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Bachelor of Arts (Eastern Languages) | Major in Chinese (Revised in 2017)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Bachelor of Arts (Eastern Languages)
Short name : B.A.  (Eastern Languages)


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts Program in Eastern Languages (Revised in 2017) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Have knowledge and skills in Chinese and Japanese languages, and be able to effectively apply them to working.
(2) Be able to think, analyze,and be creative by applying knowledge and experience related to Chinese and Japanese languages​ to apply in their working and problem solving.
(3) Have skills in communication in Chinese, Japanese, and English languages, research analysis, use of information technology and modern management.
(4) Have moral, ethical and academic and professional ethics. Be responsible to the society and have social readiness skills which are necessary for work and living in a transforming society.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 141 credits consisting of:

General education course
Specific requirement course
      
- Core course   
      - Mandatory course                                                                      
      - Elective course                                                            
Free elective course                         

30 credits
105 credits
24 credits
60 credits
21 credits
6 credits

There are 2 plans of study, Plan A and Plan B. Students who choose to study in Plan A will receive only one degree certificate from Khon Kaen University. Students in Plan B will study at Khon Kaen University in the first and fourth years and will study at Southwest University, People's Republic of China in the second and third years, and will receive 2 degree certificates, one form Khon Kaen University and another one from Southwest University.


4. COURSES

General Education Courses  (30  credits)         
Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. Please click on each course name to see the course description.

 

Credits

Language Courses        
000 101 English I
000 102 English II     
000 103 English III       
000 104 English IV

12
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Social Sciences Courses
000 153 Local Wisdom

3
3 (3-0-6)

Mathematics and Science Courses    
000 174 Learning Skills
000 175 Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
000 160 Basic Computer and Information Technology

6
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
No credit*

*000 160: Students must learn by themselves in the university's e-Learning system or apply for training on various topics specified by the university. Classroom instruction is not provided and credits are not counted. Students must take the test in the e-Testing system according to the criteria set by the university.                           

Faculty’s General Education Courses

9

Social Sciences Courses
HS 420 001 Cross-cultural Literacy
HS 430 001 Community-Based Learning

Language Courses (Foreign Language 1)
Students are required to register for one of the following foreign language courses (3 credits) or any additional courses offered later.

HS 311 001 Chinese I
HS 321 001 Basic Japanese I
HS 331 001 Korean I
HS 911 101 Khmer I
HS 921 101 Laotian I
HS 931 101 Burmese I
HS 941 101 Vietnamese I
HS 951 101 Bahasa Indonesia I

6
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

3

 

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Note: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)

 

Specific Requirement Courses  (105 credits)
Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later.

 

Credits

Core Courses
Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later.

24

HS301801 East Asia Culture
HS301802 East Asia History
HS301803 Introduction to Linguistics
HS301804 East Asia Literature Analysis
HS303805 Seminar in East Asia Languages
HS303806 Research Methodology in East Asia Languages Asia Languages
HS304807 Business Culture in East Asia
HS304808 Current Issue in East Asia

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

Mandatory Courses

60

Students are required to register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 60 credits. 

HS311101 Elementary Chinese I
HS311102 Elementary Chinese II (#HS311101)
HS311201 Chinese Listening and Speaking in Everyday Life
HS311202 Communication Chinese Listening and Speaking (#HS311201)
HS312103 Intermediate Chinese I (#HS311002 OR #HS311102)
HS312104 Intermediate Chinese II (#HS312103)
HS312203 Chinese for Conversation and Discussion (#HS311002 OR #HS311102)
HS312204 Academic Chinese Listening and Speaking (#HS312203)
HS312205 Chinese Comprehensive Reading (#HS311002 OR #HS311102)
HS312206 Chinese Critical Reading (#HS312205)
HS312207 Chinese Writing (#HS311102)
HS312601 Business Chinese Conversation
HS313105 Advanced Chinese I (#HS312104)
HS313106 Advanced Chinese II (#HS313105)
HS313208 Chinese News Reading (#HS312206)
HS313301 Chinese Grammar (#HS312104)
HS313602 Business Chinese (#HS312601)
HS313603 Chinese for Tourism (#HS313105)
HS313604 Business Chinese Writing 
HS313796 Practicum
HS314209 Thai to Chinese Translation (HS313106)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6) (Not counted)
3 (0-6-3)
2 (3-0-6)

Elective Courses

21

(1) Elective courses of the Chinese major

18

Students are required to choose to register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 48 credits.

HS312401 Chinese Art and Culture
HS312402 Chinese Proverb Tales (#HS311102)
HS312403 Chinese Trade Culture (#HS311102)
HS313404 Ancient Chinese (#HS313105)
HS313501 Chinese Literature (#HS313105)
HS314210 Chinese to Thai Translation (#HS313106)
HS314605 Business Chinese Newspaper Reading (#HS313602)
HS314701 Contemporary Chinese Economy
HS314702 Principles of Business Chinese Management (#HS313602)
HS314785 Cooperative Education in Chinese (#HS313106)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
9

(2) Restricted elective courses (Foreign Language 2)

3

Students are required to register and pass at least one of the following foreign language courses. The chosen language course must conform with the language course registered in the General Education category.

HS311002 Chinese II (#HS311001 or #HS311102)*
HS321002 Basic Japanese II (#HS321001)
HS331002 Korean II (#HS331101 or #407101)
HS911102 Khmer II (#HS911101 or #HS427111)
HS921102 Laotian II (#HS921101 or #427212 or #427212)
HS931102 Burmese II (#HS931101 or #427311)
HS941102 Vietnamese II (#HS941101 or #427411)
HS951102 Bahasa Indonesia I (#HS951101 or #427511)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

*Chinese majoring students must not choose HS311002 Chinese Language 2.

