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BachelorofArtsMajorinHumanities

TRACK DESIGN
Humanities majors are required to choose two tracks (the two fields of study or
disciplines on which you will focus) and to take three courses in each track.
Below are the possible fields of study or disciplines, as well as the track design
for some fields of study or disciplines that shows the required courses and which
semester they are offered:

Arts Management
Creative Writing
Foreign Language*
History*
Information Design
Music Literature
Philosophy**
Theater Arts

*There is no definite track design. Track electives are chosen in consultation with
the IS Academic Adviser. **Students must talk to the Philosophy Department
coordinator regarding the track design.

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ART MANAGEMENT
First semester
FA-AM 101.1 INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL ARTS
This is a basic course designed to develop an
appreciation of the visual arts by understanding
the elements of pictorial design and the principles
of visual composition. An interdisciplinary
approach is used to establish correspondence
among the visual arts, music and literature.
FA 166.3 ART THEORY: GENRES OF WRITING
ON ART
Pre-requisite: FA-AM 101.1

This course is a more focused study of the


methods of art writing for different cultures and
audiences. Students are expected to acquire the
ability to write extended captions, educational and
press kits, scholarly catalogue entries, and critical
art reviews.

4th Art Management elective


(Can be any, depending on the availability of the
subjects.)
FA 168.3 THE CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF
ART
Pre-requisite: FA-AM 101.1

This is a course on basic principles of curatorship


and connoisseurship. Observation, analysis, and
critique of existing practices mark the main
contours of the course, supplemented by visits to
selected galleries, museums, and other art
houses.
FA 168.5 ART MANAGEMENT: EXHIBITION
DESIGN AND INSTALLATION
Pre-requisite: FA-AM 101.1

This is a course on the principles and trends in the


exhibition and installation of art. Visits to ongoing
exhibits form the database on which to observe
and to document present-day practices, as well as
to recommend solutions to various exhibition and
installation problems.

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Second semester
FA 168.4 ART MANAGEMENT: ART
DOCUMENTATION
Pre-requisite: FA-AM 101.1

This is a course on the basics of art


documentation, including authentication,
appraisal, inventory, captioning, bibliography, and
other topics. Activities include a review of existing
practices, a preview of future practices in art
documentation, and actual work performed in
selected galleries, museums, and art houses.

CREATIVE WRITING
A student chooses two writing genres and takes a seminar and a workshop in each genre. If
possible, the seminar in a genre should be taken before the workshop in it.
Fiction
FA-CW 101.1 FICTION WRITING: INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING
FA-CW 101.2 FICTION WRITING: FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP I
Nonfiction
FA-CW 102.1 NONFICTION WRITING: INTRODUCTION TO NONFICTION WRITING
FA-CW 102.2 NONFICTION WRITING: NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP I
Poetry
FA-CW 103.1 POETRY WRITING: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WRITING
FA-CW 103.2 POETRY WRITING: POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP I
Drama
FA-CW 104.1 DRAMA WRITING: INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA WRITING
FA-CW 104.2 DRAMA WRITING: DRAMA WRITING WORKSHOP I

First semester

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Second semester

FA-CW 101.1 FICTION WRITING: INTRODUCTION TO


FICTION WRITING

FA-CW 103.1 POETRY WRITING: INTRODUCTION


TO POETRY WRITING

This course is an analytical study and appreciation of fiction


with emphasis on the fictionists craft. It attempts to survey the
genre 2014 Undergraduate Bulletin of Information 143 through
the various strains by which it has and can be classified, and
more importantly how fictionists create and shape their work.

This is an analytical study and appreciation of poetry with


emphasis on the poets craft. It attempts to survey the genre
through the various strains by which it has and can be
classified, and more importantly how authors create and shape
their work.

FA-CW 101.2 FICTION WRITING: FICTION WRITING


WORKSHOP I

FA-CW 104.1 DRAMA WRITING: INTRODUCTION TO


DRAMA WRITING

This is a workshop course where original works of students are


critically discussed in small and large groups under the
guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished fictionist.
Topics pertinent to the students development as writers will be
discussed, specifically why and how they use their chosen form.

This is an analytical study and appreciation of drama with


emphasis on the playwrights craft. It attempts to survey the
genre through the various strains by which it has and can be
classified, and more importantly how authors create and shape
their work.

FA-CW 102.1 NONFICTION WRITING:


INTRODUCTION TO NONFICTION WRITING
This course is an analytical study and appreciation of creative
nonfiction with emphasis on the essayists craft. It attempts to
survey the genre through the various strains by which it has
and can be classified, and more importantly how essayists
create and shape