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Republic of the Philippines

Northwest Samar State University


Rueda St., Calbayog City 6710
Website: http//www.nwssu.edu.ph
Email: main@nwssu.edu.ph
Telefax: (055) 2093657
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Outcomes-Based Education Course Design


COURSE SYLLABUS

1. COURSE SPECIFICATIONS
Course Title Science, Technology, and Society Course Code: GE 6
Course The course deals with interactions between science and technology and social, cultural, political, and economic contexts that shape and are
Description shaped by them. (CMO No. 20, series of 2013)
This interdisciplinary course engages students to confront the realities brought about by science and technology in society. Such realities
pervade the personal, the public, and the global aspects of our living and are integral to human development. Scientific knowledge and technological
development happen in the context of society with all its socio-political, cultural, economic, and philosophical underpinnings at play. This course
seeks to instil reflective knowledge in the students that they are able to live the good life and display ethical decision making in the face of scientific
and technological advancement.
This course includes mandatory topics on climate change and environmental awareness.
SY/Semester 2019-2020/1st Semester Credit Units 3 units = 3 hours lecture/week

Program(s) to Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management Prerequisite None


which it
contributes

2. VISION AND MISSION OF NwSSU


VISION MISSION
A provider of relevant and quality education to a society where citizens are An academic institution providing technological, professional, research and
competent, skilled, dignified, and community-oriented. extension programs to form principled men and women of competencies and skills
responsive to local and global development needs.
Republic of the Philippines
Northwest Samar State University
Rueda St., Calbayog City 6710
Website: http//www.nwssu.edu.ph
Email: main@nwssu.edu.ph
Telefax: (055) 2093657
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3. INSTITUTIONAL GRADUATE OUTCOMES (IGO)


NwSSU IGO Operational Indicators
IGO1. Creative and ➢ Solves problems ➢ Receptive to new ideas
Critical Thinkers ➢ Generates new and innovative ideas ➢ Makes a sound judgment
➢ Exhibits questioning mind
IGO2. Life-long ➢ Manifests willingness to learn ➢ Applies theory to practice
Learners ➢ Updates knowledge, skills and qualification ➢ Influences transformative change
➢ Accepts challenges while calculating risks
IGO3. Effective ➢ Demonstrates good and oral and written communication ➢ Listens attentively and emphatically
Communicators ➢ Expresses thoughts clearly and responsibly ➢ Responds to social issues and problems
IGO4. Morally and ➢ Leads a morally and socially upright life ➢ Advocates environmental conservation and cultural preservation
Socially Upright ➢ Demonstrates ethics and professionalism ➢ Manifests gender sensitivity
Individuals ➢ Responds to community development needs ➢ Shows social maturity in dealing with others

4. PROGRAM/DEGREE OUTCOMES (PGO)


PGO
BSHM Program Graduate Outcomes IGO 1 IGO 2 IGO 3 IGO 4
Code
Communicate effectively in both oral and written in English, Filipino, mother-tongue language, and an appropriate
HMO 1 ✓ ✓
Foreign Language required by the industry.
HMO 2 Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams. ✓ ✓
HMO 3 Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” (based on RA No. 7722). ✓ ✓
HMO 4 Demonstrate knowledge of tourism industry, local tourism products and services. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
HMO 5 Interpret and apply relevant laws related to tourism and hospitality industry. ✓ ✓ ✓
HMO 6 Utilize information technology applications for tourism and hospitality. ✓ ✓ ✓
HMO 7 Manage and market a service-oriented business organization. ✓ ✓
HMO 8 Demonstrate administrative and managerial skills in a service-oriented business organization. ✓ ✓
HMO 9 Prepare and monitor industry specific financial transactions and reports. ✓ ✓ ✓
HMO 10 Perform human capital development functions of a tourism-oriented organizations. ✓
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HMO 11 Utilize various communication channels proficiently in dealing with guests and colleagues. ✓ ✓ ✓
HMO 12 Produce food products and services complying with enterprise standards. ✓ ✓
HMO 13 Apply management skills in F & B service and operations. ✓ ✓
HMO 14 Provide food and beverage service and manage the operation seamlessly based on industry standards. ✓ ✓ ✓
HMO 15 Perform and provide full guest cycle services for front office. ✓ ✓
HMO 16 Perform and maintain various housekeeping services for guest and facility operations. ✓ ✓
HMO 17 Plan and implement a risk management program to provide a safe and secure workplace. ✓ ✓ ✓

5. LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO)

Learning Outcomes HM01 HM02 HM03 HM04 HM05 HM06 HM07 HM08 HM09 HM10 HM11 HM12 HM13 HM14 HM15 HM16 HM17
LO1: Articulate the impacts of science and
technology on society, specifically Philippine 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 2
Society
LO2: Explain hoe science and technology affect
society and the environment and its role in 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 1 1 2 3 1 2
nation-building
LO3: Define and demonstrate the impact of social
media on the students’ life and Philippine society 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 1
in general
LO4: Imbibe the importance of science and
technology preservation of the environment and 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 3 1
the development of the Filipino nation
LO5: Critique human flourishing vis-à-vis the
progress of science and technology such that the
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 2
student may be able to define for himself/herself
the meaning of good life
LO6: Foster the value of a health lifestyle toward
the holistic and sustainable development of 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 1 3 3 3 1
society and the environment
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LO7: Creatively present the importance and


contributions of science and technology to 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 2 3 1
society
LO8: Examine shared concerns that make up the
good life in order to come up with innovative and
1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 3 3 1
creative solutions to contemporary issues guided
by ethical standards
LO9: Illustrate how the social media and
information age impact their lives and their 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 1
understanding of climate change
1-Introduce 2- Reinforced 3- Practiced

6. MAJOR COURSE OUTPUTS (MCO)/OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING SYSTEM

Major Course Outputs (MCO)

Learning Required Output Due Date


Outcomes
LO 1 & 2 MCO1: Critique on the role of Science and Technology in our society. September 6, 2019
LO 3 & 4 MCO2: Evaluate government policies pertaining to science and technology in terms of their October 4, 2019
contribution to nation building.
LO 5, 6, 7 MCO3: Identify and critique different aspects in the society wherein social media and the information November 8, 2019
age have a major effect.
LO 8, 9 MCO4: Research and evaluate different government and non-government programs to counter the December 4, 2019
effects of climate change
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Northwest Samar State University
Rueda St., Calbayog City 6710
Website: http//www.nwssu.edu.ph
Email: main@nwssu.edu.ph
Telefax: (055) 2093657
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Other Requirements
• Term Examinations: Mid-term and Final term examinations
• Active class participation: quizzes, recitations, assignments
• Regular attendance
• Course Activities
• Projects (Major Course Outputs)

Grading System
To pass this course, one must accumulate at least 75 points through the course requirements discussed above. The maximum points that a student can obtain
through each requirement are shown below:
Requirement/Assessment Task Points
Class standing/Performance 30
Term Examination 30
Long Test/Class Activities 30
Term projects 10
TOTAL 100

7. LEARNING PLAN

LO Learning Outcomes Content Methodology Resources Assessment


Weeks 1-3
LO0 Class Introduction Syllabus and Classroom Teacher-Led discussion on school Course Syllabus Student’s Participation
policies, Course introduction and
Introduction to the Course Management Rules Classroom Management rules. Introduce Reading Materials: Note: Assign Readings
• Serafica, J. P. et. al. Science, and Reports
Vision, Mission and What is my learning style? Technology, and Society.
Program Objectives (2018).
Republic of the Philippines
Northwest Samar State University
Rueda St., Calbayog City 6710
Website: http//www.nwssu.edu.ph
Email: main@nwssu.edu.ph
Telefax: (055) 2093657
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• Ariola, Mariano M. Science,


