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EBACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE

I. TECHNICAL COURSES
A. Mathematics
COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
SOMN 1013 Solid Mensuration This course covers the study of plane surfaces and solid objects
as
expressed using algebraic equations. It is divided into two sub-
courses namely:
1. Analytic Geometry which covers coordinate systems;
equations and their loci; straight lines, conic sections and
higher plane curves; transformation of coordinates;
algebraic curves; polar curves; transformation of
coordinates in space; quadric surfaces.
2. Solid Geometry which covers the measurement of Plane
figures, cubes, parallelepipeds; cylinders; prisms;
pyramids; frustums of a pyramid; spheres; frustums of a
cone
CALC 1034 Differential and Integral This course covers the two major parts of Calculus, namely:
Calculus 1. Differential Calculus which covers functions; limits and
continuity; derivatives of algebraic functions;
differentials; partial derivatives; indeterminate forms;
applications.
2. Integral Calculus which covers anti-derivatives;
integration methods and techniques; definite integrals;
multiple integrals; applications; infinite series.

B. Basic Engineering Sciences


COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
MECH 1013 Statics of Rigid Bodies This is a basic engineering science course of solid mechanics
dealing with bodies which are in motion or remain at rest. It is
designed to provide fundamental concepts about forces,
moments and couples and their systems. The concepts of
resultants and equilibrium of forces and moments are utilized to
enable solutions of statically determinate problems.
ARCH 1213 Strength of Materials This course deals with the study of axial stress and strain;
stresses for torsion and bending; combined stresses; beam
deflections; indeterminate beams; and elastic instability.
ARCH 1263 Theory of Structures This course deals with the fundamentals of structural analysis. It
deals with the theory of stress analysis as applied to statically
determinate structures subjected to static and dynamics loads. It
also includes topics such as algebraic and graphical analysis of
beams, trusses, portals and building frames.
ARCH 1333 Steel and Timber This course deals with the design of structural steel members
Design subjected to flexure (beams, girders, joists, lintels, girts, etc.),
tension, and compression members (columns), combined
stressed members (beam-columns), riveted, welded, and bolted
connections using the Elastic Limit Method, also known as the
Allowable Stress Design (ASD), and the limit state method using
the Load Resistance Factor Design Method (LRFD). Applications
and specifications as applied to buildings and other steel
structures are also given emphasis.

The course also deals with the design of structural wood


members subjected to flexure, compression and tension
members, combined stresses and connections. The presentation
of the course is aligned with the provisions of the National
Structural Code of the Philippines. Critical building configurations
and appropriate methods of analysis are also given emphasis.
Applications and specifications as applied to vertical structures
are also given importance.

A thorough knowledge and proficiency in Theory of Structures is


a requirement.
ARCH 1463 Architectural Structures This course is concerned with the code specifications used in
structural reinforced concrete members subjected to flexure,
tension and compression members, combined stressed
members, beam column connections using the Elastic Limit
Method, also known as the Alternate Stress design (ASD) or
Working Stress Design (WSD), and the Plastic Limit Method or
Ultimate Strength Design (USD). Applications and specifications
as applied to buildings and other reinforced concrete structures
are also given emphasis.

A thorough knowledge and proficiency in Theory of Structures is


a requirement.
ASUR 1013 Surveying This course deals with the theories in surveying and with the use
of principal surveying instruments. It includes the study
surveying measurements and error theory; basic plane surveying
operations and computational method of position; traverses and
areas; and basic cartography.

The laboratory requirements of the course are fieldworks on


methods in determining the horizontal distances; proper
orientation and manipulation of surveying instruments;
traversing and adjustment of traverses, area computation of
traverses and/or lots; preparation of sketch plan, site
development plan and vicinity plan.

C. Allied Courses
COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
ARCH 1023 Architectural Visual This course deals with the study of visual communication,
Communications 1 – typography, alphabet of lines and their applications, and the use
Graphics 1 and care of drawing instruments, geometric construction, use of
scales, measurement and dimensioning. Emphasis is given to the
study of the theory of projection with analysis of the relationship
between points, lines and planes in space. Includes exercises on
surface development and graphic presentation
ARCH 1032 Architectural Visual This course deals with the foundation of arts which is the basics
Communications 2 – of freehand drawing. It includes the study of visualization and
Visual Techniques 1 graphic presentation in the form of freehand drawings, including
still life and architectural forms and entourage using different
media, in black and white mono chrome. It further introduces
students on the practices of speed handling of pencil, pen and
inking rendering techniques.
ARCH 1073 Architectural Visual This course aims to develop the students’ basic drafting skills
Communications 3 – through Architectural drafting principles and techniques which
Graphics 2 are needed in Architectural plans. The course stresses on the
elementary drafting skills, techniques and background
information for the preparation of Architectural drawings. It is
also designed to provide an explanation on the practices and
procedures necessary for the preparation of specific type of
Architectural plans. Actual Architect-prepared drawings shall be
included as models for students
ARCH 1082 Architectural Visual This course introduces to the students the different visual
Communications 4 – presentation techniques in watercolor and polychromatic media.
Visual Techniques 2 It deals with the development of the skills of students in
rendering exercises in color and polychromatic media. Focus is
on the application of the different techniques and methods of
watercolor rendering. The students are required to demonstrate
the gained knowledge on the different techniques in rendering.
It also identifies the different media and materials used in their
visual presentation.
ARCH 1142 Architectural Visual This course covers exercises on advanced techniques of
Communications 5 – presentation using mixed media. It also Includes the study of
Visual Techniques 3 multi-media composition/ digital presentation, photography and
computer generation.

