        systems.     The performance dynamics of formal
        theatre spaces, as well as the informal spaces of
        street theatre, environmental theatre, site-specific
        performance and installations.      City sites as
        performance spaces. Analysis of such performance-
        related events as sports matches, public spectacle,
        rituals, ceremonies and displays.




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                                                           AS: English Language


Subject: English Language (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in English Language are
required to read the following modules.

Module                           Title             Module       No. of      Pre-
 Code                                             Category       AUs     requisites
BAE501     Academic Exercise                        Core          6          -
BAE502     Research Methods in Language Study       Core          3          -
Select 4
BAE533     Advanced Phonetics & Phonology         Prescribed      3       BAE333
                                                                            or
                                                                          BAE431
BAE534     Advanced Syntax                        Prescribed      3       BAE331
BAE535     Research in Children’s Discourse       Prescribed      3          -
BAE536     Transfer Studies and Second Language   Prescribed      3       BAE533
           Teaching                                                         or
                                                                          BAE534
BAE537     Literacy in Society                    Prescribed      3          -
BAE538     Critical Discourse Analysis            Prescribed      3          -
BAE539     Crosscultural Communication            Prescribed      3          -
BAE540     Research in Applied Linguistics        Prescribed      3          -
BAE541     Research in Theoretical Linguistics    Prescribed      3          -


BAE501 Academic Exercise

             Identification and definition of a significant issue in
             applied linguistics, with an in-depth investigation and
             report on their findings in the form of a supervised
             dissertation of about 10,000 words using formal
             academic conventions. The dissertation should show
             evidence of scholarship in the treatment of the issue
             investigated and the ability to engage in academic
             argumentation and discourse.




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BAE502 Research Methods in Language Study

        Exploration of both qualitative and quantitative
        approaches to research in language, including
        principles and procedures in language research,
        approaches to research design, data collection and
        analysis, and statistics for applied linguistics.


BAE533 Advanced Phonetics and Phonology

        Investigation of the pronunciation of one non-English
        language in addition to an in-depth study of the
        phonetics and phonology of English. Topics covered
        may include: different models of intonation, issues
        related to generative phonology, the status of the
        phoneme in phonological analysis, historical shifts in
        the pronunciation of English, and current variation
        and changes in the pronunciation of English around
        the world.


BAE534 Advanced Syntax

        Review of the major features of formal grammars and
        functional grammars. Exploration of the implications
        of applying each descriptive framework to the
        analysis of English as well as a sample of data from
        several other languages. Development of the ability
        to analyse data, describe that data within a given
        theoretical model, and evaluate models in terms of
        their adequacy for handling a range of data from a
        range of languages.




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BAE535 Research in Children’s Discourse

        Examination of theoretical and empirical research
        relating to children’s discourse, including cultural and
        socialisation factors, verbal strategies in interaction,
        and the various ways in which children structure
        discourse. Discussion of research findings with
        reference to Singapore with a view to making cross-
        cultural comparisons.


BAE536 Transfer Studies and Second Language Teaching

        Focus on the history of thinking related to language
        transfer, beginning with Lado and the development of
        contrastive analysis. Examination of the decline of
        contrastive analysis and the increase in interest in
        error analysis in foreign language learning. Recent
        work in the area of interlanguage analysis and the
        nature of transfer with specific reference to
        phonetics, phonology, writing systems, syntax,
        semantics and discourse.


BAE537 Literacy in Society

        Examination of the contrast between traditional oral
        societies and modern literate societies; the effects of
        writing on both cognitive processes and social
        organisation, the psychology of literacy and the
        development of scientific thought, the social
        correlates of literacy, the interrelationship of literacy
        and schooling, and crosscultural issues in the
        definition and development of literacy.




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BAE538 Critical Discourse Analysis

        Examination, from a critical perspective, of the forms
        of texts, the processes of their production and
        interpretation, and the sociocultural contexts within
        which they arise. Specific issues include racism,
        class and gender structures, literacy and educational
        disadvantage, power and control, and the
        construction of ideology through text.


BAE539 Crosscultural Communication

        Examination of critical issues in crosscultural
        communication, including the influence of value
        orientations, role expectations, perceptions, and
        nonverbal behaviour on communication with peoples
        of other cultures or nations.


BAE540 Research in Applied Linguistics

        Focus on current research in a selected area of
        Applied Linguistics. Topics vary.


BAE541 Research in Theoretical Linguistics

        Focus on current research in a selected area of
        Theoretical Linguistics. Topics vary.




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                                                                     AS: Geography


Subject: Geography (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Geography are
required to read the following modules.

Module                         Title                     Module      No. of      Pre-
 Core                                                   Category      AUs     requisites
BAG501     Academic Exercise                              Core         6          -
Select 5
BAG531     Biogeography & Conservation : Issues &       Prescribed     3      BAG334
           Policies
BAG532     Singapore and Global Development             Prescribed     3          -
BAG533     Advanced Computer Applications in            Prescribed     3          -
           Geography
BAG534     Demography, Employment & Manpower            Prescribed     3          -
           Planning
BAG535     Globalisation and Industrial Restructuring   Prescribed     3          -
BAG536     Ocean and Coastal Environments               Prescribed     3          -
BAG537     Tourism and Recreation Management            Prescribed     3
BAG538     Geography of Services                        Prescribed     3          -
BAG539     Issues and Research in Geographic            Prescribed     3          -
           Education


BAG501 Academic Exercise

             Individual research on a particular geographical
             problem, reflecting the ability to use knowledge and
             skills learned as well as ability to synthesise
             information and spatial data. A thesis of not more
             than 8,000 words, to be submitted for examination.




