GER1000 – Quantitative Reasoning

Under the new General Education (GE) Curriculum, implemented in AY2015/16, GE modules are divided into 5 pillars – Human Cultures, Singapore Studies, Thinking and Expression, Quantitative Reasoning, and Asking Questions. With this reform, there will only be one module offered under the Quantitative Reasoning pillar, which is GER1000 – Quantitative Reasoning.

For more information regarding this module, please refer here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
1) Students who are supposed to read/wish to read GER1000 in a particular Semester and are not pre-allocated the module, please appeal for the module via CORS Appeal. For request to add the module please use the queue "Request to be preallocated GER1000 in current Semester" from Round 1C (Semester 1) / Round 2A (Semester 2) onwards. 

2) Tutorials for GER1000 starts on Week 2, one week earlier than most modules.

3) From AY2017/18 onwards, all Hall Freshmen will read GER1000 in Semester 1 (refer to Module Registration & Schedule).

 

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Exemptions/Preclusions

Module Registration & Schedule

Tutorial Registration

S/U Option

Repeat Module

Appeals/Contact

 

Exemptions/Preclusions

As with all GE modules in the new curriculum, GER1000 is to be read by students matriculating in AY2015/16 onwards from the participating Faculties. For Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) students, GER1000 is to be read by students matriculating in AY2016/17 onwards.

For students matriculated in AY2016/17 onwards:

All students, including those in University Scholars Programme (USP) and University Town College Programme (UTCP), would have to read GER1000 as part of their University Level Requirements.

For students matriculated in AY2015/16 ONLY:

In line with the current arrangements, students in USP and UTCP will fulfil their University Level Requirements as part of the USP and UTCP respectively. Therefore, USP and UTCP students are exempted from reading GER1000. USP and UTCP curriculums are available here.

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Module Registration & Schedule

In order to manage the large enrolment of the module, the module will be pre-allocated to students rather than opening the module up for bidding. There will be NO physical lecture class for GER1000, thus students do not have to worry about timetable clashes. Lecture videos will be uploaded on IVLE for student’s viewing.

For majority of the students in each cohort, they will be reading GER1000 in either their first or second semester during their first year of studies. Approximately half of the cohort would be pre-allocated GER1000 in Semester 1 while the remaining half in Semester 2. Students will be pre-allocated the module either at random or by programme-based. You may refer to the table below for your respective Faculties/programmes.

For Double Degree Programme (DDP) students, your pre-allocation will be based on your Home Faculty. For Law DDP students, your pre-allocation will be based on your Host Faculty instead.
If you are pre-allocated the module in a particular Semester, it will be reflected in the CORS system by Round 1C (Semester 1) / Round 2A (Semester 2).

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you are meant to read GER1000 in a particular Semester and are not pre-allocated the module, please appeal for the module via CORS Appeal. For request to add the module please use the queue "Request to be preallocated GER1000 in current Semester".

 

Faculty/School/Programme Random allocation/Semester-based allocation/Mixed Details
Hall Residents

Semester-based allocation

Year 1 Semester 1:

Students from all Halls (listed below), except those whose Majors/Programmes state otherwise

  • Eusoff Hall
  • Kent Ridge Hall
  • King Edward VII Hall
  • Raffles Hall
  • Sheares Hall
  • Temasek Hall
  • Prince George's Park
University Scholars Programme Semester-based allocation

Year 1 Semester 1

Except DDP students

Faculty of Art & Social Science Random -
School of Computing Random -
Faculty of Science (including Pharmacy & BES) Random (except for FST, Pharmacy, BES, Com Bio, DSA)

Year 1 Semester 1:

  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Computational Biology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies*

Year 1 Semester 2:

  • Food Science & Technology
  • Pharmacy

All other Majors will be pre-allocated randomly.

