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Bachelor of Arts in Thai (Revised 2016)


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 Thai (Revised in 2016) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Have knowledge and learning experience, and be able to perform tasks in the field of Thai language effectively.
(2) Be proud and aware of the importance of Thai language and literature as a national culture
(3) Have media literacy and be able to receive the media information with critique and use it efficiently.
(4) Have a good foundation of knowledge in Thai language and literature for the development of academic work related to the field of study.
(5) Have ability to think, analyze and be initiative by using knowledge and experience in the field of Thai language in solving work problems.
(6) Have skills in analysis, research, use of computer and information technology, and modern management.
(7) Have moral, ethical and academic / professional ethics, and have social readiness skills that are necessary for working and living in the future.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 135 credits consisting of:

General education course
Specific requirement course
      
- Core 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 Science of Happiness

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
415 100 Cross-cultural Literacy
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.

84

1) Mandatory Courses
Students are required to register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later. 
416 111 Thai Linguistics
416 112 Development of Thai Language
416 113 Communication Skills Development I
416 131 Literary Studies
416 211 Characteristics of Thai Language
416 212 Communication Skills Development II (#416211, #416113)
416 221 Language and Mass Communication
416 222 Media Literacy
416 231 Development of Thai Literature
416 232 Literary Works in Two Sides of the Mekong
416 331 Reading Language and Literary Texts in English
416 332 Thai Literary Masterpieces
416 333 Literary Criticism
416 334 Folklore

2) Elective Courses
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 27 credits.
416 213 Academic Communication
416 214 Public Speaking
416 223 Fundamental Knowledge of Mass Communication
416 224 Speech for Radio and Television
416 233 Literary Works of Sunthorn Phu
416 234 Literary Works of King Rama IX
416 235 Literary Works of M.R.Kukrit Pramoj
416 236 Short Stories and Novels
416 237 Women’s Literature
416 311 Creative Writing
416 312 Foreign Languages in the Thai Language
416 313 Thai Dialects
416 314 Sounds and Sound Systems in Thai
416 315 Language and Society
416 316 Language and Meaning
416 317 Introduction to Discourse Analysis
416 318 Isan Language
416 321 Script Writing
416 322 Cross-cultural Communication
416 323 Communication and Development
416 324 Communication and New Media
416 325 Communication in Public Relations
416 326 Communication in Advertisement
416 327 Communication in Newspapers
416 328 Film Script Composition Devices
416 335 Homosexual Literature
416 336 Cyber Space Literature
416 337 Literature and Society
416 338 S.E.A. Write Literature
416 339 Postmodern Literature
416 411 Linguistics and Language Learning
416 412 Style in Literature
416 413 Introduction to Pragmatics
416 414 Language and Translation
416 431 Comparative Literature
416 432 Literature Transmutation
416 433 Buddhist Literature
416 434 Isan Literature

42

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)

27


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)
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) Restricted Elective Courses
Students are required to choose to register and pass the following courses or additional courses offered later.

3.1) Restricted Elective 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 General Education category.
407 102 Korean II (#407101 OR HS331001)
408 102 Chinese II (#408101)
410 102 Basic Japanese II (#410101)
427 112 Khmer II (#427111)
427 212 Laotian II (#427211 OR 416141)
427 312 Burmese II (#427311)
427 412 Vietnamese II (#427411 OR 416151)
427 512 Bahasa Indonesia II (#427511)

3.2) Major's Restricted Elective Courses
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 6 credits.
416 101 Poetry Writing and Rhythmic Recitation
416 102 Professional Host/Master of Ceremonies
416 103 Morlum Literature

Students are also required to register 6 credits of the following courses. There are 2 ways to choose, study 416 491 and 416 492 or study only 416 495.
416 491 Seminar in Thai Language and Literature
416 492 Special Project in Thai Language and Literature
416 495 Cooperative Education in Thai Language and Literature

Students who choose to register the 416 495 course are required to go through preparation training provided by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences before going to the cooperative education.  

15

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)

12


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




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


 

Minor Courses
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.
15

1) Minor in English
2) Minor in French
3) Minor in German
4) Minor in Spanish
5) Minor in Chinese
6) Minor in Japanese
7) Minor in Korean
8) Minor in Information Management
9) Minor in Public Relations
10) Minor in Digital Archives Management
11) Minor in Sociology and Anthropology
12) Minor in Mass Communication
13) Minor in History and Archaeology
14) Minor in Philosophy
15) Minor in Religion
16) Minor in Social Development


 

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
416 101
or 416 102
or 416 103
416 111
416 113
416 131

English I
Learning Skills
Poetry Writing and Rhythmic Recitation
Professional Host/Master of Ceremonies
Morlum Literature
Thai Linguistics
Communication Skills Development I
Literary Studies

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)

 

Total credits

18


1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 102
000 147
415 100
416 101
or 416 102
or 416 103
416 112
4xx xxx

English II
Science of Happiness
Cross-cultural Literacy
Poetry Writing and Rhythmic Recitation
Professional Host/Master of Ceremonies
Morlum Literature
Development of Thai Language
General Education (Foreign Languages 1)

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

 

Total credits

18


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 103
000 175
416 211
416 212
416  221
416 231
4xx xxx

English III
Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
Characteristics of Thai Language
Communication Skills Development II
Language and Mass Communication
Development of Thai Literature

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


2nd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

000 104
416 222
416 232
420 100
416 xxx
xxx xxx

English IV
Media Literacy
Literary works in Two Sides of the Mekong
Community-Based Learning
Elective Course
Minor Course

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

 

Total credits

18


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

416 331
416 332
416 xxx
xxx xxx
xxx xxx

Reading Language and Literary Texts in English
Thai Literary Masterpieces
Elective Course
Minor Course
Free Elective Course

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

 

Total credits

21


3rd YEAR – SEMESTER 2

Course No.

Courses

Credits

416 333
416 334
416 xxx
xxx xxx
xxx xxx

Literary Criticism
Folklore
Elective Course
Minor Course
Free Elective Course

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

 

Total credits

21


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 1

Course No.

Courses

Credits

416 491
416 xxx

Seminar in Thai Language and Literature
Elective Course

3 (0-12-6)
12

 

Total credits

12 / 15


4th YEAR – SEMESTER 2*

Course No.

Courses

Credits

416 492
or 416 495

Special Project in Thai Language and Literature
Cooperative Education in Thai Language and Literature

3 (0-12-6)
6

 

Total credits

3 / 6

Total = 135 Credits


6. QUALIFICATION

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


7. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Asst. Prof. Dr. Marasri Sorthip (marasri_s@hotmail.com, maraso@kku.ac.th)
Asst. Prof. Dr. Itsarate Dolphen
Asst. Prof. Dr. Walee Preechapanyakul
Ms. Kaeota Chantranuson
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jackkrit Duangpattra                                                      

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