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BAG531 Biogeography and Conservation: Issues and
       Policies

        Builds on the year 3 module, "Soil and Vegetation
        Ecology" in its approach to, and definition of
        Biogeography as Geographical Ecology. Distribution
        of flora and fauna on the earth's surface and the
        fundamental ecological relationships with the
        environment. Distributions of both natural and man-
        made ecosystems in terms of theories and models.
        Relevance and application to many established areas
        of human environmental interaction such as urban
        and environmental planning, disease vector control,
        agricultural research, nature conservation and
        climatic change. Application of these theories and
        models to real world situations.


BAG532 Singapore and Global Development

        Singapore’s changing role in world trade from the
        colonial era to the present. Some development
        theories in the global context.          The historical
        development of Singapore’s entrepot trade placed in
        context of the nation’s current position as the
        investment centre of multi-national corporations in
        the Asia Pacific, and an effective centre of modern
        technology. Challenges faced by Singapore vis à vis
        international trade and protectionism, as well as the
        impact of the new international economic order on
        the city-state striving for sustained growth.




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BAG533 Advanced Computer Applications in Geography

        The necessary concepts and techniques for
        geographers from all branches of the discipline to
        enhance their work by using computers.          The
        utilisation of micro-computers and a variety of
        operating systems, network communications, basic
        programming and database management.           Data
        processing using advanced statistical packages, and
        programming an environmental simulation model.
        Carrying out a GIS-based project linking spatial
        entities with an attribute database.


BAG534 Demography,        Employment       and    Manpower
       Planning

        Comparison of population and employment change in
        selected countries in the developed and developing
        worlds.     Different approaches in the manpower
        planning process. Singapore’s case in the context of
        its ageing population and its status as a post-
        industrial and service-oriented society.


BAG535 Globalisation and Industrial Restructuring

        Theories of paradigm shift, changing relationships
        between industrial organisations and factors of
        industrial production. Dominant global forces and
        processes that sustain spatial inequalities and shape
        new patterns of industrial development and
        landscapes. Restructuring measures by developed
        and developing countries in responding to global shift
        of industries. Role of transnational corporations, the
        state, flows of trade and foreign investments,
        technology, research and development activities.


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BAG536 Ocean and Coastal Environments

        The coastal zone and ocean environments in relation
        to issues such as ecosystem stress, resource
        exploitation,  potential   conflicts and    ocean
        governance. Particular attention to the Southeast
        Asian region where efforts are being made towards
        evolving a concerted strategy for coastal zone
        resources management.


BAG537 Tourism and Recreation Management

        Processes and patterns of tourism and recreation
        development in relation to the natural and
        infrastructural resource base of a country. Public
        administration and policies on planning and
        management of tourism and recreational resources
        and activities on host countries. Feasibility studies.
        Costs and benefits of different types of tourism and
        recreational activities, supporting logistics, marketing
        strategies, investment tendencies of foreign
        multinationals, collaboration with local governments.
        Participation of local communities – training in
        hospitality management and education.




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BAG538 Geography of Services

        The dynamics of service industries and their spatial
        organisation in an era of accelerated globalisation.
        Basic principles and components of service
        industries, including consumer behaviour, structure
        and dynamics of markets, and social concerns that
        affect the spatial pattern of services. Links between
        the theoretical and applied traditions of spatial
        analysis; the structure, spatial distribution, and
        interaction of service firms at global, regional and
        local levels.     The impacts of an informational
        economy on the growth of the service-oriented MNCs
        and the formation of global financial space.


BAG539 Issues and Research in Geographic Education

        Inquiry into current issues and research in the
        teaching and learning of geography. Philosophical
        problems of deciding what is worth teaching and the
        psychological considerations of what to teach and
        how to teach explored in the context of local
        curriculum reforms and international geography
        curriculum projects.       Implications of recent
        developments      in   cognitive  psychology    and
        information technology for learning and thinking in
        geography. Contribution of research in geographic
        education to a greater understanding of issues.




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                                                                       AS: History


Subject: History (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in History are required to
read the following modules.

  Module                    Title                 Module      No. of         Pre-
   Code                                          Category      AUs        requisites
  BAH501   Academic Exercise                       Core         9             -
Select 4
 BAH531    Themes in Modern Chinese History      Prescribed     3             -
 BAH532    Themes in US History                  Prescribed     3             -
 BAH533    Themes in Singapore and Malaysian     Prescribed     3             -
           History
 BAH534    Economic Growth in Asia-Pacific       Prescribed     3             -
 BAH535    Australia and the Asia-Pacific        Prescribed     3             -


BAH501 Academic Exercise

           All honours students must complete an academic
           exercise of 12,000 words. The student will undertake
           the research under the supervision of a staff member.
           Students are expected to give seminars based on
           their research findings.


BAH531 Themes in Modern Chinese History

           The collaboration and conflict between the CCP and
           the KMT before 1949. The economic and political
           developments of the People’s Republic from 1949 to
           1976. And the opening up of China in the 1980s.




