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Bachelor of Arts in English (Revised in 2018)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

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


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts in English (Revised in 2018) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:

(1) Have knowledge and skills in English and be able to effectively apply them to working in the field of English.
(2) Be able to think, analyze,and be creative by applying knowledge and experience related to English ​​and cultures to apply in their works and problem solving.
(3) Have skills in communication, analysis, research, 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 working and living in a transforming society.
(5) Be able to work with others under various societies and cultures.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 138 credits consisting of:

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

30 credits
102 credits
15 credits
57 credits
30 credits
6 credits


4. COURSES

General Education Courses  (30  credits)         
Students are required to choose two courses (6 credits) of the following foreign language courses or other courses offered later. Both courses must conform with each other. For example, if you choose to study Chinese I, you will also choose to study Chinese II. The language of the courses must not duplicate the course in the ASEAN language category. Please click on each course name to see the course description.

 

Credits

Language Courses       

HS 311 001 Chinese I
HS 311 002 Chinese II (#HS311001 OR #HS311102)
HS 312 103 Intermediate Chinese I  (#HS311002 OR #HS311102)
HS 312 104 Intermediate Chinese II (#HS312103)
HS 321 001 Basic Japanese I
HS 321 002 Basic Japanese II (#HS321001)
HS 322 003 Intermediate Japanese I (#HS321002)
HS 322 004 Intermediate Japanese I (#HS322003)
HS 331 001 Korean I 
HS 331 002 Korean II (#HS331001 OR #407101)
HS 332 101 Korean III (#HS331002 OR #407102 OR #407102)
HS 332 102 Korean IV (#HS332101 OR #407211)
HS 711 101 Basic Spanish I
HS 711 102  Basic Spanish II (#HS711101 OR #406103)
HS 711 104 Spanish II (#HS711103 OR HS711102)
HS 711 201 Spanish for Listening and Speaking I
HS 711 202 Spanish for Listening and Speaking II (#HS711201)
HS 721 101 German for Communication I
HS 721 102 German for Communication II (#409101 OR #HS721101)
HS 721 105 German Listening and Speaking I
HS 721 106 German Listening and Speaking II (#HS721105)
HS 731 101 Fundamental French I
HS 731 102 Fundamental French II (#HS731101)
HS 732 107 French III (#HS731102 OR #HS731105 OR #HS731106)
HS 732 108 French IV (#HS732107)
HS 911 103 Intermediate Khmer I (#HS911102)
HS 911 104 Intermediate Khmer II  (#HS911103)
HS 931 103 Intermediate Burmese I 
HS 931 104 Intermediate Burmese II (#HS931103)
HS 941 103 Intermediate Vietnamese I
HS 941 104 Intermediate Vietnamese II (#HS941103)
HS 951 103 Intermediate Bahasa I
HS 951 104 Intermediate Bahasa II

12

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

Social Sciences Courses
000 145 Leadership and Management

3
3 (3-0-6)

Mathematics and Science Courses    
000 174 Learning Skills
000 176 Creative Entrepreneurs
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

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

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)

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

 

Specific Requirement Courses (102 credits)
Students are required to 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.

15

HS 111 001 English Pronunciation
HS 111 006 English Reading Comprehension
HS 111 008 English Paragraph and Essay Writing
HS 111 101 Introduction to English Linguistics
HS 111 201 Introduction to English Literature

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

Specialized Education Courses

57

Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 57 credits. 

Language Skill Courses

HS 111 002 English Listening and Speaking in Everyday Life
HS 111 009 Social and Business Correspondence
HS 112 003 English Discussion on Current Issues (#HS111002)
HS 112 004 English Listening and Note-Taking (#HS111002)
HS 112 007 English Academic Reading (#HS111006)
HS 113 005 English Public Speaking (#HS112003)
HS 113 010 Advanced English Writing (#HS111008)
HS 114 801 Research in English Language Studies (#HS113010)


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

Linguistics Courses

HS 111 102 English Phonetics and Phonology
HS 112 103 English Morphology and Syntax (#HS111101)
HS 113 104 English Semantics and Pragmatics (#HS111101)
HS 113 105 Sociolinguistics


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

Literature Courses

HS 112 202 English Literature and Contemporary World
HS 112 203 English Prose
HS 112 204 Literary Theories
HS 113 205 English Poetry



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

Translation Courses

HS 112 401 English to Thai Translation
HS 112 402 Thai to English Translation
HS 113 409 Introduction to Interpretation



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

Elective Courses

27

Students are required to choose to register only one group of the following courses for 21 credits. Students are also required to register HS 114 785 or HS 114 796 for 6 credits.

Interpretation and Translation Group

HS 113 403 News and Documentary Translation
HS 113 404 Translation of Business English Documents
HS 113 405 Literary Translation
HS 113 406 Audiovisual Translation
HS 113 407 Translation of Science and Technology
HS 113 408 Translation of Legal Translation
HS 114 410 Consecutive Interpretation (#HS113409)
HS 114 411 Simultaneous Interpretation (#HS113409)

21

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
)

Business English Group
Students who choose to study the Business English group are required to register the compulsory Business English courses for 15 credits and the Business English elective courses for 6 credits.

