General Education Courses: not less than 36 credits

Humanities (11 credits)

  • GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development* (0 credits)
    *This subject is required for every semester
    Three of the following courses**:
  • RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3 credits)
  • RELB 215 Ethical Models (3 credits)
  • RELT 113 Origins of Life (3 credits)
  • RELT 114 Understanding Self and Society (3 credits)
  • RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3 credits)
  • RELT 213 Human Destiny (3 credits)
    **Any RELB courses may be substituted for any course except RELP 312
    And one of the following courses:
  • HIST 212 Introduction to History of Western Civilization (2 credits)
  • HIST 213 Introduction to History of Eastern Civilization (2 credits)
  • HMNT 210 Appreciation of Fine Arts (2 credits)
  • HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills***(2 credits)
  • MUSC 210 Music Appreciation (2 credits)
    ***This subject is not for Thai students

Language (6 credits)

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I (3 credits)
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II (3 credits)

Mathematics and Science (12 credits)

  • CPTR 114 Computers and Information Technology (3 credits)
  • HLED 117 Health and Fitness (3 credits)
  • MATH 112 Survey of Mathematics (3 credits)
  • One of the Following:
    BIOL 211 Principles of Biology (3 credits)
    ENSC 211 Understanding Our Environment (3 credits)

Social Sciences (7 credits)

  • EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1 credits)
  • PSYC 115 General Psychology (3 credits)
  • RELP 312 Marriage and Family (3 credits)

Professional Courses: not less than 90 credits

Core Courses: 63 credits

Literature Courses 9 Credits

  • ENGL 131 Introduction to Literature (3 credits)
  • ENGL 237 Asian Literature (3 credits)
    One of the Following – 3 Credits
  • ENGL 231 British Literature (3 credits) or
  • ENGL 232 American Literature (3 credits) or
  • ENGL 234 Biblical Literature (3 credits)

Language Courses 15 Credits

  • ENGL 254 Applied Phonetics and Diction (3 credits)
  • ENGL 352 English Grammar (3 credits)
  • ENGL 355 Introduction to English Linguistics (3 credits)
  • ENGL 452 Advanced English Grammar (3 credits)
  • ENGL 459 Seminar in English Language (3 credits)

Research and Writing Courses 15 Credits

  • ENGL 257 Expository Writing (3 credits)
  • ENGL 259 Professional Writing (3 credits)
  • ENGL 391 Research Skills (3 credits)
  • ENGL 392 Introductory Research Methods and Writing (3 credits)
  • ENGL 498 Directed Research (3 credits)

Reading Courses 9 Credits

  • ENGL 152 Approaches to Reading (3 credits)
  • ENGL 258 Critical Reading and Thinking (3 credits)
  • ENGL 454 Reading and Discussion of Current Issues (3 credits)

Speech and Communication Course 12 Credits

  • ENGL 243 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
  • ENGL 251 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • ENGL 353 Presentation Skills (3 credits)
  • ENGL 446 Cross Cultural Communication (3 credits)

Community Services 2 Credits

  • ENGL 471 Community Building Experience (2 credits)

Career Preparation 1 Credit

  • ENGL 473 Work Preparedness (1 credit)

Field of Study Courses*: 27 Credits

  • Required Field of Study Courses (15 Credits)
  • Elective Field of Study Courses (12 Credits)

*Note: A English student can choose one Field of Study course of the following:

  • Field of Study: TESOL
  • Field of Study: Communication
  • Field of Study: Business

Free Electives Courses: not less than 6 credits

Students may choose 6 credits from any courses offered by any Faculty at Asia-Pacific International University.

Minor Program: not less than 18 Credits

Students from other Faculties may take a Minor Program in English.