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                                                       AS: History


BAH532 Themes in US History

        Focus will vary from year to year based upon student
        interest and availability of staff. Whether defined by
        period e.g., [Era of the Civil War] or by theme [US as
        a Global Power], the course will have a strong
        historiographical bias.


BAH533 Themes in Singapore and Malaysian History

        Aims to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of
        historical method. Introduces new approaches, such
        as the social history of crime and looks in more depth
        at some familiar topics, such as the Malayan
        Emergency. Students will have the opportunity to use
        original documents, and the period covered will centre
        on 1900-57.


BAH534 Economic Growth in Asia-Pacific

        The economic transformation of Asia-Pacific from the
        last chapters of European colonial regimes in Asia to
        the rise of Japan and China and the achievements of
        the "Little Tigers" of Taiwan, Hong Kong, South
        Korea and Singapore. The geo-political factors that
        have contributed or retarded the economic progress
        of the Asia-Pacific region, and the implications of
        historical trends on the future evolution of the region.




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BAH535 Australia and the Asia-Pacific

         The changing relations between Australia and the
         countries of the Asia-Pacific. The transformations in
         Australia's foreign policy, cultural, and economic
         relations as well as immigration policies towards the
         countries in the region. Australia’s images of the Asia-
         Pacific, and these countries’ view of Australia.




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                                                         AS: Literatures in English


Subject: Literatures in English (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Literatures in English
are required to read the following modules.

  Module                   Title                 Module         No. of        Pre-
   Code                                         Category         AUs       requisites
  BAR501   Academic Exercise                      Core            9            -
  BAR502   History and Traditions of English      Core            3            -
           Literature
  BAR503   Post-Colonial Literary Traditions      Core            3            -
Select 2
  BAR531   Advanced Critical Theory             Prescribed        3            -
  BAR532   Advanced Creative Writing            Prescribed        3            -
  BAR533   The Pedagogy of Literature           Prescribed        3            -
  BAR534   Comparative Literature               Prescribed        3            -
  BAR535   Children’s Literature, Culture and   Prescribed        3            -
           Society
  BAR536   Directed Study in Literature         Prescribed        3            -


BAR501 Academic Exercise

           Independent study, done under supervision, on any
           approved area of literary and/or critical enquiry leading
           to the submission of a dissertation of up to 10,000
           words.




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BAR502 History and Traditions of English Literature

         Overview of English literature and its many traditions.
         Historical and critical survey of the whole canon.
         Evolution of English literature from the mediaeval age
         to the twentieth century. Stages of this growth and
         the various movements, e.g., Neo-classicism,
         Romanticism, Modernism, and Post-modernism in
         English Literature and the values associated with
         them.


BAR503 Post-Colonial Literary Traditions

         Exploration of the multi-faceted meanings of “post-
         colonialism” with reference to texts that have
         contributed to a redefining of the term. Texts will
         include fiction, poetry, drama and autobiography.
         Criticism involving cultural, national and ethnic
         considerations (such as those postulated by Spivak,
         Kristeva, Bhaba, Tiffin, and Gurr). Post-colonial
         theory as against other contemporary theoretical
         approaches. Issues of subjectivity and displacement
         as well as controversy about the use of the English
         across cultures ranging from the Canadian and
         Australian to the African, Caribbean, Papua New
         Guinean and Asian.




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                                             AS: Literatures in English


BAR531 Advanced Critical Theory

        Concentration on the work of TWO main
        contemporary theorists, who may include Jameson,
        Derrida, Cixous, Said, Kristeva, Barthes and Foucault,
        to familiarise students with close study of the
        aesthetic, psychological and sociological ramifications
        of critical theory, and to recognise the value and/or
        limitations of their ideas, by applying theories to a
        range of literary texts.


BAR532 Advanced Creative Writing

        Students will be encouraged to write poetry, prose
        and drama, individually and in group workshops, with
        experimentation in particular styles, both through
        ‘imitation’ and variation from formal patterns. A
        consideration of intertexuality through the study of
        parody, satire and cultural myths and stereotypes.
        Emphasis on stylistic as well as generic criticism.
        Close examination of manuscript stages of written
        texts, looking at alternative textual strategies.
        Emphasis on group discussion, peer evaluation and
        revision leading to individual writing.


BAR533 The Pedagogy of Literature

        How texts are transformed by readers in the
        classroom. Theory of the reading of literature, the role
        of the reader, the status of the text, the relationship of
        the world of the reader to the text, the nature of
        teacher intervention and the nature and categories of
        aesthetic reading in terms of imagining, retrospection,
        engagement and construction, valuing and evaluating.



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BAR534 Comparative Literature

         Contrastive study of genres, typologies, and
         movements in two or more countries or civilisations.
         Similarities in background, in literary influence, and in
         inspiration to enable judgements about the nature and
         relative value of texts on themes which come from
         different cultures. The function and institution of
         literature, marginalisation, and the status of ‘emergent’
         writing (by women, by ethnic or racial minorities).
         Tools for examining literature from different cultures
         derived from contemporary critical thinking and from
         the historical experience of nationalism.


