NUS to offer undergraduate programme in Global Studies

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is launching a new programme for students interested in international affairs this August.

The Global Studies major, which will be part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, is a multi-disciplinary course which covers areas including political science, economics and sociology.

As part of the course, students will be exposed to at least two years of intensive language training, depending on the region they have chosen to focus on.

The NUS spokesman said that the programme is expected to prepare students for careers in foreign service, and in the private sector, by raising their awareness of global concerns, such as global financial flows and global health issues. Separately, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will also offer two new minor programmes in film studies and, health and social sciences. For more information visit www.fas.nus.edu.sg