D. Professional Courses – Common


COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
ARCH 1012 Architectural Design 1 – This course deals with design fundamentals involving basic
Introduction to Design creative design exercises with emphasis on space, form, order
and mass. This course is vital in providing the students the
background and experience needed to develop self-confidence
and their creative imagination in all areas of design. Emphasis
will be on the design elements and design principles, as they
apply their knowledge in finding solutions to given authentic
design problems.
ARCH 1062 Architectural Design 2 – This course introduces to students design exercises involving
Creative Design anthropometrics, modular coordination, functional relationships
Fundamentals and activity circuits including basic design techniques and tools.
This deals with the fundamentals of creative design involving the
relationships of the different behavioral settings in design
problems. This course will emphasize on projects that include
furniture lay-out and spatial analyses.
ARCH 1123 Architectural Design 3 – This course introduces to students design exercises that stresses
Creative Design in the value of programming, orientation, and inter-relationship of
Architectural Interiors interior spaces. The designs emphasize the response of the
design structure in relation to its environment. It emphasizes the
value of space in relation to the people and guided by the rules
and regulation through national building code, and accessibility
law for disable person, etc.
ARCH 1163 Architectural Design 4 – This course deals with design exercises involving innovative
Space Planning 1 approaches on vernacular architecture, considering materials
that are used in the design, including energy conservation
involving the three R (reuse, recycle and reduce) and space
management. Designs will be guided by the rules and regulation,
specifically the National Building Code, BP 344 and Fire Code,
etc.
ARCH 1204 Architectural Design 5 – This course deals with design exercises stressing the analysis of
Space Planning 2 space requirements based on organizational structures,
functional set up and human behavior that focuses on linkages
and interaction to spaces. It introduces the students to a deeper
analysis of spaces of more complex design projects. Students are
oriented towards the more complex design approaches of larger
projects and specialized designs of spaces.
ARCH 1254 Architectural Design 6 – This course focuses on design exercises stressing environmental
Site Development analysis, aesthetic, topographic, geologic, and seismologic
Planning and conditions, utilities, circulations, legal considerations and
Landscaping sensitivities of man. It involves landscape conceptualization and
planning with respect to relatively flat and contoured sites. The
semi-complex problems are given as an introduction of more
complex design problems and involves diversified design
analysis and solutions.
ARCH 1325 Architectural Design 7 – This course involves design exercises giving emphasis on the
Community socio-cultural activities of man, architectural conservation,
Architecture and Urban proxemics and materials for architecture and designing with
Design nature. It covers the community aspect in designing where a
wider and bigger picture of nature of design consideration are
being dealt with. The students are involved in more complex
designing that prepares them for their thesis.
ARCH 1385 Architectural Design 8 – This course includes design exercises that give emphasis to
Design of Complex process and development of building structures, utilities, laws,
Structures structural concepts and ecological planning. Projects are of
complex structures that involve a wide range of result outputs
that prepares students for their thesis.
ARCH 1445 Architectural Design 9 – This course is a summative expression of all what has been
Thesis Research Writing learned in the program. It covers design exercises stressing the
importance of collaboration in solving architectural problems;
preliminary research and studies for the terminal project that
reflects current needs and issues in architectural designing
including engineering in the aspects of structural
conceptualization, electrical designing and sanitary design.
ARCH 1505 Architectural Design 10 The course deals with a terminal project involving a
– Thesis Research comprehensive problem in building, interior and landscape
Application architecture, integrating the process and issues of previous
studies as an offshoot of the course. The students will submit a
feasibility study of their own research topic. This will mold the
students to become researchers and designers ready for the
actual professional work.
ARCH 1052 Theory of Architecture 1 This course introduces fundamental theoretical issues and ideas
in architecture. The study of the essential elements and
different principles that have been used to provide solutions to
architectural problems throughout man’s history. This also
encompasses the importance of understanding the social,
political or economic aspects of architecture as part of the
architectural solution. Designers need theory to carve out a
position for themselves and to establish a foundation for design.
Critically thinking about architecture is essential to the
discipline.
ARCH 1113 Theory of Architecture 2 This course is a continuation of the basic theories and origins in
architectural education. This involves evaluation of current
concepts, goals, processes and methodologies applicable to
architectural design. It aims to develop the students
understanding on what architecture is and how to practice
architecture in the content of professional application. The
students will be able to familiarize and understand the people
who contributed in developing architecture and understand the
relevance of this practice in the development of the world.
ARCH 1102 Architectural Interiors This course introduces the basic design of interior spaces geared
toward initial understanding of theories and principles in
architectural interiors. This learning in interior designing is
particularly in relation to anthropometrics, proxemics and
ergonomics. Students will be learning colors its principles and
schemes and task to be presented in a concept through a
concept board. Color conceptualization is an important delicate
factor for interior designing that is particularly learned in this
course. Lighting for interiors are learned in relation to color,
plan layout ad interior elements.
The course will enable the students to learn on furniture
designing with respect to spaces and functions which is a very
essential element in interior designing. Material characteristics
