Doctor of Philosophy Program in Language and Global Communication

Program Specification

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Language and Global Communication

Campus/Faculty/Department Prasanmit Campus, Faculty of Humanities
Language English
Cooperation with other universities 1. Illinois States University, USA
2. University of South Florida, USA
3. University of Queensland, Australia
4. University of Canberra, Australia
Qualifications for admission The applicants must have a Master’s degree in language, communication, linguistics, applied linguistics, or any major relevant to languages with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.00.
Entrance requirements 1. The application package includes the following:
– A research proposal
– An application form
– A copy of academic transcripts from undergraduate degree
– A copy of Thai identification card
– A certificate of change of name (if any)
– A copy of marriage license (if any)
– TWO letters of recommendation; one from the academic advisor from graduate degree (Form #8), the other from the employers (Form #6)NB: Students must download forms specified above from website http://admission.swu.ac.th)

2. Applicants must send all of the materials by mail to

Chair of the Doctoral Program,
Associate Professor Dr. Sugunya Ruangjaroon
Center for Graduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Srinakharinwirot University
114 Sukhumvit 23, Klong Toey Nua,
Wattana, Bangkok 10110

3. All applicants must take the English Proficiency Test except those who already have TOEFL/IELTS scores and have an interview with interview committee members.

NB: the date for the English Proficiency Test and an interview will be announced on website http://admission.swu.ac.th.

Tuition fee 300,000 baht (Weekend program)
Philosophy
To prepare students to be professional and exceptional academic scholars in language and global communication.
Objectives
1. To have a deeper understanding in a wide range of relevant theories in the field of language and global communication.
2. To excel at conducting outstanding research in language and global communication.
3. To apply theories and make connections from theories to application resulting in innovations, exploration and investigation in language teaching, language, and global communication.

 

Educational Management System, Curriculum Implement and Structure

System Semester system, 15 weeks per semester
Teaching schedule Year 1
First semester
LGC731  Seminar in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics for                           3 (1-1-4)
Global Communication2 Elective courses Second semester
LGC732 Research in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics for Global              3 (2-2-5)
Communication

2 Elective courses

Year 2
First semester
GRT891 Thesis                   9 Credits

Second semester
GRT891 Thesis                    9 Credits

Year 3
First semester
GRT891 Thesis                   9 Credits

Second semester
GRT891 Thesis                   9 Credits

Qualifications of prospective students
We offer a wide range of options both in language and communication field for course-based. We also conduct a variety of linguistics, applied linguistics, and language communication research. Furthermore, we offer students intellectual challenging education through interactive teaching and learning in our program.

Curriculum structure

Courses Credits
Core courses 6
Elective courses 12
Thesis 36
Total 54

 

Courses
1. Core courses 6 Credits
LGC731 Seminar in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics for Global Communication 3 (1-1-4)
LGC732 Research in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics for Global Communication 3 (2-2-5)
2. Elective courses 12 Credits
2.1 Language
LGC711 Linguistics for Language Trainers 3 (2-2-5)
LGC712 A Practical Application of English Phonetics and Phonology to Language Teaching 3 (2-2-5)
LGC713 A Practical Application of English Syntax to Language Teaching 3 (2-2-5)
LGC714 Second Language Acquisition and Application to Teaching 3 (3-0-6)
LGC715 Theories and Applications in Teaching English as a Foreign Language 3 (2-2-5)
LGC716 Translation Practicum 3 (2-2-5)
2.2 Global communication
LGC721 Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Communication 3 (3-0-6)
LGC722 Language and Media in 21st Century 3 (3-0-6)
LGC723 Mind, Culture, and Global Communication 3 (3-0-6)
LGC724 Language and Technology in Digital Communication 3 (2-2-5)
LGC725 Meaning and Communications 3 (3-0-6)
LGC726 Psychology of Language in Communication 3 (3-0-6)
GRT891 Thesis      36 Credits

 

Study Plan
Year 1
Semester 1 9 Credits
LGC731 Seminar in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics for Global 2 Elective courses 3 (1-1-4)
Semester 2 9 Credits
LGC732 Research in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics for Global Communication in Language and Global Communication 2 Elective courses 3 (2-2-5)
Year 2
Semester 1  9 Credits
GRT891 Thesis
Semester 2 9 Credits
GRT691 Thesis
Year 3
Semester 1 9 Credits
GRT891 Thesis
Semester 2 9 Credits
GRT691 Thesis