School of Design & Environment

Semester-based allocation

Year 1 Semester 1:

  • Architecture (except students in UTCP or RVRC)
  • Project & Facilities Management

Year 1 Semester 2:

  • Architecture (UTCP students)
  • Real Estate
  • Industrial Design (except students in UTCP)

Year 2 Semester 1:

  • Architecture (RVRC students)
  • Industrial Design (UTCP students)
Business School

Semester-based allocation

Year 1 Semester 1:

  • Accountancy (except students in UTCP)
  • 25% of BBA students (chosen randomly)

Year 1 Semester 2:

  • Remaining BBA students
  • All UTCP students in Business School
Faculty of Engineering (including CEG)

Semester-based allocation

Year 1 Semester 1:

  • Computer Engineering (CEG)

Students who are NOT reading ES1531/GET1021 in a particular Semester will be pre-allocated this module in that same Semester.

Bachelor of Technology Semester-based allocation

August:

  • Electronics

May:

  • Mechanical
  • Chemical
  • Industrial & Management
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) Semester-based allocation Year 2 Semester 1

*depending on students’ study schedule, some BES students might read GER1000 in Year 1 Semester 2.

 

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Tutorial Registration

Students will have to attend a 2-hour tutorial class, approximately once every two weeks ("ODD" or "EVEN" weeks). This means that each student will have to attend a total of 5 tutorial classes throughout the entire Semester. For more information regarding tutorial timeslots, please refer to the Module Info Listing.

  • "Odd" sessions - Week 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. Poster presentation on Week 13.
  • "Even" sessions - Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Poster presentation on Week 12.
  • Mid-Terms on Week 7. 
  • Note: Schedule is different for BTech students reading in May.

For Bachelor of Technology students,
Due to the nature of the Bachelor of Technology programme, a tutorial group will be pre-allocated to B.Tech students based on their study schedule.

For students from other Faculties,
Students are to ballot for their own tutorial class. There are several tutorial slots for students to choose from. As with other modules, students are allowed to rank up to 20 slots. Due to the large enrolment of this module, tutorial registration for GER1000 will be done in Tutorial Iteration 1.
Students are to note that this Round begins 1 week earlier than tutorial registration for the majority of other modules. Please refer to online CORS schedule.

In order to ensure that there is a mixture of students in each tutorial class from different Faculties, a quota is set for students from different Faculties in Tutorial Round 1A & 1B.
Students from different Faculties will be divided into two groups: Science & Technology and Humanities & Social Sciences. The quota for each tutorial class will be set according to this grouping.

 

Science & Technology (S&T)

Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS)

Faculty of Science (including Pharmacy & Environmental Biology)

Faculty of Arts & Social Science (including Environmental Geography)

School of Computing

School of Design & Environment

Faculty of Engineering (including CEG)

Business School

Bachelor of Technology

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (AY2016/17 onwards)

 

After tutorial Round 1A & 1B, during the Add/Drop/Swap period, any remaining quota will be merged. All remaining vacancies will be combined for all students, regardless of Faculty, to add/drop/swap. Tutorial add/drop/swap operates on first-come-first-served basis.

Please refer to example below for further clarification.

 

Example

i. Assume for ALL tutorial groups, 25 vacancies are set out such that 13 vacancies are set aside for S&T students while 12 vacancies are set aside for H&SS students. (Students may check the quota vacancies for their respective grouping under Tutorial Balloting Reports on the CORS website).

No.

Classes

S&T Track
[Current /Max Size]

H&SS Track
[Current /Max Size]

Total
[Current /Max Size]

1

T1

[0/13]

[0/12]

[0/25]

2

T2

[0/13]

[0/12]

[0/25]

100

T100

[0/13]

[0/12]

[0/25]

Tina, a student from Faculty of Science (S&T group), wants tutorial slot T1. She ranked for T1 (1st choice), T2 (2nd choice), …, T20 (20th choice) at Tutorial Round 1A. Let’s assume after Tutorial Round 1A balloting, she is not allocated any tutorial group (i.e. all 13 vacancies set aside for S&T for T1-T20 have been taken up by other students.)

ii. After Tutorial Round 1A, tutorial slots left for Tina are:-

No.

