TENTATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS FOR SECOND SEMESTER, SY 2017-2018

September 30, 2017
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
 
TENTATIVE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS
Second Semester, SY 2017-2018

 

CATALOGUE
NUMBER
COURSE DESCRIPTION
SA 21 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
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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.
SA 100 Basic Statistics for the Social Sciences
Ms. Lourdes Gordolan
 
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 101 Survey of Social Theories
Dr. Liza L. Lim
 
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.
SA 104 Qualitative Methods for the Social Sciences
Dr. Jose Jowel P. Canuday and Ms. Aileen del Rosario-Rondilla
 
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 (4th AB SOS majors & minors in Sociology & CHSP)
Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu & Ms. Nota F. Magno
 
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 110 Social Change and Social Conflict
Dr. Anna Marie A. Karaos
 
This course is a study of social change through development toward equality and participation, which have been called two forms of man's dignity and freedom (Pope Paul VI, Octogesima Adveniens, 1971).
SA 115 Environment and Behavior
Dr. Liza L. Lim
 
This course discusses basic ecological concepts currently used yet often poorly understood. The course utilizes case studies to clarify feedback relationships between particular societies and their environment, and then proposes practical research strategies for students to use in conducting anthropological fieldwork with an ecological orientation.
SA 117/Anthro 225 New! Introduction to Archaeology
Dr. Evelyn J. Caballero and Dr. William Reynolds
 
This course introduces archeology as intimately related to environmental issues. Paleobotany, geomorphology, zoo-archeology, and other allied scientific disciplines provide information that allows for anthropological interpretation of man's adaptation to his environment. The course also looks at the Philippines in terms of environmental archaeology.
SA 118 Sex, Culture and Society (Juniors & Seniors only)
Dr. Elizabeth Uy Eviota
 
This is a course on sexuality as a social behavior; how it is acquired and reproduced in everyday lives of men and women; how it is experienced within and among different groups; and how it is connected to the social, political, and economic systems.
SA 126 Social Inequality (Juniors & Seniors only)
Dr. Elizabeth Uy 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 128 Cities and Society
Dr. Emma Porio
 
This course analyzes the constitution and reconstitution of socio-political and economic spaces and urban life through an examination of concepts and theories that inform urban studies and their application to empirical issues. Field work assignments are given for better understanding of discussions done in class.
SA 141 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
Dr. Fernando N. Zialcita
 
This course introduces the diverse environments, peoples, and cultures of Southeast Asia, bringing various cultural strands together to trace relationships and similarities across political boundaries. The course explores fundamental issues affecting the lives of the people of both riverine and maritime Southeast Asia.
SA 151/SA 240.22 New! Introduction to Museology
Ms. Caroline Marie Q. Lising
 
This course is a study of the perspectives, concepts, and contexts in the study and administration of museums.
SA 181 Education and Social and Cultural Reproduction: Perspectives and Critiques
Dr. Enrique Niño Leviste
 
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.
SA 199.1 Special topics in Sociology and Anthropology: Culture and the Senses
Dr. Fernando N. Zialcita & Ms. Nota F. Magno
 
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.
SocSci 110 New! Introduction to Global Studies (Contemporary World)
Dr. Enrique Niño Leviste
 
This course provides an overview of global studies, and globalization in particular, from the perspective of different social science disciplines. It examines the economic, social, cultural, political, technological, and other transformations that have created an increasing awareness of the interrelationships and interconnectedness of peoples and places around the globe. It analyzes individual and institutional responses to globalization.
 

 

TENTATIVE GRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS
Second Semester, SY 2017-2018

 

CATALOGUE
NUMBER
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Anthro 225 Research in Archaeology
Dr. Evelyn Caballero and Dr. William Reynolds
 
This course introduces archeology as intimately related to environmental issues. Paleobotany, geomorphology, zoo-archeology, and other allied scientific disciplines provide information that allows for anthropological interpretation of man's adaptation to his environment. The course also looks at the Philippines in terms of environmental archaeology.
Anthro 242 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
Dr. Fernando N. Zialcita
 
This is a course on the peoples and cultures of mainland and island Southeast Asia. It examines old as well as new ethnographies, and considers what some peoples were once, before they became as they are today.
Anthro 259/Soc 295 Social Change and Social Conflict
Dr. Anna Marie A. Karaos
 
This is a course on social change along particular dimensions, i.e. development toward equality and participation, which have been called 'two forms of man's dignity and freedom'. The course also discusses the different dimensions of social change and processes involved in it.
SA 206 Research Techniques
Dr. Jose Jowel P. Canuday & Mr. Justin Charles G. See
 
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.
SA 236 Environment and Behavior
Dr. Liza L. Lim
 
This is a course on the human and environmental relationships from an anthropological perspective. Topics include the various approaches in cultural ecology; analysis of their application to Philippine issues; and the assessment of the country's policy framework in relation to different ethnolinguistic groups.
SA 237 Sex and Society
Dr. Elizabeth Uy Eviota
 
This is a course on sexuality as a social behavior ¿ how it is acquired and reproduced in everyday lives of men and women; how it is experienced within and among different groups; and how it is connected to the social, political, and economic systems.
SA 240.19 NEW! Sp. Topics in Socio-Anthro: Civil Society, NGOs and the State Dr. Mary Racelis
This is a course on the evaluation and characteristics of civil society, especially in the Philippines. Focus is on non-government organizations (NGOs) as forces for change and redefining a societal paradigm on the engagement of civil society with the state.
SA 240.22 Sp. Topics in Socio-Anthro: Introduction to Museology
Ms. Caroline Marie Q. Lising
 
This course is a study of the perspectives, concepts, and contexts in the study and administration of museums.
SA 240.33 Sp. Topics in Socio-Anthro: Culture and the Senses
Dr. Fernando 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 240.50 Sp. Topics in Socio-Anthro: Perspectives and Critiques in the Sociology of Education
Dr. Enrique Niño Leviste
 
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.
Soc 275/Anthro 275 Origins of Inequality
Dr. Elizabeth Uy Eviota
 
This course discusses inequality as a matter of patterned structures of unequal groups and not as something that is randomly distributed between individuals. The course looks at inequalities between groups with regard to wealth, social status, gender, race/ethnicity, age; as well as inequalities between nation-states.
Soc 278/Anthro 253
 
Urban Society/City Dwellers
Dr. Emma Porio
 
This course analyzes the constitution and reconstitution of socio-political and economic spaces and urban life through an examination of concepts and theories that inform urban studies and their application to empirical issues. Field work assignments are given for better understanding of discussions done in class.
Soc 279/Anthro 279 Gender Relations
Dr. Elizabeth Uy Eviota
 
Sex is a biological category while gender is a social one. Sex refers to male and female; gender to the socially constructed roles of masculine and feminine. Gender relations refers to the relations between women and men which derive from the social situation. The focus of the course is the historically specific forms that relations between women and men take in a given society, especially the politics embedded in these relations. The discussion includes such topics as sex and gender, gender identity, gender ideology, sexuality, the erotic environment, the traffic in women, sexual offenses, an historical analysis of women’s subordination, the family-household system and the economy, and gender, the state, and the church.
 

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