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INTERNATIONAL

STUDIES
DEPARTMENT
2014-2015

vision-mission

The International Studies Department


envisions itself to become a regional hub of
diverse scholars, seeking and providing global
perspectives in the service of the Lasallian
Community. It also seeks to develop socially
responsible, competent and technologically
proficient Christian Achievers who will be in
the forefront of the emerging global society,
and to foster the emergence of a critical and
culturally-sensitive global citizen.

contents
expected lasallian graduate attributes

expected learning outcomes 4


the faculty 5
core courses 6
the american studies program

THE INTERNATIONAL
STUDIES DEPARTMENT

the chinese studies program 9


the european studies program

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traces its origin to the International Studies Division created by Dean Wilfrido
Villacorta under the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) in academic year 1983-1984. The
Division originally comprised of the Japanese Studies program, the Chinese Studies
program, and the American Studies program. Later, the supervision of the Japanese
and Chinese Studies programs were consolidated under the Area Studies Division,
together with the French Studies program (the precursor of the European Studies
program). In 1992, upon the initiative of DLSU President Br. Andrew Gonzalez, ISD was
established as a formal department under the CLA.

the japanese studies program

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The Department at present offers the undergraduate programs in International


Studies major in American, European or Japanese Studies, and the Master of Arts
in International Studies major in European Studies and Master of Arts in Asian
Studies major in Japanese, Chinese or Southeast Asian Studies. Starting with the
Academic Year 2014-2015, the ISD will once again offer the undergraduate program
in International Studies major in Chinese Studies.

thesis guidelines 15
practicum guidelines 29

expected
lasallian
graduate
attributes
competent professionals
technologically proficient

socially responsive
Christian achievers
critical global citizens

The International Studies Department dedicates itself in producing graduates


with expanded critical and creative occupational skills by engagement in intensive
career training and praxis. It ensures that they have the ability to gain knowledge
and to express themselves utilizing modern information and communication
technologies.
The department is committed in producing socially responsive Christian achievers
and critical global citizens who will be at the forefront of the emerging Asian
Century.
The multidisciplinary approach of the International Studies programs enables our
graduates to pursue careers in the academe, government, foreign service and
corporate sector.
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multiculturality
critical thinking
big-picture thinking
cosmopolitanism
knowledge of theoretical
perspectives
effective communicator
developing a global perspective
inquisitiveness
competence in research

expected
learning
outcomes
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core
courses*
(21.0 units)

Philippine Foreign Relations (PHILFOR) - 3.0 units


Covers introduction to Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) and the foreign
relations of the Philippines with other states
International Political Economy (IPOLECO) - 3.0 units
Studies roles played by states in the production, distribution, and
consumption of goods, as well as the roles played by domestic,
foreign, and international institutions in the economy

the faculty

International Organizations (INTEORG) - 3.0 units


Provides students with the survey of the history of international
organizations, as well as the major challenges confronting the
United Nations in the maintenance of peace and security

full-time:

International Law (INTLLAW) - 3.0 units


Aims to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of
International Law and the political and historical context of its
development, and introduce them to major international legal
problems and instruments

Dr. Renato De Castro


Full Professor
PhD, University of South Carolina (USA)
Dr. Alfredo Robles
Full Professor and University Fellow
PhD, Syracuse University (USA)
PhD, University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne (France)

Mr. Anastacio Marasigan Jr.


Assistant Professor
MA, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Dr. Julio Teehankee


Associate Professor and Dean of College of Liberal Arts
PhD, De La Salle University

Mr. Al James Untalan


Assistant Professor
MA, LUISS Guido Carli University (Italy)

Dr. Dennis Trinidad


Associate Professor and Department Chair
PhD, University of Tsukuba (Japan)

Mr. Danilo Lorenzo Delos Santos


Teaching Associate
MA, Ateneo De Manila University

Dr. Charmaine Misalucha


Assistant Professor
PhD, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Dr. Elaine Tolentino
Assistant Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator
PhD, Jilin University (China)
Dr. Benjamin San Jose
Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Dr. Ron Vilog
Asssistant Professor and Department Vice Chair
PhD, Nagoya University

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Research Methods (RESMETH) - 3.0 units


Introduces students to the fundamental philosophical issues
regarding Social Science research and the existing research methods
that are useful to their academic endeavors. These courses are
taken by the students usually in their third year in the program
Thesis - 3.0 units
Seeks to ensure that students learn the rigorous nature of academic
research and instills the value of fortitude and respect for scholarly
works
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part-time:

Practicum - 3.0 units


Seeks to expose students to the real world for the application of
theoretical knowledge and to gain additional practical experience

Atty. Severo Madrona


PhD, University of the Philippines
Ms. Pauleen Gorospe
MA, Ateneo De Manila University

*required for all


International Studies majors

Ms. Bernadette Hieida


MA, De La Salle University
Ms. Ria Rafael
MA, Ritsumeikan University (Japan)

Non-thesis track is available for students following the ID114 flowchart. Those who do not
get a grade of at least 3.0 in RESMETH will take an additional 3.0 unit elective instead.

