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 Busines

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 the ability to appreciate and understand key principles that underpin the theory and practice of rule of law in different societies. By examining the dynamics between religious, societal, and legal norms, the course aims to demonstrate the intertwined nature of legal systems and their respective societies. Ultimately, students should be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge in legal principles, and display competence in applying those principles to further analyzing the conduct of rule of law in different national contexts. This module is intended to form a foundation for the study of specific legal system relevant to student’s chosen area of specialization in the later years of the degree program.

PD 202 Intercultural Communication

Intercultural communication theories, roles of culture, cultural values,  verbal and non-verbal behaviors, 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 purpose. The ability to create new methods to gather and analyze data. The skills to make sense of big data in order to analyze and use data for decision makings or problem solving.

PD 205 Multilateralism and International Organisation

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

PD 301 Social Science Research Method

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 Indian Studies Specialised Courses

IDS 100 Hindi 1

Hindi language introduction, Hindi alphabets, study of Devanagari script, pronunciation, vocabulary, phrases, Hindi sentences structure, introduction of four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, introduction of basic Hindi grammar. Hindi language structure and usages, Oral and Written expressions.

IDS 101 Hindi 2

Development of proficiency in basic communication skills through analyses of texts. The language of daily communication on topics to daily life of public life such as Hindi vocabulary, sentence structure, dialogue writing, letter writing, paragraph writing, Text (Prose and Poetry), Hindi grammar, Oral and Written expressions.

IDS 102 Hindi 3

Development of skills, particularly through analyses of texts from Hindi literature, magazines, and new papers, as well as audio-visual materials on subjects related to Hindi culture and society. Improvement of language skills for practical work and academic usages.  Sentence analyses, Essay writing, Letter Writing, Text (Prose and Poetry), Story book, Hindi grammar, History of Hindi Literature and Project Works.

IDS 240 Indian History

Trace the history of India from Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic Period and Mauryan and Gupta period, various Kingdoms, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, British Rule in India, Indian Freedom for independence and India after independence.

IDS 241 Culture and Society of India

Indian culture and society: social structure, family system, marriage system, class and caste system, social life, social mobility, Sport culture and Urban and Rural Community in India.

IDS 252 Environment and Sustainability

Introduction to Environment and Sustainability; Social and political impact; Sources of risks affecting human systems; Understanding geospatial dimensions; Environment targets and indicators; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Climate Change and Disasters; Agriculture and Food Security; Urban and Rural Transformation; Role of Gender and Education; Energy and Natural Resources; Policies, strategies and essentials for sustainable future; Role of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP).

IDS 260 Indian Politics

Approaches to the Study of Indian Politics and Nature of the State in India: Liberal, Marxist and Gandhian. Indian Constitution: basic features, debates on Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles. Institutional Functioning: Prime Minister, Parliament and Judiciary. Power Structure in India: Caste, class and patriarchy. Religion and Politics: debates on secularism and communalism. Parties and Party systems in India.

IDS 451 Indian Economic Development

Indian economy, growth rate and statistics; Economic indicators; Trade and investment policies; Primary sectors contributing to economic development; Recent developments and government initiatives; Key Challenges; International Economic Organizations and India; Indian economic integration in the Asia Pacific Region; Discussion and Case studies.

IDS 400 Seminar on Indian Studies

Seminar on Indian Studies.

IDS 409 Selected Topic in Indian Studies

Selected topic on current issues in India in social and economic dimensions.

 

2.2.1 Thematic Indian Studies

2.2.1.1 Language, Arts and Literature

IDS 316 Hindi Translation

The basic principles of translation practice of translating Hindi to Thai or English and vice versa. Practice in translating various texts, such as business issues from Hindi to Thai or English, and vice versa. Translation from Hindi to English or Thai and vice versa at a higher level; practice in translating major literary works and films, principles and techniques of interpreting Hindi to English or Thai or Thai and English or Thai to Hindi.

IDS 317 Indian Literature

The Vedas, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, Manavadharmashastra, Kalidasa’s works, poems of Medieval saints, Shilappadigaram, the Jatakas and ancient tales which include Panchatantra, Hitopadesha and Kathasaritsagara.

IDS 385 Indian Heritage

Developments during the ancient, medieval and modern periods of Indian history; cultural root and undying spiritual foundation of India; salient features of Indian cultural heritage, elements of Indian cultural heritage: language, cuisine and architecture ; geographical spreading of Indian heritage through trade, learning , indentured labour or religious ambassadors; geographical narration of regional connectivity.