Note 1: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)
Note 2: *Student must pass the course #XXX XXX first.


Free Elective Courses  (6 credits)         
Students are required to register not less than 6 credits of free elective courses offered by Khon Kaen University or another educational institution. The course registration must be approved by the Program Committee.


5. SAMPLE STUDY PLAN

 

FOR PLAN A

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 101
HS 301 801
HS 301 802
HS 311 101
HS 311 201
HS 420 001
HS XXX XXX

English I
East Asia Culture
East Asia History
Elementary Chinese I
Chinese Listening and Speaking in Everyday Life
Cross-Cultural Literacy
General Education Course (Foreign Language 1)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3

 

Total credits

21


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 102
000 174
HS 301 803
HS 301 804
HS 311 102
HS 311 202
HS XXX XXX

English II
Learning Skills
Introduction to linguistics
East Asia Literature Analysis
Elementary Chinese II
Communication Chinese Listening and Speaking
Elective Course (Foreign Langugae 2)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 103
HS 312 103
HS 312 203
HS 312 205
HS 312 207
HS 312 XXX
XXX XXX

English III
Intermediate Chinese I
Chinese for Conversation and Discussion
Chinese Comprehensive Reading
Chinese Writing
Major Elective Course
Elective Course

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3
3

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 104
HS 312 104
HS 312 204
HS 312 206
HS 312 601
HS 312 XXX
XXX XXX

English IV
Intermediate Chinese II
Academic Chinese Listening and Speaking
Chinese Critical Reading
Business Chinese Conversation
Major Elective Course
Elective Courses

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3
3

 

Total credits

21


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 303 805
HS 313 105
HS 313 208
HS 313 301
HS 313 602

Seminar in East Asia Languages
Advanced Chinese I
Chinese News Reading
Chinese Grammar
Business Chinese

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

 

Total credits

15


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 303 806
HS 313 106
HS 313 603
HS 313 604
HS 313 796
HS 313 XXX

Research Methodology in East Asia Languages
Advanced Chinese II
Chinese for Tourism
Business Chinese Writing
Practicum
Major Elective Course

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6) (Not counted)
3

 

Total credits

15


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 153
000 176
HS 430 001
HS 304 807
HS 304 808
HS 314 209

Local Wisdom
Creative Entrepreneurs
Community-Based Learning
Business Trade Culture in East Asia
Current Issue in East Asia
Thai to Chinese Translation

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

 

Total credits

18


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2*

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 314 785

or

HS 314 XXX

Cooperative Education in Chinese

 

Major Elective Course

9

 

9

 

Total credits

9

*For students who do not choose to study the Cooperative Education in Chinese, they can choose to study the elective courses of the major for 6 credits instead.

Total = 141 Credits


FOR PLAN B

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 101
HS 301 801
HS 301 802
HS 311 101
HS 311 201
HS 420 001
HS XXX XXX

English I
East Asia Culture
East Asia History
Elementary Chinese I
Chinese Listening and Speaking in Everyday Life
Cross-Cultural Literacy
General Education Course (Foreign Language 1)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3

 

Total credits

21


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 102
000 103
000 174
HS 301 803
HS 301 804
HS 311 102
HS 311 202

English II
English III
Learning Skills
Introduction to linguistics
East Asia Literature Analysis
Elementary Chinese II
Communication Chinese Listening and Speaking

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 312 103
HS 312 203
HS 312 205
HS 312 207
HS 312 XXX
XXX XXX
HS XXX XXX

Intermediate Chinese I
Chinese for Conversation and Discussion
Chinese Comprehensive Reading
Chinese Writing
Major Elective Course
Elective Course
General Education Course (Foreign Language 2) 

3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3
3
3

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 312 104
HS 312 204
HS 312 206
HS 312 601
HS 312 XXX
XXX XXX

Intermediate Chinese II
Academic Chinese Listening and Speaking
Chinese Critical Reading
Business Chinese Conversation
Major Elective Course
Elective Course

3 (3-0-6)
3 (2-2-5)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3
3

 

Total credits

18


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 303 805
HS 313 105
HS 313 208
HS 313 301
HS 313 602

Seminar in East Asia Languages
Advanced Chinese I
Chinese News Reading
Chinese Grammar
Business Chinese

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

 

Total credits

15


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 303 806
HS 313 106
HS 313 603
HS 313 604
HS 313 796
HS 313 XXX

Research Methodology in East Asia Languages
Advanced Chinese II
Chinese for Tourism
Business Chinese Writing
Practicum
Major Elective Course

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (0-6-3) (Not counted)
3

 

Total credits

15


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 176
000 104
000 153
HS 430 001
HS 304 807
HS 304 808
HS 314 209

Creative Entrepreneurs
English IV
Local Wisdom
Community-Based Learning
Business Culture in East Asia
Current Issue in East Asia
Thai to Chinese Translation

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

 

Total credits

21


 

4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2*

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 314 785

or

HS 314 XXX

Cooperative Education in Chinese

 

Major Elective Course

9

 

9

 

Total credits

9

*For students who do not choose to study the Cooperative Education in Chinese, they can choose to study the elective courses of the major for 6 credits instead.

 

Total = 141 Credits


6. QUALIFICATION

An applicant must have completed 6 years of high school (Matayom 6).


7. COOPERATION

1) Southwest University, People's Republic of China
2) Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, People's Republic of China


8. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Dr. Onanong Insaard (ionano@kku.ac.th)
Asst. Prof. Dr. Benyatip Suphakalin
Dr. Watcharapon Sirisuwilai
Dr. Kullayanee Kittopakarnkit
Mr. Atichat Khamphuang

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