and details that creates the sense of the interior space will be
learned and presented in the concept board. Adaptation of
period styles in their design will be learned and applied to make
them more suitable to all kinds of design challenges.
The students at the end will be planning and designing a space
both architecturally and in the aspects of interior according to
client requirements, preparing plans, specifications and concept
board and present the design to the client or otherwise in a class
setting.
ARCH 1093 Building Technology 1 – This is a lecture course where students learn the building
Building Materials materials, its properties, methods of construction, and other
aspects of building technology in order to properly design
buildings and specifying these materials in building construction.
It will introduce to first-year architecture students an
appreciation and exploration of the essential knowledge of basic
building materials and their potential application.
ARCH 1173 Building Technology 2 – This course focuses on the development of students’ skills
Construction Drawing in needed for proper drawing presentation. It is concerned with
Wood, Steel and details of a structure, which combines wood and concrete as a
Concrete (1-storey means of structural materials in construction. Topics include
Residential Structure) floor plans, aesthetic requirement and specific details of the
building. It also touches on the proper presentation of plans as
their guide in their actual practice as professionals in this field.
This course also serves as a guide to the students in basic
planning. It aims to make students become skillful in basic
planning procedures and presentation and could adapt to their
other works.
ARCH 1223 Building Technology 3 – This course focuses on the construction methods and techniques
Construction Drawing in and the production of working drawings of a medium- rise
Wood, Steel and building that makes use of reinforced concrete, masonry, glass
Concrete (2-storey) and steel. It aims to prepare the students in the construction
industry as an efficient professional who are knowledgeable in
almost all areas in building construction. This course prepares
students in almost all aspects of technical designing in fields
using more advanced construction methods.
ARCH 1283 Building Technology 4– This course is concerned with the development of students’
Specifications Writing & skills needed in the field of specifications writing using uniform
Quantity Survey system or master format, estimating methods and quantity
surveying. It involves detailed estimate of construction materials
with detailed specifications of each complementing the needs
and function of the building. This course aims to provide
students with knowledge and skills they need in their actual
practice as professionals.
ARCH 1343 Building Technology 5– This course focuses on the construction methods and techniques
Alternative Building for different types of buildings using any appropriate alternative
Construction Systems building construction system. It aims to prepare the students in
the latest trend in construction industry as an efficient
professional that are knowledgeable in almost all areas in
building construction.
ARCH 1133 Building Utilities 1 – This course deals with the basic principles and practices in
Plumbing and Sanitary plumbing and sanitary systems- its design, installation, operation
Systems and maintenance in buildings in relation to the immediate
surroundings or environment.
ARCH 1233 Building Utilities 2 – This course deals with the study of electrical, electronics and
Electrical Electronics mechanical systems in buildings- materials, equipment, design,
and Mechanical installation and maintenance. It involves the preparation of
Systems electrical, electronics and mechanical plans in relation to the
architectural feature and guided by the electronics code,
electrical code and mechanical code of the Philippines.
ARCH 1293 Building Utilities 3 – This course focuses on psycho-physics of acoustics and lighting-
Acoustics and Lighting its measurement, analysis and application to architectural
Systems discipline. The course also includes analysis and computations
relative to design problems on building and includes actual
presentation of their solutions in model form.
ARCH 1042 History of Architecture This course introduces the architectural manifestation of
1 thoughts from the beginning of the civilization (pre-historic) to
the Byzantine period. It provides students the knowledge of the
foundations of architecture. Emphasis is placed on the
architectural characters of the different periods for the students
to understand well the impact of the different periods to the
architecture of today. The architectural character of the
different periods discussed in this course depends on different
influences in the contexts of geography, climate, religion,
geology, social and political and history of settlement as it arises
not only from the preference and ideas of the designers, but
also from the preference and needs of the people who are going
to use it.
This course provides interest, knowledge and understanding of
the origin of architecture in the aspects of man, nature and
buildings.
ARCH 1152 History of Architecture This course covers the Architectural manifestation of civilization
2 and thoughts during the era of western dominance towards post
modernism. It covers the evolution of the different architectural
characteristics of buildings and structures in the Christian era to
Modern times. The topics focus on the construction of buildings
and structures known all around the world. The influences of a
particular places and its contribution to the culture and tradition
made known to each of the country will also be taken up.
ARCH 1182 History of Architecture This course is intended to the 3rd year architecture students and
3 this study is all about the Architectural reflections of Asian
thoughts and civilizations: their changes and challenges in
contemporary life and the ideology of conserving its
architectural legacies. This course teaches the students to value
the historical legacies that has been influential to the cultures
and traditions practiced in the country. The students are given
tasked to research and discover some genuine legacies on the
historical findings about the nature of how the different
buildings and structures constructed on the different period of
time affected its political and other governmental values of its
people.
ARCH 1242 History of Architecture The course deals with the reflections on architecture in the
4 Philippines: their changes and challenges in contemporary life
and the ideology of conserving its architectural legacies. It
