Modified Program B.E. 2555
000 101 Man and Society 2(2-0-4)
A study of the meanings and history coning man and society based on the social science and Buddhist approaches, human behaviours and self-development, interaction between man and society, social institution, civil society, good governance and peace, social process and culture, Thai social problems analysis in the present time, including the way to solve the problems in peaceful way.
000 102 General Law 2(2-0-4)
A study of introduction of the general law, background of law system, general nature and types of law, public law, private law relating to the Sangha, the law that should be known specially to Thai Sangha and the law concerning Muslim.
000 107 Technique of Higher Learning 2(2-0-4)
A study of higher education, emphasizing technique of self–study, library use, information searching through internet, knowledge seeking, learning in group, learning by academic activities, reports and dissertation writing.
000 108 Introduction to Philosophy 2(2-0-4)
A study of the meanings and scopes of philosophy, relation among philosophy, religion and science, major in philosophy and important points of philosophy of different branches, and development of western and eastern philosophy.
000 109 Religions 2(2-0-4)
A study of the meanings, characteristics, importance, value of religions, history, development, principle of studying religion, teachings, rituals, and the purpose of religions, analysis of the joint universal characteristic and its difference of current religions, influence of religion towards the world society, way of disseminating religion, cooperation among religions and the attitude of other religions in Thailand.
000 114 Language and Communication 2(2-0-4)
A study of the introduction of language and communication such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing Thai language for communication in daily life, prosy reading and verse reading, declaration, statement, letter writing, composition, abstractions, various kinds of oratories, conversations, lecturers, manner in speaking, catching the essence of stories, manner in listening and a study of office files.
000 115 Introduction to Linguistics 2(2-0-4)
A study of the meanings of language and linguistics, branches of linguistics, general nature of language, general knowledge of phonetics, phonemics, international and Thai phonetic system and critical study of Thai in terms of linguistics.
000 139 Basic Mathematics 2(2-0-4)
A study of the mathematical basic theories, definition, , proposition, open sentence, indicator, truth value, statement linker, and negation, truth value finding, equivalence, justification, set, meaning of set, type of set sub-set, set-equivalence, set-operation, set-algebra, and set-application, number of truth, truth number system, quality of truth number, equation, inequality, absolute value, relation, function, complex function, matrix, matrix operation, equality, addition, multiplication, determinant, inverse and matrix.
000 210 Introduction to Logic 2(2-0-4)
A study of sign, contradiction, definition, categories of proposition, classification and contradiction, division of propositions, contradiction of propositions, conversation of propositions, compound of propositions, argumentation, syllogism and fallacy.
A study of principles and methods of argumentation from conversation of the Buddha in Anattalakkhanasutra or other Sutras, conversation in Kathavatthu Scripture, Yanavidya of Saravasativat Nikaya, Viphavathi of Nagarachun, comparison between the similarity and difference of western and eastern logic especially for the principle of logical principles in the scripture.
000 238 Basic Statistics and Research 2(2-0-4)
A study of statistical basic concept, data files, data collection, frequency distribution, arithmetic mean, median mode, normal distribution, curve, deviation, variation, possibility, statistic Z, T and F, population and sampling random, hypothesis test, characteristic research and type of research, research phase, research pattern, research proposal, research writing and report writing of research result.
000 103 Politics and Thai Government 2(2-0-4)
A study of general knowledge on politics and governance, political development of Thailand, political institution and administration of Thailand, political process of Thailand, the administrative orders of Thailand, and Buddhism and governance of Thailand.
000 104 Economics in Daily Life 2(2-0-4)
A study of the basic principles of economics, economic phenomena in daily life, several forms of economic system, operation of marketing price, the roles of public and private sectors in economic system, currency and financial institution emphasizing an analysis of current events concerning the information for education and study of Buddhist economics.
000 105 Man and Environment 2(2-0-4)
A study of environment concerning human beings, point of view and management of environment to be useful, problem solving occurring to the environment, Buddhist teachings relating to environment and the roles of monks towards the natural resource and environment preservation in Thailand.