Course Requirements and Technology, and Society.
Class (2018).
LO1 • Discuss the interactions Historical antecedents in Lecture and discussion • Textbook (see references) Quiz
between S & T and which social considerations • Caoli. History of Science and (40 points)
society throughout changed the course of Activity: “Standing on the Technology of the
history science and technology shoulders of Giants” Philippines Grade Recitation
• Discuss how scientific a. In the World: • https://explorable.com/sci (20 points)
and technological Ancient, Middle and entific-reductionism
developments affect Modern Ages • Kuhn, Structure of Scientific Group Presentation
society and the b. In the Philippines Revolution (40 points)
environment
• Identify the paradigm 15 Creativity
shifts in history 15 Content
10 Learning Impact
Week 4
LO2 • Articulate ways by Intellectual revolutions that Lecture and Discussion • Textbook (see references) Quiz
which society is defined society • Flowcharts/revival- (50 points)
transformed by science a. Copernican west/the-age-
and technology b. Darwinian enlightenment Graded Activity
c. Freudian • http://hti.osu.ed/scientificr (30 points)
d. Information evolution/lessonplans
e. Meso-American • Powerpoint presentation on Graded recitation
f. Asian the individual scholars and (20 points)
g. Middle East great works
h. African
Weeks 5-6
LO3 • Discuss the role of Science and Technology in Small Group Activity • Textbook (see references) Group Project
Science and Technology Nation Building • Government Documents: 1. presentation
in Philippine Nation Discussion NEDA National
Building
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• Evaluate government a. The Philippine Development Agenda;


policies pertaining to Government S&T Regional Agenda
science and technology Agenda • Filipino Great Men and
in terms of their b. Major development Women
contributions to nation programs and • Great Filipino Inventions
building personalities in S&T
• Identify actual science in the Philippines
and technology policies c. Science Education in
of the government and the Philippines
appraise their impact on d. Selected indigenous
the development of the science and
Filipino nation technology
Mid Term Exam and Submission of Requirements Due
Week 7
LO4 • Analyze the human The Human Person Reflection, Discussion • Textbook (see references)
(1) condition in order to flourishing in terms of • The Question Concerning
deeply reflect and science and technology Technology by Martin
express philosophical Heidegger
ramifications that are Technology as a Way of • A Return to the Beginning
meaningful to the Revealing by Daniel J. McNamara, SJ, in
student as a part of Stellar Origins, Human
society Ways (2011)
Week 8
LO4 • Critique human Human flourishing Discussion • Textbook (see references) Group Presentation on
(2) flourishing vis-à-vis the • Movie Clip (Youtube): The how technology reveals
progress of science and magician’s Twin: CS Lewis nature and the human
technology so that the and the case against person’s role in it.
student can define for Scientism
himself/herself the Content 30
meaning of the good life Collaboration 20
Organization 30
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Presentation 20
Weeks 9-10
LO5 • Examine human rights When technology and Reflection and Discussion • Textbook (see references) Group Presentation
in order to uphold such humanity cross • The technical dilemmas of
rights in technological robotics Content 30
ethical dilemmas http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi Collaboration 20
/technology/6432307, stm Organization 30
• Is Google Making Us Stupid? Presentation 20
2008. Nicholas Carr
• http://www.theatlantic.co
m/magazine/archive/2008
/07/Isgooglemakingussutu
pid/306868/?
Weeks 11-12
LO6 • Link learned concepts to The Information Age Presentation and Discussion • Textbook (see references) Group Presentation
the development of the (Gutenberg to Social Media) • Physics of the Future: How
information age and its Science will shape human Relevance 30
impact on society destiny and our daily lives Analysis 40
by the year 2100 (Michio Creativity &
Kaku, Doubleday, 2011) Teamwork 30