teaches the students to value the historical legacies that has
been influential to the cultures and traditions practiced in the
country. The students were tasked to explore and discover
genuine legacies on the historical findings about the nature of
how the different buildings and structures constructed on
different period affected its political and other governmental
values of its people.
ARCH 1273 Professional Practice 1 – This course deals with legal obligations and responsibilities of
Laws affecting the the Architect. It is designed to provide the students with the
Practice of basic knowledge of all laws related to the practice of
Architecture architecture.
ARCH 1353 Professional Practice 2 – This course basically deals with the following: Architecture as a
Administering the Profession, Ethical Norms and Office Procedures. It is designed
Regular Services of an to provide the students with the basic understanding of the
Architect practice of architecture pertaining to the basic services the
architect renders within the context of professionalism, ethical
conduct and quality service delivery.
ARCH 1393 Professional Practice 3 – This course basically deals with the following: the Architect, the
Global Practice in the Firm, and the Project in the Global Arena. It is designed to
21st Century provide the students with an expanded view of the role of the
architect in the built environment and the emerging
transformation of the practice of architecture in a global setting.
This prepares the student into the nature of ASEAN integration
and become a competitive professional.
ARCH 1303 Planning 1 – Site This course deals with the organizational stage of the landscape
Planning and Landscape design process. It involves the organization of land use zoning,
Architecture access, circulation, privacy, security, shelter, land drainage, and
other factors. The course covers the various processes such as
arranging the compositional elements of land form, planting,
water, buildings and paving the building. This course aims to
make students learn how to assess potential sites for
development through site analysis, whether the sites are not
suited for development or suitable for development. The
students will also learn how to assess optimal location and
design appropriate structures for the given space.
ARCH 1363 Planning 2 – This course deals with the study of spatial order, socio-cultural
Fundamentals of expression in the design of the exterior environment in
Urban Design and neighborhoods, communities, towns and cities.
Community
Architecture
ARCH 1403 Planning 3 – This course covers design exercises on complex design problems
Introduction to Urban in real urban setting and case studies of urban growth in the
and Regional Planning Philippines. It covers the concepts and principles in urban
planning, tools and methods used and the processes involved in
urban planning. The students will work on actual urban planning
and design that will involve the urban choice of the students.
Urban plan and design will be the final requirement of the
course aside from the reports on the urban visits and
environmental scanning documentation.
CADD 1012 Computer Aided Design This course deals with basic introduction on computer and
and Drafting for software programs useful in architectural practice. The course
Architecture 1 (2D) deals with aspects of architectural 2D & 3D drafting and design.
The course will enhance skills in drafting and design and prepare
students to be competitive and updated with global
developments and trends.
CADD 1022 Computer Aided Design This course covers advanced computer-aided architectural
and Drafting for rendering, modeling and animation using current software. As a
Architecture 2 (3D) continuation of the basic CAD, the students will be introduced to
proper detailing and presentation of drawings in computer and
also the 3D design application using 3DS MAX.
ARCH 1373 BIM 1 - REVIT This course is the first part of REVIT that deals with advanced
building information modelling for computer-aided architectural
rendering, modeling, and animation using current software.
ARCH 1422 BIM 2 – REVIT This course is the second of REVIT that also deals with advanced
building information modelling for computer-aided architectural
rendering, modeling, and animation using current software.
RESM 1433 Research Methods for Quantitative and operational methods in architecture research
Architecture. activity, and requirement in use analysis.
ARCH 1192 Tropical Design – This course deals with techniques for the design and planning of
Sustainable Design In buildings within the technological and social constraints
The Tropics prevailing in the hot-humid tropics. It includes deeper learning
on the current needs of the country in terms on climate change.
It also involves updated design strategies on building
assessment and planning.
ARCH 1472 Housing This course deals with the study of Socio-Cultural and
Institutional Challenges for Effective Delivery of Housing in the
Philippines. It includes studies on the status of housing needs
and designs that are needed in the country today. The students
will be equipped in designing architecturally housing needs on
all sectors of the community.
ARCH 1483 Business Management This course covers the entrepreneurial side of the profession,
& Application for where marketing of the professional service in the form of
Architecture 1 designing, supervision of construction and other allied services
are done. The course focuses on the qualifications of the
Architect of today where he should be both an Architect and a
business person.
ARCH 1523 Business Management This course stresses that architects should view their profession
& Application for as both an architectural designer and a business manager. As
Architecture 2 architects of the 20th century, they are expected to serve as
project managers and human resource managers with skills in
business development. They are expected to develop
sustainable businesses which focus on their field.
ARCH 1531 Comprehensive Module The architecture comprehensive course provides an
A opportunity for each student to show evidence of his or
her ability to synthesize information through learning
acquired from the following subject areas: Theory of
ARCH 1541 Comprehensive Module Architecture; History of Architecture; Architectural
B Interiors, Building Technology; Building Utilities; Urban
Planning; Architectural Design; Engineering Sciences; and
Professional Practice. They are made familiar of the
ARCH 1551 Comprehensive Module nature and type of licensure exam given in the future.
C With this course, they will be assessed on the knowledge
and skills they acquired in the program.

