1. General Education Courses

Part A: Compulsory Courses

TU100 Civic Education

Instillation of social conscience and awareness of one’s role and duties as a good global citizen.This is done through a variety of methods such as lectures, discussion of various case studies and field study outings. Students are required to organise a campaign to raise awareness or bring about change in an area of their interest.

TU 101 Thailand, ASEAN and the World

Study of significant phenomena around the world, in the ASEAN region and in Thailand in terms of their political, economic and sociocultural dimensions. This is done through approaches, theories and principles of social science research via discussion and raising examples of situations or people of interest. The purpose of this is to create a perspective of diversity, to understand the complexity of global interrelationships, to build a global mindset and to be able to challenge old paradigms and open up a new, broader worldview.

TU102 Social Life Skills

Holistic health care, addressing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, which is considered. Important skills for success in leading a happy life in society. Students learn to develop their ability in physical health care to manage stress, build emotional security, understand themselves and adapt to psychological, emotional and social problems. Students also learn to understand the meaning of aesthetics, experiencing and appreciating the relationship between art and humanity in different fields, namely visual arts, music, performing arts and architecture.

TU103 Life and Sustainability

This course provides an introduction to the importance of life-cycle systems perspectives in understanding major challenges and solutions to achieving more sustainable societies in this changing world. Students will learn about the relationship between mankind and the environment in the context of energy and resource use, consumption and development, and environmental constraints. Furthermore, an examination of social conflict and change from the life-cycle perspective will be used to develop an understanding of potential solution pathways for sustainable lifestyle modifications.

TU104 Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Development of critical thinking through questioning, analytical, synthetic and evaluation skills. Students learn how to read without necessarily accepting all the information presented in the text, but rather consider the content in depth, taking into account the objectives, perspectives, assumptions, bias and supporting evidence, as well as logic or strategies leading to the author’s conclusion. The purpose is to apply these methods to students’ own persuasive writing based on information researched from various sources, using effective presentation techniques.

TU105 Communication Skills in English

Development of English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, focusing on the ability to hold a conversation in exchanging opinions, as well as reading comprehension of academic texts from various disciplines related to students’ field of study.

TU106 Creativity and Communication

Creative thought processes, with critical thinking as an important part, as well as communication of these thoughts that lead to suitable results in social, cultural and environmental contexts, at personal, organisational and social levels.

 

Part B Select THREE from the following list

TU113 Fundamentals of Philosophy and Religions

Philosophical and religious concepts affecting man’s attitudes, morality, and ways of life. This course seeks to stimulate critical thinking through students’ analysis of diverse phenomena. This understanding can then be applied in social applications.

TU117 Development of the Modern World

The development of world societies from 1500 A.D. to the present, emphasizing linkages between economy, politics, administration, culture, and science and technology as the foundation for a transformation to the modern world.

TU124 Society and Economy

To provide guidelines for the study and analysis of society and economy. To analyze social and economic evolution in Thailand and worldwide. To emphasize the influence of culture and institutions on the social and economic system.

AS125 Introduction to ASEAN

An Introduction the history and the aims of the establishment of ASEAN community. It includes the overview of ASEAN countries in social, political, economic, cultural and ideological aspects

EC 210 Introductory Economics

 

BA 291 Introduction to Business

 

LA 100 Introduction to Law and Legal System

 

PY 211 General Psychology

 

2. Major Area Courses

2.1.1 Core Courses                                                                                                   

PD 201 Principle of Law for Social Justice

The focus of this course is to equip students with abilities to appreciate and understand key principles underpinning theory and practice of the rule of law in different societies. By examining dynamic interaction between religious, societal, and legal norms, the course aims to demonstrate the intertwined nature of legal systems and their respective societies. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate their sound knowledge in legal principles, and display competence in applying those principles to further analysing the conduct of rule of law in different national contexts. This course is intended to form a foundation for study of specific legal system relevant to student’s chosen area of specialisation in the later years of their respective degree programme.

PD 202 Intercultural Communication

Intercultural communication theories, roles of culture, cultural values, verbal and non-verbal behaviours, English as a lingua franca, stereotypes, social groups, gender, identity, cultural awareness, intercultural communicative competence

PD 203 Presentation and Public Speaking

Important skills for public speaking in various forms of event. Students learn to develop their leadership characteristics as well as the ability to select information for presentation effectively.

