国际事务

文学学士学位 (B.A.) 国际事务专业

国际关系和世界政治影响国内经济和社会以及每个人。该课程的学生经过培训,可以在当今世界的背景下,在与全球经济发展有关的问题以及在政治和社会问题上具有丰富的知识。

就业机会

毕业生可以为公共组织或国际组织。例如,联合国(UN)或欧洲联盟(EU),非政府组织,大使馆和人力资源部门工作。

 International Affairs (IA) 

Qualification of Applicants

1. Thai Applicants

1.1. Admission Channels

1.1.1 Thai students who have completed Matthayom 6 or equivalent in the Thai education system can apply through the following channels: Portfolio Admission (TCAS1), KKU Quota (TCAS2), Nation Wide Direct Admission (TCAS3), Admission (TCAS4), and KKUIC Direct Admission and TCAS5.

1.1.2 Thai students who have completed Grade 12 from abroad or an equivalent degree from a non-Thai educational system can apply through the KKUIC Direct Admission channel (the opening will be announced periodically 2-3 times a year) and TCAS5.

1.2 Qualifications

1.2.1 Completed Matthayom 6 or Grade 12 (non-Thai educational system) or an equivalent degree.

1.2.2 GPAX 5 Semester ≥ 2.00 out of 4.00 or GPAX 6 Semester ≥2.00 out of 4.00 or equivalent

1.2.3 Valid English test result: IELTS ≥ 5.0; or TOEFL Paper-based ≥ 500, TOEFL Computer-based ≥ 173, TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 61; or SAT Reading and Writing Part ≥ 450

1.2.4 Applicants without the scores in section 1.2.3 can apply but will have to take the KKUIC direct admission examination, so called the International College English Placement Test (ICEPT).

2.Foreign Applicants

2.1. Admission Channels

2.1.1 Foreign students who have completed Grade 12 or an equivalent degree from a non-Thai educational system can apply through the KKUIC Direct Admission channel (the opening will be announced periodically 2-3 times a year) and TCAS5.

2.2. Qualifications

2.2.1 Completed Grade 12 or submitted the GED score for an applicant with a vocational degree (acceptable threshold ≥ 580 points; with ≥ 145 points for each section)

2.2.2 GPAX 5 Semester ≥ 2.00 out of 4.00 or GPAX 6 Semester ≥2.00 out of 4.00 or equivalent

2.2.3 For non-native English speaking applicants, valid English test result: IELTS ≥ 5.0; or TOEFL Paper-based ≥ 500, TOEFL Computer-based ≥ 173, TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 61; or SAT Reading and Writing Part ≥ 450

2.2.4 Applicants without the scores in section 2.2.3 can apply but will have to take the KKUIC direct admission examination, so called the International College English Placement Test (ICEPT).

3. Application Process

3.1 Admission channels:

Portfolio Admission (TCAS 1)

KKU Quota/Northeast Admissions (TCAS 2)

Nationwide Direct Admission (TCAS 3)

Admission 2019 (TCAS 4)

KKUIC Direct Admission (TCAS 5)  

3.2 Important documents to be uploaded:

1) A photo size 3×4 cm with no hat or sunglasses, taken no longer than 6 months ago. (Stickers / Scanned photos are not allowed)Your name printed in capital letters on the back of each photo.

2) A copy of ID card or Alien certificate or Passport

3) A copy of Housing registration (For Thai applicant only)

4) A copy of academic transcripts (GPAX) or an equivalent document

5) A copy of English proficiency test score: IELTS, TOFEL, and SAT (If any)

6) A recommendation letter from the institute where the high school degree was attained (If any)

7) A copy of name change certificate (If any)

3.3 Application fee:

TCAS 1, 2, 3, and 4 (the rate according to the KKU announcement and paid via QR code)

KKUIC Direct Admission and TCAS 5 (1,500 THB paid online by credit card)

4. Tuition Fee
Whole program (4 years, 8 semesters); Thai students 40,000 baht per semester; International students 50,000 per semester
**Note: Admission fee of 10,000 baht is paid only once for the first semester of year 1. The stated fees do not include the fee for a pre-college preparation course which will be applied when the student is accepted under conditions.