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american studies program


Admission to the program:

Grade of 2.0 in Introduction to Global Society (INTGLOS)


Passing grades in Introduction to Political Science (POLISCI), Introduction to Economics (INTOECO)
and Level One Spanish (SPANONE)

culminating courses
(15.0 units)
United States History (USAHIST) - 3.0 units

United States Economy and Business (USAECON) - 3.0 units


Government and Politics of the United States (USAGOVT) - 3.0 units
Domestic Aspects of American Foreign Policy (USAFORD) - 3.0 units
External Aspects of American Foreign Policy (USAFORP) - 3.0 units

electives (12.0 units)

Four of the following:


Contemporary issues in American Studies (USAISSU)
Critical Security Studies (USACRSS)
Military Dimension of U.S. Foreign Policy (USAMILS)
Theories of International Relations (USATIRS)
American Cinema (USACINE)
United States Media and Broadcasting (USMEDBR)
American Literature (USALITE)
American Pop Culture (USAPOPC)
American Culture (USACULT)

spanish (12.0 units)


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The Organization for American Studies (AMSTUD)


The Organization for American Studies is De La Salle Universitys
professional student organization for American Studies majors and
enthusiasts. Established in 2012, AMSTUD is committed to the
Lasallian values of Faith, Service, and Community, and the further
propagation of the Lasallian measure of excellence to its members.
It aims to serve as an instrument for DLSU to achieve prominent
international status and will provide the means and education to
keep the members abreast with local and international affairs which
habitually involves the United States of America and the significant
trends in American society and culture that can contribute to the
members self-development and to the nation in the long-run.

American Corner Manila


The American Corner (also known as the American Studies Resource
Center) at the 13th floor of the DLSU Learning Commons is one of
the many American Corners worldwide being sponsored by the U.S.
Department of State.
It holds different activities in fulfillment of its mission from poster
and video shows to outreach programs. Likewise, it also sponsors
lectures and forums on current and relevant issues of mutual
concern.

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chinese studies program


Admission to the program:

Grade of 2.0 in Introduction to Global Society (INTGLOS) & Introduction to Political Science (POLISCI)
Passing grades in Introduction to Sociology (INTSOCI), Introduction to Economics (INTOECO) and
Level One Chinese (ELEMCHI)

culminating courses
(15.0 units)
Modern Chinese History (CHIHIST) - 3.0 units
Chinese Government and Politics (CHIPOLI) - 3.0 units
Chinese Society and Culture (CHISOCI) - 3.0 units
Chinese Economic Policy and Business Practices (CHIECOP) - 3.0 units
Chinese Foreign Relations (CHIFOR1) - 3.0 units

Given the growing importance of China as a regional and global player,


the International Studies Department would like to contribute to the
strengthening of Philippine-China relations by reviving the Chinese
Studies Program. The revised program will offer the Bachelor of Arts in
Chinese Studies.
The Chinese Studies Program will build on the strength and track
record of the International Studies Department in foreign language
teaching. The revived program will offer 18 units of Mandarin for the
undergraduate program. In addition, the program will pioneer an
overseas practicum component that will immerse undergraduates in a
Chinese learning environment in partnership with selected universities.

Philippine-Chinese Foreign Relations (CHIFOR2) - 3.0 units

electives (3.0 units)


mandarin (18.0 units)

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european studies program


Admission to the program: Grade of 2.0 in Introduction to Global Society (INTGLOS), Introduction to Political Science (POLISCI),
and Introduction to Economics (INTOECO)

Passing grade in Level One Spanish (SPANONE) or French (FRENCH1)

culminating courses
(12.0 units)

Development of the European State System (DEUSTAT) - 3.0 units


European Economics (EUROECO) - 3.0 units
Seminar on Contemporary European Politics and Government
(EUROGOV) - 3.0 units
European Foreign Relations (EUROFOR) - 3.0 units

electives (6.0 units)

Two of the following:


European Union and Developing Countries (EURODEV)
Critical Security Studies (EURCRSS)
Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies (EUROINC)
Russian Foreign Policy (EURORUS)
Contemporary Issues in International Relations (EUROCIR)

foreign language

European Studies Association (ESA)


The European Studies Association, the first student organization
in Asia to be recognized by the Commission of the European
Community, aims to motivate and influence its members and the
Lasallian community in strengthening Asian-European Relations.
Moreover, it has been able to strengthen its external relations,
specifically with the Delegation of the European Commission to
the Philippines, the United Nations, the Department of Foreign
Affairs, the European Embassies, the European Cultural Centers,
and the other European Studies student organizations in the other
universities in the Philippines.

European Documentations Centre


The European Documentations Centre was conceived as a project
of the European Commission in collaboration with the European
Studies Consortium of the Philippines. Located at the 13th floor of
the DLSU Learning Commons, it houses books, journals and other
collections relevant to European studies.

