Arts, Humanities and Languages

In a world engaged upon the process of globalization, it is easy to forget that the building blocks of what we see around us tend to be our cultures, our histories, our art and our literatures. Preserving an understanding of these subjects is vitally important, if we are to continue to value cultural diversity and retain our essential humanity.

Thus, the disciplines in the College of Arts, Humanities and Languages have been a traditional cornerstone of higher education in all of the world’s civilizations. Gaining an appreciation of the Arts and Humanities, either in general terms, or through the study of one specific academic area, helps us understand our present circumstances. Subjects such as literature and history are essential in understanding our modern situation and challenges, helping us to understand problems and identify solutions, based on solid and well thought out principles. The Arts and Humanities are about life – past life, present life and the development of future life. Examining these issues is both rewarding and directly relevant to personal learning and growth.

Graduates in the Arts and Humanities remain sought after by employers in both Cambodia and the world. They are valued for their transferable skills that serve them well in a broad variety of careers. These skills include excellent communication skills, the ability to analyze intelligently, a qualitative approach to issues and problems and the ability to work unsupervised individually or as part of a team. Perhaps the most valued quality of the Arts and Humanities graduate is the ability to be creative.

1. DEGREE OFFERINGS

Students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Languages can do a Bachelor of Arts degree in one of the following subjects:

    Asian Studies
    English Language and Literature
    Journalism


2. ADMISSION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In order to be admitted to study for a Bachelor’s degree, an applicant must have a high school diploma or an equivalent; and take and pass the University of Cambodia Undergraduate Entrance Examination (under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport) and the University of Cambodia English Placement Exam.

New students must spend their first year fulfilling the Foundation Year Program’s requirements, as specified by the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia: this comprises eight General Education courses and two oriented subjects related to the student’s major. A student must pass the Foundation Year in order to proceed into the second year programme.

In addition to the Foundation Year and other General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, Bachelor’s degree candidates in the College of Arts, Humanities and Languages are required to take a minimum of a further 48 credit hours (the equivalent of sixteen courses) in their respective major. The remaining balance of  credits are obtained by doing electives outside the major.

3. 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 – East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia – context. The program also offers a concentration in Southeast Asian Studies and Cambodian Studies, for students who want to take a more in-depth view 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 socio-cultural and economic diversity; and thus insights into how to foster and nurture beneficial relations with our neighbours.

Apart from fulfilling the Foundation Year and General Education requirements, students doing a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies must take the other three major core courses (9 credits), along with thirteen major elective courses (39 credits). Of the remaining eleven elective courses (33 credits) which the student must take, up to a maximum of six courses (18 credits) can be from within the same College

Year 1 (Foundation Year)
Major Core ('Oriented') Courses

ASN101: Introduction to Southeast Asia
ASN102: Introduction to Japan
General Education Courses  
ENG101: College English*
ENG102: English Composition*
HIS101: Cambodian History*
ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing and Information*
KHM140: Cambodian Culture*
LAW101: Introduction to Law*
MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*
POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

Year 2  
Major Core Courses  

ASN103: Introduction to China
ASN104: Introduction to South Asia
ASN105: Introduction to Korea

Major Elective Courses  
Do two (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

ASN201: Southeast Asian Culture and Literature
ASN202: Japanese Culture and Literature
ASN203: Chinese Culture and Literature
ASN204: South Asian Culture and Literature
ASN205: Korean Culture and Literature

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do eight courses including:

ENG107: The Written Language
ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors
GEO101: World Geography*
INT103: Globalisation and International Affairs*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
COM101: Interpersonal Communication*
COM102: Essentials of Public Speaking*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
ANT101: Introduction to Anthropology*
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology*
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology*

The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

ACC101: Principles of Accounting
BUS201: Principles of Management
DEV102: Understanding Development
ECN201: Principles of Economics
EDC101: Principles of Education
EDC103: Philosophy of Education
EDC104: Psychology of Education
EDC201: Sociology of Education
EDC203: Curriculum and Textbook Development
EDC204: Cognitive Development
EDC206: Introduction to Community Health Education
EDC208: Syllabus and Instructional Material Design
FIN201: Fundamentals of Financial Management
ITE102: Introduction to Computer Programming C++
ITE103: Introduction to the Internet
ITE104: Logic and Computation
ITE205: Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
LAW103: Civil Law
LAW104: Labor Law       
LAW105: Contract Law
LAW206: Family Law
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
MKT201: Fundamentals of Marketing
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
ORG201: Organizational Behavior
PST102: Human Rights and Global Justice
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
SOC103: Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

