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Section X

College of Arts and Humanities

The disciplines in the College of Arts and Humanities have been a traditional cornerstone of higher education in all of the worldís civilizations. Following such traditions, the mission of this college is to advance knowledge, foster intellectual inquiry, and cultivate creative endeavor among faculty and students through teaching, research, scholarship, and public and professional involvement. Students, graduating from the College of Arts and Humanities, will be broadly educated, artistically oriented, skilled in research and analysis, adept at problem solving, and fluent in communicating their ideas to others. In our fast-paced world of globalization and technology, the arts and humanities are more vital than ever. Students, who think clearly and creatively, write fluently, and speak persuasively, can be part of an informed citizenry and will shape the world in the twenty-first century.

1. DEGREE OFFERINGS

o      Cambodian Studies (UC/AA/BA)

o      Southeast Asian Studies (UC/AA/BA)

o      Chinese (AA/BA)

o      English (UC/AA/BA)

o      French (AA/BA)

o      Japanese (UC/AA/BA)

        Journalism (UC/BA)

        Khmer for Non-Cambodians (UC/AA/BA)

        Linguistics (BA)

        Philosophy and Religious Studies (BA)

Note: UC - Undergraduate Certificate; AA - Associate Degree; BA - Bachelorís Degree

2. ADMISSION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Within each particular discipline, students are encouraged to take a wide variety of courses that cuts through the wealth of human experience and offers insights into the many different realities of this world. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of many fields of study, the College of Arts and Humanitiesí curriculum is at once deliberately broad yet specialized, thus ensuring breadth and depth in a studentís higher education development. As oriented subjects for the Foundation Year, a student must do two of ENG105 (Practical English Language in Use), ENG106 (Introduction to the Appreciation of Literature) and EDU101 (Principles of Education).

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

The total credits required to receive an Undergraduate Certificate is 15 or the equivalent of five courses taken in the certificate program.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, the minimum number of credits required to major in each discipline in the College of Arts and Humanities is 30 or the equivalent of ten courses.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, Bachelorís degree candidates in the College of Arts and Humanities are required to take a minimum of 54 credit hours (the equivalent of eighteen courses) in their respective major (see each particular discipline for the exact number of required courses). In addition, a student can choose to minor in a different discipline within this college or in another college. To earn a minor in the College of Arts and Humanities, a minimum of 21 credit hours (or the equivalent of seven courses) is required.

3. MINORS

The following programs offer minors, requiring a minimum of 21credit hours (seven courses) read as the student's elective options:

4. AMERICAN STUDIES

The American Studies program at the University of Cambodia covers an interdisciplinary range of culture studies which encompasses topics in literature, history, art history, and the social sciences. The program seeks to introduce Cambodian students to the American experience, so that they may examine the beliefs and values through which Americans make sense of themselves and their world. Likewise, the program provides students with a critical understanding of the power of influence Ė both good and bad Ė that the United States has throughout the world. In so doing, it aims to help students develop knowledge that is comparative, historical, and critical.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 30 credit hours in American Studies. Students must take all core courses (12 credits) and choose six courses among the 200- and 300-level courses.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 credit hours in American Studies. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in American Studies, students must take all four core courses (12 credits), along with fourteen other interdisciplinary courses of their choice (42 credits). Of the fourteen courses, seven may be taken in the lower-division and seven in the upper-division.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES

To earn a minor in American Studies, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the program, including three of the four core courses listed below. The remaining four courses can be chosen from any of the interdisciplinary courses offered in the American Studies program.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

AMR101: Introduction to American Studies

AMR102: Introduction to American History

AMR103: The American Experience

AMR104: The Asian American Experience

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each)

Lower-division Courses (choose seven courses)

AMR201: American History to 1865

AMR202: American History from 1865

AMR203: American Government and Politics

AMR204: American Culture and the World

AMR205: Popular Culture in America

AMR206: The American Novel

AMR207: Women in America

AMR208: Race in America

AMR209: Film and American Culture Studies

Upper-division Courses (choose seven courses)