Required Courses: 15 Credits

  • Both of the following: 6 credits
    ENGL 352 English Grammar (3 credits)
    ENGL 251 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • One of the following: 3 credits
    ENGL 152 Approaches to Reading (3 credits)
    ENGL 258 Critical Reading and Thinking (3 credits)
  • One of the following: 3 credits
    ENGL 131 Introduction to Literature (3 credits)
    ENGL 237 Asian Literature (3 credits)
  • One of the following: 3 credits
    ENGL 257 Expository Writing (3 credits)
    ENGL 259 Professional Writing (3 credits)
    ENGL 357 Creative Writing (3 credits)

Electives Courses: 3 Credits

  • One from the following – 3 credits
    ENGL 243 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
    ENGL 254 Applied Phonetics and Diction (3 credits)
    ENGL 351 News Writing (3 credits)
    ENGL 356 Feature Writing (3 credits)
    ENGL 357 Creative Writing (3 credits)
    ENGL 443 Small Group and Team Communication (3 credits)
    ENGL 446 Cross Cultural Communication (3 credits)

Field of Study: TESOL

TESOL Required Field of Study Courses: 15 Credits

  • EDUC 275 Introduction to Teaching Methods (3 credits)
  • EDUC 284 Classroom and Educational Management (3 credits)
  • ENGL 325 Introduction to concepts and application of TESOL (3 credits)
  • EDUC 390 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • ENGL 428 Practicum in TESOL (3 credits)

TESOL Elective Field of Study Courses: 12 Credits

  • EDUC 220 Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ENGL 321 Language Acquisition and Learning (3 credits)
  • ENGL 341 Social Media Communications (3 credits)
  • ENGL 359 Informal Essay Writing (3 credits)
  • ENGL 377 English Usage (3 credits)
  • ENGL 379 Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • ENGL 411 Trends and Issues in TESOL (3 credits)
  • ENGL 457 History of the English Language (3 credits)
  • ENGL 472 Independent Study (3 credits)

Field of Study: Communication

Communication Required Field of Study Courses: 15 Credits

  • ENGL 347 Contemporary Communication Theories (3 credits)
  • ENGL 351 News Writing (3 credits)
  • ENGL 356 Feature Writing (3 credits)
  • ENGL 357 Creative Writing (3 credits)
  • ENGL 443 Small Group and Team Communication (3 credits)

Communication Elective Field of Study Courses: 12 Credits

  • BUAD 234 Communication for Business (3 credits)
  • ENGL 341 Social Media Communications (3 credits)
  • ENGL 359 Informal Essay Writing (3 credits)
  • ENGL 377 English Usage (3 credits)
  • ENGL 379 Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • ENGL 448 Communication Practicum (3 credits)
  • ENGL 457 History of the English Language (3 credits)
  • ENGL 472 Independent Study (3 credits)

Field of Study: Business

Business Required Field of Study Courses: 15 Credits

  • BUAD 234 Communication for Business (3 credits)
  • MKTG 232 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • MNGT 224 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MNGT 231 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • MNGT 455 Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Business Elective Field of Study Courses: 12 Credits

  • BUAD 355 International Business (3 credits)
  • ENGL 341 Social Media Communications (3 credits)
  • ENGL 377 English Usage (3 credits)
  • ENGL 379 Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • ENGL 458 Internship (3 credits)
  • ENGL 472 Independent Study (3 credits)
  • ENGL 457 History of the English Language (3 credits)
  • MKTG 322 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 447 Advertizing and Promotion Management (3 credits)

First Year

First Semester

Course TitleCredits
EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education1
ENGL 111 English Composition I3
ENGL 152 Approaches to Reading3
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
HLED 117 Health & Fitness3
PSYC 115 General Psychology3
RELB 116 Life and Teaching of Jesus or alternative3
Total16

Second Semester

Course TitleCredits
CPTR 114 Computer & Information Technology3
ENGL 112 English Composition II3
ENGL 131 Introduction to Literature3
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
MATH 112 Survey of Mathematics3
RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs or alternative3
Total15

Summer Session

Course TitleCredits
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
HMNT 210 Appreciation of Fine Arts (or alternative)3
Free Elective 13
Total6

