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Curriculum 2013 – Students ID 56-60 Click Here

Curriculum 2018 – Students ID 61 onwards

Note: The BAS Curriculum 2018 is awaiting final approval from The Higher Education Commission. The courses are subject to change.

The new curriculum of the BAS degree, introduced in 2018, is made up of 129 units; 30 of these units are TU Foundation Courses, 54 units are BAS Core Courses, 36 units are Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules and 9 units are Elective Courses.

TU Foundation Courses : 30 units

  • TU100 Civil Education
  • TU101 Thailand, ASEAN, and the World
  • TU102 Social Life Skills
  • TU103 Life and Sustainability
  • TU104 Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
  • TU105 Communication Skills in English
  • TU106 Creativity and Communication
  • TU113 Fundamentals of Philosophy and Religions
  • TU116 Man and Arts: Visual Art, Music and Performing Arts
  • TU117 Development of the Modern World

 

BAS Courses: 102 units

BAS courses consist of courses from our Core, Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules, and Electives. Students will learn interdisciplinary skills, and subjects from three main academic modules: Art, Language and Literature, History and Culture, and Politics and Social Sciences.

  • BAS Core – 57 units
  • BS 101 Academic Reading
  • BS 111 Academic Writing
  • BS 200 Public Speaking
  • BS 201 English in a Global Context
  • BS 220 Introduction to British Literature
  • BS 230 Introduction to American Literature
  • BS 250 British History 1
  • BS 251 British History 2
  • BS 252 Britain and the United States in Southeast Asia
  • BS 260 American History 1
  • BS 261 American History 2
  • BS 270 British Government and Politics
  • BS 271 Introduction to Social and Political Science
  • BS 280 American Government and Politics
  • BS 320 Masterpieces of British and American Literature
  • BS 321 Empire in British and American History and Literature
  • BS 340 Western Art
  • BS 350 British and American Thought
  • BS 390 Internship

 

  • Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules – 36 units

Students must take 6 units (2 courses) from each of the following Studies Modules: Art, Language and Literature, History and Culture, and Politics and Social Sciences. Also, students are required to take a further 6 courses (18 units) from any of the three Studies Modules, selected according to their interests.

Art, Language and Literature

  • BS 313 Social Media in British and American Society
  • BS 323 Modern Literature
  • BS 324 Ethnicity and Identity in British and American Literature
  • BS 325 Postcolonialism in Literature/Postcolonial Studies
  • BS 333 Theatre in Britain
  • BS 334 British and American Poetry
  • BS 335 Theatre in the United States
  • BS 343 Modern and Contemporary British and American Arts
  • BS 423 Gender in British and American Literature
  • BS 424 Selected Topics in British Literature
  • BS 425 Selected Topics in American Literature
  • BS 434 Selected Topics in Contemporary Literature
  • BS 444 Selected Topics in Art

History and Culture

  • BS 353 Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • BS 354 American Film and Society
  • BS 355 Social and Labour History of the United States
  • BS 363 Popular Culture in Britain and the United States
  • BS 364 British Cinema and Society
  • BS 365 Immigration in the United States
  • BS 453 Images of Asia in Western Media
  • BS 454 Race and Class Identities in Britain
  • BS 455 Selected Topics in Cultural Studies
  • BS 463 African-American History and the Civil Rights Movement
  • BS 464 Selected Topics in British History
  • BS 465 Selected Topics in American History

 

Politics and Social Sciences

  • BS 273 Introduction to International Relations and Global Politics
  • BS 274 British Foreign Policy
  • BS 275 American Foreign Policy
  • BS 373 Ethics
  • BS 374 The United States and the Asia-Pacific
  • BS 375 The Economics of Britain and the United States
  • BS 383 Introduction to Political Economy
  • BS 384 Britain and Europe
  • BS 385 Democratic Theories
  • BS 473 Globalisation
  • BS 474 International Political Organisations
  • BS 475 Selected Topics in Social Science
  • BS 483 Selected Topics in British Politics
  • BS 484 Selected Topics in American Politics

Electives – 9 units

Students must take 9 units (3 courses) from the list below or they can enroll in courses offered by other International Programmes at Thammasat University.

  • BS 206 Spanish for Communication 1
  • BS 207 Spanish for Communication 2
  • BS 306 Advanced Academic Reading and Writing
  • BS 316 Creative Writing Skills
  • BS 317 Writing and Persuasion in the Digital Context
  • BS 406 Interpreting
  • BS 407 Rhetorical Strategies for Effective Communication
  • BS 497 Independent Studies

Note: The BAS Curriculum 2018 is awaiting final approval from The Higher Education Commission. The courses are subject to change.

  1st Year 1st Semester Credit 2nd Semester Credit Summer Semester Credit
TU 100   Civic Engagement 3 TU 102   Social Life Skills 3
TU 101   Thailand, ASEAN and the World 3 TU 103   Integrated Science of Sustainability 3
TU 104   Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing 3 TU 106   Creativity and Communication 3
TU 105   Communication Skills in English 3 TU 116   Man and Arts : Visual Art, Music and Performing Arts 3
TU 113   Fundamental of Philosophy and Religions 3 TU 117   Development of the Modern World 3
BS 101 Academic Reading 3 BS  111   Academic Writing 3
Total    18 Total    18
2nd Year BS  200   Public Speaking 3 BS  230   Introduction to American Literature 3
BS  201   English in a Global Context 3 BS  251   British History 2 3
BS  220   Introduction to British Literature 3 BS  252   Britain and the U.S. in Southeast Asia 3
BS  250    British History 1 3 BS  261   American History 2 3
BS  260   American History 1 3 BS  270   British Government and Politics 3
BS  271   Introduction to Social and Political Science 3 BS  280   American Government and Politics 3
Total    18 Total    18
3rd Year BS  320  Masterpieces of British and Amercan Literature 3 One elective from Politics and Social Sciences Modules 3   BS 390 Internship       3
BS  321  Empire in British and American History and Literature 3 One elective from Politics and Social Sciences Modules 3
BS  340  Western Art 3 One elective from Art / Language / Literature Modules 3
BS  350  British and American Thoughts 3 One elective from History and Culture Modules 3
One elective from  Art / Language / Literature Modules 3 One elective from Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules 3
One elective from History and Culture Modules 3
Total    18 Total    15 3
4th Year One elective from Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules 3 One elective from Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules 3
One elective from Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules 3 One elective from Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules 3
One elective from Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules 3 One elective from Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules 3
One elective from Prescribed Advanced Studies Modules 3 One elective 3
Total    15 Total    12