000 106 Current World Affairs 2(2-0-4)
A study of important situations in the world consisting of economy, society and politics, cooperation and conflict in the world’s society, Thailand and important situations of the world, cooperation of Buddhist people in the international stage, the roles of Buddhism in solving the conflicting problems in the current world.
000 116 Basic English 2(2-0-4)
A study of the rules and English usage on using Article, Tense, Sentence, Preposition, Conjunction. Practice in basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing for their relations, emphasizing an English reading and comprehension that consist of sentences and vocabularies.
000 117 Advanced English 2(2-0-4)
A study of the structure of sentences according to grammar and practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing, emphasizing the reading, writing and comprehension of English passages that exist vocabularies and structures of sentences related to the studied documents.
000 118 Basic Sanskrit 2(2-0-4)
A study of the structure of Sanskrit, alphabets, symbols, phonology, consonant and sound change, writing, vocabularies reading, component of nouns, nouns distribution, vowels andspelling, vowels combinations, personal pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, interrogative pronouns, Relative Pronoun, verbs, component of finite verb, forming the root to be active voice, verbs distribution, translate and compose Sanskrit sentences suitable for the grammar studied.
000 119 Advanced Sanskrit 2(2-0-4)
A study of nouns, nouns distribution, silent spelling, connection vowels, numeration, affixation, verbs, forming the root to be finite verb of active voice from the root, finite verb of active voice, impersonal passive, transformation of active voice, transformation of passive voice, transformation of active voice to passive voice, interrogative sentence, negative sentence, translate and compose Sanskrit sentence suitable for the grammar studied.
000 120 Basic Thai 2(2-0-4)
A study of consonants, vowels, intonation marks and words phonology, grammatical system, meanings in Thai, practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing Thai, listening to orders, descriptions, making a note of the matter that is listened to, spoken, greeted, apologized, made a permission, self introduced, introduced the others, told the names of things that are used in daily life, and conversed about the words indicating the concrete and abstract meanings.
000 121 Advanced Thai 2(2-0-4)
A study of an analysis of consonant, vowel and intonation phonemes, morphemes, grammatical system, meaning in Thai, practice in listening to news from the radio and television, oratory, newspaper reading, and academic textbook, article writing, and practice in writing poem, verse and stanza in Thai language.
000 128 Basic Chinese 2(2-0-4)
A study of the structure of Chinese pertaining to phonemics, morphemes, sentence system. Practice in reading and writing Chinese and practice in the conversation depending upon the information from the current situation.
000 129 Advanced Chinese 2(2-0-4)
A study of the skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese, emphasizing the conversation depending upon the information from the current situation.
000 130 Basic Japanese 2(2-0-4)
A study of the structure of Japanese on phonological, morphological and sentence system, practice in reading and writing Japanese and the conversation depending upon the information from the current situation.
000 131 Advanced Japanese 2(2-0-4)
Practice in the skills in speaking, speaking, reading and writing Japanese, emphasizing the conversation depending upon the information from the current situation.
000 135 Basic Hindi 2(2-0-4)
A study of the structure of Hindi on the phonological, morphological and sentence system, practice in reading, writing and conversing Hindi and basic grammatical system in daily life.
000 136 Advanced Hindi 2(2-0-4)
Practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing Hindi, emphasizing the conversation depending upon the information from the current situation.
000 211 Thai Culture 2(2-0-4)
A study of the meaning and content of culture, Thai culture development, type of culture, Buddhism and culture, preservation, dissemination, and creation of the Thai culture, Thai culture and development, the impact of foreign culture on Thai culture.
000 212 Man and Civilization 2(2-0-4)
A study of the background and development of human beings since the age of pre-history until the current days. The meaning of civilization, origin and development of eastern and western civilization in different ages. The relation of economic and politic structure of the west and east causing the impact and creative thinking in different forms, the exchange between western and eastern cultures and the influence of both cultures on Thai society and the culture from the past up to the present time.
000 213 Life and Psychology 2(2-0-4)
A study of development and the component of life, relation of psychology with living a life, analysis of the mind’s qualification on various natures, the result of mental health towards the human beings’ behaviours and living together in the society and environment.