AMR301: Critics of American Culture

AMR302: Cultural Themes in America

AMR303: Culture and the Arts in America

AMR304: American Cultural Eras

AMR401: Literature and American Society

AMR402: Material Aspects of American Life

AMR403: Business and American Culture Studies

AMR404: The African American Experience

AMR405: The Cambodian American Experience

AMR497: Independent Study

5. ASIAN STUDIES

The Asian Studies program at the University of Cambodia offers courses in most of the disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities, with an emphasis on their regional Ė East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia Ė context. The program also offers a concentration in Southeast Asian Studies and Cambodian Studies, for students who want to take a more in-depth vies of particular regions. In this way, students gain insights into Cambodia and its place in a regional context, in terms of the area's broad sociocultural and economic diversity; and thus insights into how to foster and nurture beneficial relations with our neighbours.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 30 relevant credit hours in Asian Studies (including the five core courses: 15 credits). Students may opt for a concentration in either Southeast Asian or Cambodian Studies, and do five courses in their respective concentration at 200- and 300-level.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in Asian Studies. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in Asian Studies, students must take the five core courses in the program (15 credits) along with thirteen other interdisciplinary courses of their choice (39 credits) including six courses in Southeast Asian or Cambodian Studies for those wishing to take a concentration in either area.

Students are encouraged to take courses from other colleges and departments which deal with Asia, Southeast Asia and Cambodia. Upon the approval of the studentís advisor, courses from other departments can replace any of the interdisciplinary courses listed below.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ASIAN, S.E. ASIAN OR CAMBODIAN STUDIES

To earn a minor in Asian, Southeast Asian or Cambodian Studies, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the program, including three of the core courses. The remaining four courses can be chosen from any of the interdisciplinary courses offered in the program.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

ASN101: Introduction to Southeast Asia

ASN102: Introduction to Japan

ASN103: Introduction to China

ASN104: Introduction to South Asia

ASN105: Introduction to Korea

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose thirteen courses)

ASN201: Southeast Asian Culture and LiteratureÜ

ASN202: Japanese Culture and Literature

ASN203: Chinese Culture and Literature

ASN204: South Asian Culture and Literature

ASN205: Korean Culture and Literature

ASN206: Cambodian Culture and Literature*

ASN301: Democracy and War*Ü

ASN302: The Chinese Cultural Revolution

ASN303: The Religious Tradition of India

ASN304: Buddhism in Asia and its influence in the Western World*Ü

ASN305: Colonialism in Asia*Ü

ASN306: Asia through Films

ASN307: Southeast Asian ArtÜ

ASN308: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Arts

ASN309: Khmer Art*

ASN401: Nationalism, Internationalism and Cultural Identities*Ü

ASN402: Islam in Southeast AsiaÜ

ASN403: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Asia*Ü

ASN404: Asian Politics

ASN405: American Influence in Asia

ASN406: Southeast Asian PoliticsÜ

ASN407: Cambodian Politics*

ASN497: Independent Study

* can be counted toward the concentration in Cambodian Studies;

Ü can be counted toward the concentration in Southeast Asian Studies.

6. COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications program focuses on persuasion, personal development, organizational and group dynamics, and human relations in a multicultural, multilingual world. Study includes a thorough grounding in the conceptual, theoretical, and ethical dimensions of discourse; as well as the development of skills and proficiencies in the practical application of communication principles. The goals are to understand human information-exchange, to evaluate critically language and other transmitted evidence, and to manage effectively the expression of ideas. Despite technological advances over the centuries, the word remains central to human life.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 30 relevant credit hours in Communications. Students must take all four core courses (12 credits) and choose six courses among the 200- and 300-level courses.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in Communications. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements, students must take the four core courses (12 credits: but note that 3 of these credits are instead counted towards the General Education requirements) along with fifteen Communications electives of their choice (45 credits).