E. Professional Courses – Specialized


COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
ARCH 1413 Specialization 1: Urban This course deals with design exercises on complex design
Design 1 problems in real town setting and case studies of town growth in
the Philippines. It covers the concepts and principles in town
planning, tools and methods used and the processes involved in
urban planning. Actual town planning and design will be done
and it will involve the town of choice of the students. Town plan
and design will be the final requirement of the course aside from
the reports on the town visits and environmental scanning
documentation.
ARCH 1453 Specialization 2: Urban This course covers the methodologies and tools necessary for
Design 2 each aspect of construction project life-cycle broken into
organizing, planning, monitoring, and controlling, as well as the
theories upon which these are built. Students will learn about
cost and risk control, developing and applying policies and
procedures as well as subcontractor management, purchasing
and project financing.
ARCH 1513 Specialization 3: Urban This course deals with design exercises on complex design
Design 3 problems in real urban setting and case studies of urban growth
in the Philippines. The course will cover the concepts and
principles in urban planning, tools and methods used and the
processes involved in urban planning. Actual urban planning and
design will be done and it will involve the urban choice of the
students. Urban plan and design will be the final requirement of
the course aside from the reports on the urban visits and
environmental scanning documentation.

F. On-the-Job Training
COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
ARCH 1533 On-the-Job Training This course involves industry exposure of students for them to
(240 hours) match school acquired competencies and knowledge with the
realities and problems of industry. This may include involvement
in industry manpower requirements, development and research
concerns, training, and applications of principles, environmental
concerns, ethical and behavioral concerns, decision-making,
equipment and materials management.

II. NON-TECHNICAL COURSES


A. General Education
COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
SCTS 1013 Science, Technology, The course is designed to enable students to appreciate, in
and Society broad terms, the societal impact of developments in science and
technology at the global and national level. This includes a
review of the history of science and technology globally- from
the prehistoric era all the way to today’s advances in sciences
and technology- and similarly in the Philippines, including science
policy. The historical survey, which is grounded on an
understanding of basic science concepts, will examine how these
developments have affected the course of human society:
politically, economically, and socially (including culturally).

The second part of the course focuses on current issues arising


from the application of science and technology, how such
applications relate to ethical and political decisions in both public
and private sector, and their effects (positive and negative) on
society and life in general. Examples of issues that can be taken
up are: Climate change; Food security; The environment and
natural resource management; Biotechnology including genetic
engineering; Medical ethics (human experimentation); Health
policy; Neurobiology; The revolution in ICT; Intellectual property
rights over patents and discoveries from bioprospecting;
Weapons of mass destruction; Impact assessment of technology
The course entails a variety of readings, group discussions, and
research, culminating in a presentation of findings regarding a
particular issue.
HIST 1013 Readings in Philippine The course aims to expose students to different facets of
History Philippine history through the lens of eyewitnesses. Rather than
rely on secondary material such as textbooks, which is usual
approach in teaching Philippine history, different types of
primary sources will be used- written (qualitative and
quantitative), oral, visual, audio- visual, digital- covering various
aspects of Philippine life (political, economic, social, cultural).
Students are expected to analyze the selected readings
contextually and in terms of content (stated and implied). The
end goal is to enable students to understand and appreciate our
rich past by deriving insights from those who are actually
present at the time of the event.

Contextual analysis considers the following: (i) the historical


context of the source (time and place it was written and the
situation at the time), (ii) the author’s background, intent (to the
extent discernible), and authority on the subject; and (iii) the
source’s relevance and meaning today.

Content analysis, on the other hand, applies appropriate


techniques depending on the type of source (written, oral,
visual). In the process students will be asked, for example, to
identify the author’s main argument or thesis, compare points of
view, identify bias, and evaluate the author’s claims based on
the evidence presented or other available evidence at the time.
The course will guide the students through their reading and
analysis of the texts and require them to write reaction essays of
varied length and present their ideas in other ways (debate
format, power point presentation, letter to the author of the
source, etc.).

The instructor may arrange the readings chronologically or


thematically, and start with the present (more familiar) and go
back to the earlier periods or vice- versa.
MATH 1013 Mathematics in the The course begins with an introduction to the nature of
Modern World mathematics as an exploration of patterns (in nature and the
environment) and as an application of inductive and deductive
reasoning. By exploring these topics, students are encouraged to
go beyond the typical understanding of mathematics as merely a
bunch of formulas, but as a source of aesthetics in patterns of
nature, for example, and a rich language in itself (and of science)
governed by logic and reasoning.

The course then proceeds to survey ways in which mathematics


provides a tool for understanding and dealing with various
aspects of present day living, such as managing personal
finances, making social choices, appreciating geometric designs,
understanding codes used in data transmission and security, and
dividing limited resources fairly. These aspects will provide
opportunities for actually doing mathematics in a broad range of
exercises that bring out the various dimensions of mathematics
as a way of knowing and test the students’ understanding and
capacity.
CONW 1013 The Contemporary The course aims to introduce students to the state of the world
World today and the new global order. What does “globalization” mean
both theoretically and from the perspective of individuals and
societies affected by global firms, processes, and movements?
The phenomenon of globalization is thus examined from a variety
of perspectives as well as its effects on traditional cultures and
communities, nations and political institutions, and local, national
and regional economies.

Students will be asked to identify the challenges posed by


globalization and consider responses to these challenges as
demonstrated by experiences on the ground. For this purpose,
students will produce case studies of communities (in the
Philippines and other countries) experiencing the impact of
globalization and their respective responses to issues that arise.
There are global civil societies engaged in advocacies relating to
climate and environmental protection, for example, human
trafficking across borders, the application of advances in science
and technology to serve some world’s poorest communities, and
so on. There are, too, communities that have managed, in varying
degrees of success, to deal with the effects, good and bad, of
globalization.

