Courses Offered

COURSES OFFERED
FIRST SEMESTER
SY 2017-2018



IS 121.1
MUSIC APPRECIATION I
Sched: T/Th, 9:30-11:00 am
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.
 
IS 121.3
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC IN
WESTERN SOCIETY
Sched: T/Th, 11:00-12:30 pm
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.
 
IS 121.7
RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC
Sched: MWF, 9:00-10:00 am
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.
 
IS 121.12
WAGNER’S RING:  
A 21ST CENTURY APPROACH
Sched: MWF, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
This course is a philosophical, sociopolitical, and
psychological approach to Wagner’s 16-hour opera cycle that is based on Nordic mythology. It establishes the relevance of the work to present
times in every scene of every act, revealing allusions to power play, corruption, retribution, and enlightenment.
 
IS 121.16
ASIAN MUSIC
Sched: MWF, 11:00-12:00 am
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Coo
This course is a survey of the musical output of the old and older world of East and Southeast Asia, its socio-anthropological implications, and its influences in the music of the 20th century.
 
IS 123.3    
INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION
AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Sched: T/Th, 2:00-3:30 pm
Instructor: Ms. Liza Castañeda
This is a dance studio workshop focusing on progressive modern or contemporary dance technique. It includes an introduction to the elements of improvisation and fundamental choreographic devices. Professional dance performances (live and video) are viewed. A dance recital featuring students’ work-in-progress concludes the workshop.
 
IS 124.6/FA 167.8
ASIAN VERNACULAR
ARCHITECTURE & ARTFORMS
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm
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.
 
IS 143.3/HUM 141
INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Peter George 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.
 
IS 145/HUM 145                           
GREAT BOOKS I (Ancient Period)
Schedule: T/Th, 5:00-6:30 pm
Instructor: Mr. Michael Ner Mariano
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 146 /HUM 146
GREAT BOOKS II (MIDDLE PERIOD)
Schedule: MWF, 12:00-1:00 pm
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.
 
IS/ HUM 147
GREAT BOOKS III (MODERN PERIOD)
Schedule: MWF, 2:00-3:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Celeste Jugo
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 163.2      
PSYCHOLOGY AND PERSONAL
GROWTH – A CRITICAL REVIEW OF SELFHELP LITERATURE AND METHODS
Schedule: MWF, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Mr. Jose Eos Trinidad
This course covers the topic of psychology and personal growth, with particular focus on the “Self-Help” concept and industry. It is essentially a survey course on the topic, covering the development of the humanistic school of psychology and the self-help genre, plus introductions to different self-help literature and methods. Methods will include literature reviews, methodological criticism, reflection papers, debate and discussion groups. The course finds its culmination in a creative “self-help” project.
 
IS 162.4
FILIPINO FILM AND SOCIETY
PRE-REQ: FIL 14
Schedule: T, 5:00-8:00 pm
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.

IS 163.3
CULTURAL STUDIES OF TECHNOLOGY
Schedule: Th, 5:00-8:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Peter George 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.
 
IS 163.15
MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE and COOPERATION for NATION-BUILDING
Schedule: T/Th, 11:00-12:30 pm
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.
 
IS 165.1
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE PROJECTS
Schedule: T, 5:00-8:00 pm
Instructor:  Mr. Aaron Palileo
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.
 
IS 165.2
INTERDISCIPLINARY
APPROACHES TO CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm
Instructor:  Mr. Martin Villanueva
This workshop course is an incubator for ideas and projects that are the result of the convergence of disciplines. It surveys landmark innovations in different disciplines. The students converse with one another using common concepts across disciplines for them to see how disciplines are altered by one another and collaborates on projects and through experiments.