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Master of Arts in Mekong Studies (Revised in 2016)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Master of Arts (Mekong Studies)
Short name : M.A. (Mekong Studies)


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Mekong Studies (Revised in 2016) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Have deep knowledge and expertise in the Mekong basin and its social and cultural dimension, history, ethnicity, language and literature, philosophy and religion.

(2) Have the ability to research, think, analyze, synthesize and to systematically create a new knowledge of the Mekong culture.
(3) Have the ability to gain more knowledge effectively from self-study and apply the knowledge to working with others responsibly.
(4) Have the ability to communicate and use information technology to effectively filter data by showing leadership appropriately according to opportunities and situation.
(5) Have morality and ethics of a good researcher together with understanding of social difference and culture in the Mekong region.


3. CURRICULUM AND TYPE OF PROGRAM

Total credit of study is 36 credits consisting of:

Category Credits
Plan A2 Plan B  
Mandatory course 15 15  
Elective course 9 18  
Thesis 12 -  
Independent Study - 3  
Total 36 36  

The program is a Regular Program. The classes are taught on Mondays - Fridays.

A2 = Reseach + Coursework
B = Independent Study + Coursework


4. COURSES

Mandatory Courses

 

Credits

Students of Plan A2 and Plan B are required to take the following 5 courses for 15 credits.
400731 SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTRIES IN THE MEKONG REGION 
400732 MEKONG LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
400733 THEORETICAL CONCEPTS RELATED TO MEKONG STUDIES
400734 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR MEKONG STUDIES
400891 SEMINAR IN MEKONG STUDIES


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

Elective Courses

 

Credits

(1) Plan A2 students are required to take and pass the following elective courses or other additional courses offered for not less than 9 credits.
(2) Plan B students are required to take and pass the following elective courses or other additional courses offered for not less than 18 credits.

400740 GLOGBALIZATION AND SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE IN THE MEKONG REGION
400741 CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOR MEKONG STUDIES
400742 HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE MEKONG REGION
**400743 ETHNICS GROUPS IN THE MEKONG REGION
400744 LITERATURE AND SOCIETY IN THE MEKONG REGION
400745 FOLKLORE IN THE MEKONG REGION
**400746 PHILOSOPHY IN THE MEKONG REGION
400747 RELIGIONS AND BELIEF IN THE MEKONG REGION
400748 CURRENT ISSUES IN THE MEKONG REGION






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)

Thesis Course
The Thesis course aims for the students to undertake research work to gain expertise in applied sciences in various disciplines to be used in analysis and creating new knowledge for development.  According to the graduate curriculum standard, Plan A2 students must write their thesis in Thai or English only and must register the following Thesis course.

 

Credits

HS400899 THESIS

12

Independent Study Course
The Independent Study course aims for students to have extensive knowledge and experience in their topic of interest which they can apply it with their career. According to the standard criteria for graduate programs, Plan B students are required to take the following Independent Study course for not less than 3 credits.

 

Credits

HS400897 INDEPENDENT STUDY

3


Note 1: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)
Note 2: * = New course, ** = Revised course
Note 3: Not counted = Non-credit courses must be registered as 'AU' (Auditing)
Note 4: Thesis / Independent Study courses must be registered as 'SU' (Satisfied-Unstatisfied)


5. SAMPLE STUDY PLAN

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type A2 Type B  
400731 SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTRIES IN THE MEKONG REGION
400733 THEORETICAL CONCEPTS RELATED TO MEKONG STUDIES
400734 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR MEKONG STUDIES
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 
Total 12 12  
Cumulative credits 12 12  

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type A2 Type B  

400732 MEKONG LANGUAGE AND CULTURE                                                                                                
400891 SEMINAR IN MEKONG STUDIES
400XXX ELECTIVE COURSE                            

3
3
6
3
3
6
 
Total 12 12  
Cumulative credits 24 24  

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type A2 Type B  
400899 THESIS
400XXX ELECTIVE COURSE                                                                                                                           
9
-
-
9
 
Total 9 9  
Cumulative credits 33 33  

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type A2 Type B  
400899 THESIS
400897 INDEPENDENT STUDY                                                                                                                    
3
-
-
3
 
Total 3 3  
Cumulative credits 36 36  

6. QUALIFICATION

Hold a Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study.


7. PROGRAM CHAIR

Asst. Prof. Dr. Thananan Boonwanna thanabo@kku.ac.th

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