Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy and Development

International Political Economy and Development

The Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) is a 4-year degree program where students can choose any of the 2 majors namely:

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Bachelor of Arts
The Program places a unique focus on the special economic, political and ethical aspects of policy formation in private and public sectors, in this age of accelerating commercial and informational globalization. To understand social phenomena, one must take into account sev eral complementary disciplinary directions and analytical frameworks. In this regard, the study of Philosophy equips students with tools such as the ability to reason rigorously and logically, and to facilitate ethical reflection.

The study of political science puts students in a position to evaluate the choices made by political systems and regimes. Finally, studying economics is vital in the modern world, because political decisions often concern economic matters, and government decisions are often influenced by economic events. Each discipline will be explored to allow students to engage in analysis and evaluation of major public issues such as how societies should be organized.

Highlights

  • Designing policy solutions
  • Preparedness for public debate and advocacy
  • Leadership qualities
  • Analytical skills
  • Research methodology

Wide Choice of Subjects
Students will have the opportunity to study a variety of subjects in the areas of Philosophy, Politics and Economics including :

  • Globalization and International Economy
  • Economics of Public Sector
  • Economics of Monetary and Banking
  • China: Economy and Trade in 21st Century
  • Social Justice and Responsibilities
  • Political Economy in South East Asia
  • Political Philosophy
  • Public Policy Analysis

Career Opportunities
There continues to be a huge demand for graduates in all areas of PPE, and employment prospects are excellent, which
include :

  • Leaders in Politics and Government
  • Banking and Finance
  • Economic advising Management consulting
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Graduate Schools

International Relations and Development (IRD)

Bachelor of Arts
The International Relations and Development program focuses on the interconnected processes of social, political, economic, cultural and environmental change taking place in developing countries. The course is designed to provide a comparative perspective on the long-term social, political, and economic changes that have accompanied industrialization and the growth of the modern state. The course emphasises a global perspective on the process of change and development, the theoretical issues related to growth and development, critical analysis of the role of internal and external influences on the development process, and current applications.

Wide Choice of Subjects
Students will have the opportunity to study a variety of subjects in the areas of International Relations and Development including :

  • International Politics
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Peace and Security
  • Urban and Rural Development
  • ASEAN Integration
  • Resource Aspects in International Relations and Development
  • Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Career Opportunities
There continues to be a huge demand for graduates in all areas of IRD, and employment prospects are excellent, which
include :

  • International Organizations
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Diplomacy
  • Government
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Non-governmental Organizations


PPE STUDY PLAN

First Year
Term S

IRS 101 Dharmacracy 2(2-0-6)
XXX xxx Science and Mathematics 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Science and Mathematics 3(3-0-6)
Term 1

XXX xxx Humanities / Social Science 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Language 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Language 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Physical Education 1(0-2-1)
ITA 106/107 Thai Language 3(2-2-5)
IPE 101 Introduction to Southeast Asian Political Economy and Culture 3(3-0-6)
IPE 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3(3-0-6)

Term 2

XXX xxx Science and Mathematics 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Language 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Language 3(3-0-6)
IPE 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3(3-0-6)
IPE 231 Introduction to Politics 3(3-0-6)
IPE 253 Elements of Philosophy I 3(3-0-6)

Second Year
Term S

IPE 235 International Development 3(3-0-6)
IPE 251 Modern Management and Organization Behavior 3(3-0-6)
Term 1

IPE 201 Political Economy in South East Asia 3(3-0-6)
IPE 232 International Relations 3(3-0-6)
IPE 236 Political Philosophy 3(3-0-6)
IPE 254 Elements of Philosophy II 3(3-0-6)
IPE 351 English for Professional Development 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective I 3(3-0-6)
Term 2

IPE 233 Public Policy Analysis 3(3-0-6)
IPE 234 Comparative Political Systems 3(3-0-6)
IPE 252 World History 3(3-0-6)
IPE 301 Globalization and International Economy3(3-0-6) IPE 302 Research Methods 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Free Elective I 3(3-0-6)
6 Credits
18 Credits
18 Credits
Third Year
Term S

IPE 241 Thai Government and Politics 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective II 3(3-0-6)
Term 1

IPE 306 Development Economics 3(3-0-6)
IPE 307 International Organizations and Economic Integration 3(3-0-6)
IPE 315 International Trade 3(3-0-6)
IPE 316 Economics of Public Theories and Policies Sector 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective III 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective IV 3(3-0-6)
Term 2

IPE 401 Current Issues in International Political Economy and Development 3(3-0-6)
IPE 402 Thai Business and Politics 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective V 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective VI 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective VII 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Free Elective II 3(3-0-6)

6 Credits
18 Credits
18 Credits
Fourth Year
Term S

IPE 496 Internship in International Political Economy and Development 1(0-35-18)
Term 1

IPE 499 Senior Project 5(0-10-5)
Term S+Term1

IPE 495 Co-operative Education 6(0-35-18)
1 Credits
5 Credits
6 Credits


IRD STUDY PLAN

First Year
Term S

IRS 101 Dharmacracy 2(2-0-6)
XXX xxx Science and Mathematics 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Science and Mathematics 3(3-0-6)
Term 1

XXX xxx Humanities / Social Science 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Language 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Language 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Physical Education 1(0-2-1)
ITA 106/107 Thai Language 3(2-2-5)
IPE 101 Introduction to Southeast Asian Political Economy and Culture 3(3-0-6)
IPE 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3(3-0-6)
Term 2

XXX xxx Science and Mathematics 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Language 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Language 3(3-0-6)
IPE 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3(3-0-6)
IPE 231 Introduction to Politics 3(3-0-6)
IPE 257 Asian History 3(3-0-6)
6 Credits
18 Credits
18 Credits
Second Year
Term S

IPE 235 International Development 3(3-0-6)
IPE 251 Modern Management and Organization Behavior 3(3-0-6)
Term 1

IPE 201 Political Economy in South East Asia 3(3-0-6)
IPE 232 International Relations 3(3-0-6)
IPE 236 Political Philosophy 3(3-0-6)
IPE 238 International Politics 3(3-0-6)
IPE 351 English for Professional Development 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective I 3(3-0-6)

Term 2

IPE 233 Public Policy Analysis 3(3-0-6)
IPE 234 Comparative Political Systems 3(3-0-6)
IPE 252 World History 3(3-0-6)
IPE 301 Globalization and International Economy3(3-0-6)
IPE 302 Research Methods 3(3-0-6)
IPE 334 Foreign Policy Analysis 3(3-0-6)
6 Credits
18 Credits
18 Credits
Third Year
Term S

IPE xxx Major Elective II 3(3-0-6)
IPE 431 Organization Development 3(3-0-6)
Term 1

IPE 306 Development Economics 3(3-0-6)
IPE 333 Development and Human Rights 3(3-0-6)
IPE 335 International Peace and Security 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Major Elective III 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Major Elective IV 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Free Elective I 3(3-0-6)
Term 2

IPE 401 Current Issues in International Political Economy and Development 3(3-0-6)
IPE 402 Thai Business and Politics 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective V 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective VI 3(3-0-6)
IPE xxx Major Elective VII 3(3-0-6)
XXX xxx Free Elective II 3(3-0-6)

6 Credits
18 Credits
18 Credits
Fourth Year
Term S

IPE 496 Internship in International Political Economy and Development 1(0-35-18)
Term 1

IPE 499 Senior Project 5(0-10-5)
Term S + Term 1

IPE 495 Co-operative Education 6(0-35-18)

1 Credits
5 Credits
6 Credits