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H-101 Philippine History (3 units)

Victoria Narciso-Apuan Ph.D.

Course Description:
A study of the economic, social, political, and cultural development of the Philippines. Emphasizes the
relevant and recurring issues in Philippine history and studies the serious problems that confront the
country.
Pre-requisite subject/s: none
Objectives:
1. To provide a comprehensive review of the history of the Philippines from pre-history to 1898.
2. To provide a preliminary survey of issues in the 20th and 21st century.
3. To understand the importance of Philippine history in order to inculcate a sense of nationalism
among the students.
4. To appreciate the roles of the various social classes, the civil society and other important
participants in Philippine history.
5. To develop critical analysis in the study of Philippine history and its impact on the economic,
social, political and cultural development of the Philippines at present and amidst global
developments.
Methodology/Strategy:
The teaching methodology to be used is a combination of the usual classroom environment using multimedia aided lectures, film viewing and guided discursive discussions between the students; e-learning
environment with the use of digitized and electronic information available online and CDs in the
market; and experiential learning environment through methods like observing participation,
immersion and field trip.
Course Requirements:
Attendance
Active participation in discussions (10%)
Individual Projects (family history, profile of a leader, book review (15%)
Group Presentation on a particular era or issue (10%)
Field Trip/ Site Visit (15%)
Long quizzes (20%)
and Final Examinations(30%)
Course Content:
Week
2nd week of
June

Topic
Introductions
Introduction to the

Strategy/Methodolo
Skills
gy
Values
Multi-media aided
Listening,
lecture (i.e. Power
organizing own
point presentation and thoughts and

Student
Output
Discussion &
recitation

study of Philippine
History
- objectives of the
study of Philippine
history
- importance of
studying Philippine
history
2nd week of
June

Week
3rd week of
June

4th week of
June

film viewing) and


discussion

expressing ideas

map reading:
GoogleEarth and flat
map

- definition of
concepts (history,
historiography,
culture, nationalism,
etc)
- issues and
challenges in
Philippine history
- plotting the
Philippines in the
globe
- mapping the
archipelago
Topic

Map reading
report

Understanding the
importance of the
study of Philippine
history in order to
inculcate a sense of
nationalism and to
link its importance to
present times

Strategy/Methodolo
Skills
Student
gy
Values
Output
Understanding my Mini-research thru
Fact-finding,
Annotated
Family History
interviews with
recording data in an family tree /
- charting significant relatives,
interesting way
family history
highlights of 4
documentary research
generations of
Connecting Philippine
mothers/fathers
history with ones
side, and significant
personal herstory
socio-economic
events when they
lived
- significant events on
the day I was born
Pre-historic
Visit emuseum
Philippines
online:
- theories on racial www.ncca.gov.ph
origins
- re-examining the
Multi-media
migration theory
aided
- the setting
lecture (i.e. power
- the people and the point
early customs &
presentation and film
practices
viewing) and
- art forms
discussion

Listening, reading,
organizing own
thoughts, and
expressing ideas
Understanding the
rich culture & history
of the Philippines in
pre-historic times

Recitation &
group
presentation

1st week of
July

Peopling of the
Philippines
(i.e. upland and
lowland )

Lecture-discussion
Short local history
Book review

Listening, reading,
organizing own
thoughts, and
expressing ideas

Local history
of their
chosen place
Book review

Book review
Hispanization of the
Philippines, John
Leddy Phelan

2nd week of
July
2nd 3rd week Early Settlements
- Economic systems
of July
(i.e. barter trade)
- Political Structures
(barangay, Rajah,
Sultanate)
- special focus on the
babaylan
- possible LakbayAral experience
4th week of Philippine Colonial
Society (1521-1745)
July 1st
week of
August

Week
2nd 4th
week of

Recognize the role of


each kind of
settlement in the
coexistence of people
within the
archipelago.
First long quiz
Visit Emuseum
Listening, reading,
online:
organizing own
www.asp.upd.edu.ph thoughts, and
www.ncca.gov.ph
expressing ideas

Value the role of each


kind of settlement in
the coexistence of
people within the
archipelago.
Multi-media aided
Organizing own
lecture (i.e. power
thoughts, expressing
point presentation and ideas and critical
from barangay film viewing) and
analysis of assigned
to pueblo
discussion
topic
reducciones
book review
and remontados
Food trip
understanding Wear it!!
Understanding the
feudalism
colonial experience of
role of
the Philippines under
religion/ art forms
the Spaniards in the
special focus
perspective of the
on women during the
Filipinos
Spanish period

Recitation
Group
presentation

lecture-discussion
book review

Recitation
Group
presentation
Book review

For book review:


Contracting
Colonialism, Vicente
Rafael.
Topic
Strategy/Methodolo
Skills
Student
gy
Values
Output
Construction of the Multi-media aided
Organizing own
Group report
sense of Philippine lecture (i.e. power
thoughts, expressing & discussion

August

1st week of
September

Nation (1745-1898)
- Secularization
- Propaganda
- Reform
- Revolution
- Special focus on
women in the
Revolution

For book review:


Pasyon and
Revolution, Rafael
Ileto.
Participation in Alternative Classes Week activities

2nd week
of September
3rd week of
September

4th week of
September

point presentation and ideas and critical


film viewing) and
analysis of assigned Book review
discussion
topic
book review
Appreciation of our
past leaders pursuit
of reforms & the rise
of the nationalist
consciousness; the
value of our freedom
and independence; the
role of women in
Philippine history
Reflection
paper

Second long quiz


Assertion of
National Identity:
Neocolonialism to
Globalization
(1898-present)
For book review:
Imagined
Communities,
Benedict
Anderson
The US and
the Philippines,
Stephen
Shalom
Social
Engineering in the
Philippines,
Glenn May
Synthesis

Multi-media
aided
lecture (i.e. power
point
presentation and film
viewing) and
discussion
book review

Listening,
organizing own
thoughts and
expressing ideas

Multi-media
aided
lecture (i.e. power
point
presentation and film
viewing) and
discussion

Listening,
organizing own
thoughts and
expressing ideas

Recitation
Group
presentation
Book review

Recognizing the
worth of the efforts
and initiatives of the
different sectors of
the Phil. society
pursuing the goal to
forward and
sustain independence
and freedom for the
country.

Recognizing own
worth and role as a
citizen; recognizing
own contribution to
society; understandin
g Philippine history

Discussion &
recitation

and culture amidst


global developments
Final Exam/Presentation

1st week of
October
*The above schedule is subject to changes with respect to announced holidays and suspension of
classes. The schedule of the field trip will be announced as soon as the necessary arrangements have
been finalized.
Consultation Hours:
Tuesday-Friday
Email add:

Information

mornings
vapuan@mc.edu.ph

Social Sciences department. MMJ Rm 119.