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 Thai Studies Specialised Courses                                                                  

THS 101 Thai I (listening and speaking)

Basic Thai communication: the alphabets, tones, basic conversational skills, and grammar. Basic speaking snd listening.

THS 102 Thai II (reading)

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

THS 103 Thai III (writing)

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

THS 121 Translation

Further development of translation 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.

THS 201 Religious Inter-faiths

Study of various religions existed in Thai people and society which influenced on value, norms and culture as well as Thai’s way of life.

THS 241 Thai History

Historical dimension of Thai politics, economics, socio-cultural contexts, and social developments.

THS 353 Social and Economic Development in Thailand

An exploration of multiple meanings, concepts and practices of social and economic development in Thailand e.g. rural vs. urban development, community-based development, participatory development, and sustainable development, through the gap between rural and urban development, the role of community members and civil organizations and their relations to the government and businesses. Possible emphasis on development that values democracy, diversity, sustainability, and selfgovernance, drawing from lessons learned from community-based initiatives involving education, community revitalization, public health, or economic issues.

THS 374 Thai Politics

The patterns and unique characteristics of Thai politics, examining influencing factors, such as, historical, social, and economic development, as well as changes in the political structure. Included is a survey of problems and issues relating to the Thai government and politics.

THS 400 Seminar on Thai studies

Seminar on Thai Studies.

THS 409 Selected Topics on Thai Studies

Selected topics on current issues in Thailand in social and economic dimensions.

 

2.2.1 Thematic Thai Studies

2.2.1.1 Language, Arts and Literature

THS 320 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.

THS 321 Contemporary Thai Literature (in translation)

Thai literature since World War II. Emphasis on close reading of selected texts in relation to their social, political and cultural contexts.

THS 322 Art and Architecture of Thailand

The characteristics and development of art and architecture in Thailand from Sukhothai Period to the present and the influences of other civilizations on Thai art and architecture.

THS 324 Thai Dances and Music Appreciation

An introduction of the principles and fundamental theories of Thai Dance, as well as demonstrations of standard Thai along with 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.

THS 429 Selected Topics on Thai Studies in Language, Arts and Literature

Selected topic on current issues in Thailand focuses on Language, Arts and Literature

 

2.2.1.2 Industry and Hospitality

THS 231 Thai Cuisine

The philosophy and origin of Thai cuisine as well as its basic techniques and ingredients. Different ways to blend and balance the varied flavors to create a stimulating array of unique tastes. Demonstrations included.

THS 233 Media and Entertainment in Thailand

A survey of the roles of mass media in Thai societies , national policies on media, control and the relationship between the media and the government, as well as other institutions. Emphasis on the media’s rights and responsibilities to the society.

THS 331 Thai Traditional Medicine

History and development of Thai traditional medicine, theoretical concept, types of treatments with herb, massage, herbal sauna, and other curative applications, Thai traditional medicine and health care, and its integration into the country’s health care system.

THS 332 Thailand in Business and Tourism Context

Business doing in Thai context, social characteristic and business environment. Economic activities related to tourism industry. Tourist behavior and related business management.

THS 439 Selected Topics on Thai Studies for Hospitality

Selected topic on current issues in Thailand in the subject on service and hospitality

 

2.2.1.3 Issues in Thai Society

THS 241 Buddhism in Thailand

An investigation of Buddhist institutions in Thailand such as sects, organizations of Buddhists, practices as well as functions and roles of various Thai religious institutions.

THS 341 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.

THS 343 Society and Culture of Thailand

Thai society and culture as investigated in diverse aspects, using case studies from various researches by Thai and international academics, emphasizing analytical and critical approaches.

THS 344 Ethnic Groups of Thailand

The history, culture, social structures, relationships and cultural integration of ethnic groups in Thailand such as the hill tribes, Muslims, and Chinese in Thailand. Field study included.

THS 449 Selected Topics on Thai Studies in Issues in Thai Society

Selected topic on interesting topics or specific issues in Thailand

 

2.2.2 Skills Development

Choose ONE from the following:

THS 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.

THS 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

CHS 101 Chinese Listening and Speaking

CHS 102 Chinese Reading

CHS 103 Chinese Writing

CHS 241 Chinese History

CHS 242 Chinese Culture and Society

CHS 246 Chinese Philosophy

CHS 255 Information Technology in China

CHS 356 Trade and Investment in China

CHS 368 Thailand-China Relations

CHS 487 Selected Topics in Socio-Political and Contemporary Issues

3.2 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 345 Science and Information Technology in India

IDS 385 Indian Cuisine and Fashion

IDS 451 Indian Economic Development

3.3 Courses offered by International Programme