BAR535 Children’s Literature, Culture and Society

         The use of current approaches of literary analysis,
         e.g., socio-historical, reader response, narratological,
         deconstructive and stylistic, to anlayse how texts for
         children and adolescents relate to such issues as
         curriculum planning, the mythologizing of the child and
         childhood, and the transmission of cultural values.
         How children’s literature is perceived by the disciplines
         of literature and education, both having a powerful
         influence on the public’s perception of the value of
         children’s literature.




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BAR536 Directed Study in Literature

        Subjects, authors and texts which have had a
        tremendous impact on the development of English
        literature or on its reception.        For example,
        Romanticism,     Transcendentalism         or    Post-
        Modernism; Asian-American Literature; Whitman,
        Coleridge, Saul Bellow or V.S. Naipaul; The
        Wasteland or Paradise Lost.            Topics/Authors
        chosen will present students with a chance to
        become involved in close scrutiny of texts, and invite
        responses to a wide range of significant issues.




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                                                              AS: Mathematics


Subject: Mathematics (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Mathematics are
required to read the following modules.

  Module                        Title             Module      No. of      Pre-
   Code                                          Category      AUs     requisites
  BAM521       Academic Exercise                   Core         8          -
  BAM522       Real Analysis                       Core         3          -
  BAM523       Commutative Algebra                 Core         3          -
Select any 6
  BAM561       Topics in Statistics              Prescribed     3          -
  BAM562       Topics in Numerical Analysis      Prescribed     3          -
  BAM563       Topics in Discrete Mathematics    Prescribed     3          -
  BAM564       Topics in Mathematical Methods    Prescribed     3          -
  BAM565       Topics in Geometry                Prescribed     3          -
  BAM566       Topics in Operational Research    Prescribed     3          -
  BAM567       Topics in Probability             Prescribed     3          -
  BAM568       Applied Statistics                Prescribed     3          -
  BAM569       Advanced Numerical Analysis       Prescribed     3          -
  BAM570       Topology                          Prescribed     3          -
  BAM571       Operational Research              Prescribed     3          -
  BAM572       Probability Theory                Prescribed     3          -
  BAM573       Functional Analysis               Prescribed     3          -
  BAM574       Topics in Mathematics             Prescribed     3          -
  BAM575       Topics in Pure Mathematics        Prescribed     3          -
  BAM576       Topics in Applied Mathematics     Prescribed     3          -


BAM521 Academic Exercise

               A project or mini-projects on selected topic in
               mathematics.




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BAM522 Real Analysis

        Lesbegue measure on the real line, measurable
        functions, integrable   functions.  Convergence
        theorems. Fubini's theorem. Relation with other
        integrals


BAM523 Commutative Algebra

        Spectrum of a commutative ring, ring of fractions,
        Noetherian ring, Arthinian ring, modules, primary
        decomposition, Hilbert's Basis theorem, Krull's
        intersection theorem, applications in algebraic
        geometry.


BAM561 Topics in Statistics

        Selected topics from estimation theory, hypothesis
        testing theory, analysis of variance, non-parametric
        methods, regression analysis.


BAM562 Topics in Numerical Analysis

        Selected topics from numerical methods in calculus,
        linear algebra and differential equations.


BAM563 Topics in Discrete Mathematics

        Selected topics from connectivity and matching
        problems, colouring problems, planarity of graphs,
        directed graphs, Ramsay theory, matroids, extremal
        graphs.



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BAM564 Topics in Mathematical Methods

        Selected topics in partial differential equations,
        mathematical modelling.


BAM565 Topics in Geometry

        Selected topics from local and global theory of curves
        and surfaces in 3-dimensional Euclidean space,
        differential manifolds.


BAM566 Topics in Operational Research

        Topics in the theory of linear programming: simplex
        method, introduction to duality, dual simplex method,
        sensitivity analysis. Topics in the theory of networks:
        minimal spanning trees, shortest path, maximal
        flows, critical path analysis.


BAM567 Topics in Probability

        Selected topics from probability generating functions,
        moment generating functions, Laplace transforms,
        limit theorems, Markov chains, random walks,
        Poisson processes, continuous time Markov chains,
        renewal theory, branching processes.


BAM568 Applied Statistics

        Selected topics from multiple regression models,
        design of experiment, reliability theory, multivariate
        methods, non-parametric methods, statistical theory.



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BAM569 Advanced Numerical Analysis

        Non-linear systems, orthogonal polynomials, fast
        Fourier transforms, initial value problems, boundary
        value problems.


BAM570 Topology

        General topological spaces, quotient spaces,
        compact spaces, connected spaces.    Covering
        spaces and fundamental groups. Introduction to
        homotopy theory.


BAM571 Operational Research

        Selected topics from queueing theory, reliability
        theory, production and inventory management,
        network models, integer programming.


BAM572 Probability Theory

        Probability measure spaces, weak and strong laws of
        large numbers, Borel-Cantelli lemmas, product
        measures, martingales, characteristic functions,
        weak convergence, central limit theorem.


BAM573 Functional Analysis

        Examples of Banach spaces, continuous and
        bounded linear operators in Banach spaces.
        Orthogonal systems in the Hilbert space L2.




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BAM574 Topics in Mathematics

        Topics will be decided by the lecturers.


BAM575 Topics in Pure Mathematics

        Topics will be decided by the lecturers.


