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Bachelor of Vietnamese Studies, Major in Vietnamese Language, Culture and Society, Major Code: 7310630, Standard Program

1. Overview of the program

Major: Vietnamese Studies – Major in Vietnamese Language, Culture and Society
Level: Undergraduate
Mode of study: Regular            
Degree: Bachelor
1. Academic goals
1.1. General goals
The Bachelor Program of Vietnamese Studies, majoring in Vietnamese Language, Culture and Society, aims to train graduates in professional knowledge and skills as well as instilling a good spirit and attitude. Graduates of the program will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to practical activities; have critical thinking and an independent mind; and have the ability to learn and self-study to a higher level.
1.2. Specific goals
- Knowledge: The Bachelor Program of Vietnamese Studies, majoring in Vietnamese Language, Culture and Society, provides students with a fundamental, systematic, up-to-date, and practical knowledge of the country and people of Vietnam.
The program includes:

  • Key knowledge of social sciences, creating a basis for students to study and research into more specialized issues;
  • Key knowledge of the country and people of Vietnam (in terms of history, culture, society, languages, literature, economics, and politics);
  • Key knowledge of the structure of Vietnamese language (phonetics, vocabulary, and grammar), sufficient for students to apply the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing at an advanced level.

- Skills: Graduates of the Program of Vietnamese Studies, majoring in Vietnamese Language, Culture and Society are able to:

  • Apply essential and up-to-date knowledge about Vietnamese Studies in specific jobs such as tour guiding or tourist management; work in diplomatic, commercial, or representative offices; or governmental and non-governmental organizations in Vietnam and abroad needing human resources with an understanding of Vietnamese matters and issues
  • Use the Vietnamese language fluently in various communication situations (formal and informal), in translating, interpreting, researching and teaching Vietnamese Continue to study in appropriate graduate programs, especially the Master Program of Vietnamese Studies to do further studies and teach in Vietnamese studies.

- Attitude: Through the learning process, hands-on practice, and extra-curricular activities, graduates of the program will have a solid understanding of their professional, social and personal responsibilities; as well as the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in an organization, especially within a Vietnamese team or organization.
- IT qualifications: International MOS Certificate (750 marks)
- Foreign language: English equivalent of IELTS 5.0 or TOEIC score of 500.
2. Training period: 3.5 years.
3. Study requirement of the program: 131 credits (excluding credits of vocational training and physical education training).
The Bachelor Program of Vietnamese Studies, majoring in Vietnamese Language, Culture and Society for foreign students, is designed with a minimum of 131 credits for the whole program, comprising two modules: a general education module (36 credits), and a professional education module (95 credits).
Students fulfilling the requirement may choose to write a graduation thesis.

2. Expected learning outcomes of the program

The Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) is the starting point of the curriculum design process and is built according to a rigorous, scientific process in which it reflects the vision and mission of the university and faculties and is suitable to the course objectives and meets the needs of stakeholders.

The ELOs will be concretized according to the principle of "directional compatibility" in step-by-step subjects to help learners gain professional qualifications & skills in knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional responsibilities after completing the training program. The content of the program also enhances group work activities, training habits of active self-studies and creative thinking for students to be proactive and ready for development opportunities.

The ELOs are committed by the University to students, society and published on the Website.

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3. The undergraduate program

The curriculum is a system of theoretical and practical knowledge that is designed synchronously with the method of teaching, learning and evaluating learning outcomes to ensure learners accumulate knowledge, gain the necessary competencies according to the published expected learning outcomes corresponding to the university level. The curriculum of Ton Duc Thang University is built in a way that is compatible with the program of the world's TOP 100 universities according to the rankings of QS and THE but is adjusted to suit the conditions and realty in Vietnam and the training target of Ton Duc Thang University.

Periodically, the university reviews and evaluates the curriculum to ensure that the students meet the requirements of society in terms of professionalism after graduation as well as update the changes in technology and new business methods, etc. This process has the full participation of key stakeholders including scientists, employers, alumni, students, and lecturers. The TOP 100 program has been delivered by the university since 2015 to train human resources to meet the labor market and global integration trend, to help students to be more active and self-study, to approach the latest training approaches in the world.

The curriculums are published to students through student portal and on the website.

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