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Ateneo de Zamboanga University

School of Liberal Arts


Philosophy Department

COURSE OUTLINE in UndSelf


1st Semester, School Year 2019-2020

Course Title UNDERSTANDING THE SELF Name of Teacher SARAH MAE I. JIKIRI
Credit Units 3 Contact Info. ismaelsarr@adzu.edu.ph
Pre-requisite Subject NONE Consultation Time MW 12:30-2:00 PM
Schedule MW 10:30-11:55 AM Contact Hours/Week 3 Hours

Course Description
This course is intended to facilitate the exploration of the issues and concerns regarding self and identity to arrive at a better
understanding of one’s self.

This course is divided into three major parts: The first part seeks to understand the construct of the self from various
disciplinal perspectives: philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and psychology – as well as the more traditional division
between the East and West. The second part explores some of the various aspects that make up the self, such as the
biological and material up to and including the more recent Digital Self. The third and final part identifies three areas of
concern for young students - learning, goal setting, and managing stress. It also provides for the more practical application
of the concepts discussed in this course and enables them the hands-on experience of developing self-help plans for self-
regulated learning, goal setting, and self-care.

This course includes the mandatory topics on Family Planning and Population Education.

Course Learning Outcomes


KNOWLEDGE
1. Discuss the different representations and conceptualizations of the self from various disciplinal perspectives.
2. Explore the different aspects of self and identity.
3. Identify the different forces and institutions that impact the development of various aspects of self and identity.
4. Understand the theoretical underpinnings for how to manage and care for different aspects of the self.
SKILLS
1. Compare and contrast how the self has been represented across different disciplines and perspectives.
2. Examine the different influences, factors, and forces that shape the self.
3. Demonstrate critical, reflective thought in integrating the various aspects of self and identity by developing a theory of the
self.
4. Examine one's self against the different aspects of the self discussed in class.
ATTITUDES
1. Acquire and hone new skills and learnings for better managing of one's self and behaviors.
2. Apply these new skills to one's self and functioning for a better quality of life.

TIME INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOME


LEARNING CONTENT REFERENCES
FRAME (With Success Indicators)
At the end of the lesson, the students can:
Course 1. Get to know each other by sharing facts and
Preliminaries fiction about their lives.
2. Provide a list of expectations on the content
1. Getting to the participants would find most useful in
Week 1 College Handbook
Know You the class.
3. Create a set of agreements that set forth the
2. Levelling of ground rules for creating a successful
Expectations learning environment and achieving their
expectations.

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The Self from 1. Discuss the different representations and
Various conceptualizations of the self from the Mitchell, B. (2011). “Who or
perspective of philosophy. what are we, and What are
Perspectives
2. Examine the different influences, factors and we doing here?” in Roots of
Week 2 1. Philosophy forces that shape the self in philosophy by: Wisdom: A Tapestry of
 The Avocado
a. Identifying the characteristics of the Philosophical Traditions. 6th
avocado and artichoke views of the self. ed. Wadsworth, Cengage
and Artichoke b. Identifying the view of the self that is Learning. 116-148.
View of the Self prominent in each of the philosophical era.
2. Psychology 1. Discuss the different representations and Schultz, Duane and Sydney
conceptualizations of the self from the Schultz. (2013). “Carl Roger’s
Week 3 Real and Ideal perspective of psychology. Self Actualization Theory” in
Selves 2. Examine the different influences, factors, and Theories of Personality, 10th ed.
forces that shape the self. Belmont, Wadsworth. 265-283.
3. Sociology 1. Discuss the different representations and Baldwin, John D. (1986). “The
conceptualizations of the self from the Self and Society” in George
 The self as a
Week 4 perspective of sociology. Herbert Mead: A Unifying
product of modern
society among other 2. Examine the different influences, factors and Theory for Sociology. London,
constructions forces that shape the self in sociology. Sage Publications. 106-122.
Quappe, Stephanie and Cantatore,
4. Anthropology 1. Discuss the different representations and Giovanna. (2005). “What is cultural
conceptualizations of the self from the awareness anyway? How do I
 The self as build it?”. Accessed on May 2,
Week 5 perspective of anthropology. 2017 from
embedded in 2. Examine the different influences, factors http://www.culturosity.com/pdfs/
culture and forces that shape the self What%20is%20Cultural%20
Awareness.pdf
5. The Self in Western and Nisbett, Richard E. 2003. “Living
1. Discuss the different representations and
Oriental / Eastern Thought Together vs. Going it Alone” in The
conceptualizations of the self.
Week 6 Geography of Thought: How Asians
 Individualistic 2. Examine the different influences, factors, and and Westerners Think Differently and
vs. Collective Self forces that shape the self. Why. New York, The Free Press. 47-77.
1. Compare and contrast how the self has been
represented across the different disciplines and
Synthesis of the
Weeks perspectives.
Different See references above.
7-8 2. Demonstrate critical and reflective thought in
Perspectives analyzing the development of one's self and
identity by developing a theory of the self.
Week 9 MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS
Greenberg, Jerrold, et. al. 2014.
1. Explore the different aspects of self and “Introducing the Dimensions of
Unpacking the Self
identity. Human Sexuality” in Exploring
2. Demonstrate critical, reflective thought in the Dimensions of Human
1. Sexual Self Sexuality, 5th ed. Burlington,
integrating the various aspects of self and
Week  Dimensions identity. Jones and Bartlett Learning. 1-
10 of Human 3. Identify the different forces and 36.
Sexuality institutions that impact the development Department of Health. 2014.
 Family of various aspects of self and identity. The Philippine Clinical
Planning 4. Examine one's self against the different Standards Manual on Family
aspects of self discussed in class. Planning.

1. Explore the different aspects of self and


identity.
2. Physical 2. Demonstrate critical, reflective thought in Richardson, Niall and Adam
Self integrating the various aspects of self and Locks. 2014. “Body Image:
Week identity. Beauty and Age(ing)” in
 The Self as
11 3. Identify the different forces and institutions Body Studies: The Basics.
Impacted by that impact the development of various
the Body aspects of self and identity. New York, Routledge. 30-48.
4. Examine one's self against the different
aspects of self discussed in class.

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Belk, Russell. 1988.
“Possessions and the Extended
1. Explore the different aspects of self and
Self” in The Journal of
Week 3. The Material/ identity
Consumer Research, Vol. 15,
12 Economic Self 2. Demonstrate critical, reflective thought in
integrating the various aspects of self and No. 2. The University of
identity Chicago Press. 139-168.
3. Identify the different forces and
Belk, Russell. 2013. “Extended
institutions that impact the development
Self in the Digital World” in
of various aspects of self and identity
Week Journal of Consumer Research,
4. The Digital Self 4. Examine one's self against the different
13 Vol. 40, No. 3. The University of
aspects of self discussed in class
Chicago Press. 477-500

White, Richard. 2013.


1. Explore the different aspects of self and “Introduction” in The Heart of
Week identity Wisdom: A Philosophy of
5. The Spiritual Self
14 Spiritual Life. Plymouth,
2. Demonstrate critical, reflective thought in
Rowman and Littlefield
integrating the various aspects of self and
Publishers, Inc. 1-14
identity
6. The Political Self
3. Identify the different forces and
 Developing a
institutions that impact the development Romulo, Carlos P. “I am a
Week Filipino Identity:
Values, Traits, of various aspects of self and identity Filipino” in The Philippine
15 4. Examine one's self against the different Herald (August 16, 1941).
Community and
Institutional aspects of self discussed in class
factors
Santrock, John W. and Jane S.
Halonen. 2010. “Commit to
College Success” in Your Guide
to College Success: Strategies
Managing and Caring for Achieving Goals. Boston,
for the Self (topics Wadsworth. xvii-xxxv.
may be modified
depending on class Santrock, John W. and Jane S.
1. Understand theoretical underpinnings for
profile and needs) Halonen. 2010. “Diversify your
how to manage and care for different aspects
of the self Learning Style” and “Enhance
Weeks a. Setting goals 2. Acquire and hone new skills and learnings for Your Study Skills and Memory”
for Success better managing of one's self and behaviors in Your Guide to College
16-17
3. Apply these new skills to one's self and Success: Strategies for
b. Learning to functioning for a better quality of life Achieving Goals. Boston,
be a better
student Wadsworth. 89-118;191-200.

McNamara, Sara. 2001.


c. Managing “Getting Your Head Around
Stress Stress: Mental Ways of Coping
with Stress” in Stress
Management Program for
Secondary Schools. London,
Routledge, Falmer. 15-29.

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All materials can be downloaded from: https://bit.ly/2ZnBziY

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Course Requirements
1. Reflection Papers/Individual Work, Group Presentations, Film/Paper Analysis
 Equivalent to 20-point quiz unless otherwise specified
 Will be graded based on the following criteria:
 Content (Correctness of the explanation of the point/concept, evidence of deep
critical reflection on experience) – 15 points
 Organization and Coherence – 3 points
 Mechanics (Grammar, punctuations, capitalization, etc.) – 2 points

2. Pre-lectio quizzes and written examinations


 Pre-lectio quizzes before the start of the day’s discussion
 Announced long quizzes
 Midterm and final exams* as scheduled

Attendance
1. Students will be marked LATE after the prayer, and ABSENT 15 minutes after the bell.
2. Students are allowed to incur 5 absences ONLY. More than the allowed absences, they will be
officially dropped from the class with or without notice.
Course Requirements
1. Any plagiarized output will automatically receive a failing mark on the first instance.
2. No special quiz or assignment will be given for those who will miss it, except for long quizzes and
major exams.*
3. Late submissions of requirements are allowed (within 3 days after due date), but with a 15-point
deduction from the grade.
4. Instructions for ALL submissions should be strictly followed, otherwise, the papers will NOT be
accepted.
If typed, the following format should be used:
Calibri 12, 1” margin TBLR, double spaced, justified, short bond paper
ID number, class and section, and date of submission should be placed on the upper right-hand
corner of the paper.
Additional Reminders
 No cellular phones and electronic devices allowed unless explicitly stated.
 Students who are/will be absent are responsible for assignments given in class.
 Students who are not enrolled in this course are prohibited to attend the class.
*Provided that students have a valid excuse as stipulated in the College Handbook

Grading System
Midterm Grade
 2/3 Class Standing
 Reflection Paper, Individual Work, Group Presentations, Film/Paper Analysis
 Pre-lectio Quizzes
 Long Quizzes
 1/3 Midterm Exam
Final Grade
 1/3 Midterm Grade
 1/3 Second Quarter Class Standing
 1/3 Final Exam

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