Minor Elective Courses for International Affairs

Students must complete 18 credits by selecting one track from the track offered below.

Track 1:  Area Studies
IC204101  ASEAN in Global Affairs
IC204102  The Role of East Asia in the Current World Affairs
IC204103  Russia and International Politics
IC204104  Conflicts in Middle East
IC204105  Government and Society of the United States of America
IC204106  Foreign Policy of the United States of America
IC204107  Conflicts in South East Asia
IC204108  European Studies

Track 2:  Communication Arts
055330  Communications Theory
055242  Web Design and Development
055130  Newspaper and Magazine Journal
055320  Persuasion and Argumentation
055322  Mass Communication
055323  Communications in Public Relations
055324  Strategic Communications
055312  Document Analysis and Criticism

Track 3:  Business
IC102005  Basic Marketing Concept
IC102008  Business Law
IC103003  Business Strategy
IC103004  International Business Management
IC103006  International Human Resource Management
IC103008  Applied Project Management
IC113001    Strategic Marketing Management
IC133003  Business Service Marketing
IC113004  Customer Relationship Management
IC113006  Logistics and Supply Chain Management
IC122001  Introduction to Entrepreneurship
IC123001  Business Plan Development and Business Strategy for International Entrepreneurship
IC123004  Business Investment and Accounting for Small Business
IC123006  Business Expansion and Franchise Development

Track 4:  Interdisciplinary
Students must complete 18 credits by selecting the courses from track 1, 2, and 3.

Post Views: 0

IC011xxx  General Education Course, Language Elective

Students select a course from the list below.

      • IC011003  Thai for Foreigners I
      • IC011004  Japanese for Communication I
      • IC011005  Chinese for Communication I
      • IC011006  Thai for Foreigners II
      • IC011007  Japanese for Communication II
      • IC011008  Chinese for Communication II

IC011001  Critical Reading and Writing

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  English language reading and writing skills that emphasizes analysis and critical evaluation of texts, and writing that emphasizes organization and creativity in different communication settings

IC011009  Wellness Dimensions

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Knowledge and skills to achieve both physical and mental wellness of personal living, dimension of physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental

IC011016 Information Literacy

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Concepts and important information, processes development of information literacy skills ,information searching ,selecting sources of information, evaluation of information values, information analysis and synthesis, information composition and presentation in various formats

IC011021  Mathematics in Everyday Life

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Basic mathematical skills in everyday life, whole numbers, fractions and decimals, rounding-off, percentages and ratios, powers and root, simple algebra, solving equation, simultaneous equations, inequalities, graphs and functions, basic statistics

IC101001  Principle of Management

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Overview of management, management functions pertinent to the process of strategic management and planning, decision making, organizing and staffing, leading, controlling and evaluation, organizational change and innovation, basic roles and functions of, and skills for managers

IC011002  Academic English

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Essential academic English language skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing

IC011010  Globalization Studies

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Definition and development of globalization, globalization and global social change, relationship and impact of globalization on society and humanity, cultures, technology, economics, politics nature, and the environment

IC011011  Cultural Diversity

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Cultures and cultural diversity, cultures and globalization, study and analysis of multiculturalism, Western, Eastern, Thai and Isan cultures, impact of cultural changes on society and human way of life

IC011012  Leadership and Change Management

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Knowledge and understanding of leadership theories, leadership function and styles, change management leadership and change management, and factors affecting organizational change

IC201002  Introduction to Political Sciences

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Understanding the rationale of politics and political science, history, sources, and major political concepts, the nature of political rules, forms of government and relations between citizens, peoples and government, concepts and theories of political science and government, issue on promoting liberal democracy/zones of freedom versus the global democratic deficit, a study of the discipline of political science, including political philosophy and ideology, democratic and non-democratic governments, international relations

