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Psychology and Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

During this four-year degree programme, undergraduates will read both their majors in both Linguistics and Multilingual Studies and Psychology, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both the School of Humanities(SoH) and the School of Social Sciences(SSS).
 
The Psychology curriculum offers rigorous training to students in understanding human emotion, cognition and behaviours using scientific methods. The goals of our program focus on fostering critical thinking, methodological and quantitative reasoning skills. Students will complete a wide range of courses including but not limited to abnormal psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, personality and social psychology.
 
The Linguistics and Multilingual Studies curriculum allows students to explore the many interesting facets of language and communication, from the properties of speech sounds to grammatical and discourse structure, from children's language development to communication in bilingual and multilingual societies.
 
Graduates from this programme will be suitable employees in both the public and private sectors in Singapore, and the global employment market. They’ll also be well positioned for post-graduate studies.
 
One possible career option is Market Research Analyst or Marketing Psychologist. Some individuals who work in marketing psychology, such as advertisers or marketers, focus on sales, while others in marketing psychology are responsible for research, training or consumer advocacy.

 

PROGRAMME
Major Requirements (AUs)
General Education Requirement (GER) (AUs)
Total (AUs)
Core
Prescribed Electives
Final Year Project
GER Core
GER Prescribed Electives
GER Unrestricted Electives
Psychology
15
35
8*
9
6
6
137
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
15
35
8*

*Students may select one or two Final Year Projects, subject to the approval of the host schools. If they select just one, the remaining 8 AUs will be transferred to the Prescribed Electives of the other discipline. 

I. Psychology Curriculum​

Core
5 courses: 15AU
HP1000 Introduction to Psychology
HP1100 Fundamentals of Social Science Research
HP2100 Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology
HP2400 Social Psychology
HP2600 Cognitive Psychology


Prescribed Electives
10 Courses: 35 AUs

• Minimum two (2) level 2000 courses [6 AUs]
Choose two out of four:
o HP2200 Biological Psychology
o HP2300 Developmental Psychology
o HP2500 Personality and Individual Differences
o HP2700 Abnormal Psychology

• Minimum two (2) level 3000 courses [6 AUs]

• Minimum three (3) level 4000 level courses [12 AUs], at least one of the 4000 level courses must be a laboratory course 
 
• Remaining 11 AUs from level 2000/3000/4000 courses


Psychology Prescribed Electives
HP3001 Learning and Behavioral Analysis
HP3002 Positive Psychology
HP3003 Engineering Psychology
HP3101 Applied Statistical Methods for Psychological Research
HP3201 Evolutionary Psychology
HP3202 Alcohol, Drugs and Behaviour
HP3203 Conservation Psychology
HP3204 An Ape's Guide to Human Language
HP3301 Issues and Concerns in Adolescence
HP3302 Cognitive Development
HP3401 The Social Psychology of Human Communication
HP3402 Social Cognition
HP3501 Human Motivation
HP3601 Human Memory
HP3602 Reading Development and Disorders
HP3603 Sensation and Perception
HP3701 Psychological Adjustment and Mental Health
HP3702 Child Psychopathology
HP3703 Health Psychology
HP3704 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology
HP3705 Clinical Community Psychology
HP3706 Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: Health and Performance
HP3707 The Psychology of Pain and its Managenme
HP3801 Psychology in the Workplace
HP3802 Personnel Psychology
HP3804 Psychological Testing
HP3805 Managing Organisational Behavior
HP3806 Consumer Psychology
HP3807 Occupational Health Psychology
HP3901 Cultural Psychology
HP3902 Psychology in the Asian Context

Laboratory Courses
HP4002 Qualitative Methods in Psychology
HP4012 Applied Multivariate Methods for Psychological Research
HP4021 Laboratory in Human and Animal Neuroscience
HP4031 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
HP4041 Laboratory in Social Psychology
HP4051 Laboratory in Personality and Individual Differences
HP4061 Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
HP4062 Laboratory in Human Factors
HP4081 Laboratory in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
HP4091 Current Research in Cultural Psychology

Professional Courses
HP4017 Industrial-Organisational Psychology in Practice 
HP4101 Clinical Psychology
HP4102 Trauma Psychology, Crisis Intervention and Management
HP4103 The Forensic Psychology of Crime, Terrorism and Disasters
HP4104 Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology
HP4105 Correctional Psychology
HP4106 Mental Health in the Community