PD 204 Data Science

The interdisciplinary fields of mathematics, statistics, computer and problem solving to extract insights from data for analytic purposes. The course also provides students with ability to create new methods to gather and analyse data. The skills to get intuition of big data in order to analyse and use data for decision making or problem solving.

PD 205 Multilateralism and International Organisation

Study of multilateralism and international organisations after World War II which identify the collaboration between countries in areas of peace and security, human rights, monetary policy and economic partnership. World order and global governance which are functioned through multilateralism and international organisations. The power and role of major powers and other countries in international arena

PD 301 Social Science Research Methods

Basic principles, philosophy, and techniques of social science research, research design, data collection methods – quantitative and qualitative, and evaluation of research results.

 

2.1.2 Chinese Studies Specialised Courses

CHI 101 Chinese Listening and Speaking

Intermediate Chinese communication: the alphabets, tones, basic conversational skills, and grammar. Intermediate speaking and listening.

CHI 102 Chinese Reading

Reading techniques, surveying the text, finding the main points and their relation, finding the subsidiary points and their relations, summarizing text.

CHI 103 Chinese Writing

Fundamentals and techniques of written expository and persuasive composition. Analysis of literary, exposition, and persuasive texts.

CHI 121 Principles of Translations

Further development of translation skills, particularly through analyses of texts from Chinese literature, magazines, and newspapers, as well as audio-visual materials on subjects related to the Chinese culture and society.

CHI 301 Advanced Chinese

Advanced Chinese is aimed at enhancing the four basic skills in an advanced level. The course involves various themes and situations, complex sentence structures and grammatical phenomena. At the end of the course, students will be able to communicate with confident and ease; to recognize implications in discourse; to solve problems in everyday life; to compose narrative essay with Chinese written language; to master about 1000 commonly used Chinese characters and 5000 frequently used words; and to have a deeper understanding of cultural knowledge of China.

CHI 274 Introduction to Chinese Literature

History, patterns and characteristics of selected literary works from ancient until the present. Practice in critical reading about social context, moral and ethical.

CHI 241 Chinese History

The course introduces history of China from ancient times to the founding of the People’s Republic of China, however, by stressing more on the present than the past. Ancient history refers to the period of time from pre-Qin to Qing Dynasty. Modern history then focuses on the late Qing, the revolution of 1911, up to the establishment of the new China. Lecture, PowerPoint presentation assignment and a proper amount of classroom discussions will be engaged in integration. After course completion, students will also be able to perfectly and systematically understand each phase of Chinese history.

CHI 242 Chinese Culture and Society

The course introduces the cultural patterns and social structures of China in terms of both continuity and change. Through readings, lectures and discussions, the complex process of a people with a rich tradition and history moving forward is explored.

CHI 353 Economics and Business in China

The economic and business system of China, including Chinese economic and business history from colonialism, the communist revolution and economic reformation in the 1980’s until the present.

CHI 362 Politics in China

The course contents are as follows: development and evolution of politics after the establishment of the PRC, including land reform, cooperative movement, socialist transformation of ownership, the anti-rightist movement, The People’s Commune organization, the Cultural Revolution, and up until Deng Xiaoping’s reform and opening up. China political system in all aspects will be investigated; such as political party system, the system of the National People’s Congress, Central and local governments, etc.

 

2.2.1 Thematic Chinese Studies

2.2.1.1 Language, Arts and Literature

CHI 275 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature

History, patterns and characteristics of selected literary works after the Qing Dynasty until the present. Practice in critical reading about social context, moral and ethical.

CHI 276 Public Speaking

Principles and techniques in delivering speeches. Practice in speaking Chinese in public with appropriate verbal expressions and non-verbal behavior.

CHI 377 Translation Thai-English to Chinese

Principles and techniques of translating English/ Thai texts into Chinese. Practice in error recognition and correction.

CHI 378 Chinese Art and Architecture

History of Chinese arts and architecture as well as their characteristics that influence Thai society such as constructions, paintings, calligraphy, Taichi, etc.

CHI 485 Selected Topics in China (Language, Culture, Art and Literature)

Selected topic on current issues in Chinese focuses on Language, Culture, Arts and Literature.