(21.0 units)
Choice of Spanish or French

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japanese studies program


Admission to the program:

Grade of 2.0 in Introduction to Global Society (INTGLOS)


Passing grades in Introduction to Political Science (POLISCI), Introduction to Economics (INTOECO)
and Level One Japanese (JAPALA1)

culminating courses
(15.0 units)
Japanese History (JAPAHIS) - 3.0 units
Japanese Government and Politics (JAGOPOL) - 3.0 units
Economic Development of Japan (JAPEDEV) - 3.0 units
Japanese Foreign Policy (JAPFORP) - 3.0 units

Nihon Kenkyuu Kai (NKK)


Nihon Kenkyuu Kai or the Japanese Studies Society is a professional
organization for Japanese Studies Majors of De La Salle University,
and students who are interested in Japan. NKK fosters mutual
understanding in building bridges of friendship between the
Filipinos and the Japanese. It is a channel for interested students
to learn about the different aspects of Japanese culture, traditions,
customs and its people.

Japanese Literature (JAPALIT) - 3.0 units

electives (3.0 units)


One of the following:
Japanese Cinema (JAPCINE)
Japanese Philosophy and Religion (JAPHILO)
Japanese Society and Culture (JAPASOC)

japanese language
(21.0 units)
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I. Effectivity and Application of Policies


1. These policies on thesis writing shall apply to all parties
involved in the thesis writing process (the department
chair, the program thesis coordinator, the mentors,
thesis groups and readers). No one shall undergo the
thesis writing process without first stating in writing
his/her willingness to abide by these policies (see and
sign Appendix 1).
2. This set of policies shall remain valid for one school year.
Revisions can be proposed and incorporated after that
period has passed. These guidelines cannot be revised
twice in the same year.

THESIS GUIDELINES
A.Y. 2014-2015

II. Objectives of the International Studies Undergraduate


Research Program

(not applicable to ID114)

1. To provide a system where students can work with their


mentors in the pursuit of new knowledge.
2. To ensure that students learn the rigorous nature of
academic research.
3. To instill in students the value of perseverance,
punctuality, originality, respect for scholarly works and
for their mentors and readers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
Effectivity and Application of Policies
II. Objectives of the I.S. Undergraduate Research Program
III. The Thesis Coordinators
IV. Mentoring, Defense Readers and Mentor-Advisee Relations
V. Grading
VI. The Thesis Writing Process

a. The Thesis Proposal

b. The Thesis Proper
VII. Outstanding Thesis Award
Appendices

1. Conforme

2. Thesis Proposal Monitoring Form

3. Thesis Proposal Defense Approval Form

4. Deferment Form (for Proposal and Thesis Proper)

5. Thesis Grading Form (for Proposal and Thesis Proper)

6. Thesis Proper Monitoring Form

7. Mentor Acceptance Form

8. External Mentor Request Form (format)

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III. The Thesis Coordinators


1. The Chair of the Department shall assign a thesis
coordinator for each undergraduate program. The
thesis coordinator must be a person who at least has an
MA degree and has written and successfully defended
a graduate thesis.
2. The thesis coordinators are required to call for a
gathering of those enrolled in the proposal/thesis
writing course and orient them as to the requirements
and deadlines of the course not later than second week
of the second term. The thesis coordinators must also
ensure that the students have expressed in writing their
understanding and acceptance of the thesis writing
policies by requiring them to accomplish a conforme.
3. The thesis coordinators shall coordinate with the
faculty members who have expressed a willingness to
serve as mentors and assign thesis groups to them in
accordance with their specialization and the groups
research topics.
4. The thesis coordinators shall, in coordination with thesis
group mentors, arrange for the defense of the thesis/
proposal. He or she is to collect the thesis defense form
accomplished by the mentor and the reader at the end
of the defense and encode the grades as stated therein.
5. The thesis coordinators shall decide in cases of
misunderstanding regarding the mentor and the
thesis groups. In cases where the mentor is also the
thesis coordinator, the program coordinators upon
consultation with the Chair shall hear and decide on
complaints.
IV. Mentoring, Defense Readers and Mentor-Advisee
Relations
1. The qualifications of faculty members who can be thesis
Mentors are the following:
A faculty member of DLSU
Part-timers are allowed to be mentors, but must

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commit themselves to meeting regularly with


