Second Major in History

To be eligible to undertake a second Major in History, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.0 in their first year at university.


Students who choose to pursue a Second Major in History are required to complete 5 core courses (15 AUs) and at least 6 prescribed electives (20 AUs).  


Core courses (15 aUS)

Students must complete the TWO (2) compulsory courses below plus any THREE (3) courses from Option A and Option B.
  • HH1001 What is History? (3 AUs)
  • HH3001 Historiography: Theory and Methods (3 AUs)
Option A
  • HH1002 Asia-Pacific in Global History: Pre-1800 (3 AUs)
  • HH1003 Asia-Pacific in Global History: From 1800 (3 AUs)
  • HH2001 Singapore: The Making of a Cosmopolitan City-State (3 AUs)
    Option B 
    • HH1004 Science and Technology in Historical Perspective (3 AUs)
    • HH3002 Science, Technology, and Medicine in Modern East Asia (3 AUs)


    Prescribed Electives

    Of the mandatory SIX (6) prescribed electives, students must choose at least one course from each of the three categories. Two of these courses MUST be level HH4000 courses.
    Global Asia
    • HH1008 The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia (3 AUs)
    • HH2005 East Asia: Tradition and Modernity (3 AUs)
    • HH2009 China in Revolution and Reform (3 AUs)
    • HH2011 Ancient and Medieval South Asia (3 AUs)
    • HH2024 History of the Malay World: Present identities, Past histories (3 AUs)
    • HH2025 The World of Southeast Asia to 1600 (3 AUs)
    • HH2030 Ancient and Medieval Japan (3 AUs) 
    • HH2031 History of Food in China (3 AUs)
    • HH3003 Migration and Diaspora: Chinese Experiences in Comparative Perspective (3 AUs)
    • HH3007 Southeast Asian-China Interactions (3 AUs)
    • HH3008 Modern South Asia (3 AUs)  
    • HH3020 Introduction to Korean History (3 AUs)
    • HH3023 Burma/Myanmar: A History (3 AUs)
    • HH3027 A History of Modern Indonesia (3 AUs)
    • HH3036 South Asia and the World (3 AUs)
    • HH4003 The Silk Road: Old and New (4 AUs) 
    • HH4004 The Transnational Sea: The Indian Ocean in History (4 AUs) 
    • HH4012 Intellectual History of Modern China (4 AUs) 
    • HH4013 The 'Big Man' and Political Legitimation in Southeast Asia (4 AUs)
    • HH4017 Defining the Nation: India on the Eve of Independence (4 AUs)
    • HH4023 The United States and Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century (4 AUs)
    • HH4090 Special Topics in History - Global Asia (4 AUs) 

    Interdisciplinary History

    • HH2002 Gender in History (3 AUs)
    • HH2007 Health and Illness in History (3 AUs)
    • HH2008 Feasting and Fasting: Food and Drink in History (3 AUs)
    • HH2015 Biopolitics and East Asian History (3 AUs) 
    • HH2016 History of Animals (3 AUs) 
    • HH2017 History of Information Technology (3 AUs) 
    • HH2020 Science and War (3 AUs)
    • HH2023 Reading in the History of Health and Medicine (3 AUs) 
    • HH2026 Health, Food and Sports in Modern Korean History (3 AUs) 
    • HH2027 Blood, Germs, and Sick Bodies: Biomedicine in History (3 AUs)
    • HH3002 Science, Technology, and Medicine in Modern East Asia (3 AUs)
    • HH3004 Comparative Business History (3 AUs)  
    • HH3010 Biotechnology and Society (3 AUs) 
    • HH3013 Comparative History of Race Science (3 AUs) 
    • HH3016 History of Madness (3 AUs) 
    • HH3017 World Environmental History (3 AUs) 
    • HH3018 The Environmental History of Oceans (3 AUs) 
    • HH3019 History of the Body (3 AUs) 
    • HH3028 Global History of Capitalism (3 AUs)
    • HH3030 The Apocalypse in Western History (3 AUs)
    • HH3032 Science and Religion in History (3 AUs)
    • HH3033 Buddhism: A Social and Intellectual History (3 AUs)
    • HH3034 Ascetism: The Discipline of Desire (3 AUs)
    • HH3040 History of Chinese Medicine (3 AUs)
    • HH3041 History of Feminism (3 AUs)
    • HH3042 Climate and Society in Historical Perspective (3 AUs)
    • HH3130 The History of Time (3 AUs)
    • HH4005 Culture and Heritage: Perspectives from History (4 AUs) 
    • HH4006 The Green Earth: Issues in Environmental History (4 AUs) 
    • HH4019 Special Topics in History and Philosophy of Science (4 AUs)
    • HH4020 Science, Technology, and Science Fiction (4 AUs)
    • HH4022 Colonial combination of Western and folk-based medical practices in Singapore (4 AUs)
    • HH4024 Lineage, Ritual, and the State in Asia (4 AUs)
    • HH4025 History of Disease: Human Evolution, Disease and Health (4 AUs)
    • HH4091 Special Topics in History - Interdisciplinary History (4 AUs) 
    • HI3001 1984 Past, Present, Prophecy (3 AUs)
    World History
    • HH1006 The West in Global History (3 AUs)
    • HH1010 The Unrealised Dream: An Introduction to US History (3 AUs) - Approved course title for HH1010 is US History to 1865 with effect from Semester 1, AY2020-21)
    • HH2004 The Islamicate World (3 AUs) 
    • HH2006 Modern European History (3 AUs)
    • HH2021 Race, Gender, Class and Colonial Power (3 AUs)
    • HH3006 US Foreign Relations History (3 AUs)
    • HH3009 Comparative History of Global Migration (3 AUs)
    • HH3012 The United States and the Vietnam Wars (3 AUs)
    • HH3024 Decolonisation and Democracy: Britain since 1945 (3 AUs)
    • HH3025 The Cultural, Social and Economic History of Football (3 AUs)
    • HH3035 Empire and Decolonization (3 AUs)
    • HH3037 Politics of Popular Culture (3 AUs)
    • HH3039 Maritime Asia in the Longue Duree (3 AUs)
    • HH4007 An International History of the Cold War (4 AUs)
    • HH4010 Dissent, Resistance, Rebellion (4 AUs)
    • HH4011 Slavery and Forced Labour in the Indian Ocean World (4 AUs)  
    • HH4014 A Global History of Death (4 AUs)
    • HH4016 Topics in World History (4 AUs)
    • HH4018 History and Fictional Representation (4 AUs)
    • HH4092 Special Topics in History - World History (4 AUs)