Courses Offered

COURSES  OFFERED
FIRST SEMESTER
SY 2015-2016
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Humanities

As of July 25, 2015

 
IS 121.1 
MUSIC APPRECIATION I
Instructor: Mr. Allan Pastrana
Schedule: T/Th, 9:00-10:30 am
New Rizal Library Music Room
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
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
Schedule: MWF, 10:30-11:30 am
New Rizal Library Music Room
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 121.4
LITURGICAL MUSIC HISTORY AND TRADITIONS
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
Schedule: MWF, 11:30-12:30 pm
New Rizal Library Music Room
This course studies the development of sacred music. Topics span from ancient biblical times to popularization in the 20th and 21st centuries; touching on the Gregorian chant, the notation of church music, Protestant liturgical music, choral works of the Classical period, and Requiem masses.
 
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IS 121.7
RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
Schedule: MWF, 9:30-10:30 am
New Rizal Library Music Room
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
Instructor: Mr. Allan Pastrana
Schedule: T/Th, 10:30-12:00 nn
New Rizal Library Music Room
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
Instructor: Mr. Vincent Pinpin
Schedule: T/Th, 3:00-4:30 pm
Room: Gonzaga 312-A
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 132.3
AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
Instructor: Antonio De Castro, S.J
Schedule:   W, 4:30-7:30 pm
Room: FA ANNEX 104
A study of basic information on Islam such as the “Five Pillars”, areas of 
convergence(s) and divergence(s) between Christianity and Islam, the roots of neo-fundamentalism and a Muslim’s response and call for Islamic 
tolerance (Fetullah Gulen).
 
 
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IS 134.9
SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY – PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP
Instructor: Mr. Eos Trinidad
Schedule: W, 4:30-7:30 pm
Room: Soc Sci 280
This course discusses the psychology of leadership in organizations. The course develops an understanding of contemporary perspectives on the psychology of leadership, the dynamics of effective leadership in the Philippines, and the attitudes, skills, and behaviors that need to be developed for effective leadership.
 
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IS 141.13/Lit 193.17
THE BOOK
Instructor: Mr. Ramon Sunico
Schedule: MWF, 9:30-10:30 am
Room: F113
This course is an introduction to the wonderful world of the History of the Book. It will involve the study of the origins and development of the book as a material object and as an agent of civilization. Special attention will be paid to Philippine book history and to Philippine literary publishing.
 
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IS 143.1
THEOLOGICAL THEMES IN LITERATURE
Instructor: Mr. Darren Gustafson
Schedule: W, 4:30-7:30 pm
Room: CTC 304
A study of great theological epics in literature which provide a profound insight into what it means to be a Christian and a human being in the contemporary world. Readings include Dante’s Inferno, Milton’s Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, and Goethe’s Faust I & II.
 
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IS 143.3/HUM 141
INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS
Instructor: Mr. Peter Lorenzana
Schedule: T/Th, 3:00-4:30 pm
Room: F116
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 145
GREAT BOOKS I (Ancient Period)
Instructor: Mr. Michael Mariano
Schedule: T/Th, 4:30-6:00 pm
Room: SS Conf. Room 6
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 /HUM 146
GREAT BOOKS II (MIDDLE PERIOD)
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Chua
Schedule: MWF, 11:30-12:30 pm
Room: F116
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/ HUM 147
GREAT BOOKS III (MODERN PERIOD)
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Chua
Schedule: MWF, 1:30-2:30 pm
Room: F116
The course explores the traditional concerns of modern man (alienation, fragmentation) and recent debates on race, gender, class, and the canon of “great books”: selections from 20th century world literatures.
 
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IS 162.4
FILIPINO FILM AND SOCIETY
PRE-REQ: FIL 14
Instructor: Dr. Rofel Brion
Schedule: Th, 4:30-7:30 pm
Room: F116
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 162.5
FILM AND THE OTHER ARTS
Instructor:  Dr. NICANOR TIONGSON
Schedule: Th, 4:30-7:30 pm
Room: Faura AVR
This course investigates the multi-dimensional relations between film and the other arts (aside from literature), namely, architecture and the visual arts, the performing arts and the media arts.
 
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IS 163.1
NON-VIOLENCE
Instructor: Dr. Nikki Carsi Cruz
Schedule: MWF, 9:30-10:30 am
Room: FA ANNEX 104
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
Instructor: Mr. Peter Lorenzana
Schedule: T, 4:30-7:30 pm
Room: F115
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 163.4
DYNAMICS OF GRIEF AND LOSS IN A FAMILY CONTEXT                
PRE-REQ: PSY 101
Instructor: Ms. Catherine Guballa
Schedule: S, 9:00-12:00 nn
Room: F116
This course will undertake an examination of the various grief processes that take place within families as they experience various kinds of loss. Through readings and lectures we explore a variety of factors which facilitates and/or impede the ability to function after loss. An international component, drawing on materials primarily Asian will broaden the understanding of loss and grief beyond the dominant cultural views of North America. The course will also have a workshop component where students are made to look inside themselves and eventually understand their own reactions to personal and private losses.
 
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IS 164.1
INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS BUSINESS
Instructor: Mr. Vincent Reyes
Schedule: Th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Room: SS Conf. Room 6
This introductory course is designed primarily for students who want to combine their passion for sports with business knowledge. Its major thrust is towards exposing the various components of the sports business to students  who are considering a career in sports marketing, event management, and marketing sports or sports-related properties.
 
 
 
 
All subjects can be taken as
FREE ELECTIVES.