their thesis groups.
Must be on active service (will not go on service
or sabbatical leave) two consecutive terms
necessary to complete an undergraduate thesis.
Mentors shall have the following responsibilities:
Assist their thesis groups in defining the focus of
their research and to exercise general supervision
over the thesis writing process.
Allot sufficient time for consultations and return
submitted papers with comments within a
reasonable amount of time.
Sign certificates of the thesis groups prompt
submission of requirement.
Inform the thesis coordinator of any problems
that may arise during the course of the thesis-/
proposal-writing process.
Ascertain the readiness of drafts for defense and
coordinate with the thesis coordinator for the
time and venue of final defense.
Appoint a reader for the thesis group and together
give a grade to the thesis group.
Readers must have the following qualifications:
A faculty member of DLSU
A person known by the mentor to have
competence in evaluating a work on the topic
selected by the thesis group.
Part-timers are allowed to be readers if they can
commit to going over the final draft and attending
the defense.
Readers shall have the following responsibilities:
Be present at the proposal / thesis defense, and
be prepared to give comments on how the paper
can be improved.
Make a fair evaluation of the thesis groups efforts
in cooperation with the Mentor.
Report any irregularities that he or she may
observe regarding the conduct of the defense.
Students are enjoined to treat their mentors and
readers in a manner that shows respect for the facultys
academic achievements and his or her dignity, time and
privacy as a person. Advisees are to consult with their
mentors within office hours inside the La Salle campus.
Calling or sending text messages to mentors beyond
office hours are discouraged.
Although thesis mentors, upon signing the acceptance
letter, are duty bound to assist their thesis groups for
a term/two terms, the following conditions release a
mentor from his/her commitments to the thesis group:
Repeated lateness, refusal or inability of the thesis
group to meet the mentor for consultations and
submission of papers.
Continuous refusal to add materials or make
revisions to the submitted papers.
Repeated violations of the mentors privacy, gross
disrespect to the mentors person.
If any of these conditions were to exist, the mentor
should write a formal letter addressed the thesis
coordinator stating his or her reasons for letting go
of the thesis group. Once the thesis coordinator has
ascertained that the complaint of the mentor has
merit, and after listening to both the thesis group and
the faculty, he or she will then advise the to give the
students a grade of 0.0. The Department reserves the
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right to file charges against the thesis group with the


discipline office in cases involving gross disrespect to
the Mentor.
V. Grading
1. The thesis coordinator, as the faculty whose name
appears in the report of grades to the Office of the
University Registrar, shall submit the final grade for
the thesis group, based on the evaluation made by
the mentor and the reader as indicated in Appendix 4
(Defense Grading Form) by the Mentor and Reader.
2. The following cases shall give the thesis coordinator
direct, discretionary authority to decide the students
final grade for the proposal and/or the thesis proper:
Validated complaints by the students of the
mentors shortcomings or gross negligence
of duty. In this case, the thesis coordinator
shall act as mentor (or shall assign another
faculty as mentor) and guide the thesis group
in the completion of their paper according to
established procedures. The Department retains
the option of filing a complaint against the faculty
concerned.
Sudden incapacity on the part of the mentor
due to illness or other unforeseeable events to
continue guiding the students and complete
the final evaluation of the draft. If the mentor in
question has failed to give instructions regarding
his/her replacement or any recommendation
about the groups grade, the thesis coordinator
shall take over as mentor and complete the

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process according to set procedures.


3. Mentors may elect to defer the submission of a thesis
to the following term if they believe the paper has
merit. A group may only be deferred once while writing
their thesis.
4. Mentors and readers are given freeway to evaluate
and grade a thesis groups output using the strictest
standards of scholarly research that they have been
trained in. They are required to explain their evaluation
using the official final defense form provided by the
Department.

A. The Thesis Proposal


1. The provisions below apply to students enrolled in
THSISA1/THSISEA/THSISJ1.
2. Students are expected to work with their assigned
mentors for twelve weeks to complete and defend a
thesis proposal (see Appendix 7).
3. Students may work in groups of three or four. Students
are prohibited from joining groups from other programs.
For example, European Studies majors are not allowed
to form thesis groups with American Studies majors.
4. Students who do not have yet joined any group by the
first week of the term or wish to work solo must confer
with their thesis coordinator.
5. The requirements and their general deadlines are
listed below. These are recommended deadlines that
may be revised if the mentor deems necessary. Signed
requirements are highlighted in bold:

Requirements

Description

To be submitted to
Mentor

Executive
Summary

A three to five page paper discussing the proposed topic/s the


thesis group wants to work on,
the possible research problem,
hypothesis, relevance of the
study, and the theoretical framework to be used.

3.

Mentor
Acceptance
Form

Introduction
/ Background
of the Study

A form signed by the mentor


stating his/her willingness to
accept the thesis group.
The first chapter of the proposal
should include a thorough
background of the study. The
statement of the problem should
be clearly discussed, variables
identified, terms used properly
defined and the objectives of the
study enumerated and explained.

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Literature
Review

VI. The Thesis Writing Process

Note: The Mentor must approve or reject the proposed


topic/s

2nd Week of Term


2

Signed Appendix 2

Thesis Coordinator

2nd Week of Term


2

Signed Appendix 1
Updated Appendix 2
Mentor
Note: Start writing the Literature Review while waiting for
your mentors comments on
your Introduction
Updated Appendix 2

5.

6.

Theoretical/
Conceptual
Framework

Methodology

General
Deadline

Mentor
2.

4.

4th Week of Term


2

7.

First Complete Draft

This section should show the


groups familiarity with the current status of scholarship on the
topic of their study. The debates
on theory and methods should
be presented here, as well as
the outstanding questions that
currently occupy researchers.
The group should clearly indicate
how their work will contribute to
the existing body of literature.
This part of the proposal discusses the system of assumptions
that the group will use to answer
the research problem. The application of theory to the problem
proper is the highlight of this
section. It would be helpful to
include a conceptual diagram to
illustrate major points.
This states the sources of data
and the groups chosen methods
to gather and make sense of
them. It should also include
mechanisms to verify if the
relationship between variables
stated in the hypothesis is valid
or not.
First draft of the proposal with:
Introduction
Problem/Hypothesis
Review of Literature
Theoretical Framework
Methodology
Bibliography

6. The proposal defense shall only be undertaken if the


mentor has judged the proposal worthy, and if he or
she had coordinated with the Department regarding
the time and venue for the defense. The mentors
approval of a proposal for defense is not to be taken as
a guarantee that the thesis group will pass.
7. The grade for the proposal shall be from the mentor
(60%) and the reader (40%). The thesis coordinator shall
then record the grades. Failure to submit the final draft
will result in the group getting a grade of 0.0 regardless
of their performance during the proposal defense.
8. Groups that fail to defend their proposal automatically
get a grade of 0.0 unless the mentor requests for
deferment. If the mentor feels that the group is not
ready to defend in the current term then he or she
must inform the thesis coordinator in writing along
with the reasons why the group was not allowed to
defend their thesis proposal. Mentors are required to

Mentor
Note: Begin writing the Theoretical Framework

6th Week of Term


2

Updated Appendix 2

Mentor
Note: Begin writing the Methodology while waiting for
mentors comments on the
theoretical framework

8th Week of Term


2

Updated Appendix 2

Mentor
Updated Appendix 2

Mentor
Updated Appendix 2

10th week of
Term 2

11th Week of
Term 2

submit the Thesis Deferment Form (See Appendix 4) to


the thesis coordinator. Deferment will not be allowed
if students have not produced a complete draft of the
thesis proposal.
B. The Thesis Proper
1. The provisions below apply to students enrolled in
THSISA2/THSISEB/THSISJ2.
2. Thesis groups are expected to finish writing the data
chapters and defend within the term they are enrolled.
3. Students are strictly prohibited from breaking away
from their original groups or joining other groups. If
such event should arise, the thesis coordinator shall
judge matters, in consultation with the groups mentor,
on a case-to-case basis.
4. If the mentor who has supervised the students on their
proposal writing is unable to continue advising them,
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the reader shall take over as mentor. If the Reader is


unable to do so, then the thesis coordinator, upon the
recommendation of the former mentor, should appoint
another mentor.
5. The guidelines listed below are the recommended
deadlines that may be revised if the mentor deems

Requirements

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6.

7.

Executive
Summary

Description
A paper discussing changes
made to the defense draft in
response to the comments
made by the mentor and the
reader during the proposal

Data Gathering Report

An ordered discussion of information gathered as per the


groups methodology

Data Analysis

An application of the Theoretical Framework to the body of


data gathered by the group

Preliminary
Draft with
Conclusion

Follows the contents of the


proposal with the following
additional chapters:
Presentation of Data
Analysis of Data
Conclusion
Enhanced Bibliography
Conclusion should state
to what extent the
groups hypothesis have
been proven correct

Complete
Draft with
Conclusion

Application of the revisions


and recommendations from
the mentor for the preliminary draft.

Mentors
Approval for
Final Thesis
Defense

A certificate from the mentor that the Final Thesis draft


is ready for defense

Defense
Grade Form

Form signed by the mentor


and reader indicating grade
and comments for revisions

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necessary. A copy of the revised Appendix 6 must be


given to the thesis coordinator in this case.
6. No defense shall be conducted without the consent of
the mentor. Groups who fail to defend their thesis will
get a 0.0 unless the mentor requests for deferment. If
the mentor feels that the group is not ready to defend in

To be submitted to

Mentor
Signed Appendix 6

General
Deadline

2nd week of
Term 3

the current term then he or she must inform the thesis


coordinator in writing along with the reasons why the
group was not allowed to defend. Mentors are required
to submit the Thesis Deferment Form (See Appendix 4)
to the thesis coordinator. Deferment will not be allowed
if students have not produced a complete draft of the
data chapters.
7. The mentors approval of the paper for final thesis
defense must not to be taken as a guarantee that the
thesis group will pass the oral defense.
8. If the defense pushes through, the final grade shall be
decided by the Mentor (60%) and the Reader (40%).
The thesis coordinator will then record the grades. The
thesis coordinator is strictly prohibited from entering
any grade other than the one that appears on the final
defense grading form.
VII. Outstanding Thesis Award

Mentor
Updated Appendix 6
Mentor
Updated Appendix 6

Mentor
Updated Appendix 6

Mentor
Updated Appendix 6
Mentor
Updated Appendix 6
Signed Appendix 3
Thesis Coordinator
Updated Appendix 6
Signed Appendix 4

