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The Faculty of Liberal Arts is the only faculty on Hat Yai Campus that offers education in social sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and linguistics with emphasis on local art and culture. The Faculty aims to strengthen its graduates in being able to live in society happily, with good vision, to understand problems and learn to peacefully solve them. Furthermore, the Faculty of Liberal Arts is a source of bodies of knowledge and research that benefit regional as well as international society focusing on teamwork and inter-disciplinary fields, continuing education, and related academic services with the purpose of upgrading and improving quality of people in the region.
The Faculty of Liberal Arts is to be a leading institute of excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences nationally and internationally.
1. To provide education in Humanities and Social Sciences.
2. To build bodies of knowledge in Social Sciences and Humanities.
3. To provide academic services to improve and respond to the needs of the community and society
4. To nurture, promote and disseminate art and culture to maintain Thainess and to promote and enhance understanding between cultures
Faculty Color and Flower
The Faculty color is orange-red.
The Faculty flower is Red West Indian Jasmine.
Department of Educational Foundation
Tel. 0-7428-6722 Fax: 0-7428-6722
The Department of Educational Foundation offers courses in general education, particularly in humanities, social sciences, sports, physical education and recreation to students of all undergraduate programs of the university so that students have knowledge, skills, vision, understanding of the natural environment, social conditions, understanding of themselves and others, ability to adjust themselves and live happily in the society. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree program in Language and Applied Thai, and in Community Studies.
In addition, the Department offers a Master of Arts degree program in Human and Social Development (Regular and Special Programs).
Department of Languages and Linguistics
Tel. 0-7428-6798 Fax: 0-7428-6762
The Department of Languages and Linguistics offers courses in foreign languages to students of all undergraduate programs of the university focusing on improving students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation. The languages offered are English, French, German, Japanese, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Malay, and other foreign languages. The Department also offers Bachelor of Arts degree programs in English, Chinese, and Chinese (International Program).
In addition, the Department offers a Master of Arts degree program in Teaching English as an International Language (Regular and Special Programs) focusing on necessary knowledge and research in the teaching and learning of English.
The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers two levels of study programs:
1. Undergraduate programs
The Faculty offers five Bachelor of Arts degree programs in the following majors:
1.1 Language and Applied Thai
1.4 Community Studies
1.5 Chinese (International Program)
2. Graduate programs
The Faculty offers two Master of Arts programs in the following fields:
2.1 Human and Social Development (Regular program and Special program)
2.2 Teaching English as an International Language (Regular program and Special program)
1. Bachelor of Arts in Language and Applied Thai
The program focuses on the Thai language so as to equip students with academic knowledge and skills and to enable them to apply their knowledge of the Thai language in various professions such as in mass communication, public relations, business, teaching, linguistic professions, secretarial profession, etc. In addition to the Thai language, students are required to take another foreign language as elective courses for 18 credits. They can choose to take one of these languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Malay or Korean so that they can use it in their career and as a tool for communication in the world society as well as the Thai society as an ASEAN member country.
2. Bachelor of Arts in English
The program focuses on producing graduates who have knowledge and ability in using English at the advanced level and other foreign languages such as Malay, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean in addition to their minor such as Thai, tour guiding, business administration, law or economics, etc. so that they can use the languages of their choice in their professions.
3. Bachelor of Arts in Chinese
This program places emphasis on Chinese language and culture. It focuses on developing students’ ability in using Chinese as a tool for communication, education, and profession. The courses are taught by competent Thai and native speakers of Chinese lecturers. Students can choose to study in Thailand until they complete all the requirements for the degree or they can choose to be in the 3+1 program for which students are required to spend one academic year in China (year 1, 2 and 4 in Thailand and year 3 in China) so that they have opportunity to be exposed to real situations where the language is used and to strengthen their knowledge and ability in using the Chinese language at the same time as learning about the economy, society, art and culture of people who are native speakers of the language.