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN COMMUNICATIONS

To earn a minor in Communications, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the Communications program, including three of the four core courses. The remaining four courses can be chosen from any of the specialized courses offered in the program.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

COM102: Essentials of Public Speaking

COM103: Argumentation

COM104: Elements of Organizational Communication

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose fourteen courses)

COM201: Survey of Rhetorical Theory

COM202: Communication Criticism

COM203: Communication Theory

COM204: Language and Behavior

COM205: Intercultural Communication

COM206: Argumentation and Debate

COM301: Business and Professional Communication

COM302: Persuasive Speaking

COM303: Conference Management

COM304: Theory and Techniques of Interviewing

COM305: Nonverbal Communication

COM306: Communication in the Classroom

COM401: Communication in Conflict Resolution

COM402: Gender and Communication

COM403: Communication in Families

COM404: Communication in Bargaining and Negotiation

COM405: Communication Leadership

COM406: Communication in the Multinational Organization

7. FINE ARTS AND PERFORMING ARTS

The Art program at the University of Cambodia offers a Bachelorís degree in the history of art. The program provides a broad range of introductory and advanced courses in Eastern and Western art from ancient times to the present. It is expected that, as the University grows, the program will also begin to offer classes in the fine arts and performing arts, with an emphasis on Khmer classical dance, theater, music, and sculpture.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in Art, students must take the five core courses (15 credits) along with thirteen specialized courses in the program (39 credits).

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ARTS

To earn a minor in Art, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the program, including three of the core courses. The remaining four courses can be chosen from any of the specialized courses offered in the program.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

ART101: Introduction to Art History

ART102: Survey of Eastern Art: Japan, China and Korea

ART103: Survey of Eastern Art: India and Southeast Asia

ART104: Survey of European Art: Classical and Medieval Art

ART105: Survey of European Art: Renaissance to Modern

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose thirteen courses)

ART201: Khmer Art

ART202: Buddhist Art

ART203: The Arts of Japan

ART204: The Arts of China

ART205: The Arts of Southeast Asia

ART301: Renaissance and Baroque Art

ART302: Neo-Classicism to Romanticism

ART303: Impressionism to Post-Impressionism

ART304: Twentieth-Century Art to 1945

ART305: Twentieth-Century Art from 1945

ART401: Art Theory

ART402: Art Criticism

ART403: Cross-Cultural Visual Literacy

ART404: Art and Society

ART405: Women Artists

ART406: Arts in the World Market

8. FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

The Foreign Languages and Literature program offers majors in Chinese, English, French and Japanese, in each case with a special focus on the study of the language, culture, literature and film. Students specializing in this area are exposed to cultures that are different from their own and learn to recognise, understand and negotiate these cultural differences through the study of not just the language in isolation but also  in the context of its use in literature and film, as part of the overall culture.

i. CHINESE

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 30 relevant credit hours in Chinese. At least 9 credit hours must be earned in courses other than language core courses.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in Chinese (Mandarin). In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in Chinese, students must take the language core courses before taking civilization, culture, literature or film courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN CHINESE

To earn a minor in Chinese, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the Chinese program. Of those 21 credit hours, at least 9 credit hours must be earned in courses other than language core courses.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

CHN101: Fundamentals of Chinese I

CHN102: Fundamentals of Chinese II

CHN201: Intermediate Chinese I

CHN202: Intermediate Chinese II

CHN210: Intermediate Conversation

CHN301: Advanced Chinese I

CHN302: Advanced Chinese II

CHN311: Survey of Modern Chinese Literature

CHN312: Chinese Civilization

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose nine courses)

CHN401: Classical Chinese

CHN402: Imperial China

CHN403: Modern China

CHN404: Topics in Chinese Cultural Studies

CHN405: Classical Chinese Fiction

CHN406: Classical Chinese Drama

CHN407: Classical Chinese Poetry

CHN408: The Chinese Revolution

CHN409: Modern Chinese Literature

CHN410: Chinese Cinema

CHN411: Chinese Calligraphy

CHN412: Business Chinese

ii. ENGLISH

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 30 relevant credit hours in English. Students may begin the main English program only after having completed ENG101 and ENG102 (General Education requirements: thus cannot be counted towards the major). In order to fulfill the Associate degree requirements, students must take the remaining four core courses ENG105-ENG108 (12 credits), along with a further six courses (18 credit hours) from the lower-division subjects (level 200 only).

