Courses Offered

COURSES OFFERED
First Semester, SY 2018-2019


IS 121.1 
MUSIC APPRECIATION I
Instructor: Mr. Allan J. Pastrana
Schedule: T/Th, 12:30–2:00 pm
Room: Gonzaga 312A
An introduction to representative examples of serious music and their creators and the relationships between music literature and the social, cultural, and historical milieu in which it flourished. Course methodology includes lectures, assigned readings, exposure to recorded and live performances, group discussions, and practical application.
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IS 121.3
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC IN
WESTERN SOCIETY
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan A. Coo
Schedule: MWF, 10:00-11:00 am
Room: Gonzaga 312A
A survey of music in western history from ancient classical cultures to the early modern period.  Developments will be examined within the historical context, taking into account the multiple influences of social, cultural, political, and other relevant forces.
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IS 121.7
RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan  A. Coo
Schedule: MWF, 9: 00-10:00 am
Room: Gonzaga 312A
This course provides an orientation on the written language of music:  Notation,  Scales, Intervals, Transposition, Chords, Cadences, Non-harmonic tones, Melodic Organization, Basic Tonal Harmony in four voices, and  Aural Skills:  Rhythmic, Melodic and Functional Dictation, Interval Identification and Sight Singing.
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IS 121.10  
ART SONG AS CONDENSED OPERA
Instructor: Mr. Allan J. Pastrana
Schedule: T/Th, 11:00–12:30 pm
Room: Gonzaga 312A
This is an erudite music lover’s course on the fusion of music and poetry of the 19th century, a survey of standard German, French, and Russian art songs that exemplify the concept of “Art Song as language.”  
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IS 121.13  
FORM ANALYSIS OF  18TH CENTURY WORKS  
Instructor: Mr. Jonathan A. Coo
Schedule: MWF, 11:00-12:00 nn
Room: Gonzaga 312A
This is a course on basic harmonic, form, and motive analysis of small and large works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven that aims for a more critical listening of works of the 18th century, a period that called for more structure and balance in music.  
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IS 123.3          
INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION
AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Instructor: Ms. Anna Liza D. Castañeda
Schedule: T/Th, 2:00-3:30 pm,
Room: Arete – Joseph and Gemma
                           Tanbuntiong Studio
This is a dance studio workshop focusing on progressive modern or contemporary dance technique. It includes an introduction to the elements of improvisation and fundamental choreographic devices. Professional dance performances (live and video) are viewed. A dance recital featuring students’ work-in-progress concludes the workshop.
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IS 124.6/FA 167.8
ASIAN VERNACULAR
ARCHITECTURE AND ARTFORMS
Instructor: Mr. Vincent Martin B. Pinpin
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm
Room: Arete - Innovation 202
This course studies the development of domestic and religious architecture in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sulu-Marawi, and Lowland Luzon-Visayas. The course explores the characteristics of indigenous houses on stilts and the transformations resulting from their interaction with the High Cultures: Indic, Sinic, Islamic, and Western.
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IS 143.3/HUM 141
INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS
Instructor: Mr. George Peter A. Lorenzana
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm
Room: Faura 116
This course is an introduction to the elements and principles of the aesthetic experience in the visual arts, performing arts, and literature, as well as an examination of the varieties of aesthetic norms and standards.
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IS 145/HUM 145                    
GREAT BOOKS I (Ancient Period)
Instructor: Mr. Ramon Vicente C. Sunico
Schedule: MWF, 1:00-2:00 pm
Room: Gonzaga 312A
This is a course on the Epics (Homer, Virgil), the Scriptures (the Bible, the Koran), the Greek dramas (Sophocles, Aeschylus), the Philosophers (Aristotle, Plato), and other enduring masterpieces of the ancient world. The course discusses and explores the ideas embodied in these texts.
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IS 146 /HUM 146
GREAT BOOKS II (MIDDLE PERIOD)
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan O. Chua
Schedule: MWF, 12:00-1:00 pm
Room: Faura 116
This second part of the Great Books series provides insights into the human reality through the reading of books that have endured the test of time.  Selections come from the works of Dante, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Goethe, Augustine, and Machiavelli, among others.
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IS/ HUM 147
GREAT BOOKS III (MODERN PERIOD)
Instructor: Dr. Celeste Aida A. Jugo
Schedule: MWF, 2:00-3:00 pm
Room: Faura 116
The course explores the traditional concerns of modern man (alienation, fragmentation) and recent debates on race, gender, class, and the canon of “great books.” Selections come 20th century world literatures.
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IS 162.4
FILIPINO FILM AND SOCIETY       
PRE-REQ: FIL 14
Instructor: Dr. Rofel G. Brion
Schedule: T, 5:00-8:00 pm
Room: Faura 116
The course examines the complex relationship between the Filipino feature film and Philippine society—and how historical, social, economic, cultural, and political forces shape
film and how film makes an impact on society. It also looks into the conduct and context of film production and exhibition.
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IS 163.1
NON-VIOLENCE
Instructor: Dr. Nikki B. Carsi Cruz
Schedule: T/Th, 8:00-9:30 am
Room: Gonzaga 312A
This course is an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to the study of nonviolence. It considers the actual violence in our present situation and the theoretical frameworks for historical experiences with non-violence (India, South Africa, United States).
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IS 163.3
CULTURAL STUDIES OF TECHNOLOGY
Instructor: Mr. George Peter A. Lorenzana
Schedule: Th, 5:00-8:00 pm
Room: Faura 116
This is an introductory course on the cultural studies of technology from a global perspective. It can be used as an elective by social science, humanities, or interdisciplinary studies major. In this one-semester course, we shall explore the rhyzomatics of technology in the history of the present, and highlights the multi-linear and non-narrative form of the World Wide Web and other hypermedia technologies.
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IS 163.15
MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION FOR NATION-BUILDING
Instructor: Dr. Maria Teresa G. Africa
Schedule: T/Th, 11:00-12:30 pm
Room: CTC 303
The course provides a framework of dialogue within which the ideals and values shared by Christianity and Islam can be applied to nation-building projects.
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IS 165.1
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE PROJECTS
Instructor: Mr. Aaron Emerson A. Palileo
Schedule: T, 5:00-8:00 pm
Room: CTC 306
The course introduces students to various frameworks and processes of creativity and innovation and taps into their own creative potentials. The students practice these frameworks and processes to allow them to translate their personal interests into productive outputs. They develop creative projects that combine their personal passions and philosophies with real world opportunities.
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IS 165.2
INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
Instructors: Mr. Martin V. Villanueva and
Ms. Kristin A. Militante
Schedule: W, 2:00-5:00 pm
Room: Gonzaga 312A
This workshop course is an incubator for ideas and projects that are the result of the convergence of disciplines. It surveys landmark innovations in different disciplines. The students converse with one another using common concepts across disciplines for them to see how disciplines are altered by one another, and collaborate on projects and through experiments.
 


 



 
ALL SUBJECTS CAN BE TAKEN AS FREE ELECTIVES.