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									              DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
                         College of Arts and Sciences
                              San Beda College


                                        COURSE SYLLABUS


Course Title:                            Philippine History with Politics and Governance (HIST 1)
Instructor’s Name:                       Cucio, Maria Rita Reyes
Email Address:                           rita_cucio@yahoo.com
Consultation Schedule/Venue:             MW 2:30 – 4:30 at the CAS Faculty Room


Vision:

San Beda College envisions:

A new world where all peoples live in unity and peace founded on justice, respect for human dignity, and
recognition of human rights, where the environment is protected as the setting of life and the source of
sustenance, where development – economic, political, and cultural – benefits all levels and sectors of
society, and where the advance of science and technology is complemented by moral and spiritual
renewal;

A new Philippines, where all citizens are united by a sense of nationhood and national identity,
empowered to create a social order in accordance with their aspirations, given their just share of material
wealth, enriched by their awareness of history and culture, and committed to building a just and humane
society.


Mission:

San Beda College aims:
To provide education that upholds Christian and Benedictine values, promotes peace and justice,
nationalism and global consciousness, social service, and care for the environment, pursues academic
excellence, and develops character, professional competence, and leadership.


Course Description and Rationale:

This course introduces the students to the principles, theories, and concepts of history, politics, and
governance. It is a general survey course on the history of the Philippines with emphasis on significant
events that shaped the Filipino nation and consciousness and advanced the development, organization,
and operation of the Philippine political system. The course is also a study of the important historical
junctures that shaped the economic, political, and social and cultural development of the country, and an
analysis of the relationship of past events with the present conditions of the nation-state.


Course Goals and Objectives:

At the end of the course, the students are expected to:
    1. Identify, define and explain concepts and principles relevant to the study of history and political
        science;
    2. Distinguish among the different forms of government, select which forms best suit the country,
        and justify their choices;
    3. Understand the concept of good governance and critically analyze governance in the country;
    4. Describe the geographical foundation of the Philippines;
    5. Discuss and analyze the significance of the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of the
        past in relation to the present;
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    6.  Identify the important events or watershed moments in the history of the Filipino nation;
    7.  Explain the effect of past events on present conditions;
    8.  Participate actively in civic projects at the school, community and national levels;
    9.  Display pride in being Filipinos, and concern and commitment to nation-building;
    10. Locate, compile, organize and analyze data and other materials in the study of Philippine history,
        politics, and governance;
    11. Actively participate in public discussions on, and in the implementation of programs and projects
        for the solution of specific problems of the country.
    12. Develop a historical consciousness and sense of nationalism.


Course Outline / Schedule:


Week 1

Topics:         Introduction
                Course overview, course outline, requirements and grading system, class activities

                Historiography

                History: Definition and Importance

Activity:       Diagnostic Test: How Well Do I Know My People’s History?

Readings:       Constantino, R. (1974). The Philippines: A Past Revisited. Quezon City: Institute of
                Nationalist Studies, Chapter 1.

                Scott, W. H. (1982). History of the Inarticulate in Cracks in the Parchment Curtain and
                Other Essays in Philippine History. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, pp. 18-27.




Week 2

Topics:         Political Science
                Definition of politics and political science
                Elements of the State: People, government, territory, sovereignty
                Differentiation between nation and state

Activity:       Submit newspaper clippings that showcase the relevance of the State
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Readings:       Ayson, F. and Reyes, D. (2000). Fundamentals of Political Science, 2nd Edition.
                Mandaluyong City: National Book Store, Chapters 1 and 2.

                De Leon, H. (1997). Textbook on the Philippine Constitution. Quezon City: Rex Book
                Store, Parts A and B.




Week 3

Topics:         Government and governance
                Forms of government
                Philippine government under the 1987 Constitution
                Definition of governance
                The United Nations’ Development Program (UNDP) prescription for Good Governance

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Activity:       Submit newspaper clippings that showcase the application of the principles of
                governance

Readings:       Gonzales, J. and Buendia, R. Philippines: Continuing People Power in Funston, J. (Ed.)
                (2001). Government and Politics in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Institute of Southeast
                Asian Studies.

                De Leon, H. (1997). Textbook on the Philippine Constitution. Quezon City: Rex Book
                Store, Part C.