Year 3  
Major Elective Courses  
Do five (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

ASN301: Democracy and War
ASN302: The Chinese Cultural Revolution
ASN303: The Religious Tradition of India
ASN304: Buddhism in Asia and its influence in the Western World
ASN305: Colonialism in Asia
ASN306: Asia through Films
ASN307: Southeast Asian Art
ASN308: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Arts
ASN309: Cambodian Art

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do eight courses including:
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

GSC101: General Science I*
PHL104: Critical Reasoning*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
GSC102: General Science II*
RES301: Research Methodology*
At least two (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
PHL101: Introduction to Philosophy*
PHL105: Moral Philosophy*
RLG101: Introduction to Religion*
WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

BUS304: Leadership Skills
EAD303 Communication in the Classroom
EAD305: Educational Policy and Implementation
EAD306: Instructional Leadership
EAD307: Educational Management
EAD309: Classroom Management and Supervision
EDC205: Models and Theories of Instruction
EDC301: Testing and Evaluation
EDC304: Special Needs
EDC305: Guidance and Counseling
HRM201: Introduction to Human Resource Management
LAW430: International Institutions and Global Governance
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
PSY206: Developmental Psychology

Year 4  
Major Elective Courses  
Do six (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

ASN401: Nationalism, Internationalism and Cultural Identities
ASN402: Islam in Southeast Asia
ASN403: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Asia
ASN404: Asian Politics
ASN405: American Influence in Asia
ASN406: Southeast Asian Politics
ASN407: Cambodian Politics

Other Elective Courses
Do three (subject to timetable and other constraints) of the following:

DEV306: Development and the State
DEV425: Rural and Urban Development
EAD308: Library Management and Technology in Education
EAD401: Education and Social Change
EAD403: Issues and Trends in Health Education
EAD404: Educational Facilities and Material Design
EAD406: Secondary Education Issues and Problems
EDC307: Multiculture in Educational Teaching
EDC308: Child-Friendly Education
EDC402: Non-Formal Education
EDC403: Gender Equity and Education
EDC404: Uses of IT in Education
EDC405: Curriculum Design and Instruction
EDC406: Curriculum Planning and Change
EDC407: Curriculum Policy and Implementation
HRM301: Supervision and Labor Relations
HRM303: Recruitment and Selection
HRM304: Training and Development
HRM403: Ethics and Values in Human Resources
HTM300: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
HTM307: Hospitality and Tourist Consumer Behavior
IBS302: Introduction to International Business
INT301: International Politics and Security
INT312: Geopolitics of Resources
MKT300: Consumer Behavior
MKT402: Customer Relationship Management
POL306: Media and Politics
POL311: Introduction to East Asian Politics
POL414: Politics and Development
POL416: Public Policy and Politics
PUB403: Survey of Cambodian Public Policy

4. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

In addition to fulfilling the Foundation Year and General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, students doing a Bachelor’s degree in English, must o a minimum of 54 relevant credit hours in English: ENG101 and ENG102 are both part of the General Education requirements, and thus cannot be counted towards the major. In order to fulfill the Bachelor’s degree requirements in English, students must take the four core courses ENG105-ENG108 (12 credits), along with fourteen major elective courses (42 credits). Of the other eleven elective courses (33 credits) which the student must take, up to a maximum of six courses (18 credits) can be from within the same major.

Year 1 (Foundation Year)
Major Core ('Oriented') Courses

ENG105: Practical English in Use I  
ENG106: Introduction to the Appreciation of English Literature   
General Education Courses  
ENG101: College English*
ENG102: English Composition*
HIS101: Cambodian History*
ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing and Information*
KHM140: Cambodian Culture*
LAW101: Introduction to Law*
MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*
POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

Year 2  
Major Core Courses  

ENG107: The Written Language  
ENG108: Critical Reading and Writing   
Major Elective Courses  
ENG205:Practical English  in Use II
ENG206: Practical English in Use III
Do one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:*
ENG208: Advanced English Grammar
ENG209: Spoken English

* The other can be taken as one of six 'Other Electives'
General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do eight courses including:

GEO101: World Geography*
INT103: Globalisation and International Affairs*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
COM101: Interpersonal Communication*
COM102: Essentials of Public Speaking*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
ANT101: Introduction to Anthropology*
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology*
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology*
The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
ACC101: Principles of Accounting
BUS201: Principles of Management
DEV102: Understanding Development
ECN201: Principles of Economics
EDC101: Principles of Education
EDC103: Philosophy of Education
EDC104: Psychology of Education
EDC201: Sociology of Education
EDC203: Curriculum and Textbook Development
EDC204: Cognitive Development
EDC206: Introduction to Community Health Education
EDC208: Syllabus and Instructional Material Design
FIN201: Fundamentals of Financial Management
ITE102: Introduction to Computer Programming C++
ITE103: Introduction to the Internet
ITE104: Logic and Computation
ITE205: Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
LAW103: Civil Law
LAW104: Labor Law       
LAW105: Contract Law
LAW206: Family Law
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
MKT201: Fundamentals of Marketing
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
ORG201: Organizational Behavior
PST102: Human Rights and Global Justice
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
SOC103: Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

Year 3  
Major Elective Courses  

ENG218: Writing for Academic Purposes
Do four (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
ENG219:  Business Communication
ENG227: Studies in Fiction
ENG228: The Short Story
ENG232: Asian English Literature
ENG234: Literature and Society
General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do eight courses including:
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
GSC101: General Science I*
PHL104: Critical Reasoning*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
GSC102: General Science II*
RES301: Research Methodology*
At least two (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
PHL101: Introduction to Philosophy*
PHL105: Moral Philosophy*
RLG101: Introduction to Religion*
WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society
The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
BUS304: Leadership Skills
EAD303 Communication in the Classroom
EAD305: Educational Policy and Implementation
EAD306: Instructional Leadership
EAD307: Educational Management
EAD309: Classroom Management and Supervision
EDC205: Models and Theories of Instruction
EDC301: Testing and Evaluation
EDC304: Special Needs
EDC305: Guidance and Counseling
HRM201: Introduction to Human Resource Management
LAW430: International Institutions and Global Governance
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
PSY206: Developmental Psychology

Year 4  
Major Elective Courses  

ENG305: Teaching English as a Foreign Language
ENG321: Introduction to Linguistics
Do four courses (including at least two level 400) (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
ENG320: Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
ENG315: English for Tourism
ENG316: English for Management
ENG405: Literature of the English Renaissance
ENG408: The Victorian Period
ENG412: Asian American Literature
ENG422: Advanced Business Communication

Other Elective Courses
Do three (subject to timetable and other constraints) of the following:

DEV306: Development and the State
DEV425: Rural and Urban Development
EAD308: Library Management and Technology in Education
EAD401: Education and Social Change
EAD403: Issues and Trends in Health Education
EAD404: Educational Facilities and Material Design
EAD406: Secondary Education Issues and Problems
EDC307: Multiculture in Educational Teaching
EDC308: Child-Friendly Education
EDC402: Non-Formal Education
EDC403: Gender Equity and Education
EDC404: Uses of IT in Education
EDC405: Curriculum Design and Instruction
EDC406: Curriculum Planning and Change
EDC407: Curriculum Policy and Implementation
HRM301: Supervision and Labor Relations
HRM303: Recruitment and Selection
HRM304: Training and Development
HRM403: Ethics and Values in Human Resources
HTM300: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
HTM307: Hospitality and Tourist Consumer Behavior
IBS302: Introduction to International Business
INT301: International Politics and Security
INT312: Geopolitics of Resources
MKT300: Consumer Behavior
MKT402: Customer Relationship Management
POL306: Media and Politics
POL311: Introduction to East Asian Politics
POL414: Politics and Development
POL416: Public Policy and Politics
PUB403: Survey of Cambodian Public Policy

5. 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.