HP4107 Industrial-Organisational Psychology in Practice

Seminars
HP4201 Technology and Social Behaviour
HP4211 Agent-Based Computational Psychology
HP4221 Primate Psychology
HP4222 Comparative Physiology of Social Interaction
HP4231 Social and Emotional Development
HP4232 Development of Self-Regulation
HP4233 Psychological and Sociomoral Reasoning in Infancy
HP4241 Interpersonal relations and family studies
HP4242 Advanced Topics in Social Cognition
HP4243 Intergroup relations
HP4251 Psychobiology of Creative Personalities
HP4261 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision
HP4262 Multisensory Integration
HP4263 Language in Perception & Thought
HP4271 Cognitive Neuroplasticity
HP4272 Neuropsychology
HP4273 Introduction to Functional MRI
HP4274 The Last Dance: Psycho-social-cultural perspectives of Death, Dying and Bereavement
HP4281 Psychology of Leadership
HP4282 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

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II. Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Curriculum​

 

Core
5 courses: 15 AUs
HG1001 Mind and Meaning
HG2001 Morphology and Syntax
HG2002 Semantics and Pragmatics
HG2003 Phonetics and Phonology
HG2034 Structure of Modern English


Prescribed Electives
10 Courses: 35 AUs

• Minimum three (3) level 4000 level courses [12 AUs]
• Minimum three (3) level 3000 level courses [9 AUs]
• Remaining 14 AUs from level 2000/3000/4000 courses
Note: Students enrolled in this program MUST read HP1100, and will be exempted from HG2005


Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Prescribed Electives
These courses are offered in five concentrations. These are:

Language, Mind and Multilingualism
HG2010 Bilingualism and Multilingualism
HG2012 Cognitive Linguistics
HG2013 Child Language
HG2014 Second Language Acquisition
HG2030 Reading Development and Disorders
HG3005 Research Methods in Linguistics II - Statistical Analysis
HG3010 Language and Communication Disorders
HG3012 Deaf Culture and Sign Language
HG3015 Psycholinguistics
HG3016 Language and Cognition in Bilingualism and Multilingualism
HG4011 Language and the Brain
HG4013 Multilingualism Across the Lifespan
HG4047 Pragmatic Theory

Multilingual Societies and Multiculturalism
HG2020 Language in Society
HG2021 Intercultural Communication
HG2023 Language and Gender
HG2032 Globalisation and World Englishes
HG3020 Language Planning and Policy
HG3021 Language Change
HG3022 Sociolinguistics of a Region
HG3024 A Wor(l)d in Motion
HG4020 Languages in Contact
HG4021 Language Shift and Maintenance
HG4031 Multimodality in Situated Contexts

Language Structure
HG2017 Father-and-Mother Tongues: Languages of SE Asia
HG3042 Contrastive Linguistics
HG3046 Language Universals and Language Types
HG3047 Experimenting with Spoken Language
HG4012 Structure of Sign Language
HG4040 Phonological Theory
HG4041 Theories of Grammar
HG4045 Field Methods: Structure and Language
HG4046 Malay Linguistics 2 - Dialectology and Language Contact
HG4049 Semantic Analysis
HG4070 Experimental Phonetics

Language and Technology
HG2051 Language and the Computer
HG2052 Language, Technology and the Internet
HG2053 Language Modeling
HG3051 Corpus Linguistics
HG3052 Speech Synthesis and Recognition
HG4050 Machine Translation
HG4053 Grammar Engineering

Special Topics

HG2031 The History of English
HG2096 What's in a text? - Analyzing Written Discourse
HG2097 What's in a Name? - A General Introduction to Etymology
HG2098 Gesture and Discourse
HG2099 Languages of the World
HG3023 Anthropological Linguistics
HG3040 Language Evolution
HG3043 Malay Linguistics 1 - History and Structure
HG4022 Forensic Linguistics
HG4030 Conversation Analysis
HG4032 The Linguistics of Humour
HG4048 Comparative Chinese Dialectology
HG4062 Language, Culture and Society in Southeast Asia
HG4063 Advanced World Englishes
HG4060 Special Topics in Linguistics

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