Thai Society and Thai Culture

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Thai Society and Thai Culture

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    International Studies, South Asian Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    People of Thailand and their culture; Royal Family, their history and works; religious tradition and belief; folklore; gender roles; national cuisine; entertainment (music, theater and dances); Asian and Western cultural propagation and changes in Thai society.

    Course Objectives:

    To give students an overview of the main historical developments in Thai Society and Culture. To increase students’ awareness of the nature of social science thinking and methodology.

    Teaching Methods:

    • Lecture
    • Classroom discussions
    • Questions and answers

    Teaching Media:

    Notebook of lecture summaries

    Measurement and evaluation of student achievement:

    Grade given according to a fixed scale (Students receiving marks of 90% and above will receive letter grade A; those receiving less than 50% will fail, etc. Borderline cases (45-50%) may be passed if the student’s attendance record, punctuality, and classroom demeanor have been exemplary.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations