Course Offerings: First Semester

Course Offerings
First SEMESTER, S.Y. 2020-2021

(1ST QUARTER)

DEV 100.2 A - PERSPECTIVES IN DEVELOPMENT: POLITICS                                      
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 106.1 A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL CHANGE
Dr. Mark Anthony D. Abenir / T-Th, 930-1100am / ONLINE
» 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

NOTE: For AB DS Majors & Double Major in AB DS

DEV 108 COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
Section A: Dr. Lara Katrina T. Mendoza / T-Th, 200-330pm / ONLINE
Section B: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Wednesday, 600-900pm / ONLINE

» 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 194 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS                                                                                                  
Section A: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / T-Th, 200-330pm / ONLINE
Section B: Benigno C. Balgos / T-Th, 1100-1230pm / 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

DS 150 - FIELD SPECIALIZATION                                                                                        
Section A: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section B: 
Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section C: Mary Grace P. Santos / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section D: Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section E: 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

DS 165.35 - RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Section A: Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section B: 
Benigno C. Balgos / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section C: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section D: Dr. Segundo Joaquin E. Romero Jr. / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section E: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section F: Edwin M. Salonga / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section G: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section H: Anna Mae D. Bautista / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section I:  Mary Grace P. Santos / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section J: Melissa Y. Yap / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section K: Urduja C. Amor / Tutorial / ONLINE
Section L: Lara Katrina T. Mendoza / 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

DEV 181.4 A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION: HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Rosette Gilda C. Librea 
/ T-Th, 930-1100am / ONLINE
» The course introduces the inextricable link between human rights and development, both in theory and practice, with emphasis on state's obligations on core compliance and progressive realization and people's duties and responsibilities. It highlights the three (3) generations of human rights and their normative standards, and implications on issues relating to trade and investments, development assistance, poverty alleviation and enrivonment protection. It examines contemporary challenges to the Right to Development (RTD) and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development and Humanitarian Action Elective 

DEV 181.4i A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION: HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Rosette Gilda C. Librea 
/ T-Th, 930-1100am / ONLINE (10 slots)
» The course introduces the inextricable link between human rights and development, both in theory and practice, with emphasis on state's obligations on core compliance and progressive realization and people's duties and responsibilities. It highlights the three (3) generations of human rights and their normative standards, and implications on issues relating to trade and investments, development assistance, poverty alleviation and enrivonment protection. It examines contemporary challenges to the Right to Development (RTD) and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
NOTE: Interdisciplinary Elective. Credited as Development Management and Health & Development and Humanitarian Action Elective 

(2ND QUARTER)

DEV 106.1 A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL CHANGE
Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Wednesday, 600-900pm / ONLINE
» 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 106.1i A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL CHANGE
Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II / Wednesday, 600-900pm / ONLINE (10 slots)
» 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
NOTE: Interdisciplinary Elective

DEV 193.1 STATISTICS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Section A: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez 
 / T-Th, 800-930am / 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 181.6 A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION: PANDEMICS AND HEALTH EMERGENCIES           
Benigno C. Balgos 
/ T-Th, 1230-200pm / ONLINE 
» This course introduces students to the humanitarian principles and frameworks in understanding pandemics. The course also covers the different policies and tools available in responding to pandemics as humanitarian crises. By drawing on the experience of different countries, it discusses how pandemics, for challenging health systems, require the cooperation of different stakeholders such as government agencies, humanitarian and development actors, and the private sector.
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development, Humanitarian Action and Urban & Regional Development Elective

DEV 183.13 A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT: SOCIAL MARKETING
Edwin M. Salonga
/ Tuesday, 600-900pm / ONLINE 
» This course is an overview of basic marketing principles and how these can and must be used to support various development interventions. Case studies are analyzed to illustrate the concrete application of social marketing theories.
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development Elective

DEV 183.39 A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT: MICROFINANCE
Mariel Vincent A. Rapisura 
/ Monday, 630-930pm / ONLINE 
» The course discusses the practice of providing financial services to marginalized clients. Topics include the philosophy and methodology of well-established models (Grameen, Village Banking) and emerging models (financial services associations, cooperative savings). Existing Philippine initiatives and standards are analyzed and juxtaposed with international best practices.
NOTE: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development Elective

DEV 186.14 A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES: LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce 
/ T-Th, 800-930pm / ONLINE 
» This course provides an examination of the theory and practice of local government in the Philippines. Topics include the salient features, implications, and effects of the Local Government Code of 1991 and other legal developments from then on. The class also problematizes the different approaches to decentralization, planning, and local governance. Discussions reflect on the challenges involving the local government in such areas as development planning, the legislative process, democratic participation, and and civil society involvement.
NOTE: Credited as Development Management, Health & Development and Urban & Regional Development Elective

DEV 187.4 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: Credited as Development Management and Urban & Regional Development Elective

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 (10 slots)
» 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: Interdiscplinary Elective. Credited as Development Management and Urban & Regional Development Elective