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I.S. Electives
ELECTIVES offered by the
DEPARTMENT OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
First Semester, SY 2007-2008

 

IS 121.1     MUSIC: MUSIC APPRECIATION I
T-TH, 4:30-6:00pm, Mr. Jonathan A. Coo

The course is an introduction to representative examples of serious music and their creators and the significant relationships between the body of music literature and the social, cultural and historical milieu in which it flourished. The methods employed shall include lectures, assigned readings, exposure to recorded and live performances, group discussions and an application of musical rudiments such as sight treading and notation.

 The course aims to develop in the student aesthetic skills that will round off the full development of an educated individual. The process of reaching this goal consists of studying art music in its basic elements, its various style periods, and its principal personalities.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None

 

IS 121.3         MUSIC: THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC  IN WESTERN SOCIETY
T-TH, 10:30a.m-12:00pm, Mr. Arwin Q. Tan

 A general 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.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None

 
 IS 121.6                MUSIC: AN INTRODUCTION TO OPERA
W, 4:30-7:30pm, Mr. Peter L. Porticos
                                                                     

A layman’s first course in the opera as a genre that aims to heighten its appreciation as an art form through a survey of its development in the last 400 years. Includes lectures and film showing.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None

 
IS 122.1                PRACTICAL ARTS:
                                INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING AND PAINTING I
Section A - T, 1:30-4:30pm, Ms. Christina C. Dy
Section B - TH, 1:30-4:30pm, Mr. Brendan S. Goco
 
This is a hands-on course on basic drawing, painting, composition and design using pencil, pen and oil pastel. Learning will be facilitated mainly by demonstration. A group exhibit will be mounted at the end of the semester.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None


 
 IS 122.3               PRACTICAL ARTS:
                                WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING FOR CHILDREN  
T-TH, 10:30-12:00nn, Ms. Frances Marie C. Alcaraz
 

A hands-on course on children’s book production, specifically writing and illustration. The course is presented through workshops on students’ works, input from resource people (writers, illustrators, and a psychologist), a sampling of published works for children, and story-telling sessions. Students will produce a publishable final work at the end of the semester.
 

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None

                                                                                         

 IS 122.5               PRACTICAL ARTS: PRODUCTION DESIGN
MWF, 10:30-11:30am, Mr. Salvador F. Bernal
 
An introduction to the elements of stage design—set, costumes, lights—as well as their execution in the context of a particular production or dramatic text.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None

 

IS 124.4               ARCHITECTURE AND PAINTING:
                                CHINESE PAINTIN
G
SAT, 1:30-4:30pm, Mr. Alex Chan Lim

 A general introduction to ink and wash painting. The purpose is to teach basic skills in freehand and brush work in Chinese traditional painting of bamboo, plums, orchids, chrysanthemums. Advanced techniques will be taken up depending on the pace of the class.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None


IS 124.6               ARCHITECTURE AND PAINTING:
                                ASIAN VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE
                               
AND ARTFORMS
T-TH, 3:00-4:30pm, Arch. Vincent Martin B. Pinpin
 
A course designed for beginners to enhance their understanding and appreciation of Asian vernacular architecture and its related artforms (i.e. painting and sculpture). Example will be drawn from a comparison of vernacular styles of Asian architecture, with emphasis on Filipino style, and its evolution vis-à-vis the arts.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None

  

IS 131.1                 AREA STUDIES:
                                TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Section A - TTH, 9:00-10:30am, Dr. Francisco V. Navarro V
Section B - TTH, 10:30-12:00nn, Dr. Francisco V. Navarro V

This is an introductory course into the basic philosophy and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In the process of learning how the TCM doctor goes about making a diagnosis and appropriate treatment, certain basic skills in acupuncture and herbal medicine, as well as food therapy, will be taught.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None


 IS 131.6                AREA STUDIES: HISTORY OF CHINA
SAT, 9:00-12:00nn, Mr. Kenneth K.Y. See
This course discusses major milestones and developments in Chinese history from prehistoric times to the present. The first part (Ancient China) commences with the dawn of Chinese culture/civilization, the emergence of unified empire, progresses through the rise and fall of successive dynasties, and ends with the downfall of the Ming in the mid-17th century AD.
 

The second part (Modern China) commences with the foundation of the Manchu/Qing dynasty. It analyzes the confluence of internal and external pressures that finally vanquished the 2,000 year-old dynastic cycle, ushering in the turbulent birth of Republican China in the early decades of the 20th century AD. The subsequent consolidation of Communist power and its dramatic transformation from radical, isolationist Maoism to globally focused, market socialism during the latter half of the 20th century AD are highlighted towards the end of the course.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None



IS 141.14              LITERATURE AND WRITING: WRITING BIOGRAPHY
TH, 3:00-6:00pm, Dr. Isagani R. Cruz
 
A workshop course on biography or life writing. Theories of biography and examples of the various types of biography will be discussed, but the focus of the course will be on the writing of a biographical essay by the student, using primary materials found in the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (ALIWW).
   

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None

             


 IS 142.12             LITERATURE AND CULTURE:
LITERATURE OF FOOD AND TRAVEL
TUES, 4:30-7:30pm, Ms. Denise S. Dizon

 Food and travel are of the most common subjects – metaphors- in all of literature. What do they stand for? What insights do they offer on the writer, the reader and everyday life? Through discussion and analysis of assigned readings, students will explore the significance of food and travel as emotion, escape, adventure, and discovery. Issues regarding food/travel and gender, food/travel and class and food/travel and colonialism will also be discussed.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None


 
IS 143.3/             LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY:
HUM 141             INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS
MWF, 9:30-10:30pm, Mr. Salvador F. Bernal
 
In 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.
 
The course seeks to introduce the students to basic theories of Western aesthetics. It also aims to show how these theories have shaped the production of cultural artifacts at different historical moments. It will also attempt to come up with tentative ideas on aspects of Philippine aesthetics.
 

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: None

                                                                                               

IS 163.4              CONTEMPORARY ISSUES:
                              DYNAMICS OF GRIEF AND LOSS IN A FAMILY CONTEXT
T
TH, 4:30-7:30pm, Ms. Catherine B. Guballa

The course examines the grief processes that take within families as they experience loss. This course will explore a variety of factors that facilitate and/or impede the ability to function after loss. An international component, drawing primarily on Asian and African materials, will broaden the understanding of loss and grief beyond the dominant cultural views of North America. The course will also take a look at grief and loss observed in the various regions and provinces in the Philippines. Students will hopefully leave this course with a deeper appreciation of and better understanding of grief as a family phenomenon.

No. of units: 3
                Pre-requisite: Psy 101


 

IS 163.6               CONTEMPORARY ISSUES:
                                HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

SAT, 9:00-12:00pm, Ms. Kristina Ilagan-Garcia

This course will cover the essential skills of human resource development and their application in the workplace. Students will initially learn the importance of workplace learning and its contribution to the success of an organization. This will then be followed by lectures and discussions on learning processes, learning theories, training and development through the case method. Case presentations and one group training project will enable the students to grasp concepts more concretely as well as to stimulate how they are practiced. A teamwork approach will be used since it is believed that this is fundamental to creating a successful learning environment in an organization. The course is designed for students without any background in the field.
 

                                                                                                     No. of units: 3
                                                                                                     Pre-requisite: PSY 101

 
 
 
 



 
 




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