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Republic of the Philippines

SOUTHERN LEYTE STATE UNIVERSITY TOMAS OPPUS


San Isidro, Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte
Syllabus in Geography and Natural Resources of the Philippines
1st Semester (SY 2011 2012)
Vision

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Recognized academic leader, advancing quality programs
in the areas of Education, Science and Technology, Agriculture,
Fishery and related courses.

Mission

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Dedicated to develop productive professionals and
entrepreneurs instilled with moral values for sustainable socio
economic growth of the nation.

I. Course Code
II. Course Number
III. Course Title
IV. Course Credit
V. Prerequisite

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None

0386
SS 305-4
Geography and Natural Resources of the
Philippines
3 Units

VI. Course Description


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This course deals about the geography of the
Philippines, which includes the discussion of the topography of the
different regions of the country and the available natural
resources. Moreover, highlights of the cultural practices of the
people living in the place will also be explored, and how they
make use of these resources in their day to day living.
VII. General Objectives

The main purpose of this course is for the students


to gain an in-depth knowledge about Philippine Geography and its
natural resources and how they affect human life. Specifically, at
the end of the semester, the students are expected to:
a. Identify the natural resources available in each region and
explain its importance in the development of the region;
b. Make a critical analysis on the impact of these resources on
the lives of the people;
c. Formulate concrete strategies for an efficient and sustainable
utilization of these resources;
d. Illustrate in any mode appreciation and valuation of these
resources available in the country.
VIII. Grading System :
Attendance
Oral Participation
Quiz
Reflection Paper/Activity Paper
Oral Report
Term Exams
Total
IX. References

05%
05%
20%
20%
10%
40%
100%

Geography and Development: A World Regional Approach. (1995). Ed. James S. Fisher.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Luna, Telesoforo W., Renato L. Cerdena, Darlene J. Occena. Geography of Asia.
Quezon City: JMC Press, Inc.

Salita, Domingo C. (1997). Geography and Natural Resources of the Philippines. Makati:
GoodWill Bookstore.
X. Course Content

Part I Course Introduction


a. Guidelines as regards:
a.1 attendance
a.2 quizzes
a.3submission of projects and
reflection papers
b. Field Trips and Narrative Report
c. Other activities
Part II.
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b.
c.

Philippine Geography
Location
Land Area
Land Formation

Part III. Climate


a. Weather and Climatic Elements
b. Temperature
c. Humidity
d. Rainfall
e. Pressure and Winds
f. Typhoons
g. Climate and Economic Development
Part IV. Landforms and Region
a. Origin of Philippine Landforms
b. Salient Physiographic Features
c. Landforms and Economic Development
d. Geographic Regions
e. Significance of Geographic Regions
Part V. Northern Luzon and Central Luzon
a. Ilocos Region
b. Cordillera Administrative Region
c. Cagayan Valley
d. Central Luzon
Part VI. National Capital Region and Southern Luzon
a. National Capital Region
b. Southern Tagalog
c. Bicol Region
Part VII. The Visayan Islands
a. Western Visayas
b. Central Visayas
c. Eastern Visayas
Part VIII. Mindanao and Sulu
a. Western Mindanao
b. Northern Mindanao
c. Southern Mindanao
d. Central Mindanao
Part IX. Basic Law on Natural Resources
a. Land Utilization
b. Fundamental Law on Natural Resources
c. The Public Domain
d. Classification of Natural Resources

Part X.
a.
b.
c.
d.
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f.

Resources of the Philippines


Water Resources
Soil Resources
Forest Resources
Fishery Resources
Mineral Resources
Agricultural Resources

Part X. Industrial Development


a. Basic Requirements of Manufacturing
b. Early Philippine Manufacturing
c. Contemporary Philippine Manufacturing
d. Physical Set-up of Industries
e. Industrialization and Economic Development
Population
a. Growth of Philippine Population
b. Population Density
c. Population Distribution
d. Population Movement
e. Population and Cultural Pattern
f. Population and Economic Development

Prepared by:
FREDERICK C. ANIGA, Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. II