To cultivate global awareness among students, especially within an Asian context, this minor program introduces fundamental concepts of International Relations and provides a global perspective on a theoretical level. It also focuses on enhancing public communication skills, fostering cross-cultural competence, and offering introductory-level Thai language courses. The program additionally features engaging cultural workshops and guest lectures, offering students exposure to an international educational experience.
By utilizing real-world case studies, the minor program examines global issues from various regions, enabling students to critically analyze and express their perspectives on political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of these issues. This experience is further enriched through immersion in Thai culture and language, allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of Asian perspectives.
This minor is offered by the study program Hotel Management.
Structure of the minor
Unit 1: International Relations Concepts (6 EC)
- The student is able to understand how the world as we know it has developed through the use of International Relations Concepts and their implications as well as their current application seen in Diplomacy, International Law and Economics, Politics etc.
Unit 2: Public Communication Skills (3 EC)
- The student is able to develop their public communication skills through blog-writing workshops, Model United Nations sessions, presentations, written reports using APA citations and self-reflective papers.
Unit 3: Thai Language and Cross-cultural Understanding (3 EC)
- The student is able to obtain a beginner’s level in Thai language in listening and speaking and recognise Thai alphabet symbols, as well as identify cultural differences and understanding.
- Literature Review Report and Comparative Analysis Presentation to explain and demonstrate the sensible interpretation of the findings and to present these in logical order.
- Research, Presentation, and Participation in Public speaking course which should result in the submission of country’s position paper. Learning how to write a blog in order to enhance and express ideas and viewpoints
- Thai Language and Cultural projects