1. General Education Courses
Part A: Compulsory Courses
TU100 Civic Engagement
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.
TU101 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.
TU050 English Skill Development
Practice basic skills for listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English through an integrated method. Students will acquire a basis to continue to study English at a higher level.
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.
TU107 Digital Skill and Problem Solving
Basic computational thinking skill for solving problems and developing new social and economic opportunities. Efficient access and search for information. Information reliability evaluation. Filtering and managing information systematically. Ethical digital usage and professional online communication.
TU108 Self-Development and Management
Coping with and adaptation to university life. Development of social skill and emotional intelligence. Self-understanding and planning for the future. Personality and social etiquette. Learning to live harmoniously and respectfully with others and the society.
TU109 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mindset
Risk assessment and creating new opportunities. Thinking and planning as an entrepreneur. Decision making and entrepreneurial venture development. Business communication for delivering concept or initiative in an efficient, effective and compelling manner. Social shared value creation.
AS 125 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.
EC210 Introductory Economics
General principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. In the Microeconomics section, topics covered include the supply of and demand for goods, consumer behavior, production and costs, structure and output of production units under perfect and imperfect competitive markets, the concept of market failures, and the role of government intervention. In the Macroeconomics section, topics covered include objectives and problems in Macroeconomics, the determination of national income, money and the banking system, introduction to fiscal and monetary policies used for economic stabilization, and the application of economic indices to analyze the economic situation. In the international Economics section, topics covered include the importance of international trade and finance, as well as the conflict between free trade and market protection.
BA291 Introduction to Business
The course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the key operations of business, namely finance, accounting, marketing, human resource and production management, and management information system, placed within organizational, forms of businesses, environmental, legal and managerial context. Underlying business concepts will be discovered through the study of real-world examples and fundamental business plans.
LA100 Introduction to Law and Legal System
This course is intended to explore the scope of legal study, interrelations among laws and other sciences. Legal systems, definition, background, and sources of law will also be examined as well as legal methods, classification of laws, and fundamental concepts of law, such as rights, duties, scope of rights, and principle of good faith. General principles of law enshrined in the Civil and Commercial Code Book I, such as those concerning persons, juristic acts, and property, which are fundamental to the Thai legal system are also discussed.
PY200 General Psychology
Psychological concepts understanding human behavior such as biological foundations, perception, learning, cognition, human development, emotions and motivation, personality, society, and psychological disorders
PD201 Principle of Law for Social Justice
Key principles that underpin the theory and practice of the rule of law in different societies; the dynamics between religious, societal, and legal norms; the interrelationship of legal systems and their respective societies; legal principles, and the application of those principles for further analyzing the conduct of the rule of law in different national contexts.
PD202 Intercultural Communication
Intercultural communication theories; roles of culture; cultural values; verbal and non-verbal behavior; English as a lingua franca, stereotypes, social groups, gender, identity, cultural awareness; intercultural communicative competence.
PD203 Presentation and Public Speaking
Skills for public speaking in various settings; development of leadership characteristics, selection of relevant material for effective presentation.
PD204 Data Science
Interdisciplinary approaches to mathematics, statistics, computer and problem solving to extract insights from data for analytical purposes; innovative methods of gathering and analyzing data; effective analysis of big data for problem solving and decision making.
PD205 Multilateralism and International Organisation
Multilateralism and international organizations after World War II; collaboration between countries in areas of peace and security, human rights, monetary policy and economics; concept of world order and global governance through multilateralism and international organizations; role of major powers and other countries in the international arena.
THS301 Social Science Research Method
Basic principles and techniques of social science research; theoretical approaches and epistemology; critical enagement with the literature; research design; data collection methods; quantitative and qualitative reseach; evaluation of results.
THS101 Listening and Speaking
Listening and speaking skills; spoken grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and expressions; analysis of linguistic and cultural factors contributing to awareness of the differences and enhancement of effective communication.
Reading skills and techniques; analysis and synthesis of reading text; finding the main points and their relation, finding the subsidiary points and their relations, summarizing text.
Components and patterns of written text; development of writing skills and techniques; generating ideas or information and presenting supports in an essay.
Development of translation skills and techniques, particularly through analyses of texts from Thai literature, magazines, and newspapers, as well as audio-visual materials on subjects related to Thai culture and society. Improvement of language skills for professional and academic usage.
THS241 Thai History
Historical dimension of Thai politics, economics, socio-cultural contexts, and social developments.
THS343 Society and Culture of Thailand
Investigating diverse aspects of Thai society and culture based upon case studies from social science research by Thai and international scholars emphasizing analytical and critical approaches
THS374 Thai Politics
The patterns and unique characteristics of Thai politics, examining influencial factors, such as, historical, social, and economic development, as well as changes in the political structure. Included is a survey of political and governmental issues.
THS400 Seminars in Thai Studies
Seminars in Thai Studies provides an opportunity for students to discuss and present on a variety of specialist topics introduced by the lecturer.
THS409 Selected Topics in Thai Studies
A selected topic in current social and economic issues of Thailand.
Internship is built around working eight hours a day for 15 weeks with a government agency, political party, or business company. Students are given an assignment and are evaluated by the organization. Students must write a report reflecting how the goals and objectives of their internship are met or missed, description of the organization/business and their mission, and what students have learned from their internship. The report must include what they have learned and their observations on how the real world works.
THS492 Research Project
Qualitative and quantitative research, research design, literature review and writing of research outline; conducting research under supervision.