BAM576 Topics in Applied Mathematics

        Topics will be decided by the lecturers.




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                                                               AS: Music


Subject: Music (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Music are required to
read the following modules.

  Module                    Title         Module      No. of        Pre-
   Code                                  Category      AUs       requisites
  BAI501   Academic Exercise               Core         9            -
Select 2
  BAI531   Music History                 Prescribed     3            -
  BAI532   Performance                   Prescribed     3            -
  BAI533   Composition                   Prescribed     3            -
  BAI534   Music Technology              Prescribed     3            -
Select 2
  BAI535   Music Education               Prescribed     3            -
  BAI536   Music Analysis                Prescribed     3            -
  BAI537   Ethnomusicology II            Prescribed     3            -


BAI501     Academic Exercise

           The academic exercise in music gives students a
           choice between three types of option: a written
           dissertation (up to 10,000 words), a performance plus
           shorter dissertation, and a composition plus shorter
           dissertation.


BAI531     Music History

           An exploration of some aspects of the history of
           music in some depth, based on contemporary
           historical theories. Students will have the chance to
           explore chosen topics.




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BAI532   Performance

         Study of advanced repertoire and aspects of
         performance practice related to the student’s main
         instrument or voice. Assessed by lecture recital plus
         written paper.


BAI533   Composition

         Advanced study of composition, in which the student
         must produce either a major extended work or a
         collection of pieces.


BAI534   Music Technology

         The study of some of the many ways in which music
         interacts with technology, including aspects of
         synthesis, recording, sampling, use of MIDI etc.


BAI535   Music Education

         The comparative study of the philosophies of major
         music educators, along with music curriculum design.


BAI536   Music Analysis

         Exploration of major analytical techniques, via the
         study of a number of key works.




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BAI537   Ethnomusicology II

         The application of approaches and methods of
         ethnomusicology to a chosen musical culture.




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                                                                AS: Physical Education


Subject: Physical Education (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Physical Education are
required to read the following modules.

 Module                       Title                      Module      No. of       Pre-
  Code                                                  Category      AUs      requisites
BPA506     Methods of Data Analysis                       Core         3        BPA206
BPA508     Critical Perspective in Physical Education     Core         3           -
BPA516     Research Methods in Physical Activity          Core         3        BPA206
BPA530     Academic Exercise                              Core         8           -
Select 1
BPA500     Advanced Studies in Sport Sociology          Prescribed     3       BPA410 or
                                                                                BPA412
 BPA501    Advanced Studies in Exercise Physiology      Prescribed     3        BPA411
 BPA503    Advanced Studies in Sport Psychology         Prescribed     3        BPA413
 BPA504    Advanced Studies in Biomechanics             Prescribed     3        BPA414
 BPA505    Advanced Studies in Motor Learning           Prescribed     3        BPA415
 BPA507    Advanced Studies in Sport Pedagogy and       Prescribed     3       BPA417 or
           Physical Education                                                   BPA418
BPA509     Advanced Studies in Sport Management         Prescribed     3        BPA419
Select 1
BPA510     Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in      Prescribed     3       BPA410 or
           Sport Sociology                                                      BPA412
 BPA511    Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in      Prescribed     3        BPA411
           Exercise Physiology
 BPA513    Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in      Prescribed     3        BPA413
           Sport Psychology
 BPA514    Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in      Prescribed     3        BPA414
           Biomechanics
 BPA515    Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in      Prescribed     3        BPA415
           Motor Learning
 BPA517    Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in      Prescribed     3       BPA417 or
           Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education                                BPA418
 BPA519    Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in      Prescribed     3        BPA419
           Sport Management
Select 1
BPA520     Sport Studies Seminar                        Prescribed     2      BPA510/513/
                                                                                 519
 BPA521    Sport Science Seminar                        Prescribed     2      BPA511/514/
                                                                                 515
 BPA527    Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education        Prescribed     2        BPA517
           Seminar




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BPA500 Advanced Studies in Sport Sociology

        This module will through the in-depth review and
        analysis of current research and publications further
        attempt to explain the nature of sport in
        contemporary society. The module will also consider
        relevant issues and controversies in sport in terms of
        the theoretical analyses studied in the 4th year
        modules. An attempt will be made to relate such
        issues to the local context. The major content areas
        will emerge from the research interests that will form
        the basis of the individual student's academic
        exercises. The major assignment for this unit will
        similarly be tailored to the research foci of the
        students.


BPA501 Advanced Studies in Exercise Physiology

        This module is designed to give students an in-depth
        knowledge of the links between diet, exercise and
        health in both children and adults. The content will
        be based on recent research literature and will
        assess the association between diet/physical
        inactivity and conditions such as obesity, diabetes,
        hypertension and heart disease. By the end of the
        module students should be able to critically assess
        relevant research literature and come to realistic
        conclusions regarding the effectiveness of dietary
        modification and exercise in preventing/ameliorating
        various lifestyles diseases.




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BPA503 Advanced Studies in Sport Psychology

        This module covers advanced level theoretical and
        applied concepts in sport psychology. It trains the
        physical educator how to implement a 'psychological
        skills training programme' to assist their students in
        the learning and performance of motor skills. It also
        trains the physical educator/coach how to implement
        a 'psychological skills training programme' to
        enhance performance.