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in English. Students may begin the main English program only after having completed ENG101 and ENG102 (both part of the General Education requirements, and thus cannot be counted towards the major). In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in English, students must take the remaining four core courses ENG105-ENG108 (12 credits), along with twelve lower-division courses and two upper-division courses of their choice (42 credits).

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ENGLISH

To earn a minor in English, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the English program, including three of the core courses (ENG101 and ENG102 cannot be counted). The remaining four courses can be chosen from any of the lower- and upper-division courses offered in the English program.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

ENG101: College English (Note: counted towards General Education requirements of all students)

ENG102: English Composition (Note: counted towards General Education requirements of all students.)

ENG105: Practical English Language in Use (prerequisite: ENG101)

ENG106: Introduction to the Appreciation of Literature (prerequisite: ENG101)

ENG107: The Written Language (prerequisite: ENG101)

ENG108: Critical Reading and Writing (prerequisite: ENG101)

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each)

General English (BA choose two courses; AA choose two courses)

ENG205: Practical English Language in Use Stage 2 (prerequisite: ENG105)

ENG206: Practical English Language in Use Stage 3 (prerequisite: ENG205)

ENG208: Advanced Grammar and Usage

ENG209: Spoken English

English Writing & Lower Division Literature (BA choose six courses; AA choose four courses)

ENG215: Critical Approaches to Reading Literature

ENG216: Creative Writing

ENG218: Writing for Academic Purposes

ENG219: Business Communication

ENG220: Principles of Translation

ENG225: Literature and Society

ENG226: Studies in Poetry

ENG227:Studies in Fiction

ENG228: Survey of English Literature

ENG229: Survey of American Literature

ENG232: Asian English Literature

Professional English (BA choose four courses)

ENG305: Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

ENG306 (= EDC101): Principles of Education

ENG307: English for Computing

ENG315: English for Tourism

ENG316: English in Management

ENG317: News and Article Writing

Upper-division Literature (BA choose two courses)

ENG405: Literature of the English Renaissance

ENG407: The English Romantic Period

ENG408: The Victorian Period

††† ENG412: Asian American Literature

iii. FRENCH

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 30 relevant credit hours in French. At least 9 credit hours must be earned in courses other than language core courses.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in French. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in French, students must take the required language core courses before taking civilization, culture, literature or film courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN FRENCH

To earn a minor in French, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the French program. Of those 21 credit hours, at least 9 credit hours must be earned in courses other than language core courses.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

FRN101: Fundamentals of French I

FRN102: Fundamentals of French II

FRN201: Intermediate French I

FRN202: Intermediate French II

FRN210: Intermediate Conversation

FRN301: Advanced French I

FRN302: Advanced French II

FRN311: Survey of French Literature I (Middle Ages-the Seventeenth Century)

FRN312: Survey of French Literature II (Eighteenth-Twentieth Century)

FRN313: Advanced French Syntax and Composition

FRN315: French Civilization

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose at least seven courses)

FRN401: French Literature of the Middle Ages

FRN402: French Literature of the Renaissance

FRN403: French Literature of the Seventeenth Century

FRN404: French Literature of the Eighteenth Century

FRN405: French Literature of the Nineteenth Century

FRN406: French Literature of the Twentieth Century

FRN407: Francophone Literature

FRN408: Contemporary French Society

FRN409: French Colonial Literature on Southeast Asia

FRN410: French Cinema

iv. JAPANESE

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 30 relevant credit hours in Japanese. At least 9 credit hours must be earned in courses other than language core courses.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in Japanese. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in Japanese, students must take the required language core courses before taking civilization, culture, literature or film courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN JAPANESE

To earn a minor in Japanese, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the Japanese program. Of those 21 credit hours, at least 9 credit hours must be earned in courses other than language core courses.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

JPN101: Fundamentals of Japanese I

JPN102: Fundamentals of Japanese II

JPN201: Intermediate Japanese I

JPN202: Intermediate Japanese II

JPN301: Advanced Japanese I

JPN302: Advanced Japanese II

JPN311: Advanced Spoken Japanese I

JPN312: Advanced Spoken Japanese II

JPN313: Japanese Language, Culture and Communication

JPN314: Selected Readings/Writing in Japanese

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose at least eight courses)

