Course Lecturer: A/P Ismail S Talib
Modular Credits: 4 MCsTimetable:
Live interactive sessions (weekly): Friday 4 pm – 6 pm, AS4-0118
Tutorials (fortnightly): Thursday 10 am – 12 pm or 2 pm – 4 pm at AS6-0214 (week A only).
This module will be taught as a flipped
module this academic year (2019–20). All lectures are available on
video. You attend the live interactive sessions in class, at U-Town's
LT51, to do some exercises. The
tutorials however, will be entirely taught face-to-face.
This is a dedicated Singapore Studies module for students who want to gain some exposure to Singapore literature in English. It will look at some of the literary achievements of Singapore writers in English. It is hoped that students would develop a greater awareness of how these texts contribute to a better and more multi-faceted understanding of Singapore.
This module will focus on Singapore literature in English. It will deal with selected texts in the three main genres: poetry, fiction and drama. One of its main aims is to show how literature will help us gain a more comprehensive insight into our understanding of Singapore.
This is a blended learning module. All the lectures will be available online. Questions will be asked on the online videos and on the set texts during the sessions indicated in the schedule. These sessions follow the B.Y.O.D. mode of teaching, and students are required to bring their own devices that can be connected to the Internet. You can make use of the wi-fi facility at the designated lecture theatre for this. Further information is given in the programme for this module. The tutorials will be taught face-to-face.
This module has the following goals:
||No. of hours
|Main session per week: viewing of videos + answers to online questions||2|
|Tutorial hours per week (2 hours fortnightly tutorials)||1|
|Time for projects and assignments||3|
|Time for reading the set texts||4|
|Total hours per week||10|
|2.||Some general observations on Singapore poetry|
|3.||Lee Tzu Pheng's “My Country and My People,” & Edwin Thumboo's “Ulysses by the Merlion”|
|4.||Robert Yeo's & Cyril Wong's poetry in Writing Singapore|
|5.||Introduction to narrative, drama & Singapore drama|
|6.||Kuo Pao Kun's The Coffin Is Too Big for the Hole|
|7.||Stella Kon's Emily of Emerald Hill|
|8.||Haresh Sharma's Good People|
|9.||The Singapore short story; Catherine Lim’s “The Taximan’s Story”|
|10.||Goh Poh Seng's If We Dream Too Long|
|11.||Suchen Christine Lim's A Bit of Earth|
||The publication of Singapore
|ii) Discussion forum participation||10%|
|iii) Electronic responses (in relation to the module videos)||15%|
|iv) Individual assignment: essay, fan fiction, or bibliographical research||20%|
|Total for CA||70%|
|Total for Final Examinations||30%|
Final exam: Students write two essay-type questions, one of which is compulsory.