Course Offerings: First Semester

Course Offerings
First SEMESTER, S.Y. 2019-2020

 

DEV 100.2 A - PERSPECTIVES IN DEVELOPMENT: POLITICS                                      
Yvan Ysmael T. Yonaha / T-Th, 500-630pm / K 303
» This course introduces the various perspectives in the politics of development, underlining the importance of the “political element” in the development process. Theoretical concepts and issues provide the parameters for a discussion of the nature of politics in the Philippines from a historical and comparative perspective.
NOTE: Pre-requisite- DEV 100.1

DEV 105/ DEV 105i A - SURVEY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES                                                             
Anna Mae D. Bautista & Nel Jason L. Haw / T-Th, 500-630pm / B204/B205
» This course provides an overview of social development approaches used by various development institutions. Inputs from development professionals demonstrate how these frameworks are applied in practice. It also provides an overview of the evolving concept of poverty from income poverty to poverty as human insecurity.

DEV 106.1/ DEV 106.1i COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL CHANGE                                                       
Section A: Dr. Leland Joseph R. Dela Cruz & Yvan Ysmael T. Yonaha / T-Th, 1230-200pm / CTC 102 (For DS Majors)
Section B: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Wednesday, 600-900pm / CTC 103 (Accepts Foreign Students)\
» This course introduces students to the art of introducing and sustaining development interventions on various levels. Inputs from development practitioners demonstrate the basic principles discussed in the lectures. It frames development interventions as social change projects and draws from change management literature

DEV 193.1 STATISTICS FOR DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                    
Section A: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez / T-Th, 800-930am / F 114
Section B: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez / M-W-F, 800-900am / BEL 209
» This introductory statistics course aims to equip students with knowledge, concepts, and statistical tools needed for better understanding of data in their design, monitoring and evaluation or various social development initiatives. The focus of the course is on selected descriptive and inferential statistics as integrated within the various phases of the project life cycle. For better understanding, and application of the statistical concepts and tools, the course takes a more practical and hands-on approach utilizing real-life illustrations on the use and misuse of statistics in project design and implementation.
NOTE: All slots for 2nd year AB DS Majors – Blocks B & B1

DEV 194 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS                                                                                                  
Section A: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez / T-Th, 930-1100am / B 305
Section B: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez / M-W-F, 900-1000am / BEL 209
» This course introduces students to the various qualitative methods in the social sciences. The course begins with a discussion of the methodological implications of the use of qualitative methods. It then proceeds to a discussion of the various qualitative methods including an assessment of their strengths and limitations.
NOTE: All slots for 2nd year AB DS Majors – Blocks B & B1

DS 102 A - PERSPECTIVES IN DEVELOPMENT: POLITICS               
Yvan Ysmael T. Yonaha / T-Th, 330-500pm / K 304
» This course introduces the various perspectives in the politics of development, underlining the importance of the “political element” in the development process. Theoretical concepts and issues provide the parameters for a discussion of the nature of politics in the Philippines from a historical and comparative perspective.
NOTE: Pre-requisite- DS 101

DS 120.2 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Section B: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / Tuesday, 900-1200pm / SS Conference Rooms 1&2
Section C: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / Friday, 100-400pm / SS Conference Rooms 1&2
» This course introduces students to the various qualitative methods in the social sciences. The course begins with a discussion of the methodological implications of the use of qualitative methods. It then proceeds to a discussion of the various qualitative methods including an assessment of their strengths and limitations.

DS 150 - FIELD SPECIALIZATION                                                                                        
Section A: Dr. Segundo Joaquin E. Romero Jr. / Tutorial / DS Office
Section B: Mary Grace P. Santos / Tutorial / DS Office
» This course provides a synthesis of the courses taken for the AB Development Studies degree program. Students are expected to complete a thesis or a project. This course provides students with an opportunity to apply the lessons they have learned from their AB Development Studies Program.    
NOTE: Thesis Class

DS 165.35 A - RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Section A: Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio / Tutorial / DS Office
Section B: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez / Tutorial / DS Office
Section C: Benigno C. Balgos / Tutorial / DS Office
Section D: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / Tutorial / DS Office
Section E: Lara Katrina T. Mendoza / Tutorial / DS Office
Section F: Edwin M. Salonga / Tutorial / DS Office
Section G: Mary Grace P. Santos / Tutorial / DS Office
Section H: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Tutorial / DS Office
Section I:  Melissa R. Yeung / Tutorial / DS Office
Section J:  Yvan Ysmael T. Yonaha / Turoial / DS Office
» This research course requires students to undertake a critical review of articles and examine the methodologies used in testing hypotheses within a particular field of study. The required output of this course is equivalent to a thesis proposal.
NOTE: Thesis Class

ELECTIVES

DEV 181.2/ DEV 181.2i A - DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & SOCIETY
Benigno C. Balgos / Monday, 200-500pm / SS Conference Rooms 1&2
» The course is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and management capabilities to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate training programs. The course introduces students to the training management cycle. Deeper appreciation of the course material will be facilitated by providing hands-on learning exercises and through an actual training conducted for target groups such as members of people’s organizations.
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development Elective 

DEV 186.84 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES: ETHICAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT                    
Section A: Anna Mae D. Bautista & Nel Jason L. Haw / T-Th, 1230-200pm / K 202
» Development work - be it research, policy or practice - involves interaction with human beings, especially the most vulnerable. This course aims to deepen students’ understanding on the most common issues involving development and provide them with the tools necessary in responding to ethical dilemmas.  Sessions are packaged as interactive case study seminars, where speakers working in development may be invited to discuss real-world ethical issues in development and allow students to appreciate the gravity of making difficult choices in light of those ethical dilemmas. 
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development Elective

DS 135.12 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT: TRAINING MANAGEMENT                        
Section A: Edwin M. Salonga / Friday, 630-930pm / CTC 118
» This course is designed to development knowledge, skills, and management capabilities to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate training programs. The course introduces students to the training management cycle. Deeper appreciation of the course material will be facilitated by providing hands-on learning exercises and through an actual training conducted for target groups such as members of people’s organizations
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development Elective

DS 135.16 A - MONITORING & EVALUATION OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Dr. Rosette Gilda C. Librea / Tuesday, 600-900pm / CTC 303
» The course introduces techniques for determining the extent to which development programs are delivering results in a relevant, effective, efficient and sustainable manner. It explores theoretical and strategic issues conducting evaluation studies and implementing, monitoring and evaluation activities.
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development Elective

DS 165.57 A - DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
Mariel Vincent A. Rapisura / Monday, 630-930pm / CTC 204
» This course provides an introduction to the role of the financial system in the economy, particularly in the context of underdeveloped countries. The emphasis is on how financial institutions and instruments affect financial markets and the aggregate level of economic activity. Topics covered include the structure of the financial system and its role in the economy, the role of finance in development, financial markets in underdeveloped countries, the formal and informal financial sectors, and selected issues in development finance.
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development Elective