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Master of Arts in Trans-Disciplinary Social Sciences (Revised in 2018)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Master of Arts (Trans-Disciplinary and Social Sciences)
Short name : M.A. (Trans-Disciplinary and Social Sciences)


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Trans-Disciplinary and Social Sciences (Revised in 2018) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Profoundly understand concepts and theories of Trans-Disciplinary Social Sciences to analyze and understand the complex society, and to apply the knowledge or the theories in the society analysis effectively.

(2) Be able to conduct research in Trans-Disciplinary Social Sciences and to apply the knowledge in problem-solving or in practical section wchich is community and environmental development.
(3) Have the ability to seek, develop, and disseminate Trans-Disciplinary Social Science knowledge that can be used as a basis for policy formulation and development strategies for community organizations in local and national levels.
(4) Be able to demonstrate academic and professional ethics and morality, have the awareness of social and self-responsibility, and show creative ideas for sustainable development of people's well-being.


3. CURRICULUM AND TYPE OF PROGRAM

Total credit of study is 36 credits consisting of:

Category Credits
Plan A1 Plan A2  
Mandatory course 9 (Not counted) 12  
Elective course - 12  
Thesis 36 12  
Total 36 36  

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

A1 = Research based
A2 = Reseach + Coursework


4. COURSES

Mandatory Courses

 

Credits

For Plan A1
Students are required to take the following non-credit courses for 9 credits. Students might also take additional non-credit courses offered later.

**HS467002 QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGY
**HS467003 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
*HS467891 SEMINAR IN CURRENT ISSUES OF TRANS-DISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES

For Plan A2
Students are required to take the following courses for not less than 12 credits. In case students does not hold a Bachelor's Degree in the filed of Social Sciences, students may also take additional non-credits courses offered later.

*HS467001 TRANS-DISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES THEORIES
**HS467002 QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGY
**HS467003 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
*HS467891 SEMINAR IN CURRENT ISSUES OF TRANS-DISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES




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





3 (3-0-6)

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

Elective Courses

 

Credits

Plan A2 students are required to take and pass the following courses or other additional courses provided for not less than 12 credits. Crossing over the categories is not available. Students may take other additional courses offered later.

Public Policy
*HS467101 THEORIES IN PUBLIC POLICY
*HS467102 TRANS-DISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES IN FOOD SYSTEM AND FOOD SECURITY
*HS467103 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPMENT
*HS467104 PUBLIC POLICY MANAGEMENT
**HS467105 CIVIL SOCIETY AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
*HS467106 TRANS-DISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES IN HEALTH PUBLIC POLICY
*HS467107 INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
*HS467108 URBAN GROWTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
**HS467109 PUBLIC FINANCE ADMINISTRATION
*HS467110 SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
**HS467120 PROJECT EVALUATION

Sociology and Development Anthropology
*HS467111 CRITICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES
**HS467112 LABOR AND MIGRATION
**HS467113 SOCIOLOGY OF OCCUPATIONS AND WORKS
**HS467114 SOCIOLOGY OF AGING
**HS467115 TRANSNATIONAL AND BORDER STUDIES
**HS467116 ETHNICITY AND MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
**HS467117 GENDER, SEXUALITY AND SOCIETY
**HS467118 GLOBALIZATION AND LOCALIZATION
**HS467119 SOCIOLOGY OF ORGANIZATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
**HS467120 PROJECT EVALUATION





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)

Thesis Courses

 

Credits

**HS467899 THESIS                                                                                                                                                      
**HS467898 THESIS                                          

12
36


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 course must be registered as 'SU' (Satisfied-Unstatisfied)


5. SAMPLE STUDY PLAN

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type A1 Type A2  
HS467101 THEORIES IN PUBLIC POLICY
HS467102 TRANS-DISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES IN FOOD SYSTEM AND FOOD SECURITY
HS467103 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPMENT
HS467898 THESIS
-
3 (Not counted)
3 (Not counted)
3
3
3
3
-
 
Total 9 9  
Cumulative credits 3 9  

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type A1 Type A2  

HS467891 SEMINAR IN CURRENT ISSUES OF TRANS-DISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES           
HS467XXX ELECTIVE COURSE
HS467898 THESIS

3 (Not counted)
-
12
3
6
-
 
Total 12 9  
Cumulative credits 15 18  

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type A1 Type A2  
HS467XXX ELECTIVE COURSE
HS467899 THESIS
HS467898 THESIS
                                                                                       
-
-
12
6
6
-
 
Total 12 12  
Cumulative credits 27 30  

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type A1 Type A2  
HS467899 THESIS
HS467898 THESIS                                                                                       
-
9
6
-
 
Total 9 6  
Cumulative credits 36 36  

6. QUALIFICATION

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


7. PROGRAM CHAIR

Dr. Jaggapan Cadchumsang chakra@kku.ac.th

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