THS320 Advanced Thai
Further development of skills, particularly through analyses of texts from Thai literature, magazines, and newspapers, as well as audio-visual materials on subjects related to the Thai culture and society. Improvement of language skills for practical work and academic usages.
THS321 Contemporary Thai Literature
Thai literature since World War II with an emphasis on close reading of selected texts in relation to their social, political and cultural contexts.
THS322 Art and Architecture of Thailand
The characteristics and development of art and architecture in Thailand from the Sukhothai Period to the present and the influence of other civilizations on Thai art and architecture.
THS324 Thai Dance and Music
The principles and fundamental theories of Thai Dance, as well as demonstrations of standard Thai Dance for further learning. An introduction to the basic elements of music, the art of music, stylistic characteristics and a brief overview of the history of Western and ASEAN classical music, folk music, and period of music. Students will develop their capacity to understand and appreciate music.
THS429 Selected Topics in Languages, Arts, and Literature
A selected topic in contemporary language, arts and literature at national and regional levels
THS231 Thai Cuisine
The philosophy and origin of Thai cuisine as well as its basic techniques and ingredients; methods of blending and balancing the varied flavors to create a stimulating array of tastes; demonstrations included.
THS233 Media and Entertainment in Thailand
A survey of the role of mass media in Thai society, national policies on media, control and the relationship between the media and the government, as well as other institutions with emphasis on the media’s rights and responsibilities to society.
THS331 Traditional Thai Medicine and Massage
History and development of traditional Thai medicine, theoretical concepts, types of treatment with herb, massage, herbal sauna, and other curative applications; traditional Thai medicine and health care, and its integration into the country’s health care system; basic knowledge in human anatomy and physiology necessary for Thai massage, its history, benefits and limitations, and steps, postures and the etiquette of Thai massage; demonstrations included.
THS332 Business in Thailand
Doing business in a Thai context; social characteristics of the business environment; with an emphasis on Thai business management; Thailand’s most important companies and SMEs, trade and investment, tourism industry, trends and directions, strengths and weaknesses of Thailand’s global market position.
THS439 Selected Topics in Industry and Hospitality
A selected topic in the service sector and hospitality
THS242 Buddhism in Thailand
An examination of the role of Buddhism in Thailand including practices and doctrine, sects and organizational structure as well as the function of Thai religious institutions in a social and political context
THS341 Modern Thai History
An interdisciplinary exploration of modern Thai history in the social and political aspects, from the Bangkok period (1782 A.D.) to the modern nation-state of the present time. Emphasis on the modern era when the kingdom confronted western colonization, and its reactions from within, as well as a series of nationwide reforms, and the processes of change and persistence of the nation-state up to the present.
THS344 Ethnic and Religious Pluralism in Thai Society
The history, culture, religion, social structure, relationships and integration of ethnic groups in Thailand such as the hill tribe, Muslim, and Chinese communities; with a field study included.
THS353 Economic Development of Thailand
Thai economic development in comparative perspective; trends in long-term perspective, growth and crises; role of agriculture; industrial policy and development; role of foreign investment; government, state enterprises and private sector; debates over ethnicity, and entrepreneurship in Thailand; service and informal sectors; demographic change, employment and migration; education and human resource development; environmental challenges; trends in income distribution; poverty measurement and policies; financial sector development; regional, global trade and capital movements.
THS441 Gender and Sexuality in Thailand
Analyzing the determination of gender categories in the Thai context; structure, role, status, and social obligations and practices in Thai society based upon gender role expectation; political and economic issues of sexuality.
THS449 Selected Topics in Social Issues
A selected social topic such as popular culture, film studies, fashion and textiles, and tourism
THS271 Development of Southeast Asia
Historical background and development of countries in Southeast Asia before World War II
THS272 Development of Mainland Southeast Asia Countries
History and development of mainland Southeast Asian countries after World War II
THS273 Development of Maritime Southeast Asia Countries
History and development of maritime Southeast Asian countries after World War II
THS371 Multiculturalism in Southeast Asia
Cultural diversity in Southeast Asia, political recognition of cultural differences, cultural assimilation, cultural change, and cultural competition
THS381 Political-Security Cooperation in ASEAN
Principles of cooperation in ASEAN and its framework in political security cooperation
THS382 Economic Cooperation in ASEAN
Principles of cooperation in ASEAN and its framework in economic cooperation
THS383 Socio-Cultural Cooperation in ASEAN
Principles of cooperation in social and economic dimensions
THS496 Seminar on Current Issues in Southeast Asia
Seminar in Current Issues in Southeast Asia in social and economic dimensions
CHI101 Chinese Listening and Speaking
Intermediate Chinese communication: the alphabets, tones, basic conversational skills, and grammar. Intermediate speaking and listening
CHI102 Chinese Reading
Reading techniques, surveying the text, finding the main points and their relation, finding the subsidiary points and their relations, summarizing text.
CHI103 Chinese Writing
Fundamentals and techniques of written expository and persuasive composition. Analysis of literary, exposition, and persuasive texts.
CHI241 Chinese History
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.
CHI242 Chinese Culture and Society
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.
CHI246 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.
CHI255 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.
CHI353 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.
CHI358 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.
CHI362 Politics in China
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.
CHI378 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.
IDS100 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.
IDS101 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.
IDS102 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.
IDS240 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.
IDS241 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.
IDS246 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.
IDS247 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.
IDS249 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.
IDS260 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.
IDS345 Indian Science and Information Technology
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
IDS386 Indian Dance and Performing Art
Indian Classical Dance, Bollywood Dance, Indian Folk Dance: technique, movement, musical rhythm, phrases, and choreography.