School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) is the newest School to be established at TP, adding a new dimension to the wide spectrum of courses offered. HSS adopts a multidisciplinary approach and aims to offer courses in humanities and social sciences with a focus on people-oriented specialisations. The school promotes a broad-based and holistic curriculum that will prepare students to meet the needs and face the challenges of a rapidly-changing world.
HSS graduates will acquire market-relevant knowledge and develop practical and adaptable skills through a curriculum that comprises diploma core and elective subjects. In addition, the Polytechnic-wide core modules on character education and lifelong skills help lay the foundation for the graduates’ personal and interpersonal effectiveness. It is the ultimate aim of HSS to help each graduate make a difference in their chosen career.
The School has a team of dedicated academic staff from a broad industry background. Their extensive industry knowledge and experience, coupled with many years of curriculum development and teaching experience, help to ensure the quality of the programmes on offer.
Currently the school offers three full-time diploma courses:
- Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education
- Diploma in Social Sciences in Gerontology
- Diploma in Psychology Studies
Our school also provides professional development for adult learners through part-time courses:
- Specialist Diploma in Gerontology (Optimal Ageing Practice)
- Introduction to Behavioural Insights
- Research Methods
- Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia
- Basic Counselling
- Basics of Research Methods – A Hands On Approach
- Statistical Analysis – A Hands On Approach
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So whether you are a student looking for further education in humanities and social sciences, or an organisation exploring opportunities for collaboration, we hope you will find what you are looking for from our website. Do contact us if you would like to find out more.
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS), the newest academic school in Temasek Polytechnic, has its beginnings in the Interdisciplinary & General Studies Department (IGS).
IGS was established in 2001 as an academic department with a mission to create and deliver learning experiences for students to explore beyond their chosen disciplines and prepare them for an interdisciplinary world. Through its broad spectrum of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects (CDS) in the arts, humanities and social sciences, IGS successfully established itself as the key provider of CDS in the polytechnic.
In October 2007, IGS became a full-fledged academic school in the humanities and social sciences - School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS).