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SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Miriam College
First Semester SY 2009-2010
H-101 Philippine History (3 units)
Ph.D.

Victoria Narciso-Apuan

Course Description:
A study of the economic, social, political, and cultural development of the
Philippines. Emphasizes the relevant and recurring issues in Philippine history and
studies the serious problems that confront the country.
Pre-requisite subject/s: none
Objectives:
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To provide a comprehensive review of the history of the Philippines from prehistory to 1898.
To provide a preliminary survey of issues in the 20 th and 21st century.
To understand the importance of Philippine history in order to inculcate a sense
of nationalism among the students.
To appreciate the roles of the various social classes, the civil society and other
important participants in Philippine history.
To develop critical analysis in the study of Philippine history and its impact on the
economic, social, political and cultural development of the Philippines at present and
amidst global developments.
Methodology/Strategy:
The teaching methodology to be used is a combination of the usual classroom
environment using multi-media aided lectures, film viewing and guided discursive
discussions between the students; e-learning environment with the use of digitized and
electronic information available online and CDs in the market; and experiential learning
environment through methods like observing participation, immersion and field trip.
Course Requirements:

Attendance
Active participation in discussions (10%)
Individual Projects (family history, profile of a leader, book review (15%)
Group Presentation on a particular era or issue (10%)
Field Trip/ Site Visit (15%)
Long quizzes (20%)
and Final Examinations(30%)

Course Content:
Week

Topic

Strategy/Methodolo
gy

Skills

Student
Output

Values
2nd week
of
June

Introductions

Introduction to the
study of Philippine
History
- objectives of the
study of Philippine
history
- importance of
studying Philippine
history

2nd week
of
June

- definition of
concepts (history,
historiography,
culture, nationalism,
etc)
- issues and
challenges in
Philippine history

Multi-media aided
lecture (i.e. Power
point presentation
and film viewing)
and discussion

Listening,
organizing own
thoughts and
expressing
ideas

Discussi
on &
recitatio
n

map reading:
GoogleEarth and
flat map

Map
reading
report
Understanding
the importance
of the study of
Philippine
history in order
to inculcate a
sense of
nationalism and

- plotting the
Philippines in the
globe
- mapping the
archipelago

Week

Topic

to link its
importance to
present times

Strategy/Methodolo
gy

Skills

Student
Output

Values
3rd week
of June

Understanding my
Family History
- charting significant
highlights of 4
generations of
mothers/fathers
side, and significant
socio-economic
events when they
lived

Mini-research thru
interviews with
relatives,
documentary
research

Fact-finding,
recording data
in an interesting
way

Annotate
d family
tree /
family
history

Connecting
Philippine
history with
ones personal
herstory

- significant events
on the day I was born
4th week
of
June

Pre-historic
Philippines
- theories on racial
origins
- re-examining the
migration theory
- the setting
- the people and the

Visit emuseum
online:www.ncca.go
v.ph

Multi-media
aided

Listening,
reading,
organizing own
thoughts, and
expressing
ideas

Recitatio
n&
group
presenta
tion

1st week
of July

early customs &


practices
- art forms

lecture (i.e. power


point
presentation and
film viewing) and
discussion

Peopling of the
Philippines
(i.e. upland and
lowland )

Lecture-discussion
Short local history
Book review

Book review
Hispanization of the
Philippines, John
Leddy Phelan

2nd week
of July
2nd 3rd we
ek of July

Understanding
the rich culture
& history of the
Philippines in
pre-historic
times
Listening,
reading,
organizing own
thoughts, and
expressing
ideas
Recognize the
role of each kind
of settlement in
the coexistence
of people within
the archipelago.

Local
history
of their
chosen
place
Book
review

First long quiz


Early Settlements
- Economic systems
(i.e. barter trade)
- Political Structures
(barangay, Rajah,
Sultanate)
- special focus on the
babaylan
- possible LakbayAral experience

Visit Emuseum
online:www.asp.upd
.edu.ph
www.ncca.gov.ph

lecture-discussion
book review

Listening,
reading,
organizing own
thoughts, and
expressing
ideas
Value the role of
each kind of
settlement in the
coexistence of
people within
the archipelago.

Recitatio
n
Group
presenta
tion

4th week
of July
1stweek
of August

Philippine Colonial
Society (1521-1745)
from barangay
to pueblo
reducciones
and remontados
understanding
feudalism
role of
religion/ art forms
special focus
on women during the
Spanish period

Multi-media aided
lecture (i.e. power
point presentation
and film viewing)
and discussion
book review

Topic

Recitatio
n
Group
presenta
tion
Book
review

Food trip
Wear it!!
Understanding
the colonial
experience of
the Philippines
under the
Spaniards in the
perspective of
the Filipinos

For book review:


Contracting
Colonialism, Vicente
Rafael.
Week

Organizing own
thoughts,
expressing
ideas and
critical analysis
of assigned
topic

Strategy/Methodolo
gy

Skills

Student
Output

Values
2nd 4th
week of
August

Construction of the
sense of Philippine
Nation (1745-1898)
- Secularization
- Propaganda
- Reform
- Revolution
- Special focus on
women in the
Revolution
For book review:
Pasyon and

Multi-media aided
lecture (i.e. power
point presentation
and film viewing)
and discussion
book review

Organizing own
thoughts,
expressing
ideas and
critical analysis
of assigned
topic
Appreciation of
our past
leaders pursuit
of reforms & the
rise of the
nationalist

Group
report &
discussi
on
Book
review

Revolution, Rafael
Ileto.

1st week
of
Septemb
er

Participation in Alternative Classes Week activities

2nd week
of Septe
mber
3rd week
of
Septemb
er

consciousness;
the value of our
freedom and
independence;
the role of
women in
Philippine
history
Reflectio
n paper

Second long quiz

Assertion of National
Identity:
Neocolonialism to
Globalization
(1898-present)

For book review:


Imagined
Communities,
Benedict
Anderson
The US and
the
Philippines,
Stephen Shalom
Social
Engineering in the
Philippines,
Gl
enn May

Multi-media
aided
lecture (i.e. power
point
presentation and
film viewing) and
discussion
book review

Listening,
organizing own
thoughts and
expressing
ideas
Recognizing the
worth of the
efforts and
initiatives of the
different sectors
of the Phil.
society pursuing
the goal to
forward and
sustain indepen
dence and
freedom for the
country.

Recitatio
n
Group
presenta
tion
Book
review

4th week
of
Septemb
er

1st week
of
October
*

Synthesis

Multi-media
aided
lecture (i.e. power
point
presentation and
film viewing) and
discussion

Listening,
organizing own
thoughts and
expressing
ideas
Recognizing
own worth and
role as a citizen;
recognizing own
contribution to
society; underst
anding
Philippine
history and
culture amidst
global
developments

Final Exam/Presentation

Discussi
on &
recitatio
n