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University of Caloocan City

General Education
COURSE SYLLABUS
I.

II.

COURSE TITLE

AESTHETICS

COURSE CODE

HUMANITIES

CREDIT

3 UNITS

NO. OF HOURS

54 HOURS (3 HOURS A WEEK)

PRE-REQUISITE

NONE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course attempts to provide the students with the necessary knowledge about the meaning and
importance of the arts for them to appreciate better the works of art in the socio-cultural and historical
context.
The philosophy of beauty is included to help the students understand the process of aesthetic
enjoyment. The teacher will implement the subject/programs according to the needs of the students and gear
toward the course being taken. It is hoped that the students conceive deeper to the study of the arts; to look
after the meaning of mans creation, and enjoy the beauty of things.

III.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1.

Discuss the different types of creative expressions (forms of art) and its socio-historical and cultural
context;

2.

Apply the principles of arts expression and appreciation in their teaching assignments;

3.

Provide some structures or methods in teaching and learning aesthetics;

4.

Recognize the different art expressions of the early people from the past to the present, and their
contribution to the society; and

5.

Cultivate values such as excellence, nationalism, self-confidence, humanism, and creativity, that can be
acquired through studying the humanities and that will enrich their lives as human beings.

IV.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Content Outline

No. of Hours

Orientation

3 hours

I. Introduction to the
Humanities:
An Overview of
Humanities
What are the different
areas of humanities?
What is aesthetics?
What is the
significance of
studying aesthetics?
II. Overview of the Arts:
What is Art?
What is Work of Art?
Similarities and
Differences of Art
Works
Artist in the world of
Art

3 hours

Activities and
Instructional Materials
Collection of class-cards,
orientation, introduction
and explanation of the
course syllabus,
including the course
requirements

Evaluative Technique /
Measures

Lecture / Discussion
and sharing of ideas

Seatwork / Recitation /
assignment

Analysis of passages
and art works in
relation to the context
of the humanities

3 hours

Lecture / Discussion
and sharing of ideas
Analysis and
interpretation of
different art works

Quizzes / Recitation

o Visual Artists
o Music and Dance
Artists
o Literary Artists
Grouping the Arts
Values and Reasons
for Art
Some basic
Assumptions About
the Arts
Guidelines in
Understanding a Work
of Art
III. The Early Beginnings of
Art:
Early beginnings of Art
in the Philippines
Early Visual Works of
Art in Other Countries

IV. PAINTING
What is painting
Elements of painting
Evolution of painting
Realistic and
Naturalistic painting
Impressionistic
painting
Expressionistic
painting
Modern painting
Some Modern Filipino
painters

V. ARCHITECTURE:
Meaning and
Importance of
Architecture
Elements of
Architecture
Evolution and Types of
Architecture:
o Egyptian
o Mesopotamian
o Greek
o Roman
o European
o American
o Asian and Philippine
architecture
VI. SCULPTURE:
What is sculpture?
Mediums used in
sculpture
Features of Sculpture
Kinds and
characteristics of
sculpture

Lecture / Discussion
3 hours

6 hours

Written / Oral Report


about the findings in
research
Analysis and
comparison of the
different
characteristics of styles
in visual art from other
countries
Lecture / Discussion
about painting, its
elements, evolution
and some modern
Filipino painters
Written / Oral Report
about the findings in
research

3 hours

Analysis and
comparison of the
characteristics,
mediums, styles, and
leitmotifs in painting
Lecture / Discussion
about architecture, its
elements, mediums,
evolution and types
Written / Oral Report
about the findings in
research

6 hours

Analysis and
comparison of the
different
characteristics,
mediums, styles, and
leitmotifs in
architecture
Lecture / Discussion
about sculpture, its
elements, mediums,
kinds and
characteristics
Analysis and
comparison of the

Comprehension Exercise
/ Recitation

Recitation / Quizzes

Painting Activities like:


Canvass Painting,
Nail Art,
Mug Painting, or
Face Painting

Recitation / Quizzes
Activity:
Beautification /
Classroom Decoration
Wrapping different sizes
of box/designing scrap
book

Quizzes
Activity:
Soap / Clay Sculpture

Greek sculpture
Renaissance sculpture
Baroque Rococo
sculpture
Neo-Classic and
Modern sculpture
VII. MUSIC
Music as an Art
Elements of music
Media of Music
Kinds of Music
Historical
Development of Music
Musical Artist and their
masterpieces

VIII. DANCE
The Art of Dancing
Origin and Functions
of Dance
Components of Dance
Kinds of Dances
Philippine Folk Dance
IX. LITERATURE
Literature as an Art
Why We Read and
Study Literature
Values and function of
literature
Literary Types of
Literature and Their
Elements:
o Short Stories
o Poetry
o Drama
o Major Types of Play
o Essay
o Novel
o Writers Style in
Narratives
X. Approaches to Teaching
Literature and Judging a
Work of Art
Emotive Approach
Historical Approach
Socio-psychological
Approach
Didactic approach
Paraphrastic Approach
Ways of presenting the
subject in literature
Judging Poetry
Judging a Work of Art

V.

different
characteristics,
mediums, styles, and
leitmotifs in sculpture

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Lecture / Discussion
3 Hours
about Music as an art,
its elements, mediums,
kinds, Historical
development and
characteristics

6 Hours

Listening Activity
different musical
media (vocal and
instrumental)
Lecture / Discussion
about dance, its origin,
functions, components
and kinds
Written / Oral Report
about the findings in
research

6 hours

Lecture / Discussion
about literature, its
types, elements, and
its functions and value
Written / Oral Report
about the findings in
research

Recitation /
Comprehension
Examination
Activity:
Composition of song

Quizzes
Dance Presentation:
Folk Dance
Modern Dance
Social Dance
Interpretative Dance

Comprehension Exam
Writing Activity:
Biography
Essay
Book Review
Role Playing

Readings

3 hours

Lecture / Discussion
about the different
Approaches to
Teaching Literature
and Judging Work of
Art

Quizzes / Recitation
Position Paper

Written / Oral Report


about the findings in
research
Readings
FINAL EXAMINATION

REFERENCES:
Estolas, Josefina V., Javier Clarita G., Payno Nievas Pada. Introduction to Humanities (Arts for Fine Living)
National Bookstore Inc. 1995
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Sanchez, Custodia A., Abad, Paz F., Jao, Loreto V., Sanchez, Rey A., Introduction to the Humanities (6 Edition)
RBS Inc. 2012