Apart from fulfilling the Foundation Year and General Education requirements, students doing a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, must take the other core course (3 credits), along with thirteen major elective courses (39 credits), and an Internship module and a Special Projects module (3 credits each). Of the remaining eleven elective courses (33 credits) which the student must take, up to a maximum of six courses (18 credits) can be from within the same College

Year 1 (Foundation Year)
Major Core ('Oriented') Courses

JRN101: Introduction to the History of Mass Communications
JRN102: Introduction to Journalism
General Education Courses  
ENG101: College English*
ENG102: English Composition*
HIS101: Cambodian History*
ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing and Information*
KHM140: Cambodian Culture*
LAW101: Introduction to Law*
MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*
POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

Year 2  
Major Core Courses  

JRN103: News Writing

Major Elective Courses  
Do four (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

JRN201: Feature Writing
JRN202: Photojournalism
JRN203: Editorial Graphics
JRN204: Journalism as Literature
JRN205: News Reporting

General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do eight courses including:

ENG107: The Written Language
ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors
GEO101: World Geography*
INT103: Globalisation and International Affairs*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
COM101: Interpersonal Communication*
COM102: Essentials of Public Speaking*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
ANT101: Introduction to Anthropology*
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology*
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology*
The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
ACC101: Principles of Accounting
BUS201: Principles of Management
DEV102: Understanding Development
ECN201: Principles of Economics
EDC101: Principles of Education
EDC103: Philosophy of Education
EDC104: Psychology of Education
EDC201: Sociology of Education
EDC203: Curriculum and Textbook Development
EDC204: Cognitive Development
EDC206: Introduction to Community Health Education
EDC208: Syllabus and Instructional Material Design
FIN201: Fundamentals of Financial Management
ITE102: Introduction to Computer Programming C++
ITE103: Introduction to the Internet
ITE104: Logic and Computation
ITE205: Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
LAW103: Civil Law
LAW104: Labor Law       
LAW105: Contract Law
LAW206: Family Law
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
 MKT201: Fundamentals of Marketing
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
ORG201: Organizational Behavior
PST102: Human Rights and Global Justice
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
SOC103: Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

Year 3  
Major Elective Courses  

JRN401: Advanced Photojournalism
JRN402: Radio News Production
Do four (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
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
General Education and Other Elective Courses
Do seven courses including:
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
GSC101: General Science I*
PHL104: Critical Reasoning*
At least one (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
GSC102: General Science II*
RES301: Research Methodology*
At least two (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
PHL101: Introduction to Philosophy*
PHL105: Moral Philosophy*
RLG101: Introduction to Religion*
WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society
The balance (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:
BUS304: Leadership Skills
EAD303 Communication in the Classroom
EAD305: Educational Policy and Implementation
EAD306: Instructional Leadership
EAD307: Educational Management
EAD309: Classroom Management and Supervision
EDC205: Models and Theories of Instruction
EDC301: Testing and Evaluation
EDC304: Special Needs
EDC305: Guidance and Counseling
HRM201: Introduction to Human Resource Management
LAW430: International Institutions and Global Governance
MTH110: College Algebra
MTH112: Calculus I
PSY206: Developmental Psychology

Year 4  
Major Elective Courses  

JRN498: Internship
JRN499: Special Projects

Do three (subject to timetable and other constraints) from the following:

JRN403: Television News Production
JRN404: Theories of Mass Communication
JRN405: Investigative Reporting
JRN406: Senior Media Production
JRN407: Mass Communications and the Law
JRN408: Ethical Problems of the News Media

Other Elective Courses
Do four (subject to timetable and other constraints) of the following:

DEV306: Development and the State
DEV425: Rural and Urban Development
EAD308: Library Management and Technology in Education
EAD401: Education and Social Change
EAD403: Issues and Trends in Health Education
EAD404: Educational Facilities and Material Design
EAD406: Secondary Education Issues and Problems
EDC307: Multiculture in Educational Teaching
EDC308: Child-Friendly Education
EDC402: Non-Formal Education
EDC403: Gender Equity and Education
EDC404: Uses of IT in Education
EDC405: Curriculum Design and Instruction
EDC406: Curriculum Planning and Change
EDC407: Curriculum Policy and Implementation
HRM301: Supervision and Labor Relations
HRM303: Recruitment and Selection
HRM304: Training and Development
HRM403: Ethics and Values in Human Resources
HTM300: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
HTM307: Hospitality and Tourist Consumer Behavior
IBS302: Introduction to International Business
INT301: International Politics and Security
INT312: Geopolitics of Resources
MKT300: Consumer Behavior
MKT402: Customer Relationship Management
POL306: Media and Politics
POL311: Introduction to East Asian Politics
POL414: Politics and Development
POL416: Public Policy and Politics
PUB403: Survey of Cambodian Public Policy