The course will focus on contemporary global conditions from a


Filipino perspective primarily and also as a member of the global
community. Through a combination of readings, class discussions,
writing and group presentations, the students are expected to
formulate an understanding of globalization that is theoretically
informed and rooted in the experiences of communities and
nations.
PDEV 1013 Understanding the Self Adolescence is a developmental stage commonly thought to be a
time of physical, emotional, and psychological vulnerability.
Foremost among the concerns of this life stage are issues of self
and identity. The course is intended to enable the process of
exploration and thereby help students arrive at an
understanding of the concepts of personality, self and identity.
Two major objectives are thus envisioned: the introduction of
major theories of personality- its nature, development and
dynamics as well as those forces and factors that lead to the
formation of a self and identity; and the provision of experiential
learning so as to ground these theories and perspectives in
students’ concerns and issues relating to their personal self and
identity.

Thus self- discovery exercises and activities, reflection papers


and personal journals will be used as the focal point of lectures
and class discussions, thereby providing the foundation and
structure for all course learnings. Other learning tools such as
personality tests and measures will also be used.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to have
acquired: (a) a basic knowledge of personality theories; (b) a
better understanding of their personality, self and identity, along
with knowledge of the influential forces which impact on these
such a gender, culture, family and relationships; (c) basic skills in
managing the self and identity.
ENGL 1013 Purposive The five skills of communication (listening, speaking, reading,
Communication writing, viewing) are studied and stimulated in advanced
academic settings, such as conversing intelligently on a subject
of import, reporting on group work and/or assignments, writing
and delivering a formal speech, writing minutes of meetings and
similar documents, preparing a research or technical paper, and
making an audio- visual or web- based presentation. In the
process, the criteria for effective communication are discussed
and used as the basis of peer evaluation of communication
exercises in the class as well as for judging communication
techniques used by public officials, educators, industry leaders,
churches, and private individuals. The purpose of these
combined activities is to enable students to practice strategies of
communication with a clear purpose and audience in mind,
guided by the criteria of effective communication and the
appropriate language.

At the end of the course, students should be able to listen,


comprehend, critique, and respond to live or recorded
conversations, speak in public with confidence, explain extended
texts in their own words using examples and other aids to
bolster their explanation, write texts ranging from a simple
report to a full- length technical or research paper (scientific,
social science, or literary, depending on the student’s major),
and prepare an audio- visual or web- based presentation on an
assigned topic.
ARTS 1013 Art Appreciation The course aims to provide students the opportunity to observe,
participate in, or otherwise experience works of art in order to
appreciate their role and purpose in life. Students will be
exposed to various works of art, ranging from the classical art
forms to modern art installations, performance art, indie films,
enhanced e- books, and multimedia aesthetics. These works of
art will be examined from an aesthetic point of view and also as
reflections or critiques of the societies that produced them. The
course will thus build upon and hone the skill of understanding,
critical appreciation, and expression of one’s views.

At the end of the course, students should be able to approach a


work of art from a perspective informed by the history and
tradition of art and the social milieu in which it was produced as
well as the perspective of aesthetics. Such an approach would
require a written appraisal of the meaning and value of the
works of art taken up in class and possibly some within the
immediate vicinity of the student’s experience. The written
essays must clearly demonstrate not only understanding and
appreciation of a specified work of art, but also a sense of the
work’s importance in life and history.
ETHC 1013 Ethics The course introduces students to the ethical dimension of
human existence at various levels- personal, societal,
environmental, and cultural. What is ethics, how it is framed and
practiced, and what is its value to society and the person are the
major questions the course seeks to answer. The first part lays
the groundwork- the meaning of ethics- and leads students
though the analysis of human experience, linking it to elements
of the ethical dimension. Part one of the course culminates in
the students’ ability to translate human experiences into ethical
cases.

The second part of the course takes students through the


various classical ethical frameworks- utilitarianism, deontological
ethics, virtue ethics, and natural ethics- providing them with the
tools by which to articulate and analyze the ethical cases they
constructed. These frameworks also embed sets of values that
students will be asked to examine. This portion of the course
culminates in the students’ ability to express their constructed
ethical cases in the language and form of particular ethical
frameworks.

The last part guides students through the analysis and evaluation
of the strengths and weaknesses of the various ethical
frameworks and their value to human life and society. The end
goal is for students to be able to make informed decisions on
their constructed ethical cases.

The course will require considerable reading, discussion and


writing, as students learn about ethical frameworks, raise
questions, reflect, comment upon, and evaluate the frameworks
and ethical cases they construct in class.

