Course Offerings | API Study Abroad
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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes in English with Bhutanese students
  • Internships available for credit
  • Visa processing included
  • International excursion included (round-trip flight from orientation to Bhutan included)

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Internship essay
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)

Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Feb 22, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018
$17,250
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Jul 27, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
$17,250
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Late Jul, 2018 - Early Dec, 2018
$17,250
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018
Late Jul, 2018 - Early Jul, 2019
$33,500
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 1, 2018
$33,500

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2017

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.

NOTE: The subject and course list that follows is not comprehensive and does not represent all courses offered at Royal Thimphu College (RTC). Other courses may be available and selection may change from semester to semester. Contact the API office for current availability and course schedules, as certain courses may conflict with others.

While API’s standard credit conversion practice is to assign one U.S. semester credit for every 15 contact hours, most courses at RTC are worth 12 RTC credits. These credits are calculated as follows: 1 RTC credit equals 10 hours of study (consisting equally of in-class contact hours and self-study hours). This equates to a total of 120 hours per course, and 60 in-class contact hours, or 4 U.S. semester credits. Students typically take 3 courses and one transcripted internship for a total of 16 U.S. semester credits.

INTERNSHIP DETAILS:

Internship (3-5)

API students have the option to participate in a for-credit internship monitored by a Bhutanese faculty member at RTC . Students will be assessed based on weekly check-ins and reports from the student and internship supervisor, and a final project or paper. The internship is graded and will follow the same grading system as the rest of RTC credited courses. Internship placements may include working with local primary schools, NGOs, government organizations and other social and environmental agencies. Students should indicate their preferred area of placement during the application process, and provide a short essay explaining the type of work they are looking to do and how that will apply to their degree plan or future career ambitions. More information and guidance will be provided upon acceptance. This invaluable experience will allow students to not only learn about the policies of a developing nation, but to give back to the host community while earning credits at the same time! Note that students who are unable or unwilling to complete an internship may substitute an additional course at RTC.

COURSES WITH BHUTANESE STUDENTS

Students will take 3-4 courses with Bhutanese students in the subject areas below (if a student is unable to participate in the internship course they may select a 4th course from the subjects below). Courses are worth 3-5 U.S. credits each, based on the total number of contact hours available (45-75).

API students will be required to take 2 courses from a SUBJECT AREA/MAJOR in the TERM in which they’re studying abroad (e.g. Economics, Environmental Studies, etc) in order to assure that the time tables line up and there are no schedule conflicts. They may then choose 1 course from another subject area. This schedule will be rounded out with the aforementioned Internship module (which can be scheduled around the student’s coursework).

The course catalog and syllabi for this program can be found here.

*Please note that the courses are added on a rolling basis. More courses will appear as the course registration date for the specified term approaches.

BUSINESS PROGRAMS
BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS FALL

Business and its Environment
Management Theory and Practices
Accounting Principles
Foundation to Legal Framework
IT Skills
Business Mathematics
Business Statistics I

BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS SPRING

Micro Economics
Management Theory & Practices
Business Statistics
Academic Skills

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FALL

Accounting for Managers – l
Accounting for Manages- ll
Macroeconomics
Corporate Law
Business Tax Planning
Quantitative Techniques
Industrial Relations
Organizational Behavior
Project Work on Major
International Marketing
Fundamentals of e-Commerce
Principles and Practices of Tourism
Introduction to Corporate Finance and Financial Management

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SPRING

Accounting for Managers – II
Macroeconomics
Corporate Law
Quantitative Techniques
Services Marketing
Fundamentals of e-Commerce
Project Work on Major
International Marketing
Business Tax Planning
Principles and Practices of Tourism

COMMERCE FALL

Introduction to Database Management Systems
Introduction to Corporate Finance and Financial Management
Financial Markets and Services (1st required major for Finance)
Financial Risk Management (3rd Required Major for Finance)
Principles of Marketing
Fundamentals of HRM
Intermediate Financial Accounting (1st required major for Accounting)
International Business
Taxation Law & Practice
Macroeconomics
Analytical Skills
Management Accounting (3rd Required Major for Accounting)

COMMERCE SPRING

Strategic Management
Cost Accounting
Business Statistics- ll
Theory & Practice of Entrepreneurship
Corporate Accounting (2nd Required Major Accounts)
Working Capital Management (2nd Required Major for Finance)
Project Work on Major
Auditing
Fundamentals of Corporate Governance
Negotiation
Computerized Accounting (4th Major Module)
Investment Analysis

ENGLISH AND LITERATURE
FALL

Introduction to Literary History and Forms
English Poetry and Drama from 14th to 17th Century
Folk Literature
Literature of Restoration & Neo-Classical Period
Academic Skills
Orientation to College Learning
Creative Writing: Poetry and Drama/Fiction and Non-Fiction
20th Century Literature
Literary Criticism and Literary Theory I
Print Journalism

SPRING

English Poetry and Drama from 14th to 17th Century
Folk Literature
Information Technology Skills
Literature of Romantic & Victorian Period
American Literature
Post Colonial Literature
Writing by Women

ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

These courses cover a range of relevant topics that are critical to understanding the interaction between man and his environment. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to learning which is most aptly combined with economics for better future job prospects as environmental economists. The importance of environment in the philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) makes study of this subject all the more relevant in the context of today’s Bhutan.

Many faculty members are involved in research which offers students the added bonus of being involved. Regular field trips provide yet another real world experience, which is a great learning tool.

FALL

Introduction to the Environment
Natural Resources
Natural Resources Management
Sustainable Development
Introduction to Demography
Basic Demographic Methods
Bhutanese Population, Culture and Economy
Population and Development
Microeconomics I
Foundations of Statistics
Natural Resources Management
Mathematical Methods in Economics
Macroeconomics ll
Public Finance
Development Economics
World Economic History

SPRING

Microeconomics- ll
Macroeconomics – l
Natural Resources
Basic Demographic Methods
Information Technology Skills
Bhutanese Economy
History of Economics Thoughts
Money & the Financial System
Air and Water Pollution
Public Health and Environment
Introductory Econometrics
World Economic History
Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment
Statistical Methods in Population Analysis
Waste and Waste Management

POLITICAL SCIENCE AND SOCIOLOGY

These courses provide students with a strong foundation in both political science and sociology. They offer a complementary way of understanding major political and social developments. They also enable the students to understand political philosophy and management within the context of society.

FALL

Introduction to Political Science I
Political History of Bhutan
Eastern Political Thought
Comparative Government and Politics
World Political History
Media and NGOs
Introduction to Sociology
Statistics for Social Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Social Institutions
Youth & Society
Buddhism Social Theories
Capstone Research Project I

SPRING

Introduction to Political Science II
Western Political Thought
Cultural Anthropology
Social Theory
IT Skills
Government and Politics in Bhutan
Fundamentals of Economics
Quantitative Research Methods
Social Institutions
Administration and Public Policy
Contemporary World Politics
Sociology of Development
Social Change
Capstone Research Project II