4th week of
Term 3
6th week of
Term 3

8th week of
Term 3

10th Week of
Term 3

1. The Department has the right to ask the Office of the


University Registrar to award to a thesis group the
Outstanding Thesis Award during the first College
Recognition Rites of the academic year. The Department
may confer the Outstanding Thesis Award to more than
one group if proven deserving.
2. Any thesis group with a final grade of 3.5 and 4.0 is
eligible for nomination. The thesis mentor will have
to write a letter of recommendation addressed to the
Department Chair. The deadline for nominations is the
grade consultation day of the third term.
3. No matter the outcome of the competition, the final
grade of the nominated groups will not change.
4. The Chair shall assemble a panel composed of
disinterested faculty members and, if needed, a faculty
from another department to go through the nominated
papers. Each member of the panel will assess the
nominated theses based on the following criteria:
Argument (30%)
Supporting data (30%)
Framework and literature review (30%)
Impact (10%)
5. The group with the highest average grade from the
evaluation of the panel members will be awarded the
Outstanding Thesis Award. The results of the panel
deliberations will be made public. The identity of the
panel members may be excluded at the discretion of
the Chair.
6. The decision of the panel is final. No appeal will be
entertained.

11th Week of
Term 3

13th Week of
Term 3

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Appendix 1

International
Studies
Department

Appendix 2

International
Studies
Department

THESIS PROPOSAL MENTORING FORM

CONFORME
Day Month 2014
Dr. Dennis Trinidad
Chair, International Studies Department
College of Liberal Arts
De La Salle University
Dear Sir:
We would like to state that we have read and understood the International Studies
Departments Thesis Writing Guidelines for SY 2014-2015 and we agree to be bound by its
provisions.

Title of thesis:
Name of members
1.
2.
3.
4.
ISA

ISE

ISJ

Requirements


To be
submitted to

Thank you very much for your kind attention.

1. Submission of topic/s

Thesis Coordinator

Best regards,

2. Conforme (signed
Appendix 1)

Thesis Coordinator

3. Introduction/
Background of the
Study

Mentor

4. Literature Review

Mentor

5. Theoretical/Conceptual
Framework

Mentor

6. Methodology

Mentor

7. First Complete Draft

Mentor

8. Mentors Approval
for Proposal Defense
(signed Appendix 3)

Thesis Coordinator

9. Revised Defense Draft

Thesis Coordinator

10. Thesis Grading Form


(signed Appendix 5)

Thesis Coordinator

________________________________ ________________________________
Signature and printed name of student
Signature and printed name of student

________________________________ ________________________________
Signature and printed name of student
Signature and printed name of student

Noted by:
__________________________________________
Signature and printed name of Thesis Coordinator

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ID Number

Term: __________ AY: 2014-2105


Deadline

Signature

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Appendix 3

International
Studies
Department

Appendix 4

International
Studies
Department

DEFERMENT
(FOR PROPOSAL AND THESIS PROPER)

THESIS PROPOSAL DEFENSE APPROVAL FORM


The thesis proposal entitled:

The following students:


ID Number

Program

Name

Thesis Section
Enrolled

which is written by following students:


ID Number

Program

Name

Thesis Section
Enrolled

cannot defend their thesis proposal this term because _________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________

has been approved for defense.


Mentor: _____________________________________________________________________
Department: _______________________ Rank: _____________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________.
The estimated schedule for their thesis proposal defense next term is on __________________.
Mentor: _____________________________________________________________________
Department: _______________________ Rank: _____________________________________

Suggested schedule(s) for defense:


Date: _________________ Time: _________________ Venue: ________________________

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Appendix 5

International
Studies
Department

Appendix 6

International
Studies
Department

THESIS GRADING FORM

THESIS PROPER MONITORING FORM


Title of thesis:

Title of thesis:
Date:
Thesis One [ ]

Time:
Thesis Two [ ]

ID Number

Name

Venue:
ISA [ ]
Mentors
Evaluation
(60%)

Name of members
ISE

Readers
Evaluation
(40%)

ISJ

1.
2.

Overall
Grade

3.
4.
ISA

ISE

ISJ

Requirements

Comments/Suggestions:

Mentor (name and signature): ___________________________________________________


Department: _________________________ Rank: ___________________________________

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ID Number


To be
submitted to

1. Executive Summary

Mentor

2. Data Gathering Report

Mentor

3. Data Analysis

Mentor

4. Preliminary Draft with


Conclusion

Mentor

5. Complete Draft

Mentor

6. Thesis Proposal
Defense Approval Form
(Appendix 3)

Thesis Coordinator

7. Revised Defense Draft

Mentor

8. Thesis Grading Form


(Appendix 4)

Thesis Coordinator

Term: __________ AY: 2014-2105


Deadline

Signature

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Appendix 7

International
Studies
Department

Appendix 8

International
Studies
Department

EXTERNAL MENTOR REQUEST FORM (FORMAT)

MENTOR ACCEPTANCE FORM


Day Month 2014
Day Month 2014

__________________________
Thesis Coordinator
______________ Studies Program
International Studies Department

(Name of Chair)
(Department)
(College)
De La Salle University

Dear Sir/Maam:
This is to inform you that I have accepted:
ID Number

Program

Dear Dr./Mr./Ms.:

Name

Thesis Section
Enrolled

Greetings!
The bearers, (Name of Students), are students in our ________ studies program and are currently enrolled in Thesis Writing this term. Their proposed thesis is (Title of Thesis)
The students are looking for a thesis mentor who specializes in (Specialization).
In this regard, they would like to inquire if (Name of Mentor) is willing to be their mentor until
the 3rd term of the current school year. May I ask for your permission to allow our students
to have an appointment with (Name of Mentor).

as thesis advisees for the 2nd Term of SY 2012-2013. I agree to guide them in writing their
thesis proposal entitled:

Thank you for your attention and assistance in this matter.

