ab in PhilosopHY

Faculty of Arts and Letters

AB IN PHILOSOPHY

Faculty of Arts and Letters

AB IN PHILOSOPHY

Faculty of Arts and Letters

PROGRAM RECOGNITIONS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The civil Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy program is administered in the Faculty of Arts and Letters, and the curriculum is divided into five course categories:

— General Education Courses (subdivided into basic courses and service courses);

— Core Subjects;

— Major Subjects;

— Seminar Courses; and

— Research Course

The program is designed to help students achieve the following outcomes:
1. The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and ethical consciousness. The teaching of “General Education Courses” (or “Service Courses” to non-philosophy majors) will introduce philosophy students to the basic philosophical branches and sub-branches, to develop their critical reasoning skills, and make them cognizant of socio-politico-ethical issues relevant to human beings and society.

2. The ability to critically assess and articulate various philosophical positions or theories. The teaching of “Core Subjects” and “Major Subjects” to philosophy students will familiarize them with philosophical issues, from the most rudimentary to the most complex, gleaned from the various traditions in the global history of philosophy (East and West). Through this, students will be firmly grounded in the various complex philosophical debates which, in turn, become the foundation of comparison, criticism, and defense of these philosophical theories.

3. The ability to contribute to the development of philosophical discourse. It is the ultimate aim of the AB Philosophy program to instill the value of philosophical research among the students. With a comprehensive mastery of various philosophical theories, students are guided by mentors to explore and foster key areas of strength of the Department (Eastern Philosophy, East-West Comparative Philosophy, Thomism and Scholasticism, and European Philosophy). Philosophy students are exposed to more complex philosophical issues and new philosophical trends via “Seminar Courses.” Moreover, as a final requirement of the program, students contribute to the exploration and fostering of these key areas of strength by conducting and submitting their own research through “Research Courses.” This training will then prepare the students for graduate studies in philosophy.
4.Preparedness in other professional areas and industries. In addition to intensive training in key areas of strength of the Department and in philosophical research, it is an important aim of the AB Philosophy program to prepare its students for other professions, such as religious, legal, and government, inter alia.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Educator
Lawyer
Researcher
Critical Analyst

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
NSTP 1 NSTP 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PHL 3201 History of Philosophy 1: Ancient to Medieval Western Philosophy 3 0 3
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
SPN 1 Spanish 1 – Basic 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC II Elective II 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 2 NSTP 2 0 0 3
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
PHL 3202 History of Philosophy II: Modern to Contemporary Western Philosophy 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 0 23
SECOND YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
FIL 1 Filipino 1 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
PHL 3203 History of Philosophy III: Chinese Philosophy 3 0 3
PHL 3204 Aristotelian Logic: The Organon 3 0 3
SCITECHS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AB 301 Entrepreneurial World 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics
3 0 3
FIL 2 Filipino 2 3 0 3
GE ELEC III Elective III 3 0 3
GE ELEC IV Elective IV 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
PHL 3205 History of Philosophy IV: Indian Philosophy 3 0 3
PHL 3206 Theories on Philosophy Anthropology 3 0 3
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 26

 

 

THIRD YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
PHL 32010 Readings in Scholastic Philosophy and Thomism 3 0 3
PHL 32011 Foreign Language for Academic Purposes I 3 0 3
PHL 32022 Methods in Philosophical Research 3 0 3
PHL 3207 Theories on Knowledge 3 0 3
PHL 3208 Theories on Reality 3 0 3
PHL 3209 Theories on the Philosophy of Science and Technology 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 0 21

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
PHL 32013 Theories on Art 3 0 3
PHL 32014 Theories on Religion 3 0 3
PHL 32015 Readings in Enlightenment and Modernity 3 0 3
PHL 32016 Foreign Language for Academic Purposes II 3 0 3
PHL 32017 Readings in Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Postmodernism 3 0 3
PHL 32018 Thesis Writing I: Proposal Writing 2 0 2
TOTAL 20 0 20

 

FOURTH YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PH 32019 Theories on Social and Political Philosophy 3 0 3
PHL 32020 Theories on the Philosophy of Language 3 0 3
PHL 32021 Readings in Modern Asian Thoughts 3 0 3
PHL 32022 Seminar on Ancient Greek Philosophy 3 0 3
PHL 32023 Seminar on Emerging Philosophical Trends I 3 0 3
PHL 32034 Thesis Writing II: Colloquium 2 0 2
TOTAL 17 0 17

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PHL 32025 Readings in East-West Comparative Philosophy 3 0 3
PHL 32026 Readings in Marxism and Post-Marxism 3 0 3
PHL 32027 Seminar on Filipino Philosophy 3 0 3
PHL 32028 Seminar on Emerging Philosophical Trends II 3 0 3
PHL 32029 Seminar on Special Questions in Ethics 3 0 3
PHL 320320 Thesis Writing: Oral Defense 2 0 2
TOTAL 17 0 17

 

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