4 Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies
This program places emphasis on equipping students with knowledge and ability to seek for more knowledge with understanding of traditions and wisdom, and with realization of community value through research procedures and with ability in community knowledge management that leads to participatory and sustainable development. The program offers courses in which students learn in the community through practice in real situations. Thus, community studies graduates can take a profession of their choice from a variety of positions available in the public, the private, and the people sectors such as educational institutions, community organizational development institutions, Community Development Department, Local Administrative Organizations, Non-governmental organizations, community relation units in business organizations, freelance researchers, community tourism business, etc.
5. Bachelor of Arts in Chinese (International Program)
This program places emphasis on developing students’ language skills in Chinese and English along with learning about Chinese society and culture. Students eligible for admission to this program are high school graduates with a five-semester GPA for Chinese courses of 3.00 or above or with HSK Level 3 or above. The students will study at the Faculty of Liberal Arts for their first two years with competent Thai and native Chinese lecturers. Then they can choose to spend their 3rd and 4th years of study either at Shanghai Jiaotong University or Beijing Language and Culture University which are leading universities of the People’s Republic of China with which Prince of Songkla University has collaboration. At the university in China, students will be taught by lecturers who have expertise in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Students will be exposed to the Chinese langue used in real life situations which will strengthen their ability in using Chinese and their knowledge of Chinese economy, society, art and culture. They will also have opportunity to enhance their skills in using English when taking courses in general education.
When they complete their study program, they will receive two degree certificates, one from Prince of Songkla University and the other from the university they have chosen to pursue their study at, i.e. Shanghai Jiaotong Uiversity or Beijing Language and Culture University when they have fulfilled all the requirements of the respective university.
1. Master of Arts in Human and Social Development (Regular Program and Special Program)
The focus of the program is on personnel and social development emphasizing area-based studies, especially the southern part of Thailand. Moreover, the program attaches importance to problem-based learning using the research procedure as an important tool. Students will have sufficient opportunities to study and do research in the field so that they can apply their knowledge and experience to their work after their gradation.
2. Master of Arts in Teaching English as an International Languages (Regular Program and Special Program)
This program is taught using English as a medium of instruction focusing on providing knowledge necessary for teaching and learning of the English language and on doing research. It values teaching experience, work or language ability that is officially recognized in the academic arena, and students can request for exemption from taking certain courses if they have such recognized experience, ability or work. In addition, if students lack teaching experience, they will be provided with opportunities to take a course in teaching methodology and have opportunity to practice teaching so that they will be competently-prepared to work as teachers of English, a profession with high demand.
Collaboration with Universities Abroad
The Faculty of Liberal Arts has collaborations with universities in various countries as follows:
1. Bachelor of Arts in Chinese (3+1 Program)
1.1 Fudan University (FDU), People’s Republic of China
1.2 Sichuan University (SCU), People’s Republic of China
1.3 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), People’s Republic of China
2. Study Abroad Programs
2.1 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia
2.2 University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
2.3 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), People’s Republic of China
2.4 East China Normal University (ECNU), People’s Republic of China
2.5 Baekseok University, Korea
3. Staff Exchange and Student Exchange
3.1 Jiangxi University of Science & Technology (JUST), People’s Republic of China
3.2 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), People’s Republic of China
University of Novi Sad, Serbia
The National Writers Association Malaysia (PENA), Faculty of Defence Studies & Management, UniversitiPertahananNasional, Malaysia, Research Center for Asia Pacific Development Studies and Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
6. Confucius Institute
Guangxi Normal University
Tel: 0-7428-6675 Fax: 0-7428-6675
Faculty of Liberal Arts Research Fund The research fund aims to promote and encourage activities related to research conducted by all sections of the Faculty to serve the university’s vision of being a leading research university.
Journal of Liberal Arts The journal provides opportunities for lecturers, academics and graduate students of Prince of Songkla University and other institutions to publish their academic and research work, and to exchange their ideas and information related to their academic and research work that contribute to educational development and research in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
Research Clinic The clinic provides services related to conducting research and searching for basic data needed by researchers.
