as of 26 September 2013
This course which is a sequel to Music Appreciation I, seeks to delve deeper into the riches of the golden eras of orchestral writing: the Classical (1725-1825), the Romantic (1820-1900) Periods, or the 18th and 19th centuries in Western art music. The symphonies and concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tschaikovsky, among others, will be studied in depth.
BASIC MUSIC RESEARCH & CRITICISM
PREREQ: IS 121.3
This first course in musicology is an introduction to reliable and recently revised sources of music research for writing program notes. It aims to develop good taste in listening to live and recorded music, an essential ingredient in music criticism.
ART SONG AS CONDENSED OPERA
An erudite music lover’s course on the fusion of music and poetry of the 19th Century, a survey of standard German, French and Russian art songs that exemplify the concept of “Art Song as language.”
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL OF THE 20TH CENTURY
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.
PHILIPPINE MUSIC & CULTURE
The course is a general survey of Philippine music from the native, tribal, and ethnic beginnings to Muslim, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and American influences. Developments will be examined within the historical context, taking into account the multiple influences of social, cultural, political and other relevant forces. Philippine Culture of the 21st century will also be explored through the OPM and entertainment industry.
An interdisciplinary course that deals with the historical experiences and literary expressions of Asian groups in the US, notably Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino. Emphasis is on Filipino-American history, and the works of Carlos Bulosan and present-day Filipino-Americans.
IS 143.4/HUM 142
The course seeks to make the students aware of the interdisciplinary perspective in the study and appreciation of the arts. Specifically, the course aims to equip the students with the necessary skill that will enable them to analyze cultural artifacts from
a perspective that combine categories from a number of disciplines (e.g. literature, sociology, cultural studies, psychology, among others).
GREAT BOOKS I
This course introduces the students to the masterpieces of classical antiquity in the hope of civilizing their mind and broadening their vision. 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 will be read and discussed. The Course will explore the ideas embodied in these texts and the categories by which they have been canonized.
IS /HUM 146
GREAT BOOKS II
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. This course acquaints the students with the masterpieces of literature from the Middle ages to the beginning of the nineteenth century.
IS/ HUM 147
GREAT BOOKS III
This last of the Great Book series. The course explores the traditional concerns of
modern man (alienation, fragmentation) and recent
debates on race, gender, class, and the very existence of the canon of “great books”. Selections from 20th century world literatures.
INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE
A course that presents different approaches to reading popular texts in contemporary society. It discusses the textual and contextual aspects of the cultural apparatus in an attempt to present a theory of cultural studies and a practical framework for the critique of popular texts.
FILIPINO FILM AND SOCIETY
PRE-REQ: FIL 14
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.
CULTURAL STUDIES OF TECHNOLOGY (HYPERMEDIA,
THE WORLD WIDE WEB, & CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL THEORY)
This 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 rhizomatics of technology in the history of the present and highlight the multi-linear and non-narrative form of the World Wide Web and other hypermedia technologies. Issues such as the changing parameters of reading and literacy, the impact of an emerging network culture on the contemporary postcolonial, and many more besides are pursued through extensive readings and the experiencing of various hypermedia tools. Prospective students will explore hypertext non/fiction and other documents drawn from the World Wide Web.
MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE and
COOPERATION for NATION-BUILDING
Inherent in both Islamic spirituality and Christian spirituality are values and initiatives that can help (1) push for good governance, (2) establish peace and order in Mindanao, and (3) protect our environment—three major components of nation-building. Both Islam and Christianity are compatible with democracy, and both value transparency and tolerance as key ingredients to good governance. The course provides a framework of dialogue within which these shared ideals and values can be applied in nation-building projects.
INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS BUSINESS
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