BPA504 Advanced Studies in Biomechanics

        This module provides an overview of methods used
        in sport biomechanics research. The advances in the
        relevant techniques of data collection, analysis and
        processing together with the difficulties associated
        with different techniques will be discussed. This
        module will also include discussions of the strengths
        and weaknesses of the methods used in
        experimental and theoretical studies in sport
        biomechanics.


BPA505 Advanced Studies in Motor Learning

        Taking a dynamical systems approach to movement
        control, this module will examine the recent synthesis
        proposed to explain movement development and
        movement variability in human motor control
        systems.




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BPA506 Methods of Data Analysis

         This     module     incorporates      application    and
         interpretation of inferential statistics for quantitative
         and qualitative research in physical education.
         Students will utilise computer based statistical
         programs for data analysis. Special topics related to
         methodological perspectives in physical education
         will be presented.


BPA507 Advanced Studies             in   Sport   Pedagogy        and
       Physical Education

         This module will take a more in-depth view of the
         local teaching context from the perspective of a
         curriculum reviewer, head of department in physical
         education, physical education practitioner and coach.
         An effort will be made to link theoretical concepts to
         the reality in the schools.


BPA508 Critical Perspectives in Physical Education

         Selective topics in Sports Science, Sports Studies
         and Sports Pedagogy.        SPE faculty and guest
         lecturers both locally and from around the world to
         reflect on contemporary issues in Physical Education.




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BPA509 Advanced Studies in Sport Management

        This module covers the fundamentals of strategic
        management in sport, recreation and leisure settings.
        Attention will be given to an analysis of the sport
        industry and competition in Singapore and the region.
        Students will undertake a study of the competitive
        advantage of public and private sport service
        organisations with units on sources of competitive
        advantage,      cost       advantage,   differentiation
        advantage, competitive advantage in technology
        intensive industries and finally the derivation of the
        corporate strategy itself.


BPA510 Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in Sport
       Sociology

        This module will critically review issues arising from
        current research in the wide field of physical activity
        that embraces: sport; physical education; coaching;
        fitness and recreation, and leisure. The issues
        arising will be discussed and analysed by the
        students in relation to the reality of the sport culture
        of Singapore and the SE Asia region in general. As
        the students are about to embark upon their careers,
        as physical educators particular emphasis will placed
        upon the practice of physical education in Singapore.
        The exact nature of the module's content will emerge
        from current and relevant research, specific topical
        issues, and the students' areas of interest and
        specialisation. Traditionally contentious issues such
        as: Sport and Ethics; Equity, Power and sport; the
        Future of Physical Education; Olympic Education;
        Curriculum Review and the Relevance of Sport in
        Singapore Society, will be considered.



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BPA511 Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in Exercise
       Physiology

        Research and current topics of exercise physiology
        are presented in this module. Students expand their
        knowledge related to experiences gained during
        earlier modules dealing with paediatric exercise
        physiology, aerobic and anaerobic energy systems,
        training, physical activity patterns, nutrition and
        performance. A variety of experimental procedures
        will be presented and their application to sports
        science will be highlighted.


BPA513 Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in Sport
       Psychology

        This module takes an in-depth perspective to recent
        research issues in sport psychology. Each student
        will do an extensive review of one key issue and
        present this issue to the class. It is anticipated that
        these key issues will vary from year to year.


BPA514 Research Issues            and   Critical   Enquiry       in
       Biomechanics

        This module reviews current studies in sport
        biomechanics, for example, in the areas of
        anthropometry, computer simulation, and sport and
        fitness equipment design. The module will focus on
        designs of the studies, the methods of analysis and
        how conclusions were derived from the data
        obtained.




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BPA515 Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in Motor
       Learning

        Recent published material from leading journals in
        the fields of motor control and motor development will
        be reviewed, studied and critiqued in detail.
        Replication studies of papers with empirical evidence
        will form the practical aspects of this module.


BPA516 Research Methods in Physical Activity

        This module introduces the student to research
        issues in physical education, design of research in
        physical activity, the research process, the method of
        science, scientific investigation, the definition and
        evaluation of a research problem, hypothesis
        formation and data collection.


BPA517 Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in Sport
       Pedagogy and Physical Education

        This module will focus in on research of a qualitative
        nature and research studies that attempt to describe
        what occurs in the physical education and sports
        environment in countries other than Singapore.
        Research findings will then be compared to what is
        known in the local context.




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BPA519 Research Issues and Critical Enquiry in Sport
       Management

        This module deals with critical inquiry in the
        management of sport and exercise organisations.
        Students will be encouraged to read widely in the
        field of sport management and in the field of
        management science which underpins much of the
        serious research in the field of sport management.
        Research themes will include studies pertaining to
        sport organisations, human resources in sport
        organisations,   sport     marketing,    operations
        management of sport and leadership in sport.


BPA520 Sport Studies Seminar

        This module integrates on-going research areas of
        students enrolled in the Honours programme. One of
        the purposes of this module is to develop
        methodologies for data interpretation, result
        presentation and uniting aspects of the academic
        exercise. All students in the Sport Studies discipline
        participate in exchanges of ideas prior to formalising
        the final submission of their Honours work.




