Course Offerings: First Semester SY 2021-2022

Course Offerings
First SEMESTER, S.Y. 2021-2022

DEV 100.2 - PERSPECTIVES IN DEVELOPMENT: POLITICS                                      
Section A: Dr. Leland Joseph R. Dela Cruz / T-Th, 500-630pm / ONLINE
» 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 106.1i - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL CHANGE
Section A: Dr. Mark Anthony D. Abenir / T-Th, 930-1100am / ONLINE (For DS Majors. Paired with SOCSC 13 DS-B)
Section B: Dr. Mark Anthony D. Abenir / T-Th, 1100-1230pm / ONLINE (For DS Majors. Paired with SOCSC 13 DS-A)
Section C: Anna Mae D. Bautista / T-Th, 200-330pm / ONLINE (For students minoring in DevMan and Health & Devt)
Section D: Anna Mae D. Bautista / T-Th, 330-500pm / ONLINE (For students minoring in DevMan and Health & Devt)

» 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 108 - COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
Section A: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Monday, 600-900pm / ONLINE (For DS Majors)
Section B: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Wednesday, 600-900pm / ONLINE (For DS Majors)
Section C: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Tuesday, 600-900pm / ONLINE (For students minoring in DevMan and Health & Devt)
» This course discusses the role of communication in social change, particularly in the context of its potential to facilitate changes in knowledge and behaviors among stakeholders in development programs. Students examine the theory behind the tools employed in communication programs and identify patterns in application.

DEV 193.1 - STATISTICS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Section A: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez 
 / T-Th, 1100-1230pm / ONLINE
Section B: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez  / T-Th, 1100-1230pm / ONLINE
» 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: For AB DS Majors

DEV 194 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Section A: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / T-Th, 230-330pm / ONLINE
Section B: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / T-Th, 330-500pm / ONLINE
» 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: For AB DS Majors

DEV 198.1 - RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Section A: Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section B: Mary Grace P. Santos / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section C: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section D: Dr. Mark Anthony D. Abenir / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section E: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section F: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section G: David Alexander D. Laurel / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section H: Edwin M. Salonga / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section I:  Dr. Segundo Joaquin E. Romero Jr. / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section J: Anna Mae D. Bautista / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section L: Benigno C. Balgos / Tutorial / ONLINE
» 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

DS 150 - FIELD SPECIALIZATION                                                                                        
Section A: Mary Grace P. Santos / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section B: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section C: Edwin M. Salonga / Tutorial / ONLINE
» 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

ELECTIVES:

DEV 181.2i A - DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & SOCIETY
Benigno C. Balgos / T-Th, 330-500pm / ONLINE
» This is an introduction to disaster risk reduction and society. The course deals of nature-based disaster to which the understanding of human/societal factors is crucial. It comprises two components to disaster risk reduction: knowledge and practice. From the geographical perspectives, it explores interactions between humans and topographic features of environment, and risk contemporary societies face. A discussion on practice of risk management and capacity building is included. Emphasis is placed on the engagement with place. Field-based projects, suh as geohazard mapping ang assessment of a community, and fieldwork in a disaster prone settlement are part of the course.
NOTE: Required subject for the minor in Humanitarian Action. Credited as an elective for Development Management, Health & Development and Urban & Regional Development

DEV 183.23 A - MONITORING & EVALUATION OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Dr. Rosette Gilda C. Librea / Tuesday, 600-900pm / ONLINE 
» This course introduces the extent to which programs deliver results in addressing various development problems. Its approaches and tools are applicable in a variety of issues including welfare assistance, public health, livelihood, human rights and peace building. It also covers different theoretical and practical issues in institutionalizing a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. The course draws on the discipline of economics, sociology, communication, public health, and public administration to ensure that monitoring and evaluation are aligned with the principles of resilience, competitiveness, and sustainability.
NOTE: Credited as an elective for Development Management, Health & Development and Humanitarian Action 

DEV 183.33 A - ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT
Edwin M. Salonga / Tuesday, 600-900pm / ONLINE 
» This course is an overview of the processes and dynamics of interpersonal relations in organizations. Topics include the individual, group dynamics, and problem-solving skills. Focus is on the unique dynamics of organizational management and development interventions affecting the potentials of the group and its members.
NOTE: Credited as an elective for Development Management and Health & Development 

DEV 183.35 A - SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Mariel Vincent A. Rapisura / Monday, 630-930pm / ONLINE 
» Social Return On Investment (SROI) is a performance management framework that goes beyond financial measurements. SROI examines activities, outputs, outcomes and impact in development interventions that create, add, alter, or destroy value. It is an approach for measuring change in relation to social, environmental, economic, and other possible results. SROI is done in a participatory manner and the value arrived at is based on the perception and experience of stakeholders themselves. SROI collects qualitative and quantitative data that measure performance and could be used as input in improving delivery of development programs.
NOTE: Credited as an elective for Development Management

DEV 186.48 A - DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / T-Th, 500-630pm / ONLINE 
» This course is an overview of the development policy process including policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. Attention is given to the informational, economic, bureaucratic, and political constraints that policy-makers face and to the process of policy reform.
NOTE: Credited as an elective for Development Management, Urban & Regional Development and Development & the Law 

DEV 186.56 A - LEGAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Rosette Gilda C. Librea / Thursday, 600-900pm / ONLINE 
» This course discusses historical and contemporary legal issues that relate to development in the Philippine context. The course tackles the economic, social, cultural, and political dimensions of legal controversies that accompany the process of development. It emphasizes the effects of these legal controversies on marginalized sectors. Topics include housing and urban development, gender and development, labor rights, disaster risk reduction, climate change, and public health.
NOTE: Credited as an elective for Development Management, Humanitarian Action, Urban & Regional Development and Development & the Law 

DEV 187.4i A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY AND DEVELOPMENT: INCLUSIVE CITIES
Dr. Segundo Joaquin E. Romero Jr & Mary Grace P. Santos / T-Th, 1100-1230pm / ONLINE 
» This course argues that excellent urban areas are neither accidental nor entirely spontaneous. Planned-for-ingredients of urban success are socio-economic, social, and spatial inclusiveness, diversity, environmental sustainability, good governance, and creativity. The course facilitates the identification and analysis of social exclusion and inequality in urban spaces, and of emerging urban development strategies and planning interventions that aim to make cities livable for all. Key concepts and tools, best practices and instructive historical examples are discussed extensively to enable the student to critically appraise, analyze, and plan for inclusive and sustainable cities.
NOTE: Required subject for the minor in Urban & Regional Development. Credited as an elecive for Development Management