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Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) | Major in Social Development (Revised in 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 Social Development (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

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 433 501 Concepts and Process of Community Development
HS 433 601 Participatory Action Research
HS 433 602 Quantitative Research and Qualitative Research for Development
HS 433 801 Social Welfare and Community Welfare
HS 433 802 Social Entrepreneur
HS 433 803 Public Spirit and Civil Organization
HS 433 804 Media Utilization for Social Development
HS 433 901 Community Study
HS 433 902 Learning Process and Knowledge Management of Community
HS 433 903 Community Enterprise and Social Enterprise
HS 433 904 Development in ASEAN Communit
HS 434 785 Cooperative Education in Social Development*
HS 434 805 System Thinking and Social Development
HS 434 806 Good Governance in Social Development
HS 434 807 English for Social Development
HS 434 905 Urbanization and Urban Community Development
HS 434 906 Community Organization and Social Network Development

*Students who will be enrolled in the course HS 434 785 Cooperative Education in Social Development 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 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
9
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)
3 (2-1-6)


 
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.
3
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
000 159
000 174
HS 401 801
HS 420 001
HS XXX XXX

English I
Citizenship in Democratic Society
Learning Skills
Development in Socio-economic Transition

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 (3-0-6)
3

 

Total credits

18


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits


000 102
HS 430 001
HS 401 201
HS 401 501
HS XXX XXX
XXX XXX

 

English II
Community-Based Learning
Globalization and World Society
Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy and Social Development
General Education Course (Foreign Language 2)
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 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 103
000 176
HS 402 101
HS 402 301
XXX XXX

English III
Creative Entrepreneurs
Introduction to Social Sciences
Social Organization
Minor Course

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

9

 

Total credits

21


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 104
HS 402 202
HS 402 302
HS 402 401
HS XXX XXX
XXX XXX

English IV
Current Issues in Social Sciences
Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Basic Research Methodology in Social Sciences
Minor Course
Free Elective Course

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

3

 

Total credits

21


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 433 501
HS 433 602
HS 433 801
HS 433 901
HS 433 902

Concepts and Process of Community Development
Quantitative Research and Qualitative Research for Development
Social Welfare and Community Welfare
Community Study
Learning Process and Knowledge Management of Community

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

 

Total credits

15


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 433 802
HS 433 903
HS 433 904
HS 434 805
HS 434 905

Social Enterpreneur
Community Enterprise and Social Enterprise
Development in ASEAN Community
System Thinking and Social Development
Urbanization and Urban Community Development

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

 

Total credits

15


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 433 601
HS 433 803
HS 433 804
HS 434 806
HS 434 807
HS 434 906

Participatory Action Research
Public Spirit and Civil Organization
Media Utilization for Social Development
Good Governance in Social Development
English for Social Development
Community Organization and Social Network Development

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

 

Total credits

18


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

HS 434 785

Co-operative Education in Sociol Development

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. Mana Nakham         (mana@kku.ac.th)              Head
Asst. Prof. Dr. Silapakit Teekantikun Member
อาจารย์สมพันธ์ เตชะอธิก Member
อาจารย์กนิษฐา แย้มโพธิ์ใช้               Member and Secretary

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