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Bachelor of Arts (Western Languages) | Marjor in French (Revised in 2017)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

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


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts Program in Western Languages (Revised in 2017) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Have knowledge and skills in English, Western languages ​​and cultures, especially Spanish, German or French, and be able to effectively apply them to works.
(2) Be able to think, analyze,and be creative by applying knowledge and experience related to Western languages ​​and cultures to apply in their works and problem solving.
(3) Have skills in communication, planning, 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 work and living in a transforming society.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 147 credits consisting of:

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

30 credits
111 credits
24 credits
72 credits
48 credits
24 credits
15 credits
6 credits


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
000 145 Leadership and Management

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  (111 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

HS 701 601 Western Languages and History                            
HS 701 602 Cultures of Western Nations
HS 703 301 Western languages Translation into Thai
HS 703 302 Thai Translation into Western Languages (#HS703301)*
HS 703 501 European Literature
HS 703 801 Western Languages for Hotel
HS 703 802 Western Languages for Tourism        
HS 704 901 Research Methodology in Western Languages

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)

Major Courses

72

Mandatory Courses

48

Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 48 credits. For students without basic knowledge of French, students are required to register the courses HS731103 and HS731105. For students with basic knowledge of French, students are required to register the courses HS731104 and HS731106.            

HS 731 103 French for Beginners
HS 731 104 French I
HS 731 105 French for Communication in Everyday life
HS 731 106 French II
HS 731 201 French Listening and Speaking I
HS 731 202 French Reading I
HS 732 107 French III
HS 732 108 French IV
HS 732 203 French Writing I
HS 732 204 French for Listening and Speaking II
HS 732 205 French Reading II
HS 732 301 Introduction to French Linguistics
HS 733 109 French V
HS 733 110 French VI
HS 733 206 French Writing II
HS 733 207 French Discussion and Public Presentation
HS 733 302 French Phonetics and Phonology
HS 733 796 Practicum
HS 734 111 French VII

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

Elective Courses

24

(1) Elective courses of the Spanish major

21

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 21 credits.

HS 731 101 Fundamental French I
HS 731 102 Fundamental French II
HS 733 208 French Creative Writing
HS 733 501 French Masterpieces
HS 733 801 French for Secretarial Work
HS 733 802 French for Airline Ground Service
HS 734 209 Academic French Reading and Writing
HS 734 303 French Morphological and Syntactic Analysis
HS 734 401 French Interpretation
HS 734 402 Teaching French as a Foreign Language
HS 734 403 French and Testing
HS 734 502 French Poetry
HS 734 503 French Literary Works of the Francophone Countries
HS 734 601 France Today
HS 734 602 Asian Societies and Cultures in French Literature
HS 734 802 French for Tourism in the Mekong Sub-region
HS 734 803 French-Thai Relations
HS 734 804 French for Business
HS 734 761 Seminar in French
HS 734 785 Cooperative Education

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)
6

*Students who are enrolled in HS734785 will have to go through preparation training provided by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences before going to the Cooperative Education.

(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.

HS 311 002 Chinese II (#HS311001 or #HS311102)* 
HS 321 002 Basic Japanese II (#HS321001)*
HS 331 002 Korean II (#HS331101 or #407101)*
HS 911 102 Khmer II (#HS911101 or #HS427111)*
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 (3-0-6)
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) Minor courses

15

Students can choose to study only one of the minors offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and other minors of  Khon Kaen University that will be offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 15. Registering minors must be approved by the advisor and / or the Program Committee.

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

000 101
000 174
HS 701 601

HS 731 103
or

HS 731 104
or

HS 731 201

XXX XXX

English I
Learning Skills
Western Languages and History

French for Beginners
or

French I
or

French Listening and Speaking I

Free elective course

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

18


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 102
HS 420 001
HS 430 001
HS 701 602

HS731 105
or

HS 731 106
or

HS 731 202

XXX XXX

English II
Cross-cultural Literacy
Community-Based Learning
Cultures of Western Nations

French for Communication in Everyday Life
or

French II
or

French Reading I

Free elective course

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

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 103
000 145
HS 732 105
HS 732 203
HS 712 204
XXX XXX
HS XXX XXX

English III
Leadership and Management
French III
French Writing I

French for Listening and Speaking II
Minor course
General Education Course (Foreign Language 1)

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
2 (1-2-2)
3
3

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 104
000 175
HS 732105
HS 732 205
HS 732 301
XXX XXX
HS XXX XXX

English IV
Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
French IV
French Reading II
Introduction to French Linguistics
Minor course
Elective (Foreign Language 2)

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

 

Total credits

21


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 703 301
HS 703 501
HS 703 801
HS 733 109
HS 733 206
HS 733 302
XXX XXX

Western languages Translation into Thai
European Literature
Western Languages for Hotel
French V
French Writing II

French Phonetics and Phonology
Minor course

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


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 703 302
HS 703 802
HS 733 110
HS 733 207
HS 733 796

HS 73X XXX
XXX XXX

Thai Translation into Western languages 3
Western Languages for Tourism
French VI

French Discussion and Public Presentation     
Practicum     

Major elective course
Minor course

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

 

Total credits

21

Students are required to register for HS 733 796 Practicum in the semester 2 of the third year of study,
and to do an internship in the special semester of that academic calendar.


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 704 901
HS 734 111
HS 73X XXX
XXX XXX

Research Methodology in Western languages 
French VII
Major elective courses
Minor course

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

 

Total credits

18


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 73X XXX

Major elective courses

6

 

Total credits

6

Total = 147 Credits


6. QUALIFICATION

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


7. COOPERATION

- Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
- Université de TOULON


8. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Dr. Wanrudee Kurawan Head
Asst. Prof. Chalermkiat Mina Member
Ms. Thiplada Intham Member and Secretary

 

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