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FACULTY OF LIBERAL ARTS

 

 

     The Faculty of Liberal Arts was founded on August 15, 1961, by Professor Dr. Adul Wichiencharoen,
as the sixth faculty in Thammasat University. The radical idea behind the establishment was to promote
a form of liberal education by providing broad-based foundation courses in the fields of humanities,
social sciences, and sciences to all 1st-and-2nd-year Thammasat students before they entered their major
field of study. Because of its diverse disciplines and because all first-year students are presently required to
take basic humanities courses. Liberal Arts has become the second largest faculty at Thammasat.
As Thammasat is committed to being a university of and for the people, our mission is to develop and sharpen
students’ understanding of individuals, societies, and cultures so that eventually they will grow to be
a valuable resource for our nation.

       Our first campus, Tha Prachan, is located in Bangkok’s old city on the scenic bank of Chao Phraya River
and is surrounded by many of Thailand’s most famous cultural and historical landmarks. To meet the growing
demands on higher education, the faculty has expanded to the university’s second campus, Rangsit Campus
(inaugurated in 1986) in Pathumthani on the outskirts of Bangkok, where most of the instruction
at the undergraduate level is now held, but Tha Prachan campus is still used for a number of academic programs.

Why Liberal Arts?

A Liberal Arts degree is designed to offer you a broad and deep education. Its general areas of study
include literature, history, languages, economics, social sciences, politics and so on. While it does
not train you for a specific career, a degree in Liberal Arts gives you many abilities that employers value.
These include:
                        - Strong communication and critical reasoning skills.
                        - Innovative and independent thinking.
                        - Knowledge of a wide range of subjects, including cultures other than your own.
                        - The capacity to learn new skills throughout life.

The knowledge and skills that you gain from Liberal Arts education will enable you to form your own
well-grounded opinions and discuss just about anything, with anyone. In addition, you will be
well-prepared for the quickly changing and dynamic contemporary work environment, within which
you are expected to continue to be a life-long learner. Without doubt, these are exactly the qualities
which most employers are looking for.

OUR MISSION

1. Offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in humanities and social sciences, with emphasis
    on producing graduates with wisdom and integrity.

2. Focusing on extensive, innovative and impactful research, thus creating new knowledge.

3. Dedicating itself to public service and civic engagement through utilization of professional expertise that
    contributes to the betterment of community, to human resources development of the country, and to increasing
    educational opportunity of less privileged groups.

4. Fostering study in arts and culture as well as promoting and disseminating the artistic and
    cultural heritage of the country.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
FACULTY OF LIBERAL ARTS, THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY
2 PRACHAN ROAD, BANGKOK THAILAND 10200

TEL.: +662 613 2601-2
FAX: +662 623 5097
EMAIL: LARTS.OIA@ARTS.TU.AC.TH
FACEBOOK : LATU INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

Exchange program at Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University

PROGRAMS WE OFFER

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01. Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees;

- THAI LANGUAGE

- CHINESE LANGUAGE

- JAPANESE LANGUAGE

- FRENCH LANGUAGE

- GERMAN LANGUAGE

- RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

- HISPANIC AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

- HISTORY LANGUAGE

- PHILOSOPHY LANGUAGE

- ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

- ENGLISH LANGUAGE

- LINGUISTICS

- PSYCHOLOGY

- LIBRARY SCIENCE

- GEOGRAPHY

- BUSINESS ENGLISH COMMUNICATION PROGRAM (BEC) (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM)

- BRITISH-AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM (BAS) (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM)

- INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (ASEAN-CHINA) (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM)

- RUSSIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

- SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM (SEAS)

02. POST-GRADUATE DEGREES

POST-GRADUATE DEGREES;

- MA. in Buddhist Studies

- MA. in Chinese Culture Studies

- MA. in English Language and Literature

- MA. in English–Thai Translation

- MA. in French–Thai Translation

- MA. in Japanese Studies

- MA. in Thai

- MA. and Ph.D. in History

- MA. and Ph.D. in Linguistics

- MA. and Ph.D. in English Language Studies (International Program)

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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

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02. BUSINESS ENGLISH COMMUNICATION PROGRAM (BEC)

The Business English International Program (BEC) was introduced in 2007 to combine English Language Communication skills with the provision of fundamental knowledge of business transactions, economics, public relations, intercultural communication, international law, human resource management, and information technology in order to equip students for careers in the global yet diverse business community. This program is not only a significant part of the liberal education which the Faculty of Liberal Arts has long established but also a challenge for people of the new generation who want to be successful in the dynamic world of business transactions and corporate communication.