000 140 World and Environment 2(2-0-4)
A study of the meaning of science and scientific method and , high temperature condition of the world, acid rain and black smoke greenhouse condition, air and water pollution, deforestation, problem of huge rubbishes, and underworld toxic substance, extravagant resource spending, environment preservation, and sustainable development for economy, and society, preservation and management of natural resources, the support of the monks’ roles, and the main group in the society on the environment and the risk.
000 241 Physical Science and Technology 2(2-0-4)
A study of basic science principle, history and work of scientists in various ages, concepts of universe of solar system, technology, agricultural technology, industrial technology, capital reduction of production, production increasing, transportation, communication, Thai wisdom technology, local wisdom, science and daily life and Buddhism and science.
000 242 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology 2(2-0-4)
The role of information technology and communication, history of computer and communication, component of computer, digital system, language of computer, various kinds of software, computer platform, processing system, analysis of design and system development, information and information services, network and communication, internet and world wide web, threat and security of system, ethics and cyber society.
Specific Subjects, Core Subjects in Buddhism
- An Area of Pali
000 144 Pali Literature 2(2-0-4)
A study of history, meaning, type and development of Tipitaka, Atthakathà: a commentary, Tikà: a sub-commentary, Anuñãkà: a sub-subcommentary, Yochana and Pakornvisesa and Pali literary in Thailand and values of Pali literature towards Thai society.
000 145 Pali Grammar 2(2-0-4)
A study of writing and reading Pali, articulator, pronunciation of conjunction consonant, combination of characters by connection of compound equipment of verbs, type and declension of nouns , number, affixation, participles, nouns formation, participle, compound, and secondary derivative.
000 146 Pali Composition and Translation 2(2-0-4)
A study of composition and translation of Pali of both free translation and literal translation to be accurate according to the grammar, composition and translation of special sentence and idioms, translation of Pali into Thai and vice versa from the book.
- An Area of Buddhism
000 147 Tipitaka Studies 2(2-0-4)
A study of the origin, background and development of Tipitaka Scripture, classification of structure and essence of Tipitaka, explanation in brief of Atthakathājān: exegete , preservation and continuation by Mukhapàñha: word of mouth and writing, order of Buddhist Scriptures, background of Tipitaka in Thailand and the benefit from studying Tipitaka.
000 148 Vinaya Pitaka 2(2-0-4)
A study of history , background, meaning, structure of Vinaya Pitaka, selection to analyze the important essence in the Scripture of Mahaviphang Scripture, Bhikkhiniviphang, Mahavak, Chunlavak, and Parivara depending upon Atthakathà: a commentary and Tikà: a sub-commentary and the benefit obtained from studying Vinaya Pitaka.
000 149 Suttanta Pitaka 2(2-0-4)
AS study of history, background, meaning, structure of Suttanta Pitaka, selection to analyze the important Suttra namely, Phammachala Suttra, Mahaparinibbana Suttra, Agganya Suttra, including the important and interesting points from 5 Nikayas e.g. Thiganikaya, Matchimanikaya, Sangyuttanikaya, Angguttara Nikaya, and Khutthaka Nikaya depending upon Atthakathà: a commentary and Tikà: a sub-commentary.
000 150 Abhidhamma Pitaka 2(2-0-4)
A study of history, background, meaning, and structure of Abbhidhamma Pitaka essence, interesting points in Abbhiddhamma Pitakas of 7 Scriptures, emphasizing to understand Paramattha: the highest good consisting of Citta: thought, Cetasika: mental concomitants Rupa: form and Nibbàna, depending upon Atthakathà: a commentary and Tikà: a sub-commentary.
000 151 Buddhist Meditation I (2)(1-2-4)
A study of background, meaning, principle, method and benefit of meditation practice, study of 40 subjects of concentration meditation, 6 subjects of insight meditation and 4 applications of mindfulness. Dhamma that should be known is Bhàvanà: development, Nimitta: sign, Samàdhi: concentration, Rupajhàna: (Absorptions) of the Fine-Material Sphere, Arupajhàna) the (four) Absorptions of the Formless Sphere, Vasi: Mastery, Nivarana) (the five) hindrances; obstacles, Upakkilesa: impurity that will provide us with knowledge, understanding for practicing and implementing the insight meditation by way of walking meditation at the first stage and sitting meditation at the first and second stage.