Information System This is a website that provides researchers with information for researchers such as downloadable forms, announcements of the Faculty of Liberal Arts Research Fund, research grants offered by other organizations, information on training and conferences. In addition, the website also provides information on research such as research database of the Faculty, etc.
International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences This is an annual international conference organized in conjunction with the National Writers Association Malaysia (PENA) aiming to provide a stage for graduate students and researchers to present their work resulting from their theses, minor theses and research.
English Clinic The clinic provides assistance to students and staff individually with academic writing related to their research and graduate studies. There are lecturers to give advice and edit the work with its author present. Service recipients do not have to pay for the service fees.
Tel: 0-7428-6655, 0-7428-6674 Fax: 0-7428-6676;
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1. Translation service from a foreign language into Thai and vice versa, namely English, French, Malay, Japanese, Cambodia, Chinese, Korean.
2. Interpretation and tour guide services in languages, namely Chinese, Japanese, French, English and Malay.
3. Language skill courses such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing in languages such as English, French, Malay, Japanese, Thai to speakers of other languages, and examination preparation courses, namely TOEFL, IELTS and TOEIC.
4. Training and seminars related to teaching and learning English and Japanese, speaking development, interview skill, personality, basic statistics (SPSS), psychology, practical art, Thai and international music, computer media for computer graphic education, workout, dancing, sports, tour guiding, etc,
5. Consultation and research services in humanities and social sciences.
6. Educational tours to promote art, culture and the environment.
Self-Access Learning Center
Tel: 0-7428-6658; Fax: 0-7428-6658
The Self-Access Center was established to provide information technology media for lecturers, staff, students of Prince of Songkla University and the general public so that they can do self-study and seek knowledge for themselves from various types of media such as printed media, CAI programs, educational VCDs and DVDs, educational satellite television programs. The center also organizes activities to promote self-learning in arts and culture.
Friday 08.30-12.00 hrs.
Learning support services
Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
The Faculty of Liberal Arts sees the importance of support for students with a variety of competencies and therefore has policy to support them by providing various types of scholarships such as scholarships for: good academic performance, English Camp participants, office and lecturer assistants, needy students; tuition fees exemption, scholarships, education loan funds (Government Student Loan Fund), etc.
Scholarships for International Graduate Students
Scholarships are granted to international graduate students whose GPA is 3.5 or above.
Research grants for theses
Subsidy Funds and Scholarships for Graduate Studies
Study Abroad Programs
The Faculty of Liberal Arts has academic collaboration with various universities abroad and thus provides opportunities for students to take language courses such as English, Chinese and others at these university during the Thai summer semester (March-May) so that they can practice their language skills in real life situations that would also make them realize importance of learning foreign languages for communication. The Faculty facilitates students by coordinating with the universities abroad as well as assisting with their travel arrangement. The credits of the courses they take abroad can be transferred to the Faculty of Liberal Arts.
Graduates of the Faculty of Liberal Arts can work in the public and the private sectors where the types of work are services, public relations, business communication, tour guiding, office work, secretarial work, teaching, linguistic services, master of ceremony work/announcers, social work, academic work, research, work for Local Administrative Organizations and local industrial promotion, project administration, community management business, cultural fair organization, etc. Moreover, they can do independent jobs such as translation, interpretation, etc.
Regular Programs: approximately 13,000 baht per semester for students in regular programs.
Chinese Program (International Program): 69,000 baht per semester plus the program entry fee of 13,000 baht for Thai students, and 30,000 baht for foreign students.
Remarks: Scholarships of 20,000 baht each are available for foreign students with good performance.
2. Human and Social Development Program
2.1 Regular Program: 16,000 baht per semester.
2.2 Special Program: 21,000 baht per semester.
For further information, please contact
Faculty of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University,
Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110 Thailand
Phone: (+66)7428-6654 Fax: (+66)7428-6707
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