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    Default Political science at NUS. Anyone?

    I am not trying to be provocative here. I know that discussing politics is not allowed. So please, dun start.

    BUT..........if you look at the NUS website there is like in any other country a political science course.

    http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/pol/

    On the website you can read that the focus is on Asian politics and they are thinking of adding European and Latin American modules.

    If I am not wrong, the students are studying matters that cannot be openly discussed.

    Is there any student in that field that could enlighten us on the way things work for them?

    Is there a forum for the student of that faculty?

    If it is more suitable, just PM me.

    I would be interested in knowing a bit more?
    Last edited by Loupisk; 11th February 2008 at 02:21 PM.
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    Default Re: Political science at NUS. Anyone?

    why not just call the school and ask? there're contact details on the website you provided. last i remember NUS offers a range of part time courses as well, not sure if it's offered in that faculty, the staff there should have the details you need if you have a deep interest and want to sign up.

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    U have to be careful with matters concerned with political state of Singapore.Due to the nature of the laws here,expect ISD to be knocking on your door with a serious grave mistake

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    Political science is a social science subject. You learn about what politics really mean, what is fascism, communism, socialism, democracy. How all these philosophies came about, what are the tenets, what are their pluses and minuses, what worked, what didn't, what succeeded, what failed. Etc.

    In other words, quite an academic subject. And all of these can be openly discussed.

    Of course, the actual implementation and practice of these political philosophies might be a little bit hard to discuss. If you were in China, it would be ill-advised for you to criticise how the Communist Party in China implemented communism, so certainly there are some aspects of your studies which you might find some people are afraid to discuss in this land.

    However, the course will open your eyes to certain things and hopefully will help you understand why politics in different countries are different. Perhaps it will also help to break some misconceptions about ISD, dispel some fears about political discussions here, etc.

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    I am paranoid but not that much.

    Quote Originally Posted by eosdigital View Post
    U have to be careful with matters concerned with political state of Singapore.Due to the nature of the laws here,expect ISD to be knocking on your door with a serious grave mistake
    Last edited by Loupisk; 11th February 2008 at 05:41 PM.
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    Thks but political science is not my field of interest.

    I like you answer, it could serve for the threads that are asking if they should buy a mac or a pc, a black or a xhite box etc..... Will try that. Just call the resseller. Then you get the type of sentences :

    "Take a seat first."

    Later, "But Sir, everything is on the website".

    I just think that the people that are studying such subject here must have an interesting personnal profile.

    That is all.

    In fact, what would be interesting is to attend one of their classes.

    I do not know how it works here but in Europe, you can go and freely attend some university classes as long as you just sit there and listen.

    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    why not just call the school and ask? there're contact details on the website you provided. last i remember NUS offers a range of part time courses as well, not sure if it's offered in that faculty, the staff there should have the details you need if you have a deep interest and want to sign up.
    Last edited by Loupisk; 11th February 2008 at 05:52 PM.
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    Default Re: Political science at NUS. Anyone?

    Thks for this interesting answer. I tought too that the theorical part would not be a difficulty.

    But exchanging ideas and challenging them in discussions might be indeed another matter.

    I am just trying to represent myself what would be the life of a student in this field.

    Thks again for your input.



    Quote Originally Posted by waileong View Post
    Political science is a social science subject. You learn about what politics really mean, what is fascism, communism, socialism, democracy. How all these philosophies came about, what are the tenets, what are their pluses and minuses, what worked, what didn't, what succeeded, what failed. Etc.

    In other words, quite an academic subject. And all of these can be openly discussed.

    Of course, the actual implementation and practice of these political philosophies might be a little bit hard to discuss. If you were in China, it would be ill-advised for you to criticise how the Communist Party in China implemented communism, so certainly there are some aspects of your studies which you might find some people are afraid to discuss in this land.

    However, the course will open your eyes to certain things and hopefully will help you understand why politics in different countries are different. Perhaps it will also help to break some misconceptions about ISD, dispel some fears about political discussions here, etc.
    Even if I do not agree with you, I will always fight for you to have your say.

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    Default Re: Political science at NUS. Anyone?

    Ok ! Closing this thread.
    Even if I do not agree with you, I will always fight for you to have your say.

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