Courses Offered

COURSES OFFERED
FIRST SEMESTER
SY 2016-2017
 
 
IS 121.1 
MUSIC APPRECIATION I
Schedule: T/Th, 9:30-11:00 am, RL Music Room
Instructor: Mr. Allan Pastrana
An introduction to representative examples of serious music and their creators and the relationships between music literature and the social, cultural, and historical milieu in which it flourished. Course methodology includes lectures, assigned readings, exposure to recorded and live performances, group discussions, and practical application.
 
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IS 121.3
THE DEVELOPMENT OF 
MUSIC IN WESTERN SOCIETY
Schedule: T/Th, 11:00-12:30 pm, RL Music Room
Instructor: Mr. Allan Pastrana
A survey of music in western history from ancient classical cultures to the early modern period.  Developments will be  examined within the historical context, taking into account the multiple influences of social, cultural, political and other relevant forces.
 
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IS 121.7
RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC
Schedule: MWF, 9:00-10:00 am, RL Music Room 
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
This course orients the music literature track / minor on the written language of music:  Notation,  Scales, Intervals, Transposition, Chords, Cadences, Non-harmonic tones, Melodic Organization, Basic Tonal Harmony in four voices, and  Aural Skills:  Rhythmic, Melodic and Functional Dictation, Interval Identification and Sight Singing.

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IS 121.15
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Schedule: MWF, 10:00-11:00 am, RL Music Room
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
A course that maps out how three centuries of opera comique gave birth to a popular genre (music theater) developed in England and the USA.

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IS 124.6/FA 167.8
ASIAN VERNACULAR 
ARCHITECTURE & ARTFORMS
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm, G 312A
Instructor: Arch. Vincent Pinpin
This course studies the development of domestic and religious architecture in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sulu-Marawi, and Lowland Luzon-Visayas. The course explores the characteristics of indigenous houses on stilts and the transformations resulting from their interaction with the High Cultures: Indic, Sinic, Islamic, and Western.

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IS 131.4
 
HISTORY & ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Schedule: MWF, 10:00-11:00 am, B105
Instructor: Dr. Nikki Carsi Cruz
This course attempts to construct a more environmentally-centered approach to the history of Southeast Asia by exploring the inter-relationship between society, its intellectual and material development and the physical environment.  
 
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IS 143.3/HUM 141
INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm, F116
Instructor: Mr. Peter Lorenzana
An introduction to the elements and principles of the aesthetic experience in the visual arts, performing arts and literature, as well as an examination of the varieties of aesthetic norms and standards. 
 
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IS 143.6A
THE METAPHYSICS & ETHICS OF ELFLAND I
Schedule: MWF, 10:00-11:00 am, F113
Instructor: Mr. Rayvi Sunico
A reflection on some of the philosophical issues raised in the principal works of the Inklings: Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The notions of secondary creation, romantic love and Sehnsucht will be discussed as hypothetical responses to the questions, What can I know? What must I do? What can I hope for?

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IS 145/HUM 145
GREAT BOOKS I (Ancient Period)
Schedule: MWF, 2:00-3:00 pm, F116
Instructor:  Dr. Jonathan Chua
This is a course on the Epics (Homer, Virgil), the Scriptures (the Bible, the Koran), the Greek dramas Sophocles, Aeschylus), the Philosophers (Aristotle, Plato), and other enduring masterpieces of the ancient world. The course discusses and explores the ideas embodied in these texts.

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IS 146 /HUM 146
GREAT BOOKS II (MIDDLE PERIOD)
Schedule: MWF, 12:00-1:00 pm, F116
Instructor:  Dr. Jonathan Chua
This second part of the Great Books series provides insights into the human reality through the reading of books that have endured the test of time.  Selections come from the works of Dante, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Goethe, Augustine and Machiavelli, among others. 

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IS 162.4
FILIPINO FILM AND SOCIETY
PRE-REQ: FIL 14
Schedule: TH, 5:00-8:00 pm, F116
Instructor:  Dr. Rofel Brion
The course examines the complex relationship between the Filipino feature film and Philippine society -- how historical, social, economic, cultural and political forces shape film and how film makes an impact on society. It also looks into the conduct and context of film production and exhibition.
 
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IS 163.1
NON-VIOLENCE
Schedule: T/Th, 11:00-12:30 pm, CTC 303
Instructor: Dr. Nikki Carsi Cruz
An interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the study of nonviolence. The course considers the actual violence in our present situation, the theoretical frameworks for nonviolence (theological, philosophical), and the historical experiences with non-violence (India, South Africa, United States).

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IS 163.3
CULTURAL STUDIES OF TECHNOLOGY
Schedule: Th, 5:00-8:00 pm, B 305
Instructor:  Mr. Peter Lorenzana
This is an introductory course on the cultural studies of technology from a global perspective. It can be used as an elective by social science, humanities, or interdisciplinary studies major. In this one semester course, we shall explore the rhyzomatics of technology in history of the present and highlight the multi-linear and non-narrative form of the World Wide Web and other hypermedia technologies.

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IS 163.15
MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE and COOPERATION for NATION-BUILDING
Schedule: T/Th, 11:00-12:30 pm, BEL 211
Instructor:  Ms. Maria Teresa Africa
The course provides a framework of dialogue within which the ideals and values shared by Christianity and Islam can be applied to nation-building projects.

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IS 165.1
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE PROJECTS
Schedule: T, 5:00-8:00 pm
Instructor:  Mr. Aaron Palileo, CTC 306
The course introduces students into various frameworks and processes of creativity and innovation and taps into their own creative potentials. The students practice these frameworks and processes to allow them to translate their personal interests into productive outputs. They develop creative projects that combine their personal passions and philosophies with real world opportunities.
 
 
 
 
All subjects can be taken as 
FREE ELECTIVES.