000 152 Buddhist Meditation II 1(1-2-4)
A study of principles, methods of practicing Kayanupassana Satipatthana in Mahasatipatthana Sutra and Anapana Sutra, the method of practicing Vipassanakammatthana of both Samathayanika and Vipassanayika, the Buddhist teachings that should be known consisting of Learning 3, Knowledge 3 and the Common Characteristics 3, practicing insight development by walking meditation of 2 stages, sitting meditation of 2 stages and then testing the sense-objects.
000 253 Buddhist Meditation III (2)(1-2-4)
A study of principles and methods of practicing Vedanànupassanà Satipaññhàna in Mahasatipaññhàna Sutra, how to adjust Indriya: controlling faculty, the teachings that should be known consisting of Vipallasa: distortion, Abhi¤¤à: superknowledge, Visuddhi: purity, Vijjà: knowledge, practicing Vipassanà-bhàvanà: insight development by walking meditation of 3 stages , sitting meditation of 3 stages and then testing the sense-objects.
000 254 Buddhist Meditation IV 1(1-2-4)
Practice in Cittànupassanà Satipaññhàna, in Mahasatipaññhàna Sutra, process of birth of Sikkhàttaya: the Threefold Learning, Tilakkhaõa: the Three Characteristics, the Buddhist teachings that should be known consisting of Vipassanupakilesa: defilements of insight, and Vipassanayana, practice in Vipassanà-bhàvanà: insight development by walking meditation of 4 stages, sitting meditation of 4 stages and then testing the sense-objects.
000 155 Buddhist Meditation V (2)(1-2-4)
Practice in Vipassanà-bhàvanà: insight development according to Dhammànupassanà Satipaññhàna Sutra in Mahasatipaññhàna Sutra, process of birth and cessation of Råpa and Nàma as in Pañiccasamuppàda: the Dependent Origination, the ZBhuddhist teachings that should be known consisting of Bodhipakkhiya-dhamma, practice in Vipassanà-bhàvanà: insight development by walking meditation of 5 stages, sitting meditation of 5 stages and then testing the sense-objects.
000 356 Buddhist Meditation VI 1(1-2-4)
A study of principles and methods in practicing Vipassanà-bhàvanà: insight development in Sutra that links Mahasatipaññhàna Sutra such as Apannaka Sutra, Sati Sutra, the condition of achieving Magga, Phala and virtues of Ariyapuggala: a noble individual, practice in Vipassanà-bhàvanà: insight development by walking meditation of 6 stages, sitting meditation of 6 stages and then testing the sense-objects.
000 457 Buddhist Meditation VII 1(1-2-4)
A study of practicing Kammaññhàna: subjects of meditation, Sabhàvadhamma: principle of nature, that occurs and ceases while practicing, the way to improve Sabhàvadhamma of Dhamma Practice Centers at the present time compared to Mahasatipaññhàna Sutra, practice in Vipassanà-bhàvanà: insight development by walking meditation, sitting meditation and then testing the sense-objects.
000 158 History of Buddhism 2(2-0-4)
A study of the history of Buddhism from the past to the present day, importance and prominent features of Buddhism, separation of sects of Buddhism, expansion of Buddhism to many countries and influence of Buddhism towards the cultures in those countries as well as the process and new organizations of Buddhism at present time and in the future.
000 259 Buddhist Festival and Traditions 2(2-0-4)
A study of festivals and important rituals in Buddhism, meanings and values of those festivals and rituals that have to be performed in the right way.
000 260 Thai Sangha Administration 2(2-0-4)
A study of the development of the administrative system of Thai Sangha from Sukhothai period to the present day, study and analyze the contents of the Acts of Thai Sangha and the important rules, regulations, orders and announcements of the Sangha, including the application of administration and management in the present time for Thai Sangha.
