Thai

Culture

ILC 2150 Topics in Culture(s): Culinary Art of Thailand (3 credits)
This course introduces Thailand's unique culture via its world-renowned culinary art and its linkage to social traditions. Students will discover the importance of food within the Thai culture, the concept of healthy–balance in every recipe, and the differences between regional dishes. Based on individual interests and research topics, students will work in groups to study cultural aspects of a Thai recipe. This course will challenge students to address their research topics within the concept of Thai philosophy of food, the basics of Thai cooking, and the importance of food within Thai culture. An International Studies Certificate Course. An International Studies Major Course.

ILC 2150 Topics in Culture(s): Tourism in Thailand (1 credit)
Tourism is Thailand's leading industry. It not only includes food services, retail, entertainment and the like but also the sex industry.  Students will be exposed to the uniqueness of Thai culture, traditions which enable the scope and scale of this industry. We will also discuss the overt existence of this thriving industry and its promotion locally and internationally. An International Studies Certificate Course. An International Studies Major Course.

ILC 2150 Topics in Culture(s): The Rise of Thai Film (1 credit)
The Thai film industry is a new, growing force that is setting new standards for the international stage as well as in Thailand itself. Its crop of new directors is bringing within them the unique experiences that only a Thai lifestyle can provide. The seminar will use scenes and situations of Thai films to discuss Thai history, Thai lifestyle and Thailand's pop culture. Films include Nang Nak, Last Life in the Universe, 69, Citizen Dog, Syndrome and a Century, and many more. An International Studies Certificate Course. An International Studies Major Course.

ThaifoodILC 2150 Topics in Culture(s): A Taste of Thai Cuisine (1 credit)
This course will introduce Thailand's unique culture via its world-renowned culinary art and its linkage to Thailand's rich social traditions. We will study the healthy balance concept in Thai cooking and the secret of using Thai cooking ingredients and equipment. An International Studies Certificate Course. An International Studies Major Course.

ILC 2150 Topics in Cultures(s): Thaksinomics

The seminar examines the rise and fall of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his ruling Thai Rak Thai Party. Students will gain a better understanding of issues facing Thailand's political battles. We will discuss the current economic situation and the future of Thailand's democracy. Textbook: The Thaksinization of Thailand, Duncan Mc Cargo and Ukrist Pathmanand. An International Studies Certificate Course. An International Studies Major Course.

Languages

ILC 1090.03 Elementary Language: Level I: Thai
This course develops listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Thai language. The goal is fluency in basic linguistic structures needed for expression in everyday situations. The course also introduces various aspects of Thai culture.


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