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BPA521 Sport Science Seminar

        This module integrates on-going research areas of
        students enrolled in the Honours programme. One of
        the purposes of this module is to develop
        methodologies for data interpretation, result
        presentation and uniting aspects of the academic
        exercise. All students in the Sport Science discipline
        participate in exchanges of ideas prior to formalising
        the final submission of their Honours work. This
        module may incorporate tele-conferencing with
        external institutes teaching Sport Science.


BPA527 Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education Seminar

        For this seminar, students will be able to focus on
        particular topics of interest in pedagogy through
        individualised projects, student-led discussions, and
        faculty and guest lecturer discussions.


BPA530 Academic Exercise

        All students will be required to undertake an Honours
        research project in consultation with a faculty
        member.




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                                                                       AS: Physics


Subject: Physics (Honours)

Students admitted to Honours course in Physics are required to
read the following modules.

 Module                        Title              Module      No. of         Pre-
  Code                                           Category      AUs        requisites
 BAP501    Biophysics & Spectroscopy               Core         4             -
 BAP502    Quantum & Statistical Physics           Core         4          BAP321
 BAP520    Academic Exercise                       Core         8             -
Select 4
 BAP531    Radiation Instrumentation and         Prescribed     3             -
           Technology
 BAP532    Particle Physics                      Prescribed     3          BAP503
 BAP533    Plasma Nuclear Fusion and Radiation   Prescribed     3          BAP422
 BAP534    Superconductivity                     Prescribed     3          BAP421
 BAP535    Applied Optics and Optoelectronics    Prescribed     3          BAP423
 BAP536    Advanced Quantum Mechanics            Prescribed     3          BAP503
 BAP537    Advanced Materials                    Prescribed     3          BAP421
 BAP538    Environmental Physics                 Prescribed     3             -
 BAP539    Wafer Fabrication Technology          Prescribed     3          BAP421
 BAP540    Semiconductor Processing              Prescribed     3          BAP421
 BAP541    Formation of Stars & Galaxies         Prescribed     3          BAP425
 BAP542    Advanced Mechanics                    Prescribed     3          BAP101




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BAP501 Biophysics and Spectroscopy

        Forces on and in the body. Physics of the skeleton.
        Diffusion & viscosity, osmotic pressure and transport
        through membranes. Electricity within the body,
        biomagnetism.       Biological effects of radiation.
        Absorbed dose within the body. Some applications of
        physics in medicine.

        Electromagnetic    radiation  and   spectroscopic
        transitions. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy.
        Raman spectra. Moessbauer spectroscopy, X-ray
        spectroscopy.    Electron resonance and nuclear
        magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Basic properties
        of prism, grating and crystal spectrographs and
        applications.




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BAP502 Quantum & Statistical Physics

        The formalism of quantum mechanics, linear vector
        spaces, ket and bra vectors, rotation of basis states
        and the use of matrix mechanics. Spin-½ and spin-1
        particles, precession of spin-½ particles in a
        magnetic field, magnetic resonance, the ammonia
        molecule and the ammonia maser. The harmonic
        oscillator via ladder operators. Time-independent
        perturbations, non-degenerate perturbations theory
        and example, degenerate perturbation theory, the
        Stark effect in hydrogen, the ammonia molecule in
        external electric field. The Zeeman effect.

        Macroscopic approach: Introduction/Revision of
        thermodynamics. Zeroth law and Temperature. First
        law and Internal energy. Second law and Entropy.
        Potential functions.     Applications to reversible
        systems, irreversible systems.           Microscopic
        approach: Basic probability theory.     Probabilistic
        approach to thermal systems.         Equipartition of
        energy. Boltzmann factor. Velocity distributions.
        Bose-Einstein distribution. Fermi-Dirac distribution.
        Advanced kinetic theory. Applications to simple
        systems, eg. Johnson noise.


BAP520 Academic Exercise

        Projects in Physics related to on-going content
        research in the Division.




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BAP531 Radiation Instrumentation and Technology

        The emphasis of this module is on radiation
        instrumentation      techniques      with   important
        technological and medical applications. Biological
        effects of radiation. Radiation dosimetry. Solid state
        and scintillation detectors. Magnetic Spectrometers.
        Radioactive dating and tracing. Neutron activation
        analysis. Positron emission tomography. Van de
        Graaff accelerator. Particle induced X-ray emission.
        Rutherford backscattering.          Nuclear reaction
        analysis.    Synchrotron accelerator.     Synchrotron
        orbital radiation. X-ray lithography. Micromachining:
        LIGA and Deep ion beam lithography.


BAP532 Particle Physics

        Quick review of relativistic kinematics. Invariance
        Principles and Conservation Laws. The Feynman
        Calculus.           Quantum        Electrodynamics.
        Electrodynamics f Quaks and Hadron.            Brief
        treatment of Quantum Chromodynamics.          Weak
        Interactions and Gauge Theories. Brief discussion of
        GUT.


BAP533 Plasma Nuclear Fusion and Radiation

        World energy scenarios: limited resources &
        compounding growth in demand. Thermonuclear
        fusion & historical development of plasma fusion
        experiments. The electromagnetic shock tube, the
        plasma pinch, the plasma focus, the tokamak and
        laser fusion.     Plasma radiation sources and
        applications.     Experimental set-up, dynamics,
        diagnostic techniques and computer modelling.