IC102004  Organizational Behavior

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Concepts of individual behaviour, interactions within the organization, organizational culture, teamwork or group work, human resources management functions and responsibilities, recruitment of qualified personnel and human resources development

IC202001  Principles of Economics

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Introduction to economic thinking, analyses of opportunity costs and comparative advantages, demand and supply, firms’ cost structures, market structures, brief overview of famous economists, gross domestic product, gross national income, private consumption, government spending, government fiscal policy, unemployment, coverage of media analyses on latest macroeconomic developments, the rise of the BRICS economies

IC202002  Contemporary World History

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Analytical study of the contemporary world history from the past to present covering the Modern World, 1500 to 1800; political and economic revolutions in the Atlantic world, the world in the age of western dominance, 1800 to 1914; and global crisis and transformations, 1914 to 2000, a relatively strong focus on the Asia-Pacific, China discovered the world according to Gavin Minzies, the Mongols, colonial eara in Southeast Asia, the battle of Leyte Gulf, and the Vietnam War

IC202003  Introduction to International Affairs

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Concepts of international relations, development of the current international system, contemporary challenges to the international system: nationalism, conflict and conflict resolution, nuclear proliferation, global development, human rights, international trade and globalization, cultural “clashes,” and terrorism; the future of international relations

IC202004  Introduction to Law

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  An introduction to basic legal concepts, principles and procedures; to the main types of legal system in place around the world including Common Law, Civil Law and theocratic law; to the distinctive roles of the judicial, legislative and executive branches; to the basic categories of law; to the role of courts, of law enforcement agencies and of lawyers; to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; and to legal ethics – the concepts of fairness, equality and rule of law

IC202005  World Geography

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Introduction to map and atlas reading and navigation, overview of major countries, cities, infrastructural works, rivers, oceans, location of the world’s most precious and vital natural resources, explanation of human geographical concepts such as space, place, scale, border, population density, urbanisation, overview of major global flows and connectivity: travel, trade, energy, money and cyberspace

IC202006  Global Economy and Trade Policies

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Concepts of global economy and trade policies, international trade theories, World Trade rules and regulations, economic integration, factors effecting international business and contemporary issues related to global economy and trade

IC202007  Introduction to Sociology

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Concepts and development of sociology, comparative sociological perspective, case studies of modern social relations, culture and identities, understanding the effects of global processes and experiences which bring about for current social change

IC202008  International Relations Theories and Ethics

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Concepts of international relations theories and ethics, foreign policy and decision making, moral and ethical philosophers and sages, ethical issues in international affairs: moral arguments, the politics of reconciliation, justice and the world economy

IC202009  Diplomacy

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  The definition, origins and history of diplomacy, diplomatic mission, diplomatic rank, diplomatic strategy, diplomatic immunity, diplomats as a guarantee, diplomacy and espionage, diplomatic resolution of problems, diplomatic recognition, public diplomacy, informal diplomacy (Track II diplomacy), cultural diplomacy, and transformational diplomacy

IC202010  Introduction to Public Policy and Administration

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Meaning, theories, concepts, and scope of public administration and public policy, evolutions of public administration and policy, and their environmental factors, politics and administration, process of management, public policy, and public personnel, public finance and budgeting, mission and public accountability, the ethics of public executive, relationship between public administration and public policy

Free Elective Course 

Students can select a course from courses available in KKU or courses to be opened later by KKU or other higher education institutes with approval from the curriculum management committee.