000 261 Dhamma in English 2(2-0-4)
A study of vocabularies in Dhamma of Buddhism that has been widely used in English and the important books on Buddhism written in English by academic scholars.
000 262 Dhamma communication 2(2-0-4)
A study of principles and methods of Buddhism dissemination, art of articles writing, public speaking, personal development for speaking, Dhamma preaching, Dhamma talks and the use of lecture presentation equipments.
000 263 Research and Literary Works on Buddhism 2(2-0-4)
A study of the Research and Literary Works on Buddhism in Thailand from the past to the present time, analyze the important literary works on Buddhism i.e., Tebhumikatha of King Lithai, Manggaatthathipani of Phra Sirimanggalajarn, poem concerning the story of Gautama Buddha as Vessantara of King Songdhamma, Sanggitivongsa of Somdejphravannarat (Keo) of Wat Phrachetuphon, Phramonggolvisesakatha of Somdej Phramahasamachao Kromvajirayanavaroros, the core of Buddhism of Phra Buddhadasa, Kammathipani of Phra Phrommoli (Wilas Yanawaro), Buddhadhamma of Phra Phromkunaphorn (P. A. Payutto), Buddhavidya of Ajarn Phorn Rattanasuban and research works and literary works on Buddhism in Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University.
Specialized Subjects 74 credits
An Area of Applied Buddhism 10 credits
(2) Specialized Subjects 64 credits
- An Area of Applied Buddhism 10 credits
302 301 Buddhist Literary Works in English 2(2-0-4)
A study of various kinds of Literary Works in English such as fiction, short story, drama concerning Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism.
302 302 Reading Tipitaka in English 2 (2-0-4)
A study of principles and methods and reading passages selected from Vinaya Pitaka, Suttanta Pitaka and Abhidhamma Pitaka in English.
302 403 Seminar on Buddhism in English 2 (2-0-4)
A study of principles, methods and practice in seminar on problems of Buddhism in English.
302 404 Writing Articles on Buddhism 2 (2-0-4)
A study of principles, methods and practice in composing English articles on Buddhism.
302 405 Dhamma Talk and Meditation 2 (2-0-4)
Practice in narrating and discussing Buddhadhamma regarding practical doctrines, the objectives and process of a meditation practice.
- Major Subjects 64 credits
(1) Required Subjects 48 credits
302 306 Structure and Reading in English 3 (3-0-6)
Practice in efficient reading and an analytical study of various grammatical structure, guessing the meaning of words and sentences, the relation of sentence groups and answering questions in order to understand general passages and Buddhism.
302 307 Structure and Writing in English 3 (3-0-6)
Practice in writing and an analytical study of grammatical structure of sentences, components of a written work with simple paragraph emphasizing the relation of sentences in the paragraph according to the patterns and topics given.
302 308 Fundamental Listening and Speaking 3 (3-0-6)
A study of sentence patterns of spoken language, practice in listening and conversation skills, practice in correct pronunciation, conversation according to the purposes and situations given.
302 309 Introduction to English Literature 3(3-0-6)
A study of the various components of literature, e.g. plays on words, figurative language, illusion symbol, tone and irony, principles, analytical method and interpreting poetical works, e.g. poetics, novel, short story and drama.
302 310 Principle of Translation 3(3-0-6)
Practice in an evolution of meaning, principle, procession and translation methods, translation problem and translation problem solving.
302 311 Informative and Argumentative Writing in English 3 (3-0-6)
A study of principle and method of practice in informative and argumentative writing that emphasizes the facts and the ideas distinguishing.
302 312 Intermediate Listening and Speaking 3 (3-0-6)
Practice in listening and speaking skills according to the purposes and topics designated, emphasizing the ability in meaning communication, suitability in language using, correct pronunciation and pattern of accepted sentences.
302 313 Analytical Reading 3 (3-0-6)
A study of principle and an analytical reading, including practice in reading to analyze the structure of various kinds of writing to understand the writer’s ideas and find out a conclusion from reasons to distinguish the facts and ideas, and practice in analyzing written works reasonably.
