BA Thai and…

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9,000 - ($ 236,104)
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years
Descripción

Thailand, formerly known as Siam until 1939, differs from other countries in South East Asia as a result of never having been formally colonized. Its semicolonial status makes it an interesting starting point for comparison with other nations in the region. In 1932 a coup brought an end to the absolute monarchy and established in its place the constitutional monarchy which still remains today. Ever since, the military have played a dominant role in the governing of the country and coups, plots and counter coups have been a salient feature of the domestic political scene, the most recent occurring in September 2006.

After a turbulent decade in the 1970s, Thailand enjoyed a period of political stability and rapid economic growth, which came to a drastic halt in mid 1997. It has since made some economic growth, partly fuelled by a vibrant tourist industry, despite setbacks in confidence as as a result of the tsunami which devastated its south western coastline in December 2004. Thailand currently enjoys widespread publicity abroad as a result of its popular cuisine and a vibrant film industry that has, in the new millennium, made significant inroads into the international marketplace.

Thai is a member of the Tai family of languages which are dispersed over a wide area of Asia from northern Vietnam to northern India. It is the national language of Thailand and spoken by over 60 million people. Distinct dialects are spoken in the north, north east and south of the country, but the language of the Central Region is regarded as the standard and is used both in schools and for official purposes throughout the country.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

As a graduate who specialised in Thai, you will have gained competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the region will have been developed through a study of language in combination with literature, development studies, economics, geography, history, history of art and archaeology, law, linguistics, music, politics, social anthropology or religion.

Requisitos: Languages at SOAS are taught ab initio, and no prior knowledge is required. A foreign language at A level or equivalent is preferred but not essential.

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Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Thai
IT
Cultural Studies
Industry
Literature
Language
Thailand
Asian language
Orientalism
Queer Cinema
English Literatures
Vietnam

Programa académico

Thai may be combined with another Asian language, or with a non language discipline (Development Studies, Economics, Geography, History, History of Art/Archaeology, Law, Management, Music, Politics, Social Anthropology or Study of Religions). In addition, Thai may be combined with French; in this combination the European language portion of the degree is taught at University College London, to which initial applications should be directed. The general pattern is that the two subject degrees are taken over four years, with the third year being spent on a programme of study in Thailand. However, students taking Thai and Japanese spend their second year in Japan, and students taking Thai and French spend their third year in France. There are also three year versions of the degrees in Thai and a discipline, which do not involve a year abroad. Students must take four course units per year, consulting closely with their tutors when choices arise, and achieving a balance between the two subjects of study. Year 1: 3 & 4 Year Degree Core Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Thai Language 1 155901366 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Introduction to South East Asia 155901320 0.5 Unit Term 1 South East Asia on Film 155901318 0.5 Unit Term 2 Other Subject Students take 2 units in the other subject. Year 2: 3 & 4 Year Degree Core Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Thai Language 2 155901367 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Cultural Studies of Mainland South East Asia 155907003 0.5 Unit Term 2 Compulsory Module Choose a module from List A. Other Subject Students take 2 units in the other subject. Year 3: 3 Year Degree Core Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Thai Language 3 155901353 1 Unit Full Year Not Running 2016/2017 Compulsory Module Choose modules to the value of one unit from List A. Other Subject Students take 2 units in the other subject Year 3: 4 Year Degree Year abroad in Thailand. Year 4: 4 Year Degree Core Module Module Code Unit value Term Availability Thai Language 4 155901357 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Module Choose modules to the value of one unit from List A.

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OVERSEAS FEES:£16,250