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Bachelor of Secondary Education

Second Semester, School Year: 2019-2020

I. Course Code : FSSE 103

II. Course Title : Trends and Issues in Social Studies
III. Credit Units : 3 units
IV. Course Description:
This is a 3-unit major course required for all students enrolled in
secondary education major in Social Studies.
This course explores the trends and issues in social studies within the
context of a rapidly changing world and will employ multidisciplinary and
interdisciplinary approaches in discussing and exploring the various trends
and issues in Social Studies/Science.
It covers the various challenges (e.g. geographical, political, economic,
cultural, social and technological landscapes) affecting the social science

V. Course Outcomes:

1. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding in exploring

and discussing the various trends and issues in Social Studies/Science
like: geographical, political, economic, cultural, social and technological
2. demonstrate competence in applying the multidisciplinary and
interdisciplinary approaches in exploring the various trends and issues in
Social Studies/Sciences;
3. Appraise some of the issues and challenges in Social Studies/Science and
recommend/propose effective and sustainable solutions;
4. Manifest in-depth appreciation and support to the government on
sustaining its various programs and projects that improve the life of the
5. Apply the knowledge gained to real life situations and practice rationality
and analytic skills in decision making;
6. Present a study on some of the issues, trends and challenges in Social

VI. Grading System

2 1
Midterm Grade = x Class Standing + X Midterm Exam
3 3
2 1
Tentative FG = x Class Standing + X Final Exam
3 3
2 1
Final Grade = x TFG + x MG
3 3
VII. Course Content
Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives of the University and the College
Course Outline
Course Expectations and Requirements

I. The Teaching and Learning of Social Studies/AP

- Goals and Scope
- Content of K to 12 Curriculum of SS/AP as a course subject
- Guiding Principles

II. Geographical Issues

a. Nature and scope of ecology
i. Meaning of ecology
ii. Components of ecosystem
iii. Interaction of species in the ecosystem
iv. The Philippine Ecosystem
v. The Urban ecosystem
vi. Philippine Environmental Management and Legal Bases
b. Environmental Issues
i. Global concerns over the environment
ii. Price of prosperity
iii. Greenhouse Gases
iv. Effects of greenhouse warming
v. El Nino and La Nina Phenomena
c. The Philippine Health Problems
i. Indicators of health
ii. The problem and causes of poor health condition
iii. The effects of health condition
iv. Health expenditures, facilities and manpower
v. Health delivery system
d. Malnutrition Afflicting Filipinos
i. Nature of malnutrition
ii. Common forms of malnutrition
iii. Causes and effects of malnutrition
iv. Government nutritional programs and policies

III. Universal Challenges

a. Peace and Global Issues
i. Peace from personal to global
ii. Positive and negative aspects of peace
iii. Types of conflict
iv. Basic issues affecting peace
v. Socio-cultural issues on globalization
b. Terrorism
i. Meaning of terrorism
ii. Radicalization of Islam in the Philippines
iii. The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro
Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
iv. The Tripoli Agreement
v. Bangsamoro Liberation Organization
vi. The emergence of Abu Sayyaf
vii. Chronology of Abu Sayyaf Group Terrorism Activities
viii. Government Programs on Terrorism

IV. Political
a. Graft and Corruption
i. Nature of bureaucracy
ii. Graft and Corruption in the Philippines: Then & Now
iii. Effects of graft and corruption
iv. Preventive Measures
v. Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards
vi. Prohibited Acts and Transactions
b. Drugs
i. General orientation on Drugs
ii. Nature of dependence
iii. Dangerous drugs
iv. Philippine drug scene
v. Causes of drug abuse and dependency
vi. Alternatives for drug use or abuse
vii. Government Programs on drug abuse (Present0

