Course Offerings: Second Semester, SY 2020-2021

COURSE OFFERINGS
2nd Semester, SY 2020-2021

DEV 100.1 A - PERSPECTIVES IN DEVELOPMENT: ECONOMICS                                                               
Dr. Leland Joseph R. Dela Cruz (schedule to follow)
» This course introduces the various competing perspectives in the analysis of economic development and underdevelopment, laying the foundation for a critical and theoretically informed understanding of contemporary issues in Philippine and international development.

DEV 100.3 - PERSPECTIVES IN DEVELOPMENT: SOCIOLOGY  
Section A: Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio (schedule to follow)
Section B: Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio (schedule to follow)
» This course provides an overview of various socio-cultural perspective on development and modernization thus laying the ground for a critical and theoretically informed  understanding of contemporary issues in Philippine.and international development.

DEV 105 A - SURVERY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES
Anna Mae D. Bautista (schedule to follow)
» This course provides an overview of social development approaches used by various development institutions. Inputs from development professionals demonstrate how theses frameworks are applied in practice. It also provides an overview of the evolving concept of poverty from income poverty to poverty as human insecurity.

DEV 107 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT                                                                                                          
Section A: Mark Anthony D. Abenir (schedule to follow)
Section B: Emmanuel Joseph B. Solis II (schedule to follow)
Section C: Marcia Czarina Corazon M. Medina-Guce (schedule to follow)
» This course provides a practical overview of the cycle of the development process involved in the management of development programs and projects, including project conceptualization, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Pre-requisite: DS 130/DEV 106.1 or any DS 135.xx subjects

DEV 189.8 A - THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT
Nel Jason L. Haw (schedule to follow)
» This course situates public health issues in the broader discourses of development and governance. It places concern for public health in the context of various development strategies in order to provide students with a critical understanding of how public health issues interact and are made to interact with other social concerns. It also provides perspectives on the various agents of development and public health management. These perspectives help create a realistic appreciation of the role played by these institutions in public health management.

DEV 193.2 – QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Section A: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez (schedule to follow)
Section B: Dr. Leslie A. Lopez (schedule to follow)
» This course introduces students to the various quantitative methods in the social sciences. The course begins with a discussion of the methodological implications of the use of quantitative methods. It then proceeds with to a discussion of the various quantitative methods including assessment of their strengths and limitations.

DS 150 - FIELD SPECIALIZATION 
Section A: Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio / Tutorial / DS Office
» This course provides a synthesis of the course 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 181.1 A - HUMANITARIAN ACTION IN THE PHILIPPINES
Benigno C. Balgos (schedule to follow)
» The course provides an overview of humanitarian work in the Philippines. Inputs from professionals in humanitarian agencies demonstrate the diversity of frameworks and models used in addressing disaster and crisis situations. Discussions also consider the politics of humanitarian work that involves dynamic but also contentious relationships between the state, humanitarian agencies, local communities, and other institutions.
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DEV 181.5 A - MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
Dr. Rosette Gilda C. Librea (schedule to follow)
» The course introduces students to the complex challenges of humanitarian actors. Drawing from multiple disciplines, the course enables students to think outside of the boundaries of professional disciplines to strategically arrive at solutions around progmmatic issues of common interests. The course gives attention to specific interventions that illustrate convergence of disciplines for humanitarian work. These cases demonstrate the potential of bridging compartmentalized interventions and strengthening collaboration among disciplines. 
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DEV 183.24/ DEV 183.24i A - CREATING SHARED VALUE FOR PRACTITIONERS
David Alexander D. Laurel (schedule to follow)
» Creating Shared Value (CSV) leverages the resources and influence of private enterprises in uplifting the conditions of disadvantaged groups while creating strategic value for business. Beyond the traditional practice of CSR as philanthropy, CSV results in societal and business impacts that are positive, sustainable, and replicable. This course introduces the student to the CSV framework, reviews concepts that are foundational to understanding and developing CSV strategies, and guides the student in formulating a CSV strategy for a particular organization. The overarching objective is to develop CSV practitioners, giving them a distinct advantage before entering the private of public sectors.
Note: Credited as Development Management and Health & Development Elective

DEV 187.3 A - INTRODUCTION TO URBAN & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Segundo Joaquin E. Romero Jr. & Mary Grace P. Santos (schedule to follow)
» Using a historical and cross-country perspective, this course will familiarize the student with the geospatial aspects of development, with emphasis on the features and processes that have constituted human settlements through the ages, culminating in the contemporary city. By learning key concepts of geography and urban planning, the student will gain the appreciation of economic, social, and physical considerations that are necessary for producing vibrant urban areas, as well as those conditions that drive current phenomena like suburbanization and the proliferation of informal settlements. Whenever applicable, Philippine examples are used in discussion, to compare against historical urban dynamics in other nation-states and eras.
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DEV 187.5 A - DISASTER RISK GOVERNANCE 
Edwin M. Salonga (schedule to follow)
» This introductory course deals with institutions, mechanism, policy and legal frameworks, and other arrangements related to disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). It highlights the necessity of good governance that is transparent, inclusive, collective, and efficient in order to reduce existing disaster risks and to avoid creating new ones. The course discusses contemporary issues, themes, and practical examples at the local, national, regional, and global levels. Guided by principles of policy analysis, this course zooms in on good practices and key challenges in the Philippines ensuring a multi-stakeholder approach to DRRM.
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