Week 4

Topics:         The Philippine Territory
                The Setting and Its Geographic Characteristics
                The People and Their Common and Regional Traits

Activity:       Map Work

Readings:       Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: R.P. Garcia
                Publishing Co., Chapter 1.

                Tan, S. (1997). A History of the Philippines. Manila: Manila Studies Association, Inc.,
                Chapters 1 and 2.

                De Leon, H. (1997). Textbook on the Philippine Constitution. Quezon City: Rex Book
                Store, Article 1.




Week 5

Topic:          Pre-Colonial Philippines
                Peopling of the Philippines
                Early relationship with other people
                Introduction of Islam
                Early Customs and Practices
                The Baranggay


Activities:     Visit the National Museum and write a reaction paper on the relevance of material culture
                to the development of national consciousness

Readings:       Tan, S. (1997). A History of the Philippines. Manila: Manila Studies Association, Inc.,
                Chapters 3 and 4.




Weeks 6 and 7

Topic:          Spanish Colonialism in the Philippines
                The Situation in Europe: The Renaissance (14th – 16th Centuries)
                Rivalry Between the Two Superpowers (Portugal and Spain)
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              The Spanish Colonial Administration
              Institutional Impact of Spanish Rule
              From Indio to Filipino: The Birth of Philippine Nationalism

Activities:   Walking Tour of Intramuros and make a group documentary film

Readings:     Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: R. P. Garcia
              Publishing Co., Chapters 5- 7.




Week 8

Topic:        The Campaign for Reforms
              The Role of the Middle Class
              The Propaganda Movement
              The Great Reformists
              The Role of Masonry
              La Solidaridad
              La Liga Filipina

Activities:   Film Showing: BAYANING THIRD WORLD and write a reaction paper on the
              significance of Rizal’s contribution to the development of the Philippine nation.
              Lights and Sound Show in Rizal Park (optional)

Readings:     Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: R. P. Garcia
              Publishing Co., Chapter 8.




Week 9: Midterm Examination



Week 10

Topic:        Revolution
              Bonifacio and the Katipunan
              The First Phase of the Revolution: 1896
              The Second Phase of the Revolution: 1898
              The Malolos Republic
              The Declaration of Independence

Activity:     Film Showing: ANG PAGLILITIS KAY ANDRES BONIFACIO and write a reaction
              paper on the significance of Bonifacio’s contribution to the development of the Philippine
              nation.
Readings:     Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: R. P. Garcia
              Publishing Co., Chapter 9-11.




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Week 11

Topic:         The Religious Schism
               Gregorio Aglipay and the Philippine Independent Church
               Mabini and the National Church
               Significance of the Filipino National Church

Activity:      Interview a member of the Aglipayan church and present this in a group documentary
               film

Readings:      Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: R. P. Garcia
               Publishing Co., Chapter 14.




Week 12

Topic:         Imperialism and Filipinism
               American Designs on the Philippines
               The Continuing Resistance
               Compromise with Colonialism
               Colonial Politics: Towards Complete Autonomy
               The Campaign for Independence
               Transition to Independence: The Commonwealth
               Results of the American Occupation


Activity:      Group reporting on the positive and negative effects of American Imperialism in the
               Philippines

Readings:      Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: R. P. Garcia
               Publishing Co., Chapter 15-20.




Week 13

Topic:     Neo-colonialism and Nationalism
             The Japanese Occupation
             Pearl Harbor
             The occupation of Manila
             The Fall of Bataan and Corregidor
             Educational Reorientation
             Economic and Social Conditions
             Cultural Aspects
         The Liberation
             Guerilla Warfare
             The Government-in-Exile
             Battle of the Philippine Sea
             The Leyte Landing
             The Liberation of Manila
             Restoration of the Commonwealth Government

Activity:      Document an interview with a World War II survivor


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Readings:     Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: R. P. Garcia
              Publishing Co., Chapter 21-22.




Week 14
Topic:        Post-War Problems and the Third Republic
              Post-War Economic Conditions
              Government Reorganization
              Collaboration Issue
              The Bell Trade and Rehabilitation Acts
              The Hukbalahap Movement
              The Continuing Crisis

Activity:     Group reporting on the major accomplishments of the Roxas, Quirino, Magsaysay,
              Garcia and Macapagal administrations:


Readings:     Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: R. P. Garcia
              Publishing Co., Chapter 23-29.