B. GEC Elective/Mandated Courses


COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
FILI 1013 Kontekstwalisadong Ang kursong ito ay isang praktikal na kursong nagpapalawak at
Komunikasyon sa nagpapalalim sa kontekstwalisadong komunikasyon sa wikang
Filipino Filipino ng mga mamamayang Pilipino sa kani-kanilang mga
komunidad sa partikular, at sa buong lipunang Pilipino sa
pangkalahatan. Nakatuon ang kursong ito sa makrokasanayang
pakikinig at pagsasalita, gayundin sa kasanayan sa paggamit ng
iba’t ibang tradisyonal at modernong midya na makabuluhan sa
kontekstong Pilipino sa iba’t ibang antas at larangan.
FILI 1023 Filipino sa Iba’t ibang Ang kursong ito ay isang praktikal na kursong nagpapalawak at
Disiplina nagpapalalim sa kasanayan sa malalim at mapanuring pagbasa,
pagsulat, at pananaliksik sa wikang Filipino sa iba’t ibang
larangan, sa konteksto ng kontemporaryong sitwasyon at mga
pangangailangan ng bansa at ng mga mamamayang Pilipino.
Nakatuon ang kursong ito sa makrokasanayang pagbasa at
pagsulat, gamit ang mga makabuluhang pananaliksik sa wikang
Filipino, bilang lunsaran ng pagsasagawa ng pananaliksik (mula
sa pangangalap ng datos at pagsulat ng borador ng pananaliksik
hanggang sa publikasyon at/o presentasyon nito) na nakaugat sa
mga suliranin at realidad ng mga komunidad ng mga
mamamayan sa bansa at maging sa komunidad ng mga Pilipino
sa iba pang bansa. Saklaw din ng kursong ito ang paglinang sa
kasanayang pagsasalita, partikular sa presentasyon ng
pananaliksik sa iba’t ibang porma at venue.
LITR 1013 Society and Literature This course is focused on the study and creation of Philippine/
Local Literatures, with emphasis on historical and societal issues
and events. The course covers literatures authored by Filipino
writers whose themes revolve along (but not exclusive to) the
following issues/ concerns: poverty, wide gap between the rich
and the poor, human rights, land reform, globalization,
exploitation of workers, gender issues, situations of the minority
and the marginalized.

(Filipino Translation)
Ang kursong ito ay nakatuon sa pag-aaral at paglikha ng
panitikang Filipino na nakatuon sa kabuluhang panlipunan ng
mga tekstong literari sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng kasaysayan ng
bansang Pilipinas. Sinasaklaw nito ang mga isyung panlipunan na
tinalakay ng mga akdang Filipino tulad ng kahirapan, malawak na
agwat ng mayayaman at mahirap, reporma sa lupa,
globalisasyon, pagsasamantala sa mga manggagawa, karapatang
pantao, isyung pangkasarian, sitwasyon ng mga pangkat minorya
at/o marhinalisado, at iba pa.
RZAL 1013 Life and Works of Rizal This course deals with the life, works, and writings of Dr. Jose P.
Rizal. It traces the different factors and social forces that
primarily influenced and contributed in the making of Rizal as the
Great Filipino leader and Hero. It tries to give light by explaining
and reconciling doubts on the different controversies in the life
of Dr. Jose Rizal in the Philippine politics – the very cause of
liberating the country from the bondage of tyranny and slavery.

The course will require considerable reading, discussion and


writing, as students make inferences from past events and how
lessons from the past can be references for decision-making.

C. Physical Education
COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
PHED 1012 Physical Activity This course deals with the different physical testing and
Towards Health and gymnastics activities as well as the correct manipulation of all
Fitness (Health and parts of the human body into different movements that will lead
Wellness) to the optimum progress of an individual. It also focuses on the
different systems of the body used during exercise and other
sports activities. It also covers the aerobic and non-aerobic
exercises, which help in the development of a sound body and a
sound spirit.
PHED 1022 Physical Activity The course is designed to provide students with entry level
Towards Health and knowledge of combative sports. All students are expected to
Fitness (Combative improve their knowledge base and skills, basic techniques and
Sports) principles of the various martial arts. Learning outcomes
expected from students are: execute fundamental stand-up
techniques and positioning during ground work; demonstrate an
understanding of the terminology and basic principles of martial
arts; evaluate martial arts competitions and identify techniques
used
PHED 1032 Physical Activity The course requires scientific acquisition of knowledge and skills
Towards Health and in managing the body when swimming. Basic and developmental
Fitness (Swimming) skills for scientific swimming are introduced. Lifesaving skills are
likewise encouraged in the course. This will also help students
learn the basic skills such as breathing techniques and kicks to be
comfortable in the water. Students will also be trained on how to
safely enter and exit the water and learn how to float with and
without assistance.
PHED 1042 Physical Activity This course will provide opportunities for students to develop
Towards Health and personally, socially, and physically in a safe and challenging
Fitness (Outdoor and environment. Students will be exposed in a “controlled”
Adventure Activities) environment with an element of adventure and challenge for
them to develop self-reliance, confidence, responsibility, regard
for others and respect for the environment. Decision making
skills and leadership qualities, appreciation of the need for
environmental protection, and an awareness of personal safety
and a basic knowledge of first aid with particular reference to
the outdoors are part of the learning outcomes in the course.
D. National Service Training Program
COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
NSTP 1013 National Service This course aims to inculcate nationalistic and patriotic values
Training Program 1 among the students through relevant community service.
Moreover, it is designed to contribute to the general welfare and
betterment of life for the members of the community or the
enhancement of its facilities. It is designed to improve citizen
leadership through various topics such as rug education, health,
disaster risk reduction management, national security,
environmental education, community building, safety and moral
of citizenry.

Through this program, the students will be able to realize its


important role in the society and what it can positively do to
effect positive change on the community.
NSTP 1023 National Service This course is a sequel to NSTP 1. It is designed to immerse
Training Program 2 students that will arm them with the capacity to contribute to
the upliftment of the general welfare and the quality of life of
the members of the community and the enhancement of its
facilities especially those that are devoted to improving the
health, environment, entrepreneurship, safe and morals of the
citizens.

