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Bachelor’s Degree (Eastern Languages), Major in Japanese (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


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. 

HS 321 101 Japanese  I
HS 321 102 Japanese  II
HS 321 301 Japanese  Phonetics and Phonology (#HS321101)
HS 322 103 Japanese III (#HS321102)
HS 322 104 Japanese  IV (#HS321102)
HS 322 201 Japanese Listening and Speaking I
HS 322 202 Japanese  Listening and Speaking II (#HS321102)
HS 322 211 Japanese Reading and Writing I (#HS321102)
HS 322 212 Japanese Reading and Writing II (#HS321102)
HS 322 302 Japanese Syntactical Analysis I (#HS321102)
HS 322 401 Japanese, Society and Culture (#HS321102)
HS 323 105 Japanese V (#HS321102)
HS 323 106 Japanese  VI (#HS322104)
HS 323 203 Japanese Listening and Speaking III (#HS322202)
HS 323 204 Japanese Conversation and Discussion (#HS322202)
HS 323 213 Japanese Reading and Writing III (#HS322212)
HS 323 214 Kanji for Japanese Major Students (#HS322401)
HS 323 215 Japanese Reading and Critical Writing (#HS322104)
HS 323 601 Japanese Translation I (#HS322104)
HS 323 796 Practicum (#HS323105)
HS 324 107 Japanese VII (#HS323106)

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

Elective Courses

21

(1) Elective courses of the Japanese 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 18 credits.

HS 324 303 Japanese  Syntactical Analysis II (#HS323601)
HS 324 501 Masterpieces of Japanese Literary Works
HS 324 602 Japanese Translation II (#HS323601)
HS 324 603 Japanese for Interpreters (#HS323106)
HS 324 604 Japanese for Business (#HS323106)
HS 324 701 Japanese  for Tourism in the Mekong Sub-region (#HS323106)
HS 324 702 Japanese for Hotel Staff (#HS323106)
HS 324 703 Japanese for Secretary (#HS323106)
HS 324 785 Cooperative Education in Japanese (#HS323106)
HS 324 901 Japanese Writing and Discussion Paper Research (#HS303806)

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
3 (3-0-6)

(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

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 (2-2-5)
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 Courses

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

Englsih 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 324 785

or

HS 324 901
HS 324 XXX

Cooperative Education in Japanese

 

Japanese Writing and Discussion Paper Research*
Major Elective Course*

9

 

3
6

 

Total credits

9

*Students are required to study at least 9 credits by selecting either ** HS 324 901 and ** HS 324 xxx courses or by the ** HS 324 785 course.

Total = 141 Credits


6. QUALIFICATION

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


7. COOPERATION

1) Kochi University, Japan
2) Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan
3) Yamagichi University, Japan
4) Nanzan University, Japan


8. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Ms. Prawpun Pholboon (prafon@kku.ac.th)
Ms. Patra Phamornsinlapatham
Mr. Shinohara Nobuaki
Ms. Maturote Patship

Head
Member
Member
Member and Secretary

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