BA Thai Studies
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- communicate fluently and effectively, both orally and in written form, in the Thai language;- read Thai language newspapers, book, documents and other written materials;- engage in conversations and discussions, in Thai, on a variety of topics;- demonstrate consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures of the Thai language;- demonstrate complex receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;- demonstrate a detailed understanding of the modern history of Thailand that underpins the contemporary state and culture;- demonstrate a detailed and insightful awareness and understanding of Thai social, cultural, political and developmental situations, commensurate with the experience of having lived in Thailand during the year abroad and having further studied the Thai context during the 3rd year;- demonstrate an awareness and understanding of one or more cultures and societies, other than their own, that will normally have been significantly enhanced by a period of residence in Thailand.- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of spoken and written forms;- exercise critical analytical abilities in respect of the disciplinary modules;- draw clear and close connections between linguistic competence and insightful understanding of Thai contemporary contexts;- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- intermediate linguistic qualities and transferable skills relevant to employment and life more generally;- an intermediate ability to draw connections between language, academic learning and context;- mIntermediate contextual awareness and consolidated skills of contextual immersion;- intermediate skills of deduction, argument and both oral and written presentation;- intermediate skills of information retrieval and synthesis;- an intermediate ability to use information and computing technology effectively as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;- intermediate skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- intermediate skills of time and organisational management.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- regular written, oral and aural tests during the course of the year to ascertain students? level of progress with: the Thai script; the Thai intonation system; Thai reading and writing ability; Thai vocabulary development and use; Thai grammar and syntax; the Thai context;- continuous assessment, essays and end-of-semester examinations in both Thai language and in students' disciplinary modules.