Undergraduate Programs

The AB Development Studies Program provides an excellent blend of theoretical and applied training. Development Studies students are trained to appreciate diverse perspectives, undertake development research, analyze development policies and manage development interventions. The program provides excellent preparation for careers in multilateral and bilateral development organizations, law and politics, Foreign Service, corporate foundations and non-government organizations, development communications and development research, and the executive and legislative branches of government. Students may also use their field of specialization as a springboard for graduate and professional studies.

 

CURRICULUM
(Implementation: School Year 2018-2019)

  

FRESHMAN YEAR

I Semester                                                        Units                                          II  Semester                                                             Units     

FILI 11

Malayuning Komunikasyon

3

 

 

ENGL 11

Purposive Communication

3

 

ENLIT 12

Literature: Global Voices and Encounters

3

 

 

FILI 12

Panitikan ng Pilipinas

3

 

HISTO 11

Rizal and the Emergence of the Philippine Nation

3

 

 

MATH 10

Mathematics in the Modern World

3

 

FLC 11

Foreign Language and Culture

3

 

 

SOCSC 11

Understanding the Sefl

3

 

Natural Science

 

4

 

 

THEO 11

Faith, Spirituality, and the Church

3

 

INTAC 1   0     DEV 100.1 Perspectives in Development: Economics 3  
PE 1   (2)     INTAC 12   0  

 

   

 

 

PE 2

Physical Education

(2)

 

 

Total:

16

 

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

I Semester                                                        Units                                    II  Semester                                                          Units     

SOCSC 12

The Contemporary World

3

 

 

ARTAP 10

Art Appreciation

3

 

STS 10

Science, Technology, and Society

3

 

 

HISTO 12

Readings in Philippine History

3

 

THEO 12

Theology for the Catholic Social Vision

3

 

 

PHILO 11

Philosophy of the Human Condition

3

 

DEV 100.2

Perspectives in Development: Politics

3

Pre-req: DEV 100.1

 

DEV 100.3

Perspectives in Development: Sociology

3

Pre-req: DEV 100.1

DEV 193.1

Statistics for Development

3

 

 

DEV 105

Survey of Social Development Approaches

3

 

DEV 194

Qualitative Methods

3

 

 

DEV 193.2

Quantitative Methods

3

Pre-req: DEV 193.1

PE 3

 

(2)

 

 

PE 4

 

(2) 

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

I Semester                                                        Units                                    II  Semester                                                          Units     

PHILO 13

Ethics

3

 

 

PHILO 22

Philosophy of Religion 

3

 

IE 2

Interdisciplinary Elective 2

3

 

 

IE 1

Interdisciplinary Elective 1

3

 

SOCSC 13

The Economy, State, and Sustainable Development

3

 

 

EHTO 13

A Theology of Marriage, Family and Vocation

3

 

DEV 106.1

Community Development and Social Change

3

 

 

DEV 107

Project Management

3

Pre-req: DEV 106

DEV 108

Communication for Development 

3

 

 

Major Elective 2

 

3

 

Major Elective 1

 

3

 

 

Major Elective 3

 

3

 

 

Total:

18

 

 

 

Total:

18

 

 
SENIOR YEAR

Summer                                                      Units         

DEV 197.1   Practicum in Social Development     3           

 

I Semester                                                          Units                                II  Semester                                                              Units     

DLQ 10

Discerning Life Questions: Towards Leadership and Commitment

3

 

 

SOCSC 14

Politics, Governance and Citizenship

3

 

IE 4

Free Elective

3

 

 

IE 3

Interdisciplinary Elective 3

3

 

DEV 198.1

Research in Development Issues

3

Pre-req: DEV 194 & DEV 193.2

 

DEV 198.2

Field Specialization

3

Pre-req: DEV 198.1

Major Elective 4

 

3

 

 

DEV 109

Institutions and Development

3

 

Major Elective 5

 

3

 

 

Major Elective 6

 

3  

 

Total:

15

 

 

 

Total:

15

 

       Total Number of Academic Units:   139