IDS 386 Indian Dance and Performing Art

Indian Classical Dance, Bollywood Dance, Indian Folk Dance: technique, movement, musical rhythm, phrases, and choreography.

IDS 429 Selected Topics in Language, Culture, Art and Literature

Selected topic on current issues in Indian focuses on Language, Culture, Arts and literature.

 

2.2.1.2 Industry and Hospitality

IDS 246 Indian Media

Role, objectives functions & achievements of Mass Media; Relation between Mass Media and Mass Culture and their development; Mass Media in Rural-Urban divide. Changing trends of Mass Communication under the process of globalization; Private and Public Media; Technology in the development of Media; societal implications of new technologies of information, communication and digital media.

IDS 247 Indian Film Industry

Introduction to Popular Hindi Cinema; Post-Independence Hindi Cinema; Cultural Backgrounds of Hindi Cinema; the Masala Film. Bollywood: Romance, Consumerism, and Diaspora and Bollywood in global society. Bollywood: Social Pressure and the New Economy.

IDS 345 Science and Information Technology in India

Introduction to ICT and Digital Economy; Overview of key ICT technologies like fixed, mobile, Internet, Broadband, Artificial Intelligence(AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Big Data, Three Dimensional (3D) Printing, Digital Finance and Payments, etc.; Linkages of ICT to Economic Development; Digital India and Thailand 4.0; Role of Internet, e-trade and e-commerce; Digital Infrastructure; Understanding Digital Divide; Digitalization, value chains and micro small and medium enterprise(MSME); Digital Privacy, Safety and Security; Need of new skills; Discussion and case studies.

IDS 356 Technology Innovation and Economic Development

Introduction to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI); Innovative Tools, Modes and Means; Institutions and infrastructure for STI development; STI Policy and Investments; Key Science and Technology Sectors; Research, Education and Training systems; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Technology collaborations and sharing; National and Regional STI platforms; STI for sustainable development goals (SDGs); STI initiatives, best practices and case studies from various sectors influencing social development.

IDS 449 Selected Topics in Media, Economy, and Innovation

Selected topic on current issues in India in the subject on Economics and Technology.

IDS 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 assignment and evaluated by the organization. Students must write report reflecting 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.

IDS 492 Research Project

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

2.2.1.3 Issues in Indian Society

IDS 248 Indian Ethnicity

History of ethnic group: migration and social life, races and its type in India, social and economic of different ethnic groups, issues and policies of ethnicity.

IDS 249 Indian Traditional Wellness

Origin and development of Yoga, The Yoga therapy: doctrines and Concepts. Applications of Yoga. Practical Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Dharana Dhyana, Bandha, Mudra, Shat Kriya. Methods of Teaching Yoga and Government policy towards yoga in India. Philosophy and History of Ayurveda; the Basic principles of Ayurveda; Ayurvedic treatment in the contemporary India, Government policy for Ayurvedic Industry.

IDS 364 Indian International Relations

Indian Foreign Policy: Historical origins, determinants, the institutions of policy- making. Non- Alignment Movement, major issues in Indian foreign policy, Conflict and co-operation in South Asia, India and the major power, India and the United Nations system and India and the emerging international economic order and the interaction between India and multilateral agencies.

IDS 365 Indian Legal System

Understanding about concepts of law and Indian judiciary system; the Indian legal history in context of  Common law, Adversarial system of law, process of law, Public Interest Litigation, Impartiality of judges, Judicial review, Separation of powers, Division of powers, Checks and balances, Basic structure, Collegium system in appointment of judges, and Impeachment; Integrated system of judiciary comprising of courts to administer both Central and State laws; the procedure, importance, and impacts of the functioning of Indian Judiciary.

IDS 469 Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues

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

 

2.2.2 Skills Development

Choose ONE from the following:

IDS 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 assignment and evaluated by the organization. Students must write report reflecting 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.

IDS 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 Chinese Studies

CHI 101 Chinese Listening and Speaking

CHI 102 Chinese Reading

CHI 103 Chinese Writing

CHI 241 Chinese History

CHI 242 Chinese Culture and Society

CHI 246 Chinese Philosophy

CHI 255 Information Technology in China

CHI 356 Trade and Investment in China

CHI 368 Thailand-China Relations

CHI 487 Selected Topics in Chinese Studies

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