Course Offerings Information

Urban Studies Courses for AY 2018-19

This information may be subject to some change, but is as accurate as of date of posting. See below also for advice on sequencing of courses and study abroad.

Students must take IUS, UT, 2 x methods (one of which must be a spatial reasoning course), 5 topical electives (one of which must be 4000) and capstone

Semester 1 Semester 2
Intro to Urban Studies Team Taught gateway
Required 2000
Intro to Urban Studies Team Taught gateway
Required 2000
GIS & Demography Prof Shin Eun Jin 1 of 2 Required Methods GIS & Demography Prof Shin Eun Jin 1 of 2 Required Methods
Methods SS* TBC Methods Methods SS* TBC Methods
Urban Studio Capstone Prof Jacobs Required 4000 Urban Theory Prof Nick Smith Required Theory
  Urban Studio Capstone Individual Advisors Required 4000
Housing and Social Inequality Prof Chua Beng Huat Topical 3000 Architecture & Society Prof Jane M Jacobs Topical 3000
Urbanization in China Prof Smith Topical 3000 Urban Mobilities Prof Shin Eun Jin Topical 3000
Cities of the Global South Prof Zuin Topical 3000 Urban Water & Waste Prof Zuin Topical 3000
Social Life of City
Prof Cheng Yi’En Topical 3000 Youth Urbanism Prof Cheng Yi’En Topical 3000
Urban Ethnography of Asia Prof Erik Harms Topical 4000 Urban Singapore Prof Chua Beng Huat Topical 4000
Urban Ecology Prof Steven Pointing Topical 3000 Current Issues in Urban Studies TBC Topical 3000
 International Migration  Prof Anju Paul  Topical 3000 Advanced Seminar in Urban Studies TBC Topical 4000
* This is ONE way of fulfilling the second required methods course. You can also select from any of the following recognized courses, or seek approval for a NUS course (eg GIS)
  • Econometrics
  • The Historian’s Craft
  • Photojournalism
  • Drawing Methods
  • Ethnography

Sequencing and Study Abroad

Introduction to Urban Studies should be taken no later than Semester One of Year 3, and cannot be taken in Year 4.

Introduction to Urban Studies should be completed before Urban Theory, which at this point in time is only offered in Semester Two.

Urban Theory should be completed by end of Year 3, to prepare you for the capstone.

Methods requirements should be completed by end of Year 3, to prepare you for the capstone.

Think Ahead!

If you plan to study abroad in Semester One of Year 3 (Junior Year), then you need to complete Introduction to Urban Studies by the end of Year 2.

If you plan to study abroad in Semester Two of Year 3 (Junior Year), then you need to complete your Introduction to Urban Studies and Urban Theory sequence by the end of Year Two.

The best times for Urban Studies majors to study abroad is Semester Two Year 2 and Semester One Year 3.

It is recommended that students contemplating Urban Studies as a major, complete Introduction to Urban Studies as soon as they can, and preferably before they declare into the major (that is, in Semester Two of Year 1 or Semester One of Year 2).

Urban Studies Courses for AY 2017-18

Semester One

2000 level introductory course

  • Introduction to Urban Studies (Shin, Zuin, Cheng)

3000 level Topical Courses

  • YSS3216ACurrent Issues in Urban Studies: Urban Mobilities (Shin)
  • YSS3256Youth Urbanism: Global Trends, Local Perspectives (Cheng)
  • YSS3260Community Health Assessment and Improvement(Ickovics)
  • YHU3245 From Edo to Modern City: Tokyo (Naoi)
  • YSS3201 International Migration (Paul)

Recognized Methods Courses

  • YSS3235 Urban Spatial Reasoning and Representation (von Richthofen & FCL)
  • YSS3231 Methods in the Social Science (Zuin, Pauli)
  • YHU3276 The Historian’s Craft (Mayer)
  • YSS3202 Ethnography (Strange)

4000 level courses

  • YSS4220 Housing & Social Inequality (Chua)
  • Urban Studies Capstone: Urban Studio 1 (Chua)

 

Semester Two

2000 level introductory course

  • YSS2220 Introduction to Urban Studies (Shin, Zuin, Cheng)

3000 level Topical Courses

  • YSS3246 Cities of the Global South (Zuin)
  • YSS3262 Global Cities (x Global Affairs) (Ranganath)
  • YSS3272 Urban Ecological Systems (x ENVST) (Pointing)
  • YSS3265 Urban Economics (x ECON) (Xia)
  • YSS3269 Water & Waste in Urban Environments (x ENVST) (Zuin)

Recognized Methods Courses

  • YSS3235 Urban Spatial Reasoning and Representation (von Richthofen & FCL)
  • YSS2211 Econometrics (Choo)
  • YSS3202 Ethnography (Strange)
  • YSS3231 Methods in the Social Sciences (Pauli, Cheng)
  • YHU2223 Documentary Photography (White)

4000 level courses

  • YSS4234 Urban Heritage: Place, Memory, Identity (Connolly)
  • YSS4105 Urban Studies Capstone Project Urban Studio 2 (Supervisors, coordinator Chua)