JPN401: Japanese Civilization

JPN402: Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies

JPN403: Readings in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature

JPN404: Japanese Poetry and Poetic Prose

JPN405: Japanese Narrative Literature

JPN406: The Tale of Genji

JPN407: Japanese Theater

JPN408: Japanese Cinema

JPN409: Business Japanese

9. JOURNALISM

The Journalism program at the University of Cambodia prepares students to be writers, reporters and editors for various media: newspapers and magazines, radio, television and the internet. The program aims to produce broadly educated and ethical professionals who will eventually assume decision-making and leadership roles.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in Journalism. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in Journalism, students must take the three core courses (9 credits) along with thirteen other journalism courses (four at the 200 level, four at the 300 level, and five at the 400 level). In addition, students must take an Internship course and a Special projects course (3 credits each).

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN JOURNALISM

To earn a minor in Journalism, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the Journalism program, including the three core courses.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

JRN101: Introduction to the History of Mass Communications

JRN102: Introduction to Journalism

JRN103: News Writing

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each)

Level 200: do four courses

JRN201: Feature Writing

JRN202: Photojournalism

JRN203: Editorial Graphics

JRN204: Journalism as Literature

JRN205: News Reporting

Level 300: do four courses

JRN301: Advanced Publication Writing and Reporting

JRN302: Reporting Public Affairs

JRN303: TV News Writing

JRN304: Photography for Publication

JRN305: Radio News Writing and Reporting

JRN306: Publication Editing and Makeup

Level 400: do five courses

JRN401: Advanced Photojournalism

JRN402: Radio News Production

JRN403: Television News Production

JRN404: Theories of Mass Communication

JRN405: Investigative Reporting

JRN406: Senior Media Production

JRN407: Law of Mass Communications

JRN408: Ethical Problems of the News Media

Final-Year Projects (3 credits each)

JRN498: Internship

JRN499: Special Projects

10. KHMER FOR NON-CAMBODIANS

The Khmer for Non-Cambodians program is specifically designed for foreign students, workers and researchers. Unlike other Khmer courses for non-Cambodians in Cambodia, which mainly cater to the practical needs of foreigners living and working here, this program offers a much more systematic and in-depth approach to the Khmer language, culture and literature for those who wish to acquire a thorough knowledge of this country and society. 

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student wishing to major in Khmer must do a minimum of 30 relevant credit hours. Students must choose ten courses among the 100-, 200- and 300-level courses.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in Khmer. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in Khmer, students must take the required language core courses before taking civilization, culture or literature courses. Some language courses may be waved depending on the studentís prior course work in Khmer. Students are also encouraged to take Khmer courses in other programs that are relevant to their course of study.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN KHMER

To earn a minor in Khmer, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the Khmer program.

Core Language Courses (3 credits each)

KHM101: Fundamentals of Khmer I

KHM102: Fundamentals of Khmer II

KHM201: Intermediate Khmer I

KHM202: Intermediate Khmer II

KHM210: Intermediate Conversation

KHM301: Advanced Khmer I

KHM302: Advanced Khmer II

KHM311: Advanced Spoken Khmer

KHM312: Khmer Language, Culture and Communication

KHM313: Selected Readings/Writing in Khmer

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose at least eight courses)

KHM140: Khmer Culture (Note: This course must be counted towards the General Education requirements of all students.)

KHM402: Khmer History (Pre-Angkorian to 1953)

KHM403: Khmer History (from 1953 to Present)

KHM404: Folk Literature

KHM405: Khmer Verse

KHM406: Pre-Angkorian and Angkorian Literature

KHM407: Post-Angkorian Literature

KHM408: Khmer Literature from 1953 to Present

KHM409: Khmer Performing Arts

KHM410: Cambodian Studies

11. LINGUISTICS

Languages are closely tied to cultural, geographic, and ethnic identity. Linguistics, broadly defined as the scientific study of language, plays a major role in the liberal arts curriculum. Faculty and students in the Linguistics program are committed to understand and explain how language works, how it is acquired, how it is used, and how it changes over time, thus explaining the shifts and changes in the worldís cultures and societies.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student wishing to major in Linguistics must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in Linguistics, students must take the five core courses before taking the more specialized courses in Linguistics.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN LINGUISTICS

To earn a minor in Linguistics, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours of courses in the Linguistics program.

