Undergraduates read both History and Chinese, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both programmes.
The History curriculum seeks to train students to not only think critically but also to apply interdisciplinary methods to identify and address contemporary problems from historical perspectives. History graduates will master the secondary literature in their chosen areas of study, engage in independent research, exercise critical judgment about the texts that they encounter, and communicate their findings in a well-reasoned and scholarly manner.
For Chinese, students will study both classical and modern Chinese literature, a deeper understanding of Chinese language, and a broader perspective on Modern China and the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. The curriculum aims to equip students with multidisciplinary research skills and bilingual capabilities.
To graduate, students must complete three (3) categories of requirement, totalling at least 138 Academic Units (AUs):
*Students who are eligible to do the FYP will be strongly encouraged to do an inter-major FYP. Students whose GPAs fall in a certain range can choose whether or not to do the FYP. Students who do not do the FYP must clear 8 AUs of PEs (two 4000-level courses, one from each discipline) within the double major.