Week 15

Topic:        Authoritarianism and The Trial of Democracy: Martial Law and the New Society
              The Martial Law Provision of the 1935 Constitution
              Prelude to the Declaration of Martial Law
              Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus
              The New Society
              Government under the 1973 Constitution
              People Participation through Baranggays
              The Interim Batasang Pambansa
              EDSA I

Activities:   Film Showing: LABAN and write a reaction paper

Readings:     Timberman, D. (1991). A Changeless Land: Continuity and Change in Philippine
              Politics. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Chapters 4 – 5.




Weeks 16 and 17

Topic:        The Restoration of Democracy
              The first Aquino Administration and the 1987 Constitution
              The Ramos Administration and Philippines 2000
              The Estrada Administration and EDSA II
              The Arroyo Administration
              The second Aquino Administration

Activity:     Forum: Saving Asian Democracy – Can the Philippines Lead the Way?

Readings:     Timberman, D. (1991). A Changeless Land: Continuity and Change in Philippine
              Politics. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Chapters 6 -11


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Week 18: Final Examination

Expectations from Students:

   1. Active, intelligent and conscientious participation in class
      Students are expected to come to class prepared for the day’s discussions. This means
      that students have read the assigned readings and ready to submit any other assignment
      due that meeting.

   2. Punctual and regular attendance in class
      Punctual and regular attendance in class will be strictly monitored by the checking of
      attendance at the beginning of the class period. The policies regarding punctuality and
      attendance will be strictly enforced.

   3. Timely submission of all requirements, including individual assignments, reaction papers,
      and group work
      Deadlines for the submission of assigned requirements will be announced way ahead of
      time. Students are expected to submit the said requirements during the class period.

   4. Technological restrictions
      Unless permitted by the instructor, students are not allowed to use their cellular phones,
      IPods, laptops, and other gadgets inside the classroom.

   5. Discipline inside the classroom
      Students are expected to maintain discipline inside the classroom at all times. This
      includes paying attention to class discussion, and avoiding unnecessary noise and
      movements.

   6. Make-up Tests
      Students will be allowed to take make-up tests only when the absence is due to a valid
      reason, such as health reasons, emergency cases, or death. The student will be excused
      only after the presentation of an excuse letter from the student’s parents or legal
      guardians, medical certificates, or other legal documents that support the student’s excuse
      for his/her absence.



Grading System:

For First Year Students, AY 2011-2012

Zero-based Grading System with a 60% passing percentage


For Irregular Students, 2nd – 4th Year, AY 2011-2012
Base 50 Grading System with a 75% passing percentage


Midterm Grade Computation:                             Final Grade Computation:
Class Standing    60%                                  Class Standing      50%
Midterm Exam      40%                                  Midterm Exam        20%
                  ___                                  Final Exam          30%
                  100%                                                     ___
                                                                           100%
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References:

Agoncillo, T. (1990). History of the Filipino People. Quezon City: Garotech Publishing.

Ayson, F. and Reyes, D. (2000). Fundamentals of Political Science, 2nd Edition. Mandaluyong City:
National Book Store.

Boquiren, R. et al (2003). Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas at mga Institusyong Pilipino. Quezon City: UP Press.

Constantino, R. (2000). The Philippines: A Past Revisited. Quezon City: Foundation for Nationalist
Studies.

Corpuz, Onofre (2005). The Roots of the Filipino Nation, Vol.1. Quezon City: Aklahi Foundation.

De Leon, H. (1997). Textbook on the Philippine Constitution. Quezon City: Rex Book Store.


Gonzales, J. and Buendia, R. Philippines: Continuing People Power in Funston, J. (Ed.) (2001).
Government and Politics in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Scott, W. H. (1982). History of the Inarticulate in Cracks in the Parchment Curtain and Other Essays in
Philippine History. Quezon City: New Day Publishers.

Tan, S. (1997). A History of the Philippines. Manila: Manila Studies Association, Inc.

Timberman, D. (1991). A Changeless Land: Continuity and Change in Philippine Politics. Singapore:
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.


Prepared by:            Prof. Maria Rita Reyes Cucio
                        Faculty



Recommended by:         Prof. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel
                        Chairperson



Approved by:            Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo
                        Dean




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