Course Title

Bachelor of Arts Program in English

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (English)
B.A. (English)

Curriculum Structure

Total curriculum credits  135  credits

Career Opportunities

The English Department produces individuals with the knowledge and language skills that are required and accepted by a diverse range of organizations and businesses. Our graduates are serving society in many fields including public relations, secretarial and administrative positions, the tourism and hotel industries, airlines, banks, publishing and print media, translation, international trade and many other occupations where English is a requirement.

Student admissions

The School of Humanities and Tourism Management is accepting new students for all programs at the Admissions Office, City campus (0-2249-5132-6) and Rangsit campus (0-2902-0299 ext. 2411-2).

  • Program Management

  • Semesters

         Ordinary degree programs consist two semesters per year which last for not less than 15 weeks. Following the 2nd semester, there may also be a summer semester of not less than 8 weeks, in which the study hours are increased to be equivalent to a regular semester. The summer semester is not compulsory for students in the ordinary degree program.

Curriculum

  • Semester duration

1st semester

August

to December

2nd semester

January

to April

Summer semester

June

to July

  • Qualifications

         1. Completed high school, a vocational certificate or equivalent qualification.

         2. Completed a vocational or technical diploma or equivalent qualification in a related field. Comparisons will be made according to the regulations of Bangkok Univerity on a case-by-case basis.

         3. Passed the selection processes of Bangkok University and the Office of the Higher Education Commission.

         4. Students transferring from other institutions according to the regulations of the Office of the Higher Education Commission and Bangkok University.

  • Student Selection

         1. By selection examinations and special selection projects of Bangkok University.

         2. By selection examinations of the Office of the Higher Education Commission.

Curriculum Structure

 Total curriculum credits  135  credits

A. General Education

30

credits

English

9

credits

Requirements

15

credits

Electives

6

credits

B.. Professional Education

99

credits

Professional Foundation

39

credits

Major Requirements

30

credits

Major electives

15

credits

Minor

15

credits

C.. Free electives

6

credits

A. General Education 30 credits
English (9 credits)

EN 011

English in Action

3

EN 012

English for Daily Life

3

EN 013

English for Expressing Ideas

3

Requirements (15 credits)

GE 111

Value of Graduates

3

GE 112

Information Technology and the Future World

3

GE 113

Thai Language for Creativity

3

GE 114

Thai Citizens, Global Citizens

3

GE 115

The Art of Life

3

Electives (6 credits)

GE 116

Leadership Skills

3

GE 117

Mathematics for Daily Life

3

GE 118

Life and Health

3

GE 119

Thai Wisdom and Creative Economy

3

B. Professional Education 99 credits
Professional Foundation (39 credits)

EN101

English Study Skills

3

EN131

English Grammar I

3

EN 132

English Grammar 2

3

EN 140

Essentials of Writing

3

EN 223

Introduction to Literature

3

EN 242

Paragraph Writing

3

EN 244

Essay Writing

3

EN 253

Listening and Speaking

3

EN 261

Introduction to Language

3

EN 262

English Phonetics

3

EN 281

Reading Strategies

3

EN 282

Reading Development

3

EN 369

English Pronunciation

3

Major Requirements (30 credits)

EN 325

Reading Literature

3

EN 344

Advanced Writing

3

EN 362

Structure of English

3

EN 371

English-Thai Translation

3

EN 372

Thai-English Translation

3

EN 442

Academic Writing

3

EN 446

Business Writing

3

EN 456

Presentation Strategies

3

EN 468

Language and Society

3

EN 491

Intercultural Communication

3

Major Electives (Students must complete 15 credits from the subjects below.)

CO 301

Pre-Cooperative Education

3

EN 326

Reading across Cultures

3

EN 334

English for Tourism Industry

3

EN 335

English for Office Management

3

EN 336

English for Airline Industry

3

EN 337

Discussion Skills Development

3

EN 358

Listening Skills Development

3

EN 359

Business Speech Communication

3

EN 392

English Communication and IT

3

EN 400

Cooperative Education

3

EN 481

Seminar in Contemporary Issues

3

EN 486

Reading in Business

3

A. General Education

English (9 credits)

EN 011 English in Action

This course provides learners with practice in reading for main ideas, summarizing, free writing, vocabulary, and basic grammar. Learners will also practice listening and speaking skills through computerized language activities in a self-study language laboratory.

EN 012 English for Daily Life

This course is designed to develop student’s vocabulary and everyday use of English grammar. The course also enhances learners’ skills in reading and writing logical responses to texts. Learners will practice listening, pronunciation and conversation skills used in daily life through the use of the computerized self-study language laboratory.

EN 013 English for Expressing Ideas

This course focuses on reading texts relative to current events. Students will also study the principles of presentation and practice the presentation skill. In addition, through practice in the computerized self-study language laboratory, learners will develop their ability to communicate in English.

Requirements (15 credits)

GE111 Value of Graduates

The course helps students to learn how to enhance the quality of life through improving moral values, ethics, and personality based on Bangkok University’s doctrine. The course focuses on development of life skills, self-awareness, inter-personal relationships, harmonization with society and the natural environment, as well as the dynamics of the global context.

GE 112 Information Technology and the Future World

The course covers the roles and importance of information technology, focusing on the use of information technology in combination with applied mathematics and statistics, so as to provide the most effective learning and applicability of information to modern life. The course also provides knowledge of the impact of information technology on living conditions.

GE 113 Thai Language for Creativity

A study of Thai Language and diversity of Thai usage are delivered. This course also enhances learners’ skills in of listening, reading, speaking and writing logical responses to any situations in their daily life. Learners will practice their critical thinking skills and learn to creatively and professionally apply them into their routine and working life.

GE 114 Thai Citizens, Global Citizens

This course aims to prepare students for the creation of civil society. The course facilitates learning about the meaning and ideal characteristics of citizenship for Thai and world society, so as to develop skills needed for living together with others whose nationality, beliefs, language, and way of life might be quite different from one’s own. Focus is placed on elements of civil society such as social equity, harmony, partnership, personal/public accountability, political ideology based on a democratic system with the King as head of state, awareness of membership of society, and moral commitment, as well as willingness to volunteer for the development of society.

GE 113 The Art of Life

The course provides knowledge in the aesthetics of living, nurturing of positive thinking and attitude, crafting of relationships between individuals and groups, as well as in arts, music, and literature. This course is conducted through lectures, case studies, study trips and practice.

Electives (6 credits)

GE116 Leadership Skills

The course intends to enable students understand the importance of leadership skills. Topics include the basic concepts of leadership, models, skills and qualities possessed by leaders. Students should be able to apply the principles of leadership by developing the practical skills both as a leader and a follower in a real life.

GE 119 Thai Wisdom and Creative Economy

The course aims to focus on Thai wisdom regarding human relationships, human relationships with nature and the supernatural, and knowledge about the creative economy in order to raise awareness of being Thai and living happily. Students should be able to apply such knowledge to enhance the value of information technology applications and marketing management.

B. Professional Education

Professional Foundation (39 credits)

EN 101 English Study Skills
The course prepares students with the basic knowledge and skills required as English majors, including classroom language, basic dictionary work, note-taking, reading response and self-study skills, with an introduction to using the university library and online systems, as well as academic and ethical requirements.

EN 131 English Grammar I
The study of basic English grammar focusing on parts of speech and simple sentence structure.

EN 132 English Grammar II
The study of English grammar focusing on more complex structure.

EN 140 Essentials of Writing

The study of basic writing skills including writing topic sentences and organizing information focusing on unity and coherence and the effective use of transitional expressions.

EN 223 Introduction to Literature

The study of the basic elements and characteristics of prose and poetry.

EN 242 Paragraph Writing

The study of writing at paragraph level, through the practice of different types of paragraph, including description, narration, cause and effect and comparison.

EN 244 Essay Writing

The study of the principle and process of essay writing and the characteristics of various types of essay, while building confidence in expressing ideas and methods of effective communication.

EN 253 Listening and Speaking

A practical course designed to develop listening and speaking skills with the emphasis on spontaneous conversation, discussion and basic presentation skills.

EN 261 Introduction to Language

A study of the characteristics of language and various branches of linguistics, including the development of language.

EN 262 English Phonetics

A study of phonetics and the speech organs used in pronunciation; the practice of pronouncing and listening to different sounds in words, and their transcription into phonetic symbols.

EN 281 Reading Strategies

The development of reading strategies including using context, understanding main and overall ideas, and expressing understanding of the reading.

EN 282 Reading Development

The study of more advanced reading skills including analyzing structure, distinguishing between facts and opinions, interpreting meaning and expressing opinions.

EN 369 English Pronunciation

The study and practice of English pronunciation, focusing on suprasegmental features including sentence stress, rhythm and intonation.

Major Requirements 30 credits

EN 325 Reading Literature

A course in the analysis and interpretation of various forms of literary works.

EN 344 Advanced Writing

The practice of advanced rhetoric: analysis, critique, and argumentation. Students will also practice summarizing and paraphrasing.

EN 362 Structure of English

A study of English grammar at an advanced level including form and structure and their practical application in writing and reading.