Classes

S&T Track
[Current /Max Size]

H&SS Track
[Current /Max Size]

Total
[Current /Max Size]

1

T1

[13/13]

[5/12]

[18/25]

2

T2

[13/13]

[5/12]

[18/25]

21

T21

[0/13]

[12/12]

[12/25]

22

T22

[0/13]

[12/12]

[12/25]

100

T100

[3/15]

[2/12]

[5/25]

At Tutorial Round 1B, Tina ranked for T21 (1st choice), T22 (2nd choice), …, T40 (20th choice); even though she really wants tutorial group T1. Let’s assume, after Tutorial Round 1B balloting, she is not allocated any tutorial group.

*Note: Even though there may be vacancies left for T1-T20, Tina will not be able to secure the tutorial slots as the vacancies left are for H&SS students. Students are encouraged to view the quota vacancies for their respective grouping under Tutorial Balloting Reports on the CORS website.

iii. At Add/Drop/Swap period, vacancies left are:-

No.

Classes

Total
[Current /Max Size]

1

T1

[20/25]

2

T2

[20/25]

21

T21

[18/25]

22

T22

[18/25]

100

T100

[20/25]

At this period, the remaining vacancies left are available to all students, regardless of whether the student is from S&T or H&SS group. Tina may thus “add” tutorial group T1 to secure the slot. Since tutorial add/drop/swap operates on first-come-first-served basis, Tina has to ensure that she “adds” tutorial group T1 before other students who may wish to register for this tutorial as well.

At this period, students may also choose to “swap” tutorial groups with other students, regardless of whether the student is from S&T or H&SS group.

Students may also “drop” their tutorial group (if they have previously successfully balloted for one) and “add” another group, regardless of whether the student is from S&T or H&SS group.

 

At Manual Registration period

If you fail to secure a tutorial timeslot after all the rounds, students are required to come down physically to the Science Dean's Office at the Faculty of Science, Block S16, Level 2 from 0900hrs to 1700hrs.Students who are not pre-allocated any slots by the end of manual registration will be randomly pre-allocated a slot.

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S/U Option

Students are allowed to exercise their S/U option on GER1000.

For more information regarding S/U, please refer here.

For students matriculated in AY2015/16 ONLY: -

For students reading GER1000 in Semester 1 of his/her first academic year of study, they are able to utilize their Grade-Free First Semester to S/U this module.

For students reading GER1000 in Semester 2 of his/her first academic year of study, they are allowed to carry forward 4MCs of unused S/U from their Grade-Free First Semester to be used for GER1000 only.

Students from Bachelor of Technology may exercise their S/U option on GER1000 utilizing their Grade-Free First Semester S/U if they read the module within their first academic year of study.

This carry forward is also subject to the prevailing rules on all carry forward S/U options.

For students who opt to read GER1000 beyond his/her first academic year of study, s/he may use the 12 MCs of S/U, which can be used at any time during a student's candidature.

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Repeat Module

Students are not allowed to repeat modules they have received grade D or better, or S (Satisfactory) grade.

Since GER1000 is the only module offered under the Quantitative Reasoning pillar, in the case where a student fails GER1000 or obtain a U (Unsatisfactory) grade on it, the student would have to re-read the module in another Semester. The module will NOT be automatically pre-allocated; students would have to send in an appeal if s/he wishes to re-read the module in a particular Semester.

Grade

Required to Repeat?

Corresponding Grade if S/U

Required to Repeat?

A+

No

S

No

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

D+

U

Yes

D

F

Yes

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Appeals

All appeals regarding this module is to be sent via CORS Appeal.

  • For request to drop the module please use the queue "Request to remove preallocated module lecture and/or tutorial".
  • For request to add the module please use the queue "Request to be preallocated GER1000 in current Semester".

For any other queries, please direct them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide your Matriculation Number using your NUS email account for easier processing.

Students are reminded not to send multiple appeals/queries as this will only delay the process. Depending on the volume of appeals/queries received, response time may vary.

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Year 1 Semester 1:

-          Bachelor of Environmental Studies*

Year 1 Semester 2:

-          Food, Science & Technology

-          Pharmacy

-          Computational Biology

All other Majors will be pre-allocated randomly.