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BAP534 Superconductivity

        Fundamental       properties      of    conventional
        superconductors (Normal/Superconducting states,
        perfect diamagnetism). Magnetic properties of Type I
        superconductors (Critical current Penetration depth,
        Critical field).  Magnetic properties of Type II
        superconductors (Vortex State, Magnetization). BCS
        theory (Cooper interaction, Ground state properties,
        Finite temperature calculations). London's equations.
        Ginsburg-Landau equations.


BAP535 Applied Optics & Optoelectronics

        Gradient-index, fibre optics and integrated optics.
        Maxwell’s equations. Rayleigh scattering and Mie
        scattering. Light scattering and absorption. Optical
        data processing and holography. Light sources and
        detectors. How modern optics and optoelectronics
        have revolutionarised telecommunication and data
        processing.




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BAP536 Advanced Quantum Mechanics

        Identical particles, indistinguishable particles in
        quantum mechanics, the helium atom. Path Integral,
        transition amplitude and its evaluation for short time
        intervals. Evaluation of path integral for a free
        particle. Path of least action and quantum
        interference. Scattering, asymptotic wave function
        and differential cross-section. Born approximation
        and examples, partial wave expansion and phase-
        shift analysis. Photons and atoms, the Aharanov-
        Bohm Effect, the Hamiltonian for Electromagnetic
        Field, Quantization of radiation field, properties of
        photons. Time-dependent Perturbation theory, Fermi
        Golden rule, spontaneous emission, Feynmann
        diagrams. Computer softwares will be used.


BAP537 Advanced Materials

        The emphasis is on properties, characterisation and
        behaviour of advanced materials like polymers, liquid
        crystals and novel semiconductors, e.g., nitrides,
        fullerenes and nanotubules as well as porous Si.
        These materials will be compared with current
        materials. Impact of        recent development and
        potential applications of these materials will also be
        discussed.




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BAP538 Environmental Physics

        Essentials of Environmental Physics: Economic
        system, living under the Sun, transportation of
        materials and social & political context. Revision of
        some relevant ideas: Solar spectrum & black-body
        radiation.      Interaction of light with matter.
        Spectroscopy of biomolecules. Solar energy and life.
        Ozone layer. Heat transfer & basic thermodynamics.
        Energy: (availability, efficiency & demand). Energy
        from fossil fuels (conversion of heat into work &
        electricity, energy storage & transportation). Solar
        energy (application & solar panels). Wind energy.
        Tidal & hydro energy.

        Bioenergy. Nuclear energy (radiation & safety).
        Pollution: Types of pollutants. Transportation and
        spread of pollutants (diffusion, flow in rivers,
        groundwater flow). Effects and cost of pollution.
        Noise pollution and basic controls.




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BAP539 Wafer Fabrication Technology

        Manufacturing Technology Overview: Birth, growth
        and progress of semiconductor industry. Fabrication
        and economics overview, wafer fabrication costs,
        yield improvements. Process & inventory control,
        automation, line organization, employment.

        Wafer Fabrication Overview: Objectives of wafer-
        fabrication operations, construction of semiconductor
        circuit, packaging, contamination control.

        Wafer Fabrication Processes: Semiconductor
        Materials, process chemicals, crystal growth and
        wafer preparation, Photolithography (masks, resists,
        baking, etching), doping, deposition, oxidation,
        metallization. Wafer test and evaluation, yields,
        packaging, devices and ICs.

        Future Developments: Packing density, complexity
        and VLSI. Operating speeds, power consumption,
        reliability and costs. New materials and devices, new
        fabrication techniques.


BAP540 Semiconductor Processing

        Purification. Crystal growth and doping. Wafer slice
        preparation. Silicon epitaxy and oxidation. Impurtiy
        diffusion, diffusion profiles and ion-implantation.
        Lithography, plasma etching and thin film deposition.
        Junction formation.      Metallisation and metal-to-
        semiconductor      contacts.       Integrated   circuit
        processing.           Semi-conductor       parameters
        characterisation.




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BAP541 Formation of Stars & Galaxies

        General Introduction.      Revision of basic ideas:
        Mechanics, Radiation, Special Relativity, Quantum
        Physics and Telescopes.         Stellar Atmospheres.
        Interstellar Dust & Gas. Formation & evolution of
        stars. Interiors of Stars. Binary Stars. Remnants of
        Stars (White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars & Pulsars). Solar
        System. The Milky Way Galaxy. Nature, formation &
        evolution of galaxies. Structure of Universe. The
        Early Universe.


BAP542 Advanced Mechanics

        Single particle: Newton’s Laws. Conservation of
        linear momentum. Kinetic and potential energy in
        central fields. Non-dissipative and dissipative forces.
        Conservation of energy. Centre of mass frame.
        Central forces. Coriolis force.

        Rigid body: moment of force. Couple. Angular
        momentum & consrevation of angular momentum.
        Moment of inertia.   Equilibrium of rigid bodies.
        Principal rotation axes.       Percussion point.
        Precession & gyroscope.

        Many particle system: Use of centre of mass frame.
        Generalised coordinates.     Lagrange’s equation.
        Symmetric top. Charged particles in magnetic field.
        Generalised momentum.        Hamilton’s equations.
        Small oscillations & normal modes. Conservation of
        energy.      Computer simulations of Rotational
        Dynamics.




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