Objectives

The Business English International Program is a four-year undergraduate program with a specific emphasis on the English communication skills essential for business transactions. Courses are designed to develop multilingual skills, which include listening, speaking, reading and writing English within business contexts. In addition, courses will provide the opportunity for students to acquire the skills necessary for business meetings, business presentations, negotiations, financial planning, business law, and translation. The end result should be that students are equipped with the qualifications essential to be successful in a highly competitive business environment, whether here in Thailand or abroad.

Preparatory Courses

Preparatory courses will be held within an induction program that all students are required to attend. During this induction period, students will be introduced to English study skills. Additionally, students will choose a second foreign language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc. which will give them an opportunity to take credited courses in that language as their elective later in the degree.

For example courses provided by BEC;

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law
  • Business Presentations
  • Business English Listening and Speaking
  • Writing Business Reports and Proposals
01. BRITISH - AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM (BAS)

The British and American Studies (BAS) International Programme at Thammasat University is the only degree of its type available in Thailand.  The four-year degree offers students a unique opportunity to explore the culture, the literature, the history, and the political dynamics of the United State and the United Kingdom through a broad and varied curriculum taught by English native speakers from both the USA and the UK.

The twentieth century is rightfully considered the American Century but Britain was the first great industrial nation by 1900 possessed the greatest empire in history. For these reasons, Britain and American have dominated global affairs for the past 200 years. While modern democracies and economic liberalism in the developed and developing worlds are clear evidence of this dominance, any consideration of legacy and influence can only be truly acknowledged by a full appreciation of the global impact of British and American literature, art, cinema, and popular music. It is these cultural aspects that assist in offering students a more rounded and multifaceted definition of the transformative and turbulent events that accelerated Britain’s decline and prompted the subsequent ascendency of the United States to the most powerful nation on earth.

For example courses provided by BAS;

  • British and American Thought
  • Modern and Contemporary British & American Arts
  • British Foreign Policy
  • The United States and the Asia-Pacific
  • Popular Culture in Britain & the United States
  • Globalization

Career Prospects and Further Studies

BAS graduates have a good record of establishing careers in both the public and private sectors. Former students are to be found in numerous and diverse areas of occupation including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ambassadorial and diplomatic positions, public relations, multinational companies, translation and interpretation, teaching and academia. Many BAS graduates proceed to study for Master’s degrees and PhDs in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, China and various other countries in Europe, North America and Asia.

03. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (ASEAN-CHINA)

The International Studies (ASEAN-China) International Program (IAC) is a 4-year-full time program designed to deepen a students’ knowledge of the languages, politics, economics, societies, and cultures of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and China. It is also designed to provide an opportunity for international students to study, develop knowledge and share experiences.

The IAC program was established in 2013 as a response to the advent of the ASEAN Community (AC) and the expansion of China’s economic, cultural and strategic rise, which has led to great changes in the Southeast Asian region and the global community. This transition at both the domestic and international levels led to the foundation of the International Studies (ASEAN-China) program. The program aims to enrich students’ understanding of the various dimensions of the ASEAN region and China as well as to encourage students to identity as ASEAN and global citizens. Therefore, IAC is stairway to promoting regional and global understanding about ASEAN countries and China from ASEAN’s and the Chinese perspective.

For example courses provided by IAC;

  • International Community and International Law
  • China and the Modern World
  • ASEAN in Global Context
  • Sino-ASEAN Business Strategies
  • Exploring Modern China through Films
  • Tourism in ASEAN

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STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

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01. Orientation for exchange students

Orientation for exchange students

 

 

02. Exchange students made flower trays and attended Wai Kru Ceremony

Exchange students made flower trays and attended Wai Kru Ceremony

03. Field trip for exchange students

Field trip for exchange students

04. Intercultural Night for exchange students

Intercultural Night for exchange students

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