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Republic of the Philippines BOHOL ISLAND STATE UNIVERSITY Main Campus CPG North Avenue, Tagbilaran City

Vision: A premier S&T university for the formation of a world class and virtuous human resource for sustainable development in Bohol and the country. Mission: Committed to provide quality and innovative education in strategic sectors for the development of Bohol and the world.


Second Semester- AY 2010-2011

Subject Code Nomenclature Units Credit Prerequisite Subject

: Soc Sci 4 : Politics, Governance, and the Philippine Constitution :3 : Soc Sci 1

I. Course Description This is an introductory in Social Science with emphasis on: a) governments and governance; b) constitutionalism; c) selected ideologies and philosophical concepts that shaped various forms and nature of government. Where applicable, the Philippine political and governmental system and the 1987 Philippine Constitution will be the primary focus and locus of topics and subject matters. Politics and Governance is a three-unit course in College in the Philippine education system. An introductory study of Social Science and the 1987 Constitution is mandated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for the tertiary level. II. Course Objectives: At the end of the course, the student should be able to: Cognitive: 1. To instill in the students human values and cultural refinement through the humanities and social sciences. 2. To understand concepts on Philippine politics, government, and the Constitution and analyze how these concepts and institutions affect their lives; 2) To understand other political and governmental systems, their ideological basis and compare these with the Philippine system; 3) To understand the basis of Constitutions in a universal perspective and evaluate the significance of constitutionalism to democracies and governments; Psychomotor: 1. To have critical studies and discussions why a study of the Constitution is mandated in the tertiary curriculum. 2. To describe and evaluate selected foreign policies and issues in international relations and how these affect the Philippines. Affective: 1. To inculcate high ethical standards in the students through its integration in the learning activities. 2. To identify and internalize citizen's political rights and responsibilities to develop their sense of nationalism and love of country. III. Methodologies/Strategies/Techniques Lecture Brainstorming Inductive Method Group Activity Class Reporting Research Paper Deductive Method Demonstration Group Discussion Interactive Discussion Exercises Method Critical Reading

IV. Course Content CONTENT/TOPICS A. Concepts of State, Politics, Governance and Administration. 1) Concept of Good Governance Government, 3 TIMEFRAME (hrs) Remarks

B. Overview on Forms and Structures of Government 1) Principles of Check and Balance 2) Separation of Powers C. Models and Characteristics of Various Forms of Government 1) Monarchy 2) Aristocracy 3) Political Regimes 4) Democracy vs. Authoritarianism D. The Legislative Branch 1) Bicameralism/ Unicameralism 2) The Making of a Law 3) Philippine Legislature 3.1) Structure 3.2) Functions 3.3) Membership E. The Executive Branch 1) Meaning of Executive Succession 2) The Bureaucracy Power 3) Scope of Executive/ Presidential Powers F. The Judiciary Branch 1) Functions and powers 2) Organization of Philippine courts 3) The Supreme Court G. Decentralization and Local Governments/ Other Institutions of Government 1) Role and structure of local governments 2) Decentralization/ deconcentration 3) Role of Constitutional Commissions H. Constitutionalism 1) Origins 2) Classifications 3) Characteristics 4) Parts 5) Process of amendments I. Socio, Economic and Political Ideologies and Concepts: The "Isms" (Realism, Idealism, Rationalism, etc.) 1) Origins 2) Evolution 3) NOtable personalities/ philosophers 3.1) Relevance to the present situation J. Citizenship and Suffrage 1) Civil Society 2) Citizen's participation in politics and governance 3) Propaganda and Public Opinion 4) The role of media in shaping public opinion

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V. Course Requirements A. Regular Attendance 1) All students are required to regularly and promptly attend all class sessions. 2) Midterm: Written Report, Research Paper, 3) Final term: Portfolio

VI. Grading System Class participation, quizzes, activities, recitation, attendance 33.33% Major Exams 33.33% Projects 33.33% VII. Integration A. Suggested Topics 1. The Labor Code of the Philippines 2. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights B. Suggested Activities 1. Class Debate VII. References Abueva, et al. (1998). The Philippines into the 20th Century. Manila: Malaya Foundation Incorporated. Cruz, Isagani (1998). Constitutional Law/ Political Law, Central Publishing Co. Guillermo, Ramon and Sofia Almirante (1999). Philippine History and Government. Manila: Ibon Foundation Incorporated. Heywood, A. (1998). Political Ideologies: An Introduction. London: McMillan. Nolledo, Jose (2008). The Revised Administrative Code of 1987 with Related Laws and Issuances, Central Publishing Co. Ranney, Austin (1999). Governing: An Introduction to Political Science. Prentice Hall, 1999. Internet Sources Philippine Government Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Article online. <> 13 November 2011. Philippine Laws IBON Foundation Network. Article online. <> 11 December 2011. 1987 Philippine Constitution The LawPhil Project. Article Online. <> 25 November 2011.

Designed by: MENELITO P. MANSUETO, M.A. Instructor

Checked by: ZINA D. SAYSON, Ph.D. Dean, CEA