Courses Offered

Course Offerings for the First Semester, SY 2020-2021

IS 121.1 / IDS 121.03 MUSIC APPRECIATION I
Instructor: Mr. Miguel B. De La Cruz
Schedule: 2:00-3:00 PM, G312A
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.
 
IS 121.3 / IDS 121.13 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC IN WESTERN SOCIETY
Instructor: Ms Karen Fatima R. Francisco
Schedule: MWF, 11:00–12:00 nn, G312A
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.
 
IS 121.7 / IDS 121.14 RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC
Instructor: Ms. Karen Fatima R. Francisco
Schedule: MWF, 10:00–11:00 am, G312A
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.
 
IS 121.15 / IDS 121.26 THE BROADWAY MUSICAL OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Instructor: Mr Miguel B. De La Cruz
Schedule: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
A course that maps out how three centuries of opera comique gave birth to a popular genre (music theater) developed in England and the USA.
 
IS 123.3 / IDS 123.05  INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Instructor: Ms Liza de la Fuente Castañeda
Schedule: T/Th, 2:00-3:30 pm, G311
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.
 
IS 124.6 / IDS 124.05 ASIAN VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE AND ARTFORMS
Instructor: Mr Vincent Martin B. Pinpin
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm,
Innovation 202 (Arete)
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.

IS 143.3 / IDS 143.03
HUM 141 / HUMAN 141 INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS
Instructor: Mr George Peter A. Lorenzana
Schedule: MWF, 11:00–12:00 nn, B 106
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.

IS 145 / IDS 145 / HUM 145 / HUMAN 145 GREAT BOOKS I (Ancient Period)
Instructor: Mr Ramon Vincente C. Sunico
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm, F 116
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.

IS 146 / IDS 146 / HUM 146 / HUMAN 146 GREAT BOOKS II (Middle Period)
Instructor: Dr Jonathan O. Chua
Schedule: MWF, 12:00–1:00 pm, F 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.

IS 147 / IDS 147 / HUM 147 /HUMAN 147 GREAT BOOKS III (Modern Period)
Instructor: Dr Celeste Aida A. Jugo
Schedule: MWF, 2:00–3:00 pm, F 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.

IS 161.2 / IDS 161.03 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Instructor: Mr Alphonsus Luigi E. Alfonso
Schedule: W, 5:00-8:00 pm, TBA
This course is an introduction to the psychological principles behind the means and dimensions of human communication.  The course includes lectures, guest speakers, and exercises in group dynamics.

IS 162.4 / IDS 162.13 FILIPINO FILM AND SOCIETY        
Instructor: Dr Rofel G. Brion
Schedule: T, 5:00-8:00 pm, F116
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.

IS 163.1 / IDS 163.03 NON-VIOLENCE
Instructor: Dr Nikki B. Carsi Cruz
Schedule: T/Th, 8:00-9:30 pm, G312
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).
 

IS 163.15 / IDS 136.15 MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION FOR NATION-BUILDING
Instructor: Dr Maria Teresa G. Africa
Schedule: T/Th, 11:00-12:30 pm, 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.

IS 164.05 SPORTS DEVELOPMENT: SPORTS AND THE ATHLETE – INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
Instructor: Jose Mario C. Francisco, SJ, STL, PhD
Schedule: T/Th, 2:00-3:30 pm, G312A
This course is an introduction to sports as field for interdisciplinary studies and critical reflection. As multi-stakeholder social practice, sports is contested regarding its nature, functions and parameters. Themes discussed and, when relevant, applied to the Philippine situation, are: (1) its biological basis including the roles of genetics, gender and training (2) its social value in terms of social and individual good, (3) its commercialization, (4) a philosophy of embodiment, and (5) a spirituality for athletes. Discussions analyze and integrate differing perspectives; for instance, the athlete’s body as organism, social presence, commodity, self-identity, and incarnation of the spiritual.

IS 165.1 / IDS 165.05 INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE PROJECTS
Instructors: Mr Aaron Emerson A. Palileo
Schedule: T, 5:00-8:00 pm, 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.

IS 165.2 / IDS 165.06 INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
Instructors: Mr Martin V. Villanueva and Ms. Joi Marie Angelica M. Indias
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm, TBA
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.

IDS 165.04 CREATIVE & SPATIAL GEOHUMANITIES
Instructor: Mr. Aaron R. Vicencio
Schedule: T/Th, 3:30-5:00 pm, SS280
This course introduces students to GeoHumanities (the rapidly growing zone of creative interaction between geography and humanities) and explores the collaborative work between arts and humanities scholars and those trained in spatial frameworks. Expressions of contemporary art, literature, and images in space, place, and landscape are examined, aided by course materials that include journal articles, literary works, podcasts, and visuals. In this course, students develop a critical "a-where-ness" (Massey and Thrift, 2002), enabling them to analyze spaces in various platforms, critique literature and visuals using geographic rhetoric and grammar, and execute creative and innovative projects about everyday life.