Master of Arts Program in English (International Program)
- Required Subjects 9 Credits
619 101 Professional Interpretation 3 (3-0-6)
Study the principle and method concerning verbal translation of Thai into English language and vice versa which will verbally translate from the listening of different conversations, news reports, speeches and so on, following the method of consecutive interpretation, simultaneous interpretation and whispering interpretation for being a qualified interpreter in different situations, with an emphasis on role – play or realistic practice.
619 102 Dhamma Talk (3) (3-0-6)
Study the method of Dhamma talks, practice the lecture, preachment and delivery of Dhamma by using Buddhadhamma (Buddhist teachings) in general in order to effectively propagate Buddhism in the homeland and other countries.
619 203 English Research Methodology 3 (3-0-6)
This course is an introduction to the nature and components of research in language and communication. Emphasis will be on research designs, use of appropriate research approaches and statistical analyses. Students will write research proposals, progress reports, and abstracts for their research studies.
619 304 Methods of Effective English Teaching 3 (3-0-6)
This course is aimed to study the theories and methods of teaching English from the past up to now, and principles of teaching according to linguistic theory, psychology on learning, analysis of each type of teaching methods, and selection of teaching equipment for evaluation of teaching, including the suggestions in order to improve the methods of teaching for more efficiency.
600 205 Buddhist Meditation (3)(3-0-6)
The study of Tranquility and Insight Meditations as appeared in the Tipitaka, commentaries, sub-commentaries, sub-subcommentaries and canonical texts, including different patterns of meditation practices of various meditation schools in Thai society, focusing on observances of sense-objects of Tranquility and Insight Meditations, steps of meditation practices and achievements of the practices including. eight attainments and sixteen insight knowledge etc.
- Major Subjects 12 Credits
619 106 English for Political Study 3 (3-0-6)
Study the concept and theory focusing on the fundamental thoughts of politics, specific terms of social and political issues, constitution, political participation, general election, political parties, political leadership, political situations under the interim government and decentralization. And also, the study covers some issues in the field of international politics.
619 207 Advanced English Pronunciation 3 (3-0-6)
The practices of standard English pronunciations, focusing on accents, rhythms and intonations as used by native speakers of English, using language laboratories as main instruments.
619 108 Formulaic English Writing 3 (3-0-6)
Students will be trained for English writing in different registers, such as speeches, letter of acceptance, letter of denial, short messages application forms and notes writing for different social occasions that are expressing congratulations, condolences, gratitude and apology.
619 309 Presentation and Discussion Techniques 3 (3-0-3)
Develop language skills and techniques for formal discussions and presentations during seminars, facilitating students to learn plans and strategies for their presentations, appropriate information choosing, information arrangements, and effective presentation delivery as well as to learn to use of languages in discussion moderations such as interruption, agreement or disagreement and answering questions etc.
- Elective Subjects 6 Credits
619 110 Intercultural Communication 3 (3-0-6)
This course studies the importance of cultural diversities in communications and interpretation, relationship between culture and English as a medium in speaking and writing and English as an international language.
619 311 Multicultural Literary Criticism 3 (3-0-6)
This course concerns the theoretical frameworks and new concepts in an analytical study of literary from different cultures written or translated into English, focusing on the study of contents, cultural differences and the ideas which are the roots of society and literary works from the world’s literary archives newly recognized and developed.
619 312 Introduction to Linguistics 3 (3-0-6)
This course introduces the characteristics of language and descriptive linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
619 313 Analysis of Advanced English Grammar 3 (3-0-6)
Analysis of characteristics of English grammatical structure and usage.
619 314 Communicative English for Tour Guide 3 (3-0-6)
Study the principles of tour management. The students will learn and use vocabularies and expressions needed as a tourist guide. The students will practice using English language skills and expressions in various situations. Oral presentations are also included.
619 215 English in Printed Media 3 (3-0-6)
Develop language skills through a variety of current printed media i.e., newspapers, magazines and advertisements; emphasis on principles, styles, syntactic lexical features.
619 216 English for International Business 3 (3-0-6)
Development of language skills in the workplace, focusing on writing various business letters, faxes, electronic mails and reports, and familiarization with language and forms commonly used in transacting international business.
619 317 Academic Translation 3 (3-0-6)
Study the theory and technique of translation, verbal language, translation of the different cultures’ context, practice the translation of general articles and literary works with an emphasis on comprehension and interpretation of original texts, choose the use of appropriate words, expressions and styles of writing, study the examples of good translation of English and Thai language, including the erroneous translation.
407 400 Thesis 12 Credits
It concerns the study and research in details on the matter in which students are interested. The topic of research must be concerned with the topic of the curriculum’s subjects that are being studied. Students have to propose the project to the committees. Firstly the topic of research has to be proposed to the committees for being approved.
613 401 Independent Studies 6 Credits
It is concerned with self-study on the interesting issue or matter in English context under the consent, guidance or control of the academic advisors and it has to be written in the form of dissertation.