DSA Tentative Course Offerings, Second Semester SY 2019-2020

November 29, 2019

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
 
TENTATIVE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS*
Second Semester, SY 2019-2020
 

CATALOGUE
NUMBER
COURSE DESCRIPTION
SA 21 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
 
This course introduces the different perspectives of sociology and anthropology with reference to the Philippine context. Focus is on how forces of culture, social structure, and social institutions influence human behaviour and how individuals acting as a group reproduce and transform these same social forces.
SOCSC 11
 
Understanding the Self
 
Drawing from interdisciplinary perspectives across the social sciences, SocSci 11 probes and integrates the plural understanding of the self. The course frames the self as a thinking and sensing, affecting and behaving, and physiological and embodied person engaging in meaningful relations within the broader social and cultural worlds that enable and constrain. Through a reflexive process, an embedded and engaged self is expressed, realized and transformed within intersecting personal and social relationships, localities, cosmopolitan spaces, and rapidly shifting technological worlds.
SOCSC 12 The Contemporary World
 
This course explores the making of the contemporary world from an interdisciplinary social sciences perspective, seeking a comprehensive and critical understanding of modernity and its diverse aspects. It examines the cultural, economic, political and social transformations that have shaped the contemporary world and evaluates their effects on social actions, structures, spaces, ideas and institutions. This course also studies the processes that have brought about an increasing consciousness of the interconnections and interrelationships of local peoples and spaces around the globe, as well as dilemmas brought about by such changes and the responses to them. The perspectives and approaches emphasize the interfaces between local and global realities, situating the Philippines and its contemporary challenges amidst these complex processes.
SA 101 Survey of Social Theories | Fr. A. Alejo, S.J.
 
This course is a study of theories of societies developed in the disciplines of
anthropology and sociology in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a discussion
of the theorists within their historical milieu, as well as their contribution to
the social sciences.
SOCIO 102 Sociology of the Philippines | Dr. E. Leviste
 
A critical discussion of selected contemporary social issues in the Philippines using sociological perspectives, theories, and social science research methods.           
SOCIO 103.2
 
 
 
 
 
Sociological Theories 2 | Dr. C. Saloma-Akpedonu
 
This course is a study of theories of societies developed in the disciplines of anthropology and sociology in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a discussion of the theorists within their historical milieu, as well as their contribution to the social sciences.
SOCIO 192.1 Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences | Ms. J. Claudio
 
This course is an introduction to statistics as a research tool for assessing
social phenomena, focusing on selected univariate and bivariate measures,
both descriptive and inferential. The approach is non-mathematical, emphasizing the application of appropriate statistical procedures to specific
problems.
SA 104 Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences | Dr. J. Canuday
 
This course is an analysis of anthropological and sociological works, focusing on the claims and conclusions presented, the research methods used, and the different theoretical approaches employed. The skills needed for qualitative data collection are developed by designing and implementing research projects.
SA 105 Practicum I
 
Students undertake research for practical training in this application course.
Focus is on the social survey, a research approach widely used in the social
sciences. Students go through the survey process from conceptualization to
report writing, and finally, to the presentation of findings.
SA 117 Introduction to Archaeology | Dr. E. Caballero, Dr. W. Reynolds;
 
This course is an introduction to the science of archaeology as applied to some problems in history. Historical archaeology per se covers the period of history and protohistory, particularly the undocumented and/or unwritten areas of culture and traditions of the past. Our historical records deal mainly with the known personages, events and circumstances of pros and cons that lead to our current understanding of the society culture. There are, however, unwritten accounts even during the historical period. For instance, some details in the social and cultural life of the common people, the workers, their lifestyle, their behaviour, cultural life, technology, day to day artifacts, etc. Moreover, even existing written documents, have flaws in their accuracies. Some of them are in favor of person A or B depending on the point of view of the author; for example, controversies in the manifest of Galleon wrecks by the owners and captains vs insurance companies. It is the task of the historical archaeologist to collect undocumented evidences from the ground and reconstruct a more detailed view of the past.
SA 143 Social Movements | Dr. L. Lim
 
This course is an introduction to sociological concepts on collective behavior and social movements, using the conceptual tools offered by these theories and of contemporary social processes. Special attention is paid to the relevance of theoretical frameworks in understanding the dynamics of contemporary social movements.
SA 113 Gender and Development | Dr. E. Eviota
 
This course is a study of the key role of gender in Philippine society and economic development. Focus is on gender issues in Philippine society; the interconnections between gender, the state, and economic development; and the needs, strategies, and methods in policy, organizing, and research.
SA 126 Social Inequality | Dr. E. Eviota
 
This course studies inequality as a matter of patterned structures, not as something randomly distributed between individuals. The course looks at inequalities between nations and between groups, and examines the intersections of these inequalities and how controlled and exploited groups respond to social inequality.
SA 130 Religion, Culture and Society| Fr. A. Alejo, S.J.
 
