Undergraduate Programs

The AB Development Studies Program provides an excellent blend of theoretical and applied training. Development Studies students are trained to appreciate diverse perspectives, undertake development research, analyze development policies and manage development interventions. The program provides excellent preparation for careers in multilateral and bilateral development organizations, law and politics, Foreign Service, corporate foundations and non-government organizations, development communications and development research, and the executive and legislative branches of government. Students may also use their field of specialization as a springboard for graduate and professional studies.

 

CURRICULUM
(Implementation: School Year 2016-2017)

  

FRESHMAN YEAR

I Semester                                                        Units                                          II  Semester                                                             Units     

En 11

Communication in English I

3

 

 

En 12

Communication in English II

3

 

Lit 13

Introduction to Fiction

3

 

 

Lit 14

Introduction to Poetry

3

 

Ma 11

Modern Math 1

3

 

 

Ma 12

Modern Math 2

3

 

Fil 11

Sining ng Pakikipagtalastasan sa Filipino 1

3

 

 

Fil 12

Sining ng Pakikipagtalastasan sa Filipino 2

3

 

Es 10/ NSci Lab 1

Intro to Envi Science
Lab component of any NatSci course

4

 

 

Nsci2

Natural Science 2

4

 

PE 1

Physical Education

(2)

 

 

PE 2

Physical Education

(2)

 

 

Total:

16

 

 

 

Total:

16

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

I Semester                                                        Units                                    II  Semester                                                          Units     

Fil 14

Ang Panitikan ng Pilipinas

3

 

 

DS 101

Perspectives in Development: Economics

3

 

SA 21

Intro to Sociology & Anthropology

3

 

 

DS 103

Perspectives in Development: Sociology

3

 

Th 121

An Introduction to Doing a Catholic Theology

3

 

 

DS 120.1

Quantitative Research Methods

3

 

Ec 102

Basic Economics., Agrarian Reform & Taxation

3

 

 

Sci 10

Science & Society

3

 

Hi 16/18

Asian/Western History (choose one)

3

 

 

Psy 101

General Psychology

3

 

FL

Foreign Language

3

 

 

PoS 100

Politics & Governance

3

 

PE 3

Physical Education

(2)

 

 

PE 4

Physical Education

(2) 

 

NSTP 1

NSTP

(3)
 

 

 

NSTP 2

NSTP

(3)
 

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

 

Total:

15

 

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

I Semester                                                        Units                                    II  Semester                                                          Units     

Ph 101

Philosophy of the Human Person I

3

 

 

Ph 102

Philosophy of the Human Person II

3

 

Th 131

Marriage, Family Life & Human Sexuality in a Catholic Perspective

3

 

 

Hi 165

Rizal & the Emergence of the Philippine Nation

3

 

DS 120.2

Qualitative Research Methods

3

 

 

DS 132

Project Management

3

 

DS 102

Perspectives in Development II

3

 

 

DS Elec

DS Elective 1

3

 

DS 130

Development Management

3

 

 

DS Elec

DS Elective 2

3

 

DS 112

Survey of Social Development Approaches

3

 

 

Free Elec

Free Elective 1

3

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

Summer                                                      Units         

DS 140 Practicum in Social Development     3           

 

SENIOR YEAR

I Semester                                                          Units                                II  Semester                                                              Units     

Ph 103

Philosophy of Religion

3

 

 

Ph 104

Foundations of Moral Value

3

 

Th 151

The Catholic Commitment of Today’s Filipino: A Synthesis

3

 

 

Hi 166

Philippine History 

3

 

DS 165.35

Research in Development Issues

3

 

 

Th 141

A Theology of the Catholic Social Vision

3

 

DS Elec

DS Elective 3

3

 

 

DS 150

Field Specialization

3

 

Free Elec

Free Elective 2

3

 

 

DS Elec

DS Elective 4

3  

 

Total:

15

 

 

 

Total:

15

 

       Total Number of Academic Units:   137