Core Courses (3 credits each)

LNG101: Introduction to the Worldís Languages

LNG102: Introduction to Linguistics

LNG103: Introduction to Language Acquisition

LNG201: Phonetics and Phonology

LNG202: Introduction to Syntax and Semantics

Major Elective Courses (3 credits each; choose thirteen courses)

LNG301: Psychology of Language

LNG302: Mathematical Linguistics

LNG303: Experiments on Language

LNG304: Language Use and Gender Relations

LNG305: Language and Culture

LNG306: Language, Mind, and Brain

LNG307: Structure of the Cambodian Language

LNG401: Phonology

LNG402: Syntax

LNG403: Morphology

LNG404: Phonetics

LNG405: Semantics

LNG406: Language and Cognition

LNG407: Semiotics and Language

LNG408: Applied Linguistics

LNG409: Sociolinguistics

13. PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The Philosophy and Religious Studies program offers the students an opportunity to acquire a fuller understanding and appreciation of some of the most fundamental aspects of human thought and behavior. It challenges students to think rigorously about some of the most profound questions people have been asking for thousands of years and which continue to be urgent in todayís world. Likewise, students develop a critical understanding of the complexity of the various religions and their importance in human life.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, and the balance of electives selected from outside the major, a student wishing to major in Philosophy and Religious Studies must do a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours. In order to fulfill the Bachelorís degree requirements in either the Philosophy or the Religious Studies track, students must take the relevant four required courses (12 credits). After completing these, students may continue on with their respective track in Philosophy or Religious Studies: a minimum of fourteen relevant elective courses must be taken in order to major in Philosophy or Religious Studies. Those wishing to specialize in religion and either Eastern or Western philosophy may select courses from both disciplines that focus on that particular specialization (e.g. Buddhist Philosophy and Buddhism; The Philosophy of Islam and Islamic Religion).

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY OR RELIGIOUS STUDIES

To earn a minor in Philosophy and Religious Studies, students are expected to complete a total of 21 credit hours in the Philosophy and Religious Studies program, including three of the core courses.

Core Courses in Philosophy (3 credits each)

PHL101: Introduction to the Study of Philosophy

PHL102: Introduction to Eastern Philosophy

PHL103: Introduction to Western Philosophy

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

Major Elective Courses in Philosophy (3 credits each; choose fourteen courses)

PHL201: Introduction to Ethics

PHL202: Metaphysics

PHL203: Political Philosophy

PHL204: Aesthetics

PHL205: Epistemology

PHL301: Buddhist Philosophy

PHL302: Philosophies of India

PHL303: Philosophies of China and Japan

PHL304: Philosophy of Islam

PHL401: Early Western Philosophy

PHL402: Pragmatism

PHL403: Phenomenology

PHL404: Existentialism

PHL405: Zen and the Art of Philosophy

PHL406: Feminist Epistemology

PHL407: Ethics and Computer Technology

PHL408: Khmer Philosophy

Core Courses in Religious Studies (3 credits each)

RLG101: Introduction to Religion

RLG102: Western Religion

RLG103: Eastern Religion

RLG104: Religion and Society

Major Elective Courses in Religious Studies (3 credits each; choose fourteen courses)

RLG202: Religions of Southeast Asia

RLG203: Buddhism

RLG204: Hinduism

RLG205: Religions of Japan and China

RLG207: Islamic Religion and Culture

RLG208: Introduction to the Bible

RLG209: Jewish Religion

RLG302: Religion and Global Ethics

RLG303: Religion and Modern Literature

RLG304: Contemporary Religious Thought

RLG306: Zen Buddhism

RLG401: Religion and Politics in the Middle East

RLG402: Gender and Religion

RLG403: Religion, Rituals and Culture in Cambodia

RLG404: Magic, Myth, Science and Religion

RLG405: Religion and Art

 

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