III. INSTITUTIONAL COURSES


COURSE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
NUMBER
CFED 1013 God's Journey with His This is a course required for all first year college students as their
People first theology course in the University. It lets the students learn
and appreciate the initiative of God in intervening in human
history just to bring back people to the right path and to guide
them not to commit the same mistakes done by our forefathers.

This course will discuss the different ways on how God visited His
people starting with the calling of Abraham and the prophets,
the peak of His revelation through His Son Jesus Christ and His
vision of the Kingdom, and His continuing guidance of the people
through the Holy Spirit who is present in the Church and her
celebrations. With this framework, the first part of the course
will first present a brief discussion about the Sacred Scriptures,
its formation and compilation as the so called Bible which is the
primary record of this God’s visitation to His people, and the
methods of bringing out its message.
CFED 1023 Christian Morality In The course introduces the students to the main themes of
Our Times Christian Morality. It searches more deeply, in the light of
Christian faith, for the meaning in God’s design for humankind
and creation of the plurality or moral issues and concerns with
which we (humankind/Christians) are surrounded most
especially in the contemporary time. Christian Morality asks
what life is and seeks, in the light of Christian faith, to interpret
the basic goal or direction of humankind. It studies the
relationship between revelation and faith, grace and sin and
faith and salvation. Christian Morality studies the various
paradigm-shifts in the context of the history of salvation and in
their relationship to the mystery of Jesus Christ and the Christian
Church.
CFED 1033 Catholic Foundation of This course focuses on a deeper understanding of the Christian
Mission mission by going into its roots, its nature and implications, and
how it has to dialogue with the present missionary situation.
Mission is rooted in the love of God for humanity which had its
most sublime expression in the life and ministry of Jesus. Mission
therefore is to be understood as the Church re-living the Jesus-
event within the context of a changed situation.
CFED 1043 CICM Missionary This course deals with the life and ministry of CICM missionaries
Identity worldwide. It focuses on the spirituality and missionary
character of the congregation, anchored on Jesus whose words
and deeds become their source of inspiration in order that their
faith may be strengthened through the model that He set for
them. This course aims to deepen the student’s understanding of
the life and mission of the CICM missionaries with Fr. Theophile
Verbist who laid the foundations of the congregation. Going
through this course, the students wil be deeply familiarized with
the richness of the congregation and will be enabled to reflect
on the value of its presence for them. As such, this course
provides the students an avenue in following Jesus more closely
in their personal lives as members of the Church, the community
of Jesus’ disciples, in the way CICM exemplifies, and with Mary
as their inspiration.
CFED 1051 CICM in Action: Justice This is a 3-unit course which will be divided into two semesters
Peace Integrity of of 1.5 units each. The course covers everything related to the
Creation, and CICM in action. The first part covers the work of a CICM
Interreligious Dialogues missionary in relation to justice, peace and integrity of creation,
and interreligious dialogues. The mark of a true CICM is the zeal
for missionary work. This means that the charism of the CICM as
a missionary institute is to go out to those who are in most need
(ad extra) – to go into frontier situations, to nations (ad gentes)
wherever the Good News was not heard especially by the poor.
“Going out” as a missionary gesture is the availability of oneself
to be sent wherever a CICM presence is needed. Inspired by the
CICM charism of mission ad extra and dedicated to the Incarnate
Word and inspired by Mary, Theophile Verbist animates every
CICM missionary to be competent and creative persons in Jesus’
name, and a faithful disciple at the service of the community for
the respect and preservation of the integrity of the whole
creation.
CFED 1061 CICM in Action: This second part of the course covers CICM missionary work in
Ecological Protection relation to ecological protection management (disaster risk
Management (Disaster reduction management).
Risk Reduction
Management)
CFED 1071 Embracing the CICM This course is a modular course required to students of
Mission A Engineering in all majors, Architecture, and Information
Technology Education. This is a 3-unit course which will be
divided into two semesters of 1.5 units each. This is the first part
of the course that involves inculcating in the students the
importance of embracing the CICM Mission.
CFED 1081 Embracing the CICM This is the second part of the course that is intended to instill in
Mission B the students values which they have to manifest in the real
world of work most especially the values of integrity,
compassion and service.
ENGL 1023 Advanced Technical This course emphasizes the principles and strategies of good
Communication (GEC) technical communication, both written and oral, and requires
practice in applying them to present technical and scientific
material informatively and clearly. It is specifically designed to
allow students from different majors in the technical field to
interact and communicate with each other and with various
other audiences about subjects their disciplines may have in
common. The course involves applied, activity-based
collaboration and therefore relies heavily on a team approach to
learning.

This course will also develop students’ competencies to apply


the principles of business communication. Students are expected
to obtain the rightful skills in oral and written communication
which are necessary in professional or work-related
correspondence.
LANG 1013 Foreign Language (GEC) This course aims to train students to develop basic
conversational skills using a foreign language.
ARCH 1493 Seminars This course involves conduct of seminars to be organized by the
students. There are two types of seminars to be conducted: one
involves professionals serving as resource speakers to give
updates on the Architecture profession; the other involves the
students assigned to present various topics to train them how to
become effective presenters which is a required skill that they
should possess.