Second Year

First Semester

Course TitleCredits
BIOL 211 Principles of Biology3
ENGL 251 Public Speaking3
ENGL 257 Expository Writing3
ENGL 337 Asian Literature3
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
RELB 215 Ethical Models or alternative3
Total15

Second Semester

Course TitleCredits
ENGL 231 British Literature or alternative3
ENGL 243 Interpersonal Communication3
ENGL 254 Applied Phonetics and Diction3
ENGL 258 Critical Reading and Thinking3
ENGL 259 Professional Writing3
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
Total15

Summer Session

Course TitleCredits
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
Elective Field of Study Course 13
Free Elective 23
Total6

Third Year

First Semester

Course TitleCredits
ENGL 353 Presentation Skills3
ENGL 355 Introduction to English Linguistics3
ENGL 391 Research Skills3
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
Required Field of Study Course 13
Required Field of Study Course 23
Total15

Second Semester

Course TitleCredits
ENGL 352 English Grammar3
ENGL 392 Introductory Research Methods and Writing3
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
RELP 312 Marriage and Family3
Elective Field of Study Course 23
Required Field of Study Course 33
Total15

Summer Session

Course TitleCredits
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
Required Field of Study Course 43
Total3

Fourth Year

First Semester

Course TitleCredits
ENGL 452 Advanced English Grammar3
ENGL 471 Community Building Experience2
ENGL 498 Directed Research3
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
Required Field of Study Course 53
Elective Field of Study Course 33
Total14

Second Semester

Course TitleCredits
ENGL 446 Cross Cultural Communication3
ENGL 454 Reading and Discussion of Current Issues3
ENGL 459 Seminar in English Language3
ENGL 473 Work Preparedness Seminar1
GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development0
Elective Field of Study Course 43
Total13

The General Education Learning Outcomes

1. Ethics and Morals
Learning Outcomes

  1. Has moral standards, adheres to an ethical code of conduct in professional life, and serves as a role model to others.
  2. Is honest and faithful to oneself and to others.
  3. Has a sacrificial spirit, a heart for public service, and understands oneself and others.
  4. Has self-discipline and a sense of responsibility, respects others’ rights, and is a good listener.
  5. Respects the rules and regulations of organizations and society.

Teaching Strategies

  1. Faculty members are good role models and instill the value of honesty while teaching classes.
  2. Establish rules that promote self-discipline and a sense of responsibility, such as punctuality dress code and academic honesty.
  3. Encourage students to participate in and organize activities that provide academic and professional services to society.
  4. Encourage students to participate in/ organize activities that build Ethics and Moral Values.
  5. Teach through actual situations.
  6. Teach through lectures.
  7. Special lectures by experienced persons.
  8. Teach through discussions.
  9. Personal or group assignments.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate from submission of assignments.
  2. Evaluate from punctual attendance.
  3. Evaluate from self-discipline via appropriate dress and following of university rules and regulations.
  4. Evaluate from student participation in activities.
  5. Evaluate from student responsible on the assignments.
  6. Evaluate from behavioral observation and student participation in class.
  7. Evaluate by using examinations.

2. Knowledge
Learning Outcomes

  1. Understands fundamental concepts and principles in various fields including the Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences and Languages.
  2. Has a knowledge and understanding of principles, theories and concepts in knowledge that are studied.
  3. Is able to analyze and explain the principles of courses that are studied.
  4. Is able to integrate and apply knowledge appropriately in real-life situations.

Teaching Strategies

  1. Teach through lectures include a variety of teaching methodologies based on course content that emphasize student-centered.
  2. Teach through discussions.
  3. Teach through practice in laboratory.
  4. Teach through project-based instruction.
  5. Teach through self-study.
  6. Using situations, problems and case studies.
  7. Using actual situations.
  8. Emphasize participative learning by using collaborative and cooperative methodology.
  9. Personal or group assignments.
  10. Field trips.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Sectional quizzes, midterm examination and final examination.
  2. Case study analysis reports.
  3. Practice assessment.
  4. Report/Project assessment.
  5. Presentation assessment.
  6. Self-assessment, Peer assessment, Teacher assessment.
  7. Behavioral Observation and student participation in class.