21

(1) Business English Required Courses

HS 113 501 International Culture in Business 
HS 113 502 Business English Translation 
HS 113 503 English for Business Correspondence 
HS 113 504 Oral Conversation in Business English 
HS 113 505 Reading and Writing Reports in Business English

15

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

(2) Business English Elective Courses

HS 113 506 Special Project in Business English
HS 113 507 English for Hotel Business
HS 113 508 English for Tourism Business
HS 113 509 English for Aviation
HS 113 510 English for Health Care Business
HS 113 511 English for Business Event Management
HS 113 512 English for Public Relations
HS 113 513 English for Mass Media
HS 113 514 English for Secretary
HS 113 515 English for International Trade
HS 113 516 English for Sales and Purchasing
HS 113 517 English for Marketing and Advertising
HS 113 518 English for Logistics

6

3 (1-4-4)
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)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)

English Teaching Group
Students who choose to study the Business English group are required to register the required courses for 12 credits and elective courses for 9 credits.

21

(1) English Teaching Madatory Courses

HS 113 601 Principles of Language Acquisition
HS 113 602 Second Language Curriculum Design and Development
HS 113 603 Language Testing and Assessment
HS 114 610 English as a Second Language Pedagogy

12

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

(2) English Teaching Elective Courses

HS 113 604 Technology in Language Teaching and Learning
HS 113 605 English Reading and Writing Pedagogy
HS 113 606 English Listening and Speaking Pedagogy
HS 113 607 English Grammar and Vocabulary Pedagogy
HS 113 608 Task-Based Language Teaching
HS 113 609 Teaching English for Specific Purposes

9

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

English Studies Group
Students who choose to study English Studies are required to register for 9 credits of Language and Culture courses, 6 credits of English Linguistics courses, and 6 Credits of English Literature courses.

21

(1) Language and Culture Courses

HS 113 301 English Language and Culture
HS 113 302 Global Englishes
HS 113 303 English in Popular Culture
HS 113 304 English in Cross-Cultural Communication
HS 113 305 English in Multicultural Studies

9

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

(2) Language and Culture Courses

HS 113 106 English Psycholinguistics
HS 113 107 Introduction to English Discourse Analysis
HS 113 108 English Structure

6

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

(3) Literature Courses

HS 113 206 Feminism in English Literature
HS 113 207 English in Greek Mythology
HS 113 208 English Drama

6

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

Cooperative Education Seminars and Internships

HS 114 761 Seminar in English
HS 114 785 Cooperative Education in English  (#HS11480)
HS 114 796 English Practicum (#HS113010)

Students who choose to register the HS114 785 course are required to go through preparation training provided by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences before going to the cooperative education.               

6

3 (2-2-5)
6
6 (No credit)

ASEAN Language Courses 2
Students are required to register for and pass at least one of the following foreign language courses, which conform with the course registered in the ASEAN language 1 category.

HS 311 002 Chinese II (#HS311001 OR #HS311102)
HS 321 002 Basic Japanese II (#HS321001)
HS 331 002 Korean II (#HS331001 OR #407101)
HS 911 102 Khmer II (#HS911101 OR #427111)
HS 921 102 Laotian II (#HS921101 OR #427212 OR #427212)
HS 931 102 Burmese II (#HS931101 OR #427311)
HS 941 102 Vietnamese II (#HS941101 OR #427411)
HS 951 102 Bahasa Indonesia I (#HS951101 OR #427511)

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 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

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 174
HS XXX XXX
HS 111 001
HS 111 006
HS 111 008
HS 111 101

Learning Skills
ASEAN Languages I
English Pronunciation
English Reading Comprehension
English Paragraph and Essay Writing
Introduction to English Linguistics

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

 

Total credits

18


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS XXX XXX
HS 111 002
HS 111 009
HS 111 102
HS 111 201
HS 420 001
HS 430 001

ASEAN Languages II
English Listening and Speaking in Everyday Life
Social and Business Correspondence
English Phonetics and Phonology
Introduction to English Literature
Cross-cultural Literacy
Com munity-Based Learning

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

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS XXX XXX
000 145
HS 112 003
HS 112 004
HS 112 103
HS 112 401

Foreign Languages I
Leadership and Management
English Discussion on Current Issues
English Listening and Note-Taking
English Morphology and Syntax
English to Thai Translation

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

 

Total credits

18


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS XXX XXX
HS 112 007
HS 112 202
HS 112 203
HS 112 204
HS 112 402
HS 113 005

Foreign Languages II
English Academic Reading
English Literature and Contemporary World
English Prose
Literary Theories
Thai to English Translation
English Public Speaking

3
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


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS XXX XXX
HS 11X XXX
HS 113 010
HS 113 104
HS 113 205

Foreign Languages III
Elective
Advanced English Writing
English Semantics and Pragmatics
English Poetry

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

 

Total credits

18


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS XXX XXX
000 176
HS 113 105
HS 113 409
HS 11X XXX
HS 114 796

Foreign Languages IV
Creative Entrepreneurs
Sociolinguistics
Introduction to Interpretation
Elective
English Practicum                                   

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

 

Total credits

18

1) Students can choose to study course HS 114 796 in the semester 2 of year 3 or HS 114 785 in semester 2 of year 4.

2) Students who choose to study the course HS 114 796 must register the major elective course HS 11X XXX for 6 credits in semester 2 of year 4.


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 114 801
HS 11X XXX
XXX XXX

Research in English Language Studies
Elective
Free Elective

3 (2-2-5)
9
6

 

Total credits

18


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 114 785

or

HS 11X XXX

Cooperative Education in English

 

Elective

6

 

6

 

Total credits

6

Total = 138 Credits


6. QUALIFICATION

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


7. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Asst. Prof. Dr. Chomraj Patanasorn (chomraj@hotmail.com, chomraj@kku.ac.th)           
Asst. Prof. Sasikan Kosittrakun
Ms. Preedaporn Srisakorn
Ms. Kewalin Pawabunsiriwong
Mr. Phanupong Thumnong
Asst. Prof. Dr. Dararat Khampusaen

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