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Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (Revised in 2017)


1. DEGREE NAME AND AREA OF STUDY

Full name : Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology)
Short name : Ph.D.
 (Sociology)


2. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology program (Revised in 2018) aims to produce graduates who have the following qualifications:
(1) Have deep knowledge of theory and methodology in the field of Sociology.
(2) Have ability to develop and disseminate sociological knowledge that can be used as a base for policy formulation and development strategies of community organizations in both local and national levels.
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3) Have the ability to analyze social and cultural changes resulting from social movements and globalization, and be aware of the importance of community culture.
(4) Have ability to apply knowledge in communication and information technology in sociological research effectively.
(5) Have morality and ethics including consciousness about self-responsibility and society, and have creative and initiative to develop peopke to live together sustainably.


3. CURRICULUM

Total credit of study is 48 credits consisting of:

Category Credits
Type 1.1    
Mandatory course 9 (Not counted)    
Dissertation    48    
Preliminary course 6 (Not counted)    
Total 48    

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

Type 1.1 = Research based


4. COURSES

Mandatory Courses
Students are required to take and pass not less than 9 credits of the following courses or additional courses offered later (Credit not counted).

 

Credits

**HS477501 ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY I
**HS477502 ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY II
HS477991 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY I
HS477992 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY II
HS477993 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY III

3 (3-0-6)
3 (3-0-6)
1 (0-3-2)
1 (0-3-2)
1 (0-3-2)


Dissertation Course

 

Credits

HS477996 DISSERTATION

48


Preliminary Course
Students are required to take 2 additional courses for 6 credits, HS447101 and HS447102 or additional courses offered later (Credit not counted). 

 

Credits

HS447101 CONTEMPORAY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES
HS447102 CRITICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES

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

Note 1: 3 (3-0-6) = 3 Credits (Theory - Practice - Self-study)
Note 2: * = New course, ** = Revised course
Note 3: Non-credit courses must be registered as 'AU' (Auditing)

Note 4: Dissertation course must be registered as 'SU' (Satisfied-Unstatisfied)


5. SAMPLE STUDY PLAN

(1) Plan for students who do not need to take the preliminary courses

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    

HS477501 ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY I
HS477991 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY I
HS477996 DISSERTATION

3 (Not counted)
1 (Not counted)

6
   
Total 10    
Cumulative credits 6    

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    
HS477502 ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY II
HS477992 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY II
HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                                                                       
3 (Not counted)
1 (Not counted)

6
   
Total 10    
Cumulative credits 12    

In the 2nd semester of the first year, students are required to take a Qualifying Examination (QE) to evaluate that they are competent to perform independently conducting research and are qualified and eligible to propose for approval of a Dissertation outline or not.


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    
HS477993 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY III
HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                                                                         
1 (Not counted)
9
   
Total 13    
Cumulative credits 21    

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    

HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                 

9    
Total 9    
Cumulative credits 30    

3rd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    
HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                 9    
Total 9    
Cumulative credits 39    

3rd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    
HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                 9    
Total 9    
Cumulative credits 48    

(2) Plan for students who need to take the preliminary courses

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    

HS447101 CONTEMPORAY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES
HS477501 HS477501 ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY I                            
HS477991 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY I
HS477996 DISSERTATION

3 (Not counted)
3 (Not counted)
1 (Not counted)

6
   
Total 13    
Cumulative credits 6    

1st YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    
HS447102 CRITICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES
HS477502 ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY II                                           
HS477992 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY II
HS477996 DISSERTATION
3 (Not counted)
3 (Not counted)
1 (Not counted)

6
   
Total 13    
Cumulative credits 12    

In the 2nd semester of the first year, students are required to take a Qualifying Examination (QE) to evaluate that they are competent to perform independently conducting research and are qualified and eligible to propose for approval of a Dissertation outline or not.


2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    
HS477993 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY III
HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                                                                         
1 (Not counted)
9
   
Total 10    
Cumulative credits 21    

2nd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    

HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                                                                           

9    
Total 9    
Cumulative credits 30    

3rd YEAR - SEMESTER 1
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    
HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                                                                          9    
Total 9    
Cumulative credits 39    

3rd YEAR - SEMESTER 2
Courses Credits
Type 1.1    
HS477996 DISSERTATION                                                                                                     9    
Total 9    
Cumulative credits 48    

6. QUALIFICATION

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


7. PROGRAM CHAIR

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dusadee Ayuwat dusayu@kku.ac.th

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