Title of thesis:

Very sincerely yours,

and to coordinate with the International Studies Department in promoting good research
skills among its students.
Best regards,

Dr. Dennis Trinidad


Chairperson
International Studies Department

Signature above printed name of Adviser


Faculty Rank _____________________
Department _____________________
Contact Number __________________
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Requirements

Documents Needed
1.

(Include your resume, draft application letter to


the companies and copy of grades from MLS)

Pre-Practicum
2.

Acceptance letter from the company

3.

Accomplished parents consent form (Appendix A)

4.
5.

Accomplished time sheet (Appendix B)


Evaluation form accomplished by the supervisor
(Appendix C)
Photocopy of certificate of completion from the
company.
Final report

6.

PRACTICUM GUIDELINES

End of Practicum

The student applying for training/internship must possess


the following qualifications:
1. Must be enrolled in a Philippine higher education
institutions;
2. At least 18 years old;
3. Enrolled in practicum or equivalent subject;
4. Passed pre-practicum requirements;
Letter of request for endorsement addressed to
the Practicum Coordinator
Application letter addressed to the company
Updated resume
Print-out of all MLS grades
5. In good academic standing and completed all prerequisite subjects;
6. Must be physically, mentally, and emotionally fit, as
contained in the physical and psychological examination
certified by DOH accredited clinics and hospitals2;
7. Articulate in the language used by the company/
organization/institution;
8. Has consent from parents/guardian; and
9. Has finished at least 90% of his/her academic
requirements or has passed and taken all his/her
major subjects (i.e. core courses3 and program-specific
1. In accordance with Commission on Higher Educations Memorandum Order No.
23 (2009): Guidelines for Student Internship Program in the Philippines (SIPP) for all
Programs with Practicum Subject. Available at www.ched.gov.ph/chedwww/index.
php/eng/.../CMO_23s.2009.pdf
2. The university conducts physical examination every third term. Being enrolled
during first and second terms means that the student is cleared.
3. PHILFOR, IPOLECO, INTEORG, INTLLAW, and RESMETH

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courses4)
II. Procedures and Students Responsibilities
1. Look for potential practicum sites. The student is
expected to have done this prior to the start of the
practicum term.
2. Attend the practicum orientation.5 This session is the
best opportunity for the students to raise questions
and concerns regarding the program.
3. Secure a letter of endorsement from the Practicum
Coordinator to be given to the chosen company or
organization. The student is to provide the company
or organization a letter of application, which he/she
himself/herself compose, if the company or organization
so requests. It is imperative that the student follow-up
his/her application, and identify alternatives in case of
rejected applications.
4. Provide evidence of acceptance. The student must give
the Practicum Coordinator a copy of his acceptance
letter into the company or organization where he will
be training.
When acceptance is established and all application
procedures are completed, the student may proceed with
the practicum. Requirements must be complied with to
finish the program and pass the course. See requirements
on the next page.

7.

(Detailing the over-all experience, tasks covered,


challenges faced and learning acquired during the
practicum)

A.Y. 2014-2015

I. Qualifications1

Letter of request for endorsement

To be submitted to

Practicum Coordinator
via e-mail

Hard copy to be given to


the Practicum Coordinator

To be given to the
Practicum Coordinator.
Insert in a short brown
envelope.

IV. Practicum Abroad


Practicum abroad is allowed by the IS Department.
However, due to safety issues, this will be considered on a
case-to-case basis. Below are the qualifications that must
be met for eligibility :
1. Must be enrolled in a Philippine higher education
institutions;
2. At least 18 years old;
3. Enrolled in practicum or equivalent subject;
4. Passed pre-practicum requirements;
Letter of request for endorsement addressed to
the Practicum Coordinator
Application letter addressed to the company
Updated resume
Print-out of all MLS grades
5. In good academic standing, with no pending incomplete
grade and/or failing marks in major subjects;
6. Must be physically, mentally, and emotionally fit, as
contained in the physical and psychological examination
certified by DOH accredited clinics and hospitals,
7. Is articulate in English or the language spoken in the
host country; and
8. Has consent from parents/guardian

The Department Chair shall evaluate the feasibility of such


cases depending on the capacity of the student (students
academic records and conduct, availability of financial
support) and nature of the overseas practicum program
(credibility of the institution, suitability of the work, etc.).
Students who plan to train abroad should write a letter to
the Department Chair, requesting approval of Practicum
Program abroad. This should include acceptance letter to
foreign company or organization, and all relevant papers.
Ask the Practicum Coordinator for further guidelines upon
getting the approval of the Department Chair.
If the student pursues the internship abroad, he/she is
expected to register at the Philippine Embassy within 48
hours in the host country upon arrival.