302 414 Specific Listening in English 3 (3-0-6)
Practice in listening to English on Buddhism, news, entertainment, politics, economy, society and arts and culture from technology information tools.
302 415 Writing for Specific Purposes 3 (3-0-6)
A study of related words and idioms, patterns and practice in writing for working, and communication in the official, private and business circles,.
302 416 Advanced Listening and Speaking 3 (3-0-6)
Practice in listening, speaking English at more difficult level of both the content and language usage. Practice in pronunciation, communication, oral report, group discussion and answer the questions from the group to be the same as native speakers.
302 417 Advanced English Pronunciation 3 (3-0-6)
Practice in an advanced English pronunciation, focusing on accent, rhyme, intonation according to the native speakers culture.
302 418 Academic Writing 3 (3-0-6)
A study of patterns, methods, and practice in writing articles, report, conclusion, abstract and dissertation by ways of research, data collection, composition and presentation in the form of academic writing.
302 419 Public Speaking 3 (3-0-6)
A study of patterns and various types of public speaking techniques based on oratorical
principles in English.
302 420 Contrastive Studies of English and Thai 3 (3-0-6)
A study of a contrast of English and Thai on sound, word, sentence, meaning, culture in using languages and other factors for effective communications.
302 421 Independent Studies in English 3 (3-0-6)
Practice in writing the research proposal or dissertation or thesis on English by the consent of academic advisors.
- Elective Subjects 16 Credits
302 322 Advanced Translation 2(2-0-4)
Practice in translating English into Thai and vice versa, practice how to analyze the cause of defects in the translation and the way to solve the translation’s problem, including the improvement.
302 323 English Phonology 2 (2-0-4)
A study of English phonology : vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm and pitch, practice in listening, pronunciation and transmission of English sounds through Phonetic Alphabets.
302 324 Morphology and Syntax in English 3 (3-0-6)
A study and analysis of word and sentence formation according to linguistic theory.
302 325 English Semantics 2 (2-0-4)
A study of semantic according to linguistics, the meaning of words, sentences and contexts, the relation between semantics and social context.
302 326 English for Office Personnel 3(3-0-6)
Practice in using English for the secretarial and other personnel’s work emphasizing proper language usage i.e. patterns and involving a field visit.
302 327 Reading in Social Sciences and Humanities 3(3-0-6)
Practice in reading the social, economic, political, administrative, educational, religious and philosophy writings, using the reading techniques for comprehension, data collection and the augmentation of vocabularies and idioms with specific meanings.
302 328 Reading in Arts and Cultures 2 (2-0-4)
Practice in reading the writings of arts and culture, living of people of different nations,
using the reading techniques for comprehension, data collection and the augmentation of vocabularies and idioms with specific meanings.
302 329 Intercultural Communication in the English Speaking World 3 (3-0-6)
A study of an English usage among intercultural nations by an analysis of communicative problems among intercultural groups in the English Speaking World.
302 430 Places of Religious Importance in Thailand 3 (3-0-6)
A study of history and importance of significant places of religions in Thailand and
practice in describing those places both in spoken and written English.
302 431 Specific Translation 2 (2-0-4)
Practice in translating the various writing works from Thai into English and vice versa.
302 432 Interpretation 2 (2-0-4)
A study of the principles, methods and process of interpretation and practice in oral translation from English into Thai and vice versa.
302 433 Advanced English Literature 3 (3-0-6)
A study of various poetries in English literature, studying some important parts of famous writers of each age together with indicating the influence of the historical event, social institution and opinions approach towards the literature of that age.
302 434 English for Public Relations 2 (2-0-4)
A study of methods and style in writing and speaking for public relations of
various kinds of works, emphasizing the presentation of data, selection of words, usage of specific language, way of communication, meaning, style of language usage, interview method and news statement.
302 435 Research Methodology in English 3(3-0-6)
A study of research methodology in English, related theories, specifying problems, and objectives, making tools, collecting data, analyzing data, including discussions and result conclusion.
- Free Elective Subject 6 Credits
Students must select the subjects that have been taught in Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University with the number of not less than 6 credits with the consent of academic advisors.