Bachelor of Arts Program in English Communication (EC)

The Bachelor of Arts in English Communication with a cognate in Communication is an on-campus degree. In this new era of globalization, the effects of information technology have spread to all parts of the world, with English emerging as the predominant language of international business and communication. The development of the Greater Mekhong Sub-region as an increasingly cohesive trade region has brought with it a rising demand for highly qualified, multilingual professionals. Fluency in English offers more than individual access to international news, information, and knowledge. It has also become a vital strategic tool for the economic, political, and social development of any nation, and the young men and women who are comfortable in this language are increasingly in demand.

Internship

Miss. Florence Soniya Purimitla

Miss. Florence Soniya Purimitla

2018

Elementary Student Teacher at Nakornpayap International School, Thailand

Miss. Amy Wattanasirakul

Miss. Amy Wattanasirakul

2017

Coconuts Media, Bangkok, Thailand

Professions/Careers after Graduation

  • Media: Journalist, Editor, Copy Writer, Reporter
  • Linguistics: Translator, Interpreter, Linguist
  • Business : Sales Person, Public Relations Practitioner, Secretary
  • Government: Public Speaker, Politician
  • Arts: Playwright, Author, Curator
  • Education: Teacher, Instructor

Alumni

This list shows some of the most-often reported careers for people who majored in EC.

Miss Namwan Michele Roberts

Miss Namwan Michele Roberts

2016

Cabin Crew at NokScoot Airlines, Thailand.

 Ms. Nattamon Sarajoti

 Ms. Nattamon Sarajoti

2014

Master of Science in Management with Human Resources, Bournemouth University, UK

Curriculum Structure

To be eligible for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business Management, a student must earn at least 126 credits distributed as follows, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Courses Credits
1.General Education Courses 30 Credits
1.1 Social Sciences and Humanities Courses 9 Credits
GE111 TRUTH AND SERVICE 3 (3-0-6)
GE113 A PATH TO WISDOM 3 (2-2-5)
GE114 CITIZENSHIP GOOD GOVERNANCE AND PEACE 3 (3-0-6)
1.2 Mathematics, Sciences and Technology Courses 9 Credits
GE141 MATHEMATICS FOR DAILY LIFE 3 (3-0-6)
GE142 HEALTH MYTHS 3 (3-0-6)
GE143 SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE 3 (3-0-6)
1.3 Language Competency for Communication Courses 12 Credits
1.3.1 English Language Course at least 3 Credits
GE137 WRITING SKILLS AND ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS 3 (3-0-6)
1.3.2 Other Language Options Courses at least 9 Credits
GE128 THAI FOR CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3-0-6)
GE129 THAI THROUGH MEDIA FOR LIFELONG LEARNING 3 (3-0-6)
GE421 THAI IN THE WORK PLACE 3 (3-0-6)
GE151 CHINESE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3-0-6)
GE152 CHINESE THROUGH MEDIA FOR LIFELONG LEARNING 3 (3-0-6)
GE451 CHINESE IN THE WORK PLACE 3 (3-0-6)
GE161 JAPANESE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3-0-6)
GE162 JAPANESE THROUGH MEDIA FOR LIFELONG LEARNING 3 (3-0-6)
GE461 JAPANESE IN THE WORK PLACE 3 (3-0-6)
GE171 GERMAN FOR CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3-0-6)
GE172 GERMAN THROUGH MEDIA FOR LIFELONG LEARNING 3 (3-0-6)
GE471 GERMAN IN THE WORK PLACE 3 (3-0-6)
2. Major Courses 90 Credits
2.1 Major Required Courses 60 Credits
2.1.1 Internship/Co-Operative/Project at least 6 Credits
IEC495 INTERNSHIP 6 (0-48-24)
IEC496 CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION IN ENGLISH COMMUNICATION 6 (0-40-20)
IEC497 SENIOR PROJECT 6 (0-48-24)
2.1.2 Major Required Courses at least 54 Credits
IEC121 COMPOSITION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC122 SPEECH WRITING 3 (3-0-6)
IEC123 LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING 3 (3-0-6)
IEC124 ORAL PRESENTATION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC125 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS 3 (3-0-6)
IEC211 INTRODUCTION TO THE SHORT STORY AND NOVEL 3 (3-0-6)
IEC222 ACADEMIC WRITING 3 (3-0-6)
IEC223 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC224 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC231 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 3 (3-0-6)
IEC232 INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY 3 (3-0-6)
IEC311 POETRY AND DRAMA 3 (3-0-6)
IEC317 MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC321 TRANSLATION I 3 (3-0-6)
IEC323 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 (3-0-6)
IEC331 SOCIOLINGUISTICS 3 (3-0-6)
IEC421 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 3 (3-0-6)
IEC494 SENIOR SEMINAR 3 (3-0-6)
2.2 Major Elective Courses at least 30 Credits
IEC111 READING FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES 3 (3-0-6)
IEC126 ADVANCED LISTENING AND SPEAKING 3 (3-0-6)
IEC127 READING FOR DISCUSSION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC225 CULTURE OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING WORLD 3 (3-0-6)
IEC233 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN AN ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING 3 (3-0-6)
IEC234 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC312 CONTEMPORARY BESTSELLERS 3 (3-0-6)
IEC318 PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM 3 (3-0-6)
IEC325 CREATIVE WRITING 3 (3-0-6)
IEC326 ADVANCED ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC333 EVOLUTION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3 (3-0-6)
IEC334 SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC341 METHODOLOGY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING 3 (3-0-6)
IEC411 ENGLISH ASIAN LITERATURE 3 (3-0-6)
IEC422 TRANSLATION II 3 (3-0-6)
IEC442 ENGLISH INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS 3 (3-0-6)
IEC491 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGLISH COMMUNICATION 3 (3-0-6)
IEC493 INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 (3-0-6)
IEC498 SERVICE LEARNING ABROAD 3 (3-0-6)
3. Fee Elective Courses 6 Credits
Students must select additional 6 credits hours from among the courses offered by other departments in the International Programs.
Total Number of Credits at least 126 Credits

Faculty

Shawna Warner
Head of Department

  • Master of Arts in Communication, Bethel University, USA, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Biblical/Theological Studies, 2001.
  Jesse Kus
Instructor (full-time)

  • Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), The School for International Training, USA, 2014.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology And Religion, The University of Vermont, USA, 2004.
  Nakesha Campbell Watelle
Instructor (full-time)

  • Master of Arts (Honors) in English Phonetics, Phonology and Sociology, University Paris 8, France, 2014.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Teaching, University Paris 8, France, 2012.
  Mark Scholl
Instructor (full-time)

  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Azusa Pacific University, USA, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, California State University, USA, 2009.
Charlotte  Hill
Instructor (adjunct)

  • Masters of Arts in Media, Culture and Communication in Education, University of London: Institute of Education, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Science in Film and TV Studies with Natural Resource Studies,University of Surrey, UK, 2004.

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