V. Economic
a. Poverty in the Philippines
i. Solutions, programs and projects aimed to minimize poverty
ii. Government programs to Alleviate Poverty

b. Population and Related Issues

i. Determinants of demographic trends
ii. Components of population change
iii. Population structure
iv. Population distribution of the Philippines
v. Implications of rapid population growth
c. Cooperative on National Development
i. The concept of Cooperative
ii. How does cooperative work
d. Agrarian Reform on National Development
i. The Agrarian Reform Program
ii. Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law
iii. Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program and other related
VI. Cultural Challenges
a. Multiculturalism
i. Concepts and theories of Multiculturalism
ii. Different Approaches in Multiculturalism
iii. Cross-cultural, inter-social and multi-cultural
iv. Similarities and difference in multi-culturalism
b. Human sexuality
i. Sociological perspective
ii. Sexual revolution
iii. Heterosexuality
iv. Homosexuality
v. Causes of homosexuality
vi. Celibacy
vii. Prostitution
viii. AIDS

VII. Social
a. Marriage and the Family
i. Nature of Marriage
ii. Nature of family
iii. Basic functions of the family
iv. Changes in the family
v. Resulting changes in the family due to rapid changes in the new
b. Family Disorganization
i. Forms of family disorganization
ii. Marital conflict
iii. Family violence
iv. Alternate family forms
v. Child abuse
vi. Illegitimacy
vii. OFWs and their effects on the family
c. Social Values and social Conscience
i. Meaning of values
ii. Importance of the study of values
iii. Classification of values
iv. Identification of values operative in a society
v. Re-examining the Philippine Value System
d. Human Rights
i. History of Human Rights
ii. Human Rights and Rights of the Society
iii. Types and components of HR
iv. General Forms of HR Violations
v. Promotion and Practice of HR
vi. Legal and Peace documents

VIII. Technological and other related issues

VIII. References
IX. Course Requirement
1. Quizzes. All quizzes will be announced and unannounced. If a student is
absent, there is no make up for a missed quiz unless the absence is marked
EXCUSED in the admission slip.
2. Participation. Class meetings are highly interactive. Students are expected to
attend class having read the required materials and to interact intelligently and
meaningfully in class.
3. Group/Individual Reports. Each group will lead class discussions by reporting
on the required readings. The presentation of the group/individual will take 20
– 30 minutes. In making the presentation, please note that the
group/individual must:
a. identify and explain at least five to ten keywords or key terms that
capture the main points of the readings; and
b. reflect on issues raised by the readings, and contrast what they
have learned from the readings with whatever prior knowledge
they had. The group/individual is expected to be creative in making
the presentation
4. Research Study. Research output will be submitted and presented before the
final examination.

X. Course Policies
1. ATTENDANCE in class meetings is very important. Lateness by more than
15 minutes after the class has started, or leaving the class 30 minutes or
earlier before its official end, will be considered an absence. A student who
accumulated 5 absences during the course period will be referred to the
guidance office. NO ADMISSION SLIP, NO ENTRY will be strictly followed.
A student with an EXCUSED admission slip is given a special
quiz/class work and must be taken ONE WEEK after the student has resumed
attending class. If the student fails to take the special quiz within the
allowable period, he/she shall be given no score or a failing mark in the
missed quiz/class work.



3. Mobile phones and digital devices must be kept in silent mode; as a rule,
sending of sms or text messages is not allowed during class hours. Laptops,
iPads, and similar devices must be used only for class purposes.

Students found using these devices for purposes other than note taking
will be confiscated and will be returned only after the final examination.
4. Practice the CLAYGO Principle. Clean As You Go!

5. For other matters (disciplinary actions & complaints), we will refer to the
Student Services Operations Manual and the DSSD Office.

6. Academic dishonesty. Any form of cheating or plagiarism in this course will

result to ZERO on the exam, assignment or project/activities. Allowing others
to access to your work potentially involves you in cheating. Working with
others to produce very similar reports is plagiarism regardless of intent.

7. Problems encountered with the subject must be discussed to the faculty.

Such consultation may be made in person during designated time and
designated place.

Prepared by:


Faculty, FSSE 101