Courses Offered

FIRST SEMESTER
SY 2015-2016
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Humanities
 
TENTATIVE AS OF 11 June 2015
 
 
IS 121.1 
MUSIC APPRECIATION I
Instructor: Mr. Allan Pastrana
Sched: T/Th, 9:00-10:30 am
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.
 
--
 
IS 121.3
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC IN WESTERN SOCIETY
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
Sched: MWF, 10:30-11:30 am
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.
 
--
 
IS 121.4
LITURGICAL MUSIC HISTORY AND TRADITIONS
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
Sched: MWF, 11:30-12:30 pm
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.
 
--
 
IS 121.7
RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
Sched: MWF, 9:30-10:30 am
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.
 
--
 
IS 121.15
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Instructor: Mr. Allan Pastrana
Sched: T/Th, 10:30-12:00 nn
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.
 
--
 
IS 124.6/FA 167.8
ASIAN VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE & ARTFORMS
Instructor: Mr. Vincent Pinpin
Sched: T/Th, 3:00-4:30 pm
A course designed for beginners to enhance their understanding and appreciation of Asian vernacular architecture and its related artforms (i.e. painting and sculpture). Example will be drawn from a comparison of vernacular styles of Asian architecture, with emphasis on Filipino style, and its evolution vis-à-vis the arts.
 
--
 
IS 132.3
AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
Instructor: Antonio De Castro, S.J
Schedule:   W, 4:30-7:30 pm
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).
 
--
 
IS 134.9
SEMINAR IN PSYCHOLOGY – PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP
Instructor: Mr. Eos Trinidad
Sched: W, 4:30-7:30 pm
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.
 
--
 
IS 134.17
CREATIVE THINKING AND PRACTICE
Instructor: Mr. Elbert Or
Sched: T, 4:30-7:30 pm
The course trains students in innovating interdisciplinary responses to real-world concerns. Students work collaboratively on identified issues throughout the semester, using analytical, reflective, and creative thinking skills informed by scholarly approaches in their different fields of discipline.
 
--
 
IS 141.13
THE BOOK
Instructor: Mr. Ramon Sunico
Sched: T, 4:30-7:30 pm
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.
 
--
 
IS 143.1
THEOLOGICAL THEMES IN LITERATURE
Instructor: Mr. Darren Gustafson
Sched: W, 4:30-7:30 pm
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.
 
--
 
IS 143.3/HUM 141
INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS
 
Section A
Instructor: Mr. Peter Lorenzana
Sched: T/Th, 3:00-4:30 pm
 
Section A
Instructor: Dr. Nicanor Tiongson
Sched: Th, 4:30-7:30 pm
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. 
 
--
 
IS 145
GREAT BOOKS I (Ancient Period)
Instructor: Mr. Michael Mariano
Sched: T/Th, 4:30-6:00 pm
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.
 
--
 
IS /HUM 146
GREAT BOOKS II (MIDDLE PERIOD)
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Chua
Sched: MWF, 11:30-12:30 pm
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. 

--

IS/ HUM 147

GREAT BOOKS III (MODERN PERIOD)
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Chua
Sched: MWF, 1:30-2:30 pm
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.
 
--
 
IS 162.4
FILIPINO FILM AND SOCIETY
PRE-REQ: FIL 14
Instructor: Dr. Rofel Brion
Sched: Th, 4:30-7:30 pm
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.
 
--
 
IS 163.1
NON-VIOLENCE
Instructor: Dr. Nikki Carsi Cruz
Sched: MWF, 9:30-10:30 am
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).
 
--
 
IS 163.3
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES: CULTURAL STUDIES OF TECHNOLOGY
Instructor: Mr. Peter Lorenzana
Sched: T, 4:30-7:30 pm
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.
 
--
 
IS 163.4
DYNAMICS OF GRIEF AND LOSS IN A FAMILY CONTEXT                
PRE-REQ: PSY 101
Instructor: Ms. Catherine Guballa
Sched: S, 9:00-12:00 nn
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.
 
--
 
IS 164.1
INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS BUSINESS
Instructor: Mr. Vincent Reyes
Sched: Th, 6:00-9:00 pm
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.