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This could be your class in NTU

Chrystal Chan checks in on various classes at NTU to see what the undergraduates are up to

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    The big sleep

    You won’t be faulted for taking a snooze when this class is in session, but you probably won’t fall asleep either. Third- and final-year psychology students who take the module, The Last Dance, get to undergo a funeral simulation named “I Died Today: An Intimate Encounter with Mortality”, where they are empowered to reflect on the meaning of life. Such experiential classes help students better understand the psychology behind death and bereavement, says Asst Prof Andy Ho, who started the course.

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    The big sleep

    You won’t be faulted for taking a snooze when this class is in session, but you probably won’t fall asleep either. Third- and final-year psychology students who take the module, The Last Dance, get to undergo a funeral simulation named “I Died Today: An Intimate Encounter with Mortality”, where they are empowered to reflect on the meaning of life. Such experiential classes help students better understand the psychology behind death and bereavement, says Asst Prof Andy Ho, who started the course.

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    Wild by nature

    Let the great outdoors be your teacher when you are a student at the Asian School of the Environment. Students specialising in geosciences head to Mono Lake in California for a five-week trip where they explore rugged terrain, make geological maps, dig trenches to uncover the Earth’s sedimentary history, and more. Camping outdoors in tents is par for the course, and an essential skill for any field geologist. Now that’s a learning experience that rocks!

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    Wild by nature

    Let the great outdoors be your teacher when you are a student at the Asian School of the Environment. Students specialising in geosciences head to Mono Lake in California for a five-week trip where they explore rugged terrain, make geological maps, dig trenches to uncover the Earth’s sedimentary history, and more. Camping outdoors in tents is par for the course, and an essential skill for any field geologist. Now that’s a learning experience that rocks!

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    Where would we brie without you?

    Say hallo to windmills, tulips, wooden clogs and plenty of cheese. All students taking a second major in food science and technology go on a two-week class trip to the Netherlands, where they get an inside look at how food is made at the Heinz, Mars and Unilever factories, not forgetting jaunts to touristy attractions like a cheese farm in Zaanse Schans.

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    Where would we brie without you?

    Say hallo to windmills, tulips, wooden clogs and plenty of cheese. All students taking a second major in food science and technology go on a two-week class trip to the Netherlands, where they get an inside look at how food is made at the Heinz, Mars and Unilever factories, not forgetting jaunts to touristy attractions like a cheese farm in Zaanse Schans.

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    Where would we brie without you?

    Say hallo to windmills, tulips, wooden clogs and plenty of cheese. All students taking a second major in food science and technology go on a two-week class trip to the Netherlands, where they get an inside look at how food is made at the Heinz, Mars and Unilever factories, not forgetting jaunts to touristy attractions like a cheese farm in Zaanse Schans.

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    PHOTO: AMIN SHAH

    Virtually fun class

    Is this the classroom or a hospital ward? Try on different VR devices and decide for yourself in this communication class run by Asst Prof Benjamin Li that looks at the effects of virtual reality on human behaviour and attitudes. For a couple of lessons, students get to see what it’s like to be immersed in a virtual world, such as embodying a patient in a hospital setting, where they can virtually pick up a bottle of medicine or read a diagnosis on a clipboard.

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    PHOTO: AMIN SHAH

    Virtually fun class

    Is this the classroom or a hospital ward? Try on different VR devices and decide for yourself in this communication class run by Asst Prof Benjamin Li that looks at the effects of virtual reality on human behaviour and attitudes. For a couple of lessons, students get to see what it’s like to be immersed in a virtual world, such as embodying a patient in a hospital setting, where they can virtually pick up a bottle of medicine or read a diagnosis on a clipboard.

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    PHOTO: KAY CHUA

    Dome you love it?

    Head to school for your very own IMAX experience as you lounge on cushy bean bags with like- minded pals. Students taking Academy Award-winning professor Ben Shedd’s Immersive Imagery class spend a few lessons under a dome, located at the School of Art, Design & Media, getting acquainted with the wonders of borderless cinematography. Get ready to be mesmerised by swirling graphics that appear to be closing in on you or feel breathtakingly close to the trapeze artist swinging right above.

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    PHOTO: KAY CHUA

    Dome you love it?

    Head to school for your very own IMAX experience as you lounge on cushy bean bags with like- minded pals. Students taking Academy Award-winning professor Ben Shedd’s Immersive Imagery class spend a few lessons under a dome, located at the School of Art, Design & Media, getting acquainted with the wonders of borderless cinematography. Get ready to be mesmerised by swirling graphics that appear to be closing in on you or feel breathtakingly close to the trapeze artist swinging right above.

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    PHOTO: KAY CHUA

    Dome you love it?

    Head to school for your very own IMAX experience as you lounge on cushy bean bags with like- minded pals. Students taking Academy Award-winning professor Ben Shedd’s Immersive Imagery class spend a few lessons under a dome, located at the School of Art, Design & Media, getting acquainted with the wonders of borderless cinematography. Get ready to be mesmerised by swirling graphics that appear to be closing in on you or feel breathtakingly close to the trapeze artist swinging right above.

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    PHOTO: KAY CHUA

    Cruise control

    As an aerospace or mechanical engineering student, you can visit the two-storey-high air-traffic control tower simulator and determine more than just the arrival and departure of planes. Decide the weather (fierce snowstorm, sunny day or heavy rain) to see how well you manage the traffic situation after adding congestion on the ground or in the air, simply with a touch of the controls in front of you. The wow factor is watching the “world” you create play out on the screen in front of you in all its 360-degree glory.

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    PHOTO: KAY CHUA

    Cruise control

    As an aerospace or mechanical engineering student, you can visit the two-storey-high air-traffic control tower simulator and determine more than just the arrival and departure of planes. Decide the weather (fierce snowstorm, sunny day or heavy rain) to see how well you manage the traffic situation after adding congestion on the ground or in the air, simply with a touch of the controls in front of you. The wow factor is watching the “world” you create play out on the screen in front of you in all its 360-degree glory.

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    All you need is patients

    Do not disturb this class in progress. Students from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine get hands-on experience when they perform an ultrasound on actors pretending to be patients, all under the watchful supervision of a faculty member. This eye-opening experience takes place during their practical skills or anatomy lessons.