3. Cognitive Skills
Learning Outcomes

  1. Understands concepts and is able to think systematically.
  2. Able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate problems by using knowledge obtained through study.
  3. Able to apply knowledge to solve problems in various situations properly and appropriately.

Teaching Strategies

  1. Teach through discussions to foster analytical thinking.
  2. Teach through problem-based learning or case studies related to course content.
  3. Teach through experiential learning with actual situations, field trips.
  4. Emphasize application of theory in actual situations.
  5. Teach through self-study.
  6. Personal or group assignments.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate by using examinations.
  2. Case study analysis reports.
  3. Evaluate from problem solving processes and analytical performance.
  4. Evaluate from actual work performance.
  5. Report/Project assessment.
  6. Presentation assessment.

4. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility
Learning Outcomes

  1. Has good human relation skills, is able to adapt to situations and organizational culture.
  2. Is responsible to society, organizations, and for assigned work.
  3. Able to assume the roles of either a leader or a follower in various circumstances.

Teaching Strategies

  1. (1) Use a variety of teaching methodologies that emphasize student-centered learning by using problems, case studies and actual situations.
    (2) Emphasize interaction between student and student, student and teacher, student and service recipient.
    (3) Organize group activities to foster the roles of leader and follower.
    (4) Organize learning from practical activities or projects that promotes team work and leadership skills.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate students’ interpersonal skills and sense of responsibility by using cooperative learning methods.
  2. Self-assessment, Peer assessment, Teacher assessment.
  3. Behavioral observation and student participation.
  4. Evaluate learner on leadership skills and how they assume the roles of leader and follower in different kinds of situations.
  5. Evaluate ability to work with others and as a team.
  6. Evaluate the responsiveness from the practical section.

5. Quantitative Analytical, Communication and Information Technology Skills
Learning Outcomes

  1. Able to use knowledge in mathematics or statistics to analyze data and present it in a suitable manner.
  2. Able to communicate with others appropriately through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and presenting information.
  3. Able to use information technology skills to search for, collect, analyze, and present data properly.

Teaching Strategies

  1. Organize activities that emphasize quantitative analytical skills through practice exercises, solving mathematical or statistical problems, and applying these principles in actual situations.
  2. Organize activities that emphasize the communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and presenting.
  3. Provide learning experience in selecting and using information technology to search for data and communicates it clearly in many formats.
  4. Provide learning experience in presenting information that is appropriate in terms of the audience, content, and channel.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate numerical skills through examinations.
  2. Evaluate communication skills through examinations, observation, or assignments that measure listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
  3. Evaluate information technology skills through examinations, project reports and presentations.

The Professional Learning Outcomes

1. Ethics and Morals

1.1 Be able to articulate awareness of the importance of ethical and moral values for self and for society
1.2 Be respectful of rules and regulations of organizations and society
1.3 Be service-minded

2. Knowledge

2.1 Be knowledgeable of the concepts, theories and principles in the field of studies
2.2 Be able to clarify concepts, theories and principles in the field of studies
2.3 Be able to integrate and apply knowledge appropriately to real-life situations

3. Cognitive Skills

3.1 Be able to analyze and evaluate
3.2 Be able to use knowledge for problem solving
3.3 Be able to think critically in making evaluations and drawing conclusions

4. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

4.1 Be able to get along well with others
4.2 Be able to work well with others
4.3 Be responsible toward tasks, organizations and society

5. Numerical, Communication and Technology Skills

5.1 Be able to use mathematical knowledge to interpret data and to make decisions
5.2 Be able to interpret information in various forms (audio/visual)
5.3 Be able to communicate appropriately through effective speaking and writing skills
5.4 Be able to use information technology to search, collect, analyze and communicate ideas or information