• Common Curriculum

    At the heart of every student’s education is a program of coursework known as the Common Curriculum. Centered on the most fundamental questions in the liberal arts and science, it will offer students some understanding of the natural world, human psyche and social life, literature, the arts and history, and philosophical and mathematical thought.

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  • Majors

    Each major provides systematic training in a specific academic discipline or interdisciplinary area, and is designed to give students ample scope and flexibility to explore their interest in a chosen area of knowledge, while providing direction and depth to their studies.

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Seasonal Highlights

Our Faculty

  • Rajeev S Patke

    Humanities (Literature)

    Prof Patke brings a firm commitment to the introduction of a liberal arts curriculum to Southeast Asia, and a keen interest in an integrated approach to the arts as part of the overall experience of a liberal arts education for the 21st century.

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  • Kang Hway Chuan

    Science (Chemistry)

    Professor Kang has been actively involved for many years in the development of modules in the Chemistry Department, contributing to the design and teaching of a number of modules in physical chemistry at undergraduate and graduate levels, and in applied chemistry.

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  • Jane M Jacobs

    Social Sciences (Urban Studies)

    Professor Jacobs has developed innovative pedagogies for field and classroom based urban studies, which include comparative thinking, multi-disciplinary approaches, and community-linked, research-based learning.

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15 October 2014 (Wednesday), 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Aimee Nezhukumatathil: Wonder in the Natural World
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
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11 August 2014 (Monday), 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Steven Smith – Defending Politics
Professor Steven Smith
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11 August 2014 (Monday), 12.30pm - 1.45pm
Becky Conekin – Lee Miller in Fashion
Dr Becky Conekin
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  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images from CIPE In February 2014, Humanities Professor Robin Hemley, who is also Director of the Writing Programme at Yale-NUS, led 13 students on ...

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  • July 9, 2014
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  • 9 July 2014: 15 new Dean’s Fellows arrive at Ya...
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Alyson Rozells With just a few short weeks left to the start of a fresh academic year, 15 new Dean’s Fellows (DFs) have checked in to Resid...

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  • July 2, 2014
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  • 2 July 2014: Yale-NUS student group enjoys pack...
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image from Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association It’s been a whirlwind year for the Yale-NUS International Relations and Politi...

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  • June 25, 2014
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  • 25 June 2014: Yale-NUS welcomes the diverse Cla...
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Yale-NUS Admissions & Financial Aid  The incoming Class of 2018 looks to be an eclectic mix of talents, skills and personalities, with ...

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  • June 11, 2014
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  • 11 June 2014: Immersed in all things Kyoto
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by CIPE Professor of Humanities Jay Garfield and Assistant Professor of Humanities Cathay Liu led 17 Yale-NUS students to the histor...

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  • June 4, 2014
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  • 4 June 2014: Yale-NUS student is top fencer in ...
  • Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image from Willie Khoo 2014 is a significant year for Willie Khoo. Not only will he transition from being a freshman to a sophomore at Yale-NUS Coll...

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