EN 371 English-Thai Translation

A study of English-Thai translation which includes principles of translation, problems in translation, and structural and cultural differences of both languages. This course offers students an opportunity to practice translating from basic sentences to longer discourses. Emphasis is on the practical use of translation in various fields such as translation of documents, news, songs, fiction, and non-fiction.

EN 372 Thai-English Translation

A study of Thai-English translation which includes principles of translation, problems in translation, and structural and cultural differences of both languages. This course offers students an opportunity to practice translating from basic sentences to longer discourses. Emphasis is on the practical use of translation in various fields such as translation of documents, news, songs, fiction, and non-fiction.

EN 442 Academic Writing

The study of the principles of academic writing and their practical application including researching information, the presentation of work and writing a paper.

EN 456 Presentation Strategies

A study of the principles and techniques used in making speeches and presentations, including the development of ideas, preparation methods, and public presentations in front of an audience.

EN 468 Language and Society

A systematic study of the correlation between language behavior and social factors such as social class, gender and age.

EN 491 Intercultural Communication

This course is designed to examine various aspects of different cultures in order to promote understanding and effective communication.

Major Electives(Students must complete 15 credits from the subjects below.)

CD 301 Pre-Cooperative Education

A course introducing the cooperative education system and preparing students to such as writing job applications, selecting an employer, interview techniques, as well as the skills necessary in the workplace such as creative thinking, report writing, presentation techniques and behaviour and safety.

EN 326 Reading across Cultures

Reading fiction and short stories from around the world, both in original English and in translation, focusing on both cultural content and language features to explore cultural diversity and the use of English in global contexts.

EN 334 English for Tourism Industry

A study of vocabulary and language used in the tourism and hotel industries.

EN 335 English for Office Management

The course provides language and practice for dealing with visitors, telephoning, making arrangements, and preparing schedules and itineraries in order to prepare students to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone and in writing.

EN 336 English for Airline Industry

A practical course in the language used by those employed in the airline industry including cabin crew and ground services staff.

EN 337 Discussion Skills Development

A practical course to develop listening and speaking skills, focusing on understanding and expressing opinions and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in given situations.

EN 358 Listening Skills Development

A practical course to develop listening skills and techniques including listening for the main idea, listening for supporting details and making inferences, focusing on the use of authentic materials.

EN 359 Business Speech Communication

A practical course in speaking in a variety of business settings both inside and outside the work place.

EN 392 English Communication and IT

A course in presentation skills through different IT and Internet media forms such as websites blogs etc.

EN 400 Cooperative Education

Practical work experience in an organization or company in the field of the students’ major for a minimum of 16 weeks, with students presenting a report as required by the department.

EN 481 Seminar in Contemporary Issues

Analysis, criticism, discussion and expressing opinions on contemporary issues from various fields including language, literature and politics.

EN 486 Reading in Business

A practical course for the development of skills in reading and analysis of business-oriented texts including newspapers, magazines and other sources.

Minor (15 credits)

Students may choose to take

1) subjects specified as minor subjects by another department in the school or

2) subjects approved as minor subjects from other schools or

3) subjects specified by the English Department

C. Free Electives(6 credits)

Students must select at least 6 credits from subjects taught within the university or from the following subjects:

EN 323 Background of English Literature

An extensive study of the religious, political, cultural and conceptual influence on English literature in different periods; a study of the significant aspects of English literature of each period.

EN 324 Background of American Literature

An intensive study of American literature, dating from the colonial time to the present; an investigation of the major aspects and essential concepts of each period, including the major works of well-known poets, novelists, and major American playwrights.

EN 333 English for International Trade

A course in the use of English for international trade, particularly for import-export and logistics businesses.

EN 425 Children’s Literature

A study of literature for children and young adults which includes traditional stories and fairy tales, picture books, and fiction from contemporary authors.

EN 451 Academic Listening

A course for the development of academic listening skills including classroom lectures, listening for the main points and note-taking.

EN 471 Business English Translation

A course in the translation of documents from the business field including advertisements, leaflets, letters, and articles both from English to Thai and Thai to English.

EN 472 Advanced Translation

A course in advanced translation including the analysis of errors and their correction with a focus on different types of translation including newspaper and magazine articles, movie scripts and literature.

EN 484 Teaching English to Thai Students

This course studies different problems that occur in teaching English language to Thai students, focusing on teaching theory and methodology with training in the selection of exercises and materials and practice in writing course outlines, teaching journals, and evaluations for their teaching practice.

EN 492 Movie Appreciation

The course focuses on the meaning of films and how this is conveyed through language and the medium with topics including language use, genre and terminology.