 

2.2.1.2 Industry and Hospitality

CHI 255 Information Technology in China

This course is designed to prepare students of working in the industry in the information processing fields as well as for business and computer-related courses. Above all, it aims to provide a basic knowledge of computer hardware and software, introduce the business areas which would be applicable, provide an introduction to business organization and information systems  in China, and provide knowledge of  the capabilities  of generic  software.

CHI 356 Trade and Investment in China

An examination of the foreign investment and trade policies of China, their development, that are shaped by internal economic factors as well as China’s increasing importance as a global trading partner.

CHI 357 Marketing in China

Chinese Marketing is a business discipline that focuses on the practical application of marketing techniques in China (analysis, planning, implementation and control of designing items in order to achieve the goal), establish and maintain a mutually beneficial exchange relationship between the enterprises and target markets.

CHI 358 Business Negotiation in China

Chinese social etiquette and values of various regions: the north, the Central region, the east and the south. The course also covers principles, techniques, and skills in trade negotiation with Chinese entrepreneurs, as well as Chinese business culture.

CHI 486 Selected Topics in China (Economics and Technology)

Selected topic on current issues in China in the subject on Economics and Technology

 

2.2.1.3 Issues in Chinese Society

CHI 245 Chinese Overseas Society

There are over tens millions of overseas Chinese living across the world. The course mainly focuses on four aspects: the history of overseas Chinese, the economic and political status of overseas Chinese in local region, the local government’s policies towards overseas Chinese population, and degree of assimilation of overseas Chinese with the locals and their relationships. Comparative analysis will be used to analyze overseas Chinese communities in different countries, different regions.

CHI 246 Chinese Philosophy

A review of the history and development of classical Chinese thought and wisdom and its enduring influence on Chinese art, traditions, beliefs, way of life, and contemporary Chinese society and culture.

CHI 367 Foreign Policy in China

The course focuses intensively on China’s foreign relations and foreign policy. The main contents of the course are as follows: history of diplomatic development after the establishment of the PRC, the change of foreign policy especially the great readjustment of foreign policy after Deng Xiaoping’s reform and opening. China’s bilateral relations with other significant countries and regions, such as Sino-US relations, Sino-Soviet/Russian relations, Sino-Japanese relations, Sino-European relations, and Sino-ASEAN relations will also be examined.

CHI 368 Thailand-China Relations

The course focuses on the development of Thai-China relations, especially after the establishment of the PRC, however, by stressing more on the present than the past. Not only will the causes of isolation and hostility between the two countries be examined, factors that improve the level of relations after the establishment of diplomatic relations also be summarized.

CHI 487 Selected Topics in China (Socio-Political and Contemporary Issues)

Selected topic on current issues in China in the subject on Socio-Political and Contemporary Issues.

 

2.2.2 Skills Development

Choose ONE from the following:

CHI 491 Internship

Internship is built around working eight hours a day for 15 weeks with a government agency, political party, or business company. Students are given assigment and evaluated by the organization. Students must write report reflecing how they goals and objective of their internship are met or missed. Description of the organization / business and their mission, what students have learned from their internship. The report must include what they learned that they had not known before and their observations on how the real world works.

CHI 492 Research Project

Qualitative and qualitative research, research design, literate review and writing of research outline. Conducting research under supervision of research mentor.

 

3. Minor Area Courses

Choose and complete ONE minor area courses

3.1 Indian Studies

IDS 100 Hindi 1

IDS 101 Hindi 2

IDS 102 Hindi 3

IDS 240 Indian History

IDS 241 Culture and Society of India

IDS 252 Environment and Sustainability

IDS 260 Indian Politics

IDS 451 Indian Economic Development

IDS 385 Indian Heritage

IDS 345 Indian Science and Information Technology

3.2 Thai Studies

THS 101 Thai I (listening and speaking)

THS 102 Thai II (reading)

THS 103 Thai III (writing)

THS 121 Translation

THS 201 Religious Inter-faiths

THS 241 Thai History

THS 353 Social and Economic Development in Thailand

THS 374 Thai Politics

THS 400 Seminar on Thai studies

THS 409 Selected Topics on Thai Studies

3.3 Courses offered by International Programme