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Bachelor of Arts (Western Languages) | Major in German (Revised in 2017)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

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


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 135 credits consisting of:

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

30 credits
99 credits
84 credits
42 credits
27 credits
15 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

000 160 Basic Computer and Information Technology

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

No credit*

Social Sciences Courses
000 147 Leadership and Management

3
3 (3-0-6)

Mathematics and Science Courses    
000 174 Learning Skills
000 175 Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

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

*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 415 100 Cross-cultural Literacy
HS 420 100 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.

407 101 Korean I
408 101 Chinese I
410 101 Basic Japanese I
427 111 Khmer I
427 211 Laotian I
427 311 Burmese I
427 411 Vietnamese I
427 511 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  (99 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. 

HS 721 103 German I
HS 721 104 German II
HS 721 105 German Listening and Speaking I
HS 721 106 German Listening and Speaking II
HS 722 107 German III
HS 722 108 German IV
HS 722 201 German Writing I
HS 722 202 German Reading I
HS 722 301 German Phonetics
HS 722 801 German for Business Services Sector
HS 723 203 Advanced German Listening
HS 723 204 German Reading II
HS 723 205 German Writing II
HS 723 802  Germany Today
HS 723 796 Practicum
HS 724 803 German Writing for Business Communication
HS 724 804 German for Industry and Investment

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)

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 721 101 German for Communication I
HS 721 102 German for Communication II
HS 722 302 Analyzing German Language in the Aspects of Linguistics
HS 723 303 German Syntax
HS 723 805 German for Business Communication
HS 723 806 German Conversation in Business Context
HS 723 807 German for Tourism in Isarn
HS 723 808 German for Medical Services
HS 724 304 German Phraseology in the Aspect of Linguistics
HS 724 305 Words in German and Meanings
HS 724 306 Linguistics and Teaching German Language as a Foreign Language
HS 724 307 German as a Foreign Language and Testing
HS 724 501 German Prose
HS 724 502 German Contemporary Literature
HS 724 503 German Literature of the Classical Period
HS 724 809 German for Business Presentations
HS 724 810 German for Communication in the Workplace
HS 724 811 German for Business Meetings
HS 724 812 German for Economy and Commerce
HS 724 813 German Language and Culture for Negotiation
HS 724 814 German for Finance and Banking
HS 724 815 Language in German Newspapers
HS 724 761  Seminar in German
HS 724 785 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)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
6

*Students who are enrolled in HS 724 785 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 721 103
HS 721 105
XXX XXX

English I
Learning Skills
Western Languages and History
German I
German 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

 

Total credits

18


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 102
HS 420 001
HS 430 001
HS 701 602
HS 721 104
HS 721 106
XXX XXX

English II
Cross-cultural Literacy
Community-Based Learning
Cultures of Western Nations
German II
German for Listening and Speaking II
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

21


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 103
000 145
HS 722 107
HS 722 201
HS 722 301
XXX XXX
HS XXX XXX

English III
Leadership and Management
German III
German Writing I
German Phonetics
Minor course
General Education Course (Foreign Language 1)

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


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 104
000 175
HS 722 108
HS 722 202
HS 722 801
XXX XXX
HS XXX XXX

English IV
Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
German IV
German Reading I

German for Business Service Sector
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 723 802
HS 723 203
HS 71X XXX
XXX XXX

Western languages Translation into Thai 3
European Literature
Western Languages for Hotel
Germany Today
Advanced German Listening
Major elective courses
Minor course

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 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 703 302
HS 703 802
HS 723 204
HS 723 205
HS 72X XXX
HS 723 796

XXX XXX

Thai Translation into Western languages
Western Languages for Tourism
German Reading II       
German Writing II   
Major elective courses
Practicum

Minor course   

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

 

Total credits

21

Students are required to register for HS 723 796 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 724 803
HS 724 804
HS 72X XXX
XXX XXX

Research Methodology in Western languages 
German Writing for Business Communication
German for Industry and Investment
Major elective courses
Minor course

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

3 (3-0-6)
6
3

 

Total credits

18


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 72X 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

Hanoi University, Vietnam


8. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Asst. Prof. Wassamill Watcharakaweesilp Head
Mrs. Malgozata Nseibeh Member
Ms. Sukanya Chalaem Member and Secretary

 

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