IC203001  International Law

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Subjects and sources of international law, state recognition and territory, state sovereignty and international law, the role of international organizations (the UN and WTO) and international courts (the ICT and the ICC) in international law

IC203002  World Societies

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  An overview of theoretical and empirical topics regarding the social organization of contemporary world societies; macro-level characteristics which follow modernization and globalization; the processes which drive social change; the systematic study of behavior and cognition; the structure of human societies, cultures, and institutions; the processes that individuals, groups, and societies require to interact and communicate in the contemporary world

IC203003  International Political Economy

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Concepts of international political economy, meaning, concepts and methods of comparing, economies, economic growth and development; theoretical perspectives, realism, liberalism, dependency, institutional infrastructure in the post World War II, the links between domestic politics and international economic relations

IC203004  International Organizations

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  The concepts, legal nature, historical development and types of international organizations, study of the United Nations and major regional, and specific international organizations and their powers, roles, and effectiveness as part of international regimes that address issues including international security, international political economy and human rights

Minor Elective Courses for International Affairs

Students must complete 18 credits by selecting one track from the track offered below.

Track 1:  Area Studies
IC204101  ASEAN in Global Affairs
IC204102  The Role of East Asia in the Current World Affairs
IC204103  Russia and International Politics
IC204104  Conflicts in Middle East
IC204105  Government and Society of the United States of America
IC204106  Foreign Policy of the United States of America
IC204107  Conflicts in South East Asia
IC204108  European Studies

Track 2:  Communication Arts
055330  Communications Theory
055242  Web Design and Development
055130  Newspaper and Magazine Journal
055320  Persuasion and Argumentation
055322  Mass Communication
055323  Communications in Public Relations
055324  Strategic Communications
055312  Document Analysis and Criticism

Track 3:  Business
IC102005  Basic Marketing Concept
IC102008  Business Law
IC103003  Business Strategy
IC103004  International Business Management
IC103006  International Human Resource Management
IC103008  Applied Project Management
IC113001    Strategic Marketing Management
IC133003  Business Service Marketing
IC113004  Customer Relationship Management
IC113006  Logistics and Supply Chain Management
IC122001  Introduction to Entrepreneurship
IC123001  Business Plan Development and Business Strategy for International Entrepreneurship
IC123004  Business Investment and Accounting for Small Business
IC123006  Business Expansion and Franchise Development

Track 4:  Interdisciplinary
Students must complete 18 credits by selecting the courses from track 1, 2, and 3.

IC203005  Thailand’s Foreign Policy

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Main themes and issues in contemporary Thai foreign policy, the domestic and international forces shaping Thailand’s international outlook, formulated and implemented of foreign policy, Thailand’s role as a regional actor and as a player in the globalized world including its relationships with existing and aspiring regional powers

IC203006  Comparative Politics

Pre-requisite:  IC201001 Introduction to Political Science
Description:  Selected countries' political systems, comparation the exercise of power, industrial policies and approach to development, attitudes towards interactions with the world, individualism vs. collectivism, social ethics and religious influences

IC203007  Research Methodology in Social Sciences

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Introduction to social science research, research methods in social sciences; quantitative and qualitative, case study research, and field research, research design, data collection and analysis, research conclusions and discussion, case studies and discussions on the selected research papers in international relations

IC203008  International Security

Pre-requisite:  None
Description:  Historical overview of international security, international security threats, kinds of security arrangements, concepts of traditional security versus human security, security system of the nations, future scenarios for international security

IC204001  Study Project in International Affairs

Pre-requisite:  4th-year Student
Description:  Proposing the study project on the topic in International Affairs according to students’ interests, study implementation, analysis of the results, reporting and presentation of the results of the study under the supervision of course teaching staff

IC204796  Internship in International Affairs

Pre-requisite:  4th-year Student
Description:  Internship in the private or public business organizations, or private company, or international organization in the areas of International Relation under the approval of program management committee

IC204785  Cooperative Education in International Affairs

Pre-requisite:  4th-year Student
Description:  Practical learning experience and working in the private or public organizations, or private company, or international organization in the areas of International Relation under the approval of program management committee

IC204476  Seminar in International Affairs

Pre-requisite:  4th-year Student
Description:  Review of the literature and researches, presentation, discussion and reporting writing on the contemporary issues in international relations