TENTATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS FOR SECOND SEMESTER, SY 2018-2019

October 30, 2018

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
 
TENTATIVE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS
Second Semester, SY 2018-2019
 

CATALOGUE
NUMBER
COURSE DESCRIPTION
SA 21 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
Check AISIS for instructors and schedules.
 
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 | T-TH 3:30pm – 5:00 pm; SECA 203A
Ms. Lourdes Gordolan | T-TH 2:00pm – 3:30 pm; B-307
 
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 | M-W-F 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm; CTC 206
 
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
Thurs 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; SS 284
 
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 year AB SOS majors & minors in Sociology & CHSP)
Dr. Enrique Niño P. Leviste | Wed 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; SOM 203
Ms. Cherie Audrey Alfiler | Mon 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; SOM 203
Ms. Suzanna R. Roldan | T-TH 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
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 (Juniors & Seniors only)
Dr. Anna Marie A. Karaos | Wed 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; K-201
 
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 117 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 126 Social Inequality (Juniors & Seniors only)
Dr. Elizabeth Uy Eviota | Tues 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm; SOM 104
 
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 (Juniors & Seniors only)
Dr. Emma Porio | Thurs 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; F 114
 
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 143 Social Movements (Juniors & Seniors only)
Dr. Liza L. Lim | T-TH 11:00 am – 12:30 pm; SECA 118A
 
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 148 Feminist Theory (Juniors & Seniors only)
Dr. Elizabeth Uy Eviota | Tues 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; SS 284
 
Feminist Theory starts from the position that women as a social group are subordinated and that it is necessary to explain this subordination in order that women can be liberated from it. In so doing, feminist theory has challenged basic theoretical assumptions of mainstream work: its theories, methods and explanations. But as a political movement, feminism is not a unified one. There are fundamental disagreements about the causes of that subordination and therefore of the strategies for achieving liberation. This survey course deals with the major theoretical perspectives of feminism; the interconnections between specific recommendations for change and their theoretical presuppositions; and how feminist knowledge is produced. The course also discusses contemporary challenges facing the feminist movement, especially, neoliberal capitalism and imperialist wars.
SA 199.1 Special topics in Sociology and Anthropology: Culture and the Senses
Dr. Fernando N. Zialcita | T-TH 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm; CTC 307
Ms. Nota F. Magno | T-TH 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm; CTC 308
 
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.
Soan 180.3 New! Special Topics in the Sociology and Anthropology: Media and Social Media (Juniors & Seniors only)
Dr. Joson A. Lorenzana | Thurs 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm; SS 280
 
Using anthropological and sociological approaches, the course examines
media as institution, practice and experience. It focuses on how media in
the contemporary world constitute social and cultural formations and shape
politics. Ethnographies of traditional and digital media from different
societies and periods provide a comparative perspective to critically
understand the ways in which people produce, consume, engage, inhabit,
use and incorporate media into everyday life.
Socio 102 New! Sociology of the Philippines
Dr. Fernando N. Zialcita | T-TH 11:00 am – 12:30 pm; BEL-313
 
A critical discussion of selected contemporary social issues in the Philippines using sociological perspectives, theories, and social science research methods.
SocSc11 Understanding the Self
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Drawing from interdisciplinary perspectives across the social sciences,
SocSci 1 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.
SocSc12 The Contemporary World
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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.
 

 


 
 
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
 
TENTATIVE GRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS
Second Semester, SY 2018-2019
 

CATALOGUE
NUMBER
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Anthro 225 Introduction to Archaeology
Dr. Evelyn Caballero and Dr. William Reynolds | Fri 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; SOM 203
 
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 259/Soc 295 Social Change and Social Conflict
Dr. Anna Marie A. Karaos | Wed 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; K 201
 
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.
Anthro 293/Soc 293 Social Movements
Dr. Liza L. Lim | T-TH 11:00 am – 12:30 pm; SECA 118A
 
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 201/DRR206 Fundamental Statistics
Dr. Ricardo G. Abad and Ms. Lourdes Gordolan | Sat 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; SS 284 (MA Socio, Anthro, SD, PhD Socio & Math Ed)
Ms. Dawn Iva P. Satumbaga | Wed 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; SS 284
 
This course discusses basic concepts and operations of statistics. Focus is
on univariate and bivariate measures of association and inferences, and
basic multivariate analysis. It introduces students to SPSS for Windows
and emphasizes on the understanding and application of statistical
concepts in social science situations.
SA 206 Research Techniques
Dr. Jose Jowel P. Canuday and Dr. Louie Benedict R. Ignacio
Fri 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; CTC 107
 
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 239 Risk and Resilience: Focus on Climate Disasters and Humanitarian Action
Dr. Emma Porio | Thurs 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; F 114
 
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.
SA 240.41 Feminist Theory
Dr. Elizabeth Uy Eviota | Tues 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; SS 284
 
Feminist Theory starts from the position that women as a social group are subordinated and that it is necessary to explain this subordination in order that women can be liberated from it. In so doing, feminist theory has challenged basic theoretical assumptions of mainstream work: its theories, methods and explanations. But as a political movement, feminism is not a unified one. There are fundamental disagreements about the causes of that subordination and therefore of the strategies for achieving liberation. This survey course deals with the major theoretical perspectives of feminism; the interconnections between specific recommendations for change and their theoretical presuppositions; and how feminist knowledge is produced. The course also discusses contemporary challenges facing the feminist movement, especially, neoliberal capitalism and imperialist wars.
SA 240.50 Sp. Topics in Socio-Anthro: Perspectives and Critiques in the Sociology of Education
Dr. Enrique Niño Leviste | TBA
 
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 Origins of Inequality
Dr. Elizabeth Uy Eviota | Tues 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm; SOM 104
 
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.
 

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