Activity Report:
A day without technology

Activity Report:
Timing your technology

Activity Report:
Technology and Past
(interview with elders)
Weeks 13-14
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LO7 • Determine the Biodiversity and the Presentation and Discussion • Textbook (see references) Grade Recitation
interrelatedness of Healthy Society • Article: “The politics of
society, environment, golden rice” (Dubock, Delivery 30
and health Genetically Modified Adrian GM Crops & Food. Content 40
• Discuss the ethics and Organisms: Science, Health, Jul-Sep2014, Vol5 Issue 3 p. Enthusiasm 30
implications of GMOs and Politics 210-222 13p.)
and potential future Multiple Choice Test
impacts
Weeks 15-16
LO8 • Describe gene therapy Gene Therapy Presentation and Discussion • Textbook (see references) Graded Recitation
and its various forms (stem cells) • TED Talk: Juan Enriquez on
• Assess the issue’s “the Next Species of Human: Delivery 30
potential benefits and Content 40
detriments to global Enthusiasm 30
health
Weeks 17-18
LO9 • Identify the causes of Mandated Topics Presentation and Discussion • Textbook (see references) Group presentation
climate change • Report: “Changing the
• Assess the various 1. Climate Change and the Atmosphere: Anthropology Content 30
impacts of climate Energy Crisis and Climate Change” Collaboration 20
change including 2. Environmental (NCAR) Organization 30
economic, geopolitical, Awareness • BUHOS: A Climate Change Presentation 20
biological, Documentary by Loren
meteorological, etc. Other Topics: Legarda
Alternative Energy • Article: “The Tragedy of the
Resources (e.g., O-tech Commons” by Garrett
Ocean Thermal Energy Hardin
Conversion
Final Term Exam and Submission of Requirements Due
Republic of the Philippines
Northwest Samar State University
Rueda St., Calbayog City 6710
Website: http//www.nwssu.edu.ph
Email: main@nwssu.edu.ph
Telefax: (055) 2093657
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8. REFERENCES

Textbook:
Serafica, J. P., Pawilen, G. T., Caslib Jr., B. N. and Alata, E. J. P. (2018). Science, Technology, and Society. Rex Book Store, Inc., Sampaloc, Manila. ISBN 978-971-23-
8671-8.
Ariola, Mariano M. Science, Technology, and Society. Unlimited Books Library Services & Publishing, Inc. Manila:Philippines. ISBN 978-621-427-024-8.

Suggested Readings:
Caoli. History of Science and Technology of the Philippines
Kuhn, Structure of Scientific Revolution
Flowcharts/revival-west/the-age-enlightenment
Powerpoint presentation on the individual scholars and great works
Government Documents: 1. NEDA National Development Agenda; Regional Agenda
Filipino Great Men and Women
Great Filipino Inventions
The Question Concerning Technology by Martin Heidegger
A Return to the Beginning by Daniel J. McNamara, SJ, in Stellar Origins, Human Ways (2011)
Is Google Making Us Stupid? 2008. Nicholas Carr
Physics of the Future: How Science will shape human destiny and our daily lives by the year 2100 (Michio Kaku, Doubleday, 2011)
Article: “The politics of golden rice” (Dubock, Adrian GM Crops & Food. Jul-Sep2014, Vol5 Issue 3 p. 210-222 13p.)
Report: “Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropology and Climate Change” (NCAR)
Article: “The Tragedy of the Commons” by Garrett Hardin

Website/Video/Film Clips
https://explorable.com/scientific-reductionism
http://hti.osu.ed/scientificrevolution/lessonplans
Movie Clip (Youtube): The magician’s Twin: CS Lewis and the case against Scientism
The technical dilemmas of robotics http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6432307, stm
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/Isgooglemakingussutupid/306868/?
TED Talk: Juan Enriquez on “The Next Species of Human”
BUHOS: A Climate Change Documentary by Loren Legarda
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Northwest Samar State University
Rueda St., Calbayog City 6710
Website: http//www.nwssu.edu.ph
Email: main@nwssu.edu.ph
Telefax: (055) 2093657
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Prepared by: Noted: Approved:

HERBERT M. FABILLAR IRIS B. BEJASA, DBA DONALD M. PATIMO, DM


Faculty Program Chairperson College Dean

Date Submitted: August 13, 2019