This course shows that "syncretism" and "acculturation" are in fact universal and therefore "normal" phenomena. It examines the influence of culture upon religion and the influence of religion upon culture, and the process that takes place when \religions encounter each other.
SA 199.1 Sp topics in the Social Sciences: Culture and the Senses | Dr. F. Zialcita
This course introduces the varied aspects of cultural heritage. Two alternative ways are explored in the course: 1) look for and appreciate the grammar of major human artifacts; and 2) identify the hallmarks of the Filipino sensibility as manifested by vernacular terms and particular artifacts.
SA 107 Modern Sociological and Anthropological Thought (Engaged Anthropology) | Dr. M. Racelis
 
Development anthropology, which brought the dimensions of culture and social structure into development programs dominated by technological and economic frameworks, has recently been critiqued by Post-Development anthropologists for its limited accomplishments in reducing poverty or improving the lives of millions of people. These perspectives will be elaborated through studying various kinds of development programs with their Post-Development implications. Attention to engaged anthropology is also included, in which anthropologists draw on their research to serve also as human rights advocates for and with the exploited or harassed communities they are studying.
 

 
 

NEW CATALOGUE
NUMBER
COURSE DESCRIPTION
ANTH 242 Introduction to Archaeology | Dr. E. Caballero, Dr. W. Reynolds
 
This course is an introduction to the science of archaeology as applied to some problems in history. Historical archaeology per se covers the period of history and protohistory, particularly the undocumented and/or unwritten areas of culture and traditions of the past. Our historical records deal mainly with the known personages, events and circumstances of pros and cons that lead to our current understanding of the society culture. There are, however, unwritten accounts even during the historical period. For instance, some details in the social and cultural life of the common people, the workers, their lifestyle, their behaviour, cultural life, technology, day to day artifacts, etc. Moreover, even existing written documents, have flaws in their accuracies. Some of them are in favor of person A or B depending on the point of view of the author; for example, controversies in the manifest of Galleon wrecks by the owners and captains vs insurance companies. It is the task of the historical archaeologist to collect undocumented evidences from the ground and reconstruct a more detailed view of the past.
ANTH 292.1
SOCIO 292.1
Research Techniques | Dr. J. Canuday
 
This is a course on the logic of empirical research in sociology and anthropology. It examines the suitable approaches to a variety of typical research problems; their advantages and limitations; and their translation into specific plans for investigation.
SOAN 212.2 Origins of Inequality | Dr. E. Eviota
 
This course studies inequality as a matter of patterned structures, not as something randomly distributed between individuals. The course looks at inequalities between nations and between groups, and examines the intersections of these inequalities and how controlled and exploited groups respond to social inequality.
SOAN 215.4 Gender and Development | Dr. E. Eviota
 
This course is a study of the key role of gender in Philippine society and economic development. Focus is on gender issues in Philippine society; the interconnections between gender, the state, and economic development; and the needs, strategies, and methods in policy, organizing, and research.
SOAN 223 Risk and Resilience: Focus on Climate Disasters, Development, and Humanitarian Action | Dr. E. Porio
 
Urbanization, development, land-use decisions, and social/political policy dynamics have increased the risk and vulnerability of societies to natural and man-made disasters. Social-political and economic processes/interventions designed to reduce social vulnerabilities and increase their resilience also reconfigure the disaster management cycle from mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. This course examines how the societal construction
of risk, vulnerability and resilience intersects with development initiatives and disaster planning/policy efforts to reduce social vulnerabilities and reconfigure the initiatives of communities/groups to increase as well as promote resilience and reduce their own vulnerabilities.
SOCIO 242.1 Social Movements | Dr. L. Lim
 
This course is an introduction to sociological concepts on collective behavior and social movements, using the conceptual tools offered by these theories and of contemporary social processes. Special attention is paid to the relevance of theoretical frameworks in understanding the dynamics of contemporary social movements.
SOAN 292.1 Research in Social Systems
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SOAN 292.2 Readings in Social Systems
 
SOCDV 201.2 Issues in Methods and Practice of Development (Engaged Anthropology)
 Dr. M. Racelis
 
Development anthropology, which brought the dimensions of culture and social structure into development programs dominated by technological and economic frameworks, has recently been critiqued by Post-Development anthropologists for its limited accomplishments in reducing poverty or improving the lives of millions of people. These perspectives will be elaborated through studying various kinds of development programs with their Post-Development implications. Attention to engaged anthropology is also included, in which anthropologists draw on their research to serve also as human rights advocates for and with the exploited or harassed communities they are studying.
SA 306
 
Advanced Qualitative Methods for the Social Sciences | Dr. J. Canuday
 
In this course, students conduct and analyze data generated from in-depth and unstructured interviews, participant observation, and other qualitative data collection techniques.
SOCIO 204.4 Late Modern, Post-Modern and Post Human Social Theory | Dr. R. Pertierra
 
This course examines the implications of the postmodern condition for Philippine society. It deals with issues such as globalization and the effects of the new technologies of communication (e.g. cellular phones, Internet, etc.) on everyday life.
ANTH 212.7
SOCIO 266
Religion and Society | Fr. A. Alejo, S.J.
 
This course shows that "syncretism" and "acculturation" are in fact universal and therefore "normal" phenomena. It examines the influence of culture upon religion and the influence of religion upon culture, and the process that takes place when \religions encounter each other.
Socio 269.2 Sp. Topics in Socio-Anthro: Perspectives and Critiques in the Sociology of Education | Dr. E. Porio
 
This course introduces students to the main concepts and theories comprising the field of sociology of education. It employs different sociological perspectives in examining in a nuanced manner the relationship among education, power, knowledge, and the state while mainly offering a conceptual analysis and criticism of social reproduction in education prevalent in both local and global contexts. It also endeavors to encourage and enable students to advance new directions for theoretical and empirical research in the context of Southeast Asia.
 

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