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Bachelor of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies (Revised 2020)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Bachelor of Arts (Southeast Asian Studies)
Short name : B.A. (Southeast Asian Studies)


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies (Revised in 2020) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:

1) Have knowledge in the field of Southeast Asian Studies in various dimensions such as history, language, society, culture and development, especially in tourism and documentary history.
2) Have ability to integrate and apply knowledge to working in the field of Southeast Asian Studies in history, language, society, culture and development, especially in history for tourism and documentary.
3) Have skills of critical thinking, creative initiative, and problem solving.
4) Be able to use computers and technology.
5) Have communication skills of English language and languages of 
South East Asian countries
6) 
Have morals, academic / professional ethics, cross-cultural learning skills, social readiness skills that are necessary for working, and be able to collaborate effectively with others.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 129 credits consisting of:

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

30 credits
93 credits
60 credits
27 credits
6 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        
LI101001 English I
LI101002 English II (#000101 OR LI101001)
LI102003 English III (#LI101002 OR 000102)
LI102004 English IV (#000103)
000160 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
GE141153 Local Wisdom
GE151144 Multiculturalism
GE153158 Community Ways of Life and Community Learning
GE161892 Art and Creative Apprentices

12
3 (3-0-6)

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

Mathematics and Science Courses    
GE363789 Creative Entrepreneurs
 

3
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 
Study only 1 course (3 Credits).

3
 

Social Sciences Courses
HS311001 Chinese I
HS321001 Basic Japanese I
HS331001 Korean I

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  (93 credits)
Students must register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later.

Mandatory Courses

(1) English Langauge Courses
HS113011 Academic English Writing
HS113508 English for Tourism Business
HS114012 English Discussion on ASEAN Topics

(2) Southeast Asian Studies Major Courses
HS811101 History of Southeast Asia I
HS811102 History of Southeast Asia II
HS811103 Languages, Religions and Literatures in Southeast Asia
HS811201 Tourism Industry
HS811301 Media Production and Information Dissemination on Southeast Asia
HS812104 Ethnic Diversity in Southeast Asia
HS812105 History of Arts and Archaeology in Southeast Asia
HS812106 Concepts and Theories in Southeast Asian Studies
HS812107 ASEAN, the Great Powers and International Organizations
HS812108 Borders and Frontiers in Southeast Asia 
HS812202 Historical Tourist Guide
HS813109 Research Methodology for Southeast Asian Studies
HS 813 203 History and Documentary
HS 813 302 Writing and Producing Historical Documentaries  
HS 813 796 Practicum in Southeast Asian Studies
HS 814 110 Current Issues in Southeast Asia 
HS 814 204 Practice in Historical Tourism 
HS 814 761 Individual Study in Southeast Asian Studies

*Every student must take the course HS813796 Practicum in Southeast Asian Studies for 6 credits (Not counted). The internship period is not less than 8 weeks.

60

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

Restricted Elective Courses

27

Students are required to register and pass the following courses in the (1) ASEAN Languages for 12 credirs and (2) Minor Courses for 15 credits.

(1) ASEAN Languages
Students choose to study only one language, Vietnamese or Bahasa Indonesia, for not less than 4 courses or for 12 credits. Apart from the following courses, there may be other courses offered later.

HS941101 Vietnamese I
HS941102 Vietnamese II (#HS941101 OR 427411)
HS942103 Intermediate Vietnamese I (#HS941102 OR 427412)
HS942104 Intermediate Vietnamese II
HS951101 Bahasa Indonesia I
HS951102 Bahasa Indonesia II (#HS951101 OR 427511)
HS952103 Intermediate Bahasa Indonesia  I (#HS951102)
HS952104 Intermediate Bahasa Indonesia  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)

(2) Minor Courses
Students are required to register only 1 of the minors offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or other courses for not less than 15 credits.

3
Elective Courses

6

Students are required to register between HS814785 Cooperative Education in Southeast Asian Studies OR other courses from the English language courses and Cooperative Education in Southeast Asian Studies courses for 6 credits.

(1) HS814785 Cooperative Education in Southeast Asian Studies

(2) English Language
HS111002 English Listening and Speaking in Everyday Life
HS111009 Social and Business Correspondence

(3) Southeast Asian Studies Major Courses
HS814205 Historical Sites in Thai History
HS814206 History for Tourism in Southeast  Asia I

*Students who will be enrolled in the course HS814785 Cooperative Education in Southeast Asian Studies are required to undergo a preparatory training provided by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or the University before doing the Cooperative Education.

6


3 (2-2-5)
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

LI 101 001
GE 141 153
GE 151 144
GE 161 892
HS 811 101
HS 811 103

English I
Local Wisdom
Multiculturalism
Art and Creative Apprentices
History of Southeast Asia I
Languages, Religions and Literatures in Southeast 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)

 

Total credits

18


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

LI 101 002
HS 811 102
HS 811 201
HS 811 301
HS 3XX XXX
XX XXX XXX

English II
History of Southeast Asia II
Tourism Industry
Media Production and Information Dissemination on Southeast Asia     
Foreign Language
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


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

LI 102 003
GE 363 789
HS 812 104
HS 812 105
HS 9XX XXX
XX XXX XXX

English III
Creative Entrepreneurs
Ethnic Diversity in Southeast Asia
History of Arts and Archaeology in Southeast Asia
ASEAN Languages
Free Elective Course

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

3
3

 

Total credits

18


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

LI 102 004
HS 812 106
HS 812 107
HS 812 108
HS 812 202
HS 9XX XXX

English IV
Concepts and Theories in Southeast Asian Studies
ASEAN, the Great Powers and International Organizations
Borders and Frontiers in Southeast Asia
Historical Tourist Guide
ASEAN Languages

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

 

Total credits

18


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits


GE 153 158
HS 113 011
HS 813 203
HS 9XX XXX
HS XXX XXX

Community Ways of Life and Community Learning
Academic English Writing
History and Documentary
ASEAN Languages
Minor Course 


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

 

Total credits

15


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits


HS 113 508
HS 813 109
HS 813 302
HS 9XX XXX
HS XXX XXX

English for Tourism Business
Research Methodology for Southeast Asian Studies 
Writing and Producing Historical Documentaries 
ASEAN Languages
Minor Course 
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
3
6

 

Total credits

18

 
  3rd YEAR – SPECIAL SEMESTER  
HS 813 796


Practicum in Southeast Asian Studies

6 (Not counted)
 

Total credits

6

4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 114 012
HS 814 110
HS 814 204
HS 814 761
HS XXX XXX

English discussion on ASEAN topics
Current Issues in Southeast Asia
Practice in Historical Tourism
Individual Study in Southeast Asian Studies
Minor Course 

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

 

Total credits

15


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 814 785

OR

HS XXX XXX

Cooperative Education in Southeast Asian Studies

OR

Elective Courses

6

 

6

 

Total credits

6

Total = 129 Credits


6. QUALIFICATION

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


7. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Dr. Jirathorn Chartsiri         (jirathorn@kku.ac.th)              Head
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dararat Mattariganond Member
Asst. Prof. Akaraya Sangkachan Member
Asst. Prof. Dr. Thananan Boonwanna        Member
Asst. Prof. Dr. Walee Preechapanyakul Member
Ms. Kaeota Chantranuson Member
Dr. Wiangkum Choun-U-Dom Member and Secretary

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