Year 1

Year 1 IS Modules​

IS prescribed modules in Year 1 aim to develop an innovative mindset and creative confidence, communication skills and critical thinking about community issues.

Health ​& Wellness

This module provides you with an opportunity to be active, keep fit and stay healthy through basic sports skill acquisition. It also aims to enhance your social and psychological well-being through a variety of sports electives while taking you through the process of character development, choice and decision making.

Innovation Made Possible

Underpinned by the Design Thinking framework, Innovation Made Possible aims to build creative confidence in you. The module will sensitize you to the process of user-centric problem solving and allow you to discover and hone your innate ability to think creatively, come up with innovations to tackle problems and explore new ideas for your studies and beyond.

English Language Express​

English Language Express aims to give you a better grounding in the English Language and to strengthen the written and oral communications skills that you will need in your academic and professional careers. You will be engaged in writing, reading, listening and speaking activities that will develop your ability to speak and write grammatically, coherently and clearly. You will also hone your reading and listening comprehension skills.*This module is only offered to students who are weaker in the English Language.

Exploring Contemporary Issues​

To be a media professional par excellence, you will need a good grasp and analysis of issues that affect the way societies behave and interact. Do stigmas still exist? Why do some communities actively defend the need to preserve culture? Be prepared to be overwhelmed with a kaleidoscope of discussion topics, thought provoking movies and field trips as we hone your skill to think critically and beyond what is conventional. Avoid the frog-in-the-well syndrome as we re-examine social norms and form new perspective of issues that touch the heart of societies.

Communication Essentials

Communication Essentials aims to develop written and spoken communicative competence in you by exposing you to a range of contemporary issues from different disciplinary perspectives. You will learn to carry out research, read critically, write effectively and express yourself confidently while developing a global view, an awareness of cultural intelligence and of self in relation to society.

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