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Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences | Major in Sociology and Anthropology (Revised 2019)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

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


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) major in Sociology and Anthropology (Revised in 2019) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:

1) Have extensive knowledge and able to seek extensive knowledge. Be able to work in the field of Social Science effectively.
2) Have ability to think and analyze problems that arise in society and initiate creativity by applying knowledge and experience in the field of Social Science to solve problems in a systematic way.
3) Have skills of communication, research analysis, use of computer and information technology, and management in modern conditions.
4) Have morals and academic ethics. Have social skills that are necessary for work and life in the future including social and public responsibility.
5) Have good human relations and be able to adapt to the situation, and be able to live in a society of diverse and diverse.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 135 credits consisting of:

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

30 credits
99 credits
24 credits
60 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
000 159 Citizenship in Democratic Society

3
3 (3-0-6)

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

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 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.

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

Basic Course
HS 401 201 Globalization and World Society
HS 401 501 Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy and Social Development
HS 401 801 Development in Socio-economic Transition
HS 402 101 Introduction to Social Sciences
HS 402 202 Current Issues in Social Sciences
HS 402 301 Social Organization
HS 402 302 Natural Resources and Environmental Management
HS 402 401 Basic Research Methodology in Social Sciences

24
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

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

HS 421 101 Introduction to Sociology
HS 421 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
HS 422 103 Sociological Concepts and Theories
HS 422 104 Population and Society
HS 422 105 Anthropological Concepts and Theories
HS 422 106 Ethnology
HS 422 110 English for Sociology and Anthropology
HS 422 401 Introduction to Research Methodology in Sociological and Anthropological
HS 423 108 Economic Sociology
HS 423 109 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences Research
HS 423 201 Cultural Studies
HS 423 402 Quantitative Research Methodology
HS 423 403 Qualitative Research Methodology
HS 423 404 Research Data Management Technique
HS 424 202 Principles of Community Analysis
HS 424 405 Evaluation Research
HS 424 785 Co-operative Education in Sociology and Anthropology*

*Students who will be enrolled in the course HS 424 785 Cooperative Education in Sociology and Anthropology are required to undergo a preparatory training provided by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or the University before doing the Cooperative Education.

57


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

9


 
Sociology and Anthropology Elective Courses
Students are required to register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 15 credits.

HS 423 107 Sociology of Communication
HS 423 111 Applied Anthropology
HS 423 112 Rural Sociology
HS 423 113 Urban Sociology
HS 423 114 Social Psychology
HS 423 115 Political Sociology 
HS 423 117 Sociology of Sexuality
HS 423 119 Anthropology of the Body 
HS 423 120 Anthropology of Media
HS 423 121  Socio - Cultural Change
HS 423 206 Mekong Studies
HS 423 207 Gender Culture and Society
HS 423 301 Human Resource Development
HS 423 302 Organization Sociology 
HS 423 304 International Organization and Development
HS 423 405 Public Opinion Survey
HS 424 116 Health Sociology 
HS 424 118 Border Studies
HS 424 203 Migration and Urbanization
HS 424 204 Labor and Society
HS 424 205 Social Movement and Civil Society
HS 424 303 Development Sociology

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

Language Courses (Foreign Language 2)
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 Language Courses (Foreign Language 1) category or additional courses offered later.
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)

Minor Courses

15

Students are required to choose to register only one of the following courses or additional courses offered later. The total number of credits is not less than 15 credits.

1) Minor in English
2) Minor in Chinese
3) Minor in German
4) Minor in Spanish
5) Minor in Japanese
6) Minor in Thai
7) Minor in Mass Communication
8) Minor in Ecotourism
9) Minor in Sociology and Anthropology
10) Minor in History
11) Minor in Philosophy
12) Minor in Religion
13) Minor in Public Relations

 

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 401 801
HS 402 101
HS 421 102
HS XXX XXX

English I
Learning Skills
Development in Socio-economic Transition
Introduction to Social Sciences
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
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

 

Total credits

18


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits


000 102
000 159
HS 401 501
HS 421 101
HS 402 202
HS 402 401

 

English II
Citizenship in Democratic Society
Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy and Social Development
Introduction to Sociology
Current Issues in Social Sciences
Basic Research Methodology in Social Sciences

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


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 103
HS 401 201
HS 420 001
HS 422 103
HS 422 104
HS 422 401

 

English III
Globalization and World Society
Cross-cultural Literacy
Sociological Concepts and Theories
Population and Society
Introduction to Research Methodology In Sociological
and Anthropological 

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

 

 

Total credits

18


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 104
000 176
HS 402 301
HS 402 302
HS 422 105
HS 422 110
HS 430 001

English IV
Creative Entrepreneurs
Social Organization
Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Anthropological Concepts and Theories
English for Sociology and Anthropology
Community Based Learning

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)

 

Total credits

21


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 422 106
HS 423 109
HS 423 201
HS 423 403
HS XXX XXX
XXX XXX

Ethnology
Basic Statistics for Social Sciences Research
Cultural Studies
Qualitative Research Methodology
Major elective or Minor course
Free Elective

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

 

Total credits

18


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 423 108
HS 423 402
HS 423 404
HS XXX XXX
HS XXX XXX

Economic Sociology
Qualitative Research Methodology
Research Data Management Technique
Elective Course (Foreign Language 2)
Major elective or Minor course

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

 

Total credits

18


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 424 202
HS 424 405
HS XXX XXX
XXX XXX

Principles of Community Analysis
Evaluation Research
Major elective or Minor course
Free Elective Coirse

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

 

Total credits

15


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 424 785

Co-operative Education in Sociology and Anthropology

9

 

Total credits

9

Total = 135 Credits


6. QUALIFICATION

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


7. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Asst. Prof. Dr. Keeratiporn Jutaviriya         (keersr@kku.ac.th)              Head
Asst. Prof. Dr. Jaggapan Cadchumsang Member
Asst. Prof. Somjai Srila Member
Dr. Wanichcha Narongchai                      Member and Secretary

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