4. For ISA USAGOVT, USAECON, USAHIST, USAFORD, USAFORP; For ISE DEUSTAT,
EUROECO, EUROGOV, EUROFOR; For ISJ JAPAHIS, JAGOPOL, JAPADEV, JAPFORP,
JAPALIT
5. Conducted during midterms week of second term.

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Appendix A

International
International*
Studies
Studies*
Department*
Department

Appendix A

PRACTICUM CONSENT FORM AND APPROVAL


BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN
This form is a requirement that needs to be accomplished and submitted back to the respective practicum
coordinator before starting the internship. Parents or guardians are obliged to read the stipulations in this form,
state their agreement or reservations, and are encouraged to contact the practicum coordinator in the event of
any questions or clarifications. Additional copies of this form along with the Practicum Guidelines are available for
download from the online groups that will be announced by the coordinator.

First name of student ___________________________________ Last name _______________________

Appendix B
Appendix B

International Studies Department


De La Salle University

International
Studies
Internation
Department
Studies*
Departme

PRACTICUM TIME SHEET

Name of Trainee _____________________________________________

[ ] ISA [ ] ISE [ ] ISJ

Name of Supervisor ___________________________________ Position _____________________


Agency ___________________________________ Contact Number ________________________

Date

Time In

Time Out

No. of Hours

Supervisors Signature

Degree Program _______________________________________ ID Number _______________________


Address ______________________________________________________________________________
Birth date (month/day/year) __________________ / ________ / _________ Age during practicum _________
Has approval to conduct his/her practicum in _________________________________________________
(Name of institution/organization/company)

From _______________ to _______________ (Dates as stated in the Training/Internship Contract)

Without restrictions
Special considerations or restrictions:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT


I understand that my son/daughter is required to conduct his/her internship in an institution, organization or company
as part of the final requirements for graduation. I have carefully considered the risk involved and have given consent
for my child. I also understand that my child is required to abide by applicable rules and standards of conduct stated
in the Practicum Guidelines. I release the International Studies Department and its faculty members, the University,
and the practicum coordinator from any and all claims or liability arising out of this participation.
In case of emergency involving my child, I understand every effort will be made to contact me.

Students signature ____________________________________________ Date ____________________


Parent/guardian printed name _____________________________________________________________
Parent/guardian signature __________________________________________ Date _________________
Contact details _______________________________________________ (Mobile and/or home phone numbers)
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Appendix C

International
Studies
Department

International
Studies
Department

Appendix C

PRACTICUM EVALUATION FORM


Kindly rate below the over-all performance of the student using the following grading system and criteria:
2.5 (85-88) Good
2.0 (80-84) Satisfactory
1.5 (75-79) Fair

_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Name of Student Intern _______________________________________________________________

4.0 (97-100) Excellent


3.5 (93-96) Superior
3.0 (89-92) Very Good

Please write in the space below your over-all evaluation of the trainee:

1.0 (70-74) Passed


0.0 (0-69) Failed

_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

I. Work Performance (50%)

Supervisors
Evaluation

_____________________________________________________________________________________

1. The intern understands instructions and can work with minimum supervision.

10%

_____________________________________________________________________________________

2. The intern can handle additional and unexpected workloads.

10%

_____________________________________________________________________________________

3. The intern makes good use of time is able to meet deadlines.

10%

_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

4. Shows initiative and interest in her work.

10%

5. Exhibits calmness and effectivity under pressure

10%

_____________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________

II. Conduct and Professionalism (50%)


1. Reports to work on time.

Name of evaluator _________________________________________________________________

10%

Position __________________________________________________________________________
2. Observes the rules and regulations of the agency.

10%

3. Shows respect for senior officials and peers

10%

4. Can work well with other people

10%

5. Has good communication skills and voices opinions in a way that doesnt offend.

5%

6. Trainee is always well groomed and wears the appropriate attire.

5%

OVERALL RATING

Office Contact Details _______________________________________________________________


Signature of evaluator ___________________________________ Date _______________________

Please return this form to the trainee in a sealed envelope. Thank you very much for your time.
For queries please contact:
Mr. John Phillip Binondo | Practicum Coordinator, American and European Studies | binondoj@dlsu.edu.ph
International Studies Department | De La Salle University | 2401 Taft Ave. Malate, Manila (02) 5295917 (telefax)

100%

For queries please contact:


Mr. John Phillip Binondo | Practicum Coordinator, American and European Studies | binondoj@dlsu.edu.ph
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Studies Department
| De La Salle University | 2401 Taft Ave. Malate, Manila (02) 5295917 (telefax)

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