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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Major in Intercultural Studies and Languages

The Intercultural Studies major aims to be innovative in its design and responsive to today’s rapidly changing world, while remaining faithful to the ideals of the liberal arts tradition, foremost of which is to promote good global citizenship by fostering cultural appreciation, critical thinking skills, ethical leadership and creative problem solving. This major brings together diverse aspects of a humanities/liberal arts education; a broad range of methods, perspectives and challenges are explored in the areas of language, culture and economics.

All students in the Intercultural Studies major are required to take a set of common core courses designed to introduce them to key concepts and practices in the field of Intercultural Studies.

They are then provided with the flexibility to decide on one of the following:

  1. Critical Studies of English Language
  2. Ethics, Philosophy and Economics
  3. Foreign Language and Culture
  4. No Concentration

For additional information, please contact the Intercultural Studies and Languages Program Director Mr. Julien Hardy:

Career Opportunities

CSEL: Critical Studies Of English – A Universal Communicator

  • Journalism/ Writing/ Editing
  • Arts and Media
  • Diplomacy
  • Business
  • International Relations

EPE: Ethics, Philosophy And Economics – An Independent Thinker

  • Law and Journalism
  • Economics and International Business
  • Diplomacy and Politics
  • NGOs and Public Service
  • Academia (Professor, Lecturer, Ph.D.)
  • Risk and Data Analysis

FLC: Foreign Language and Culture – A Citizen of a Global Community specialized in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish

  • Public Relations/ Human Resources
  • Cultural event coordinator in language and culture institutions
  • Marketing / project manager in language and culture institutions
  • Journalism/ Writing/ Editing/ Teaching
  • Skillful candidates for a master’s degree in interpretation/translation
  • Travel industry

Course Structure

Course CategoryCredits
Foundation Courses
General Education Courses
60 credits
– English Communication
12 credits
– Natural Sciences
12 credits
– Humanities
12 credits
– Social Sciences
16 credits
– Health Science and Physical Education
4 credits
Major Courses 
112 credits
– Core Courses
40 credits
– Elective Major Courses
Foreign Language and Culture Concentration
72 credits
Critical Studies of English
72 credits
Ethics, Philosophy and Economics
72 credits
Free Electives
 8 credits

Total Credits Required
No Less Than 180 Credits

Note:If students are placed into the ‘Advanced Track’ for their General Education requirement in English Communication, 4 credits of General Education in English Communication will be waived.

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Humanities and Language (HLD) Office

Room 5314, 3rd Floor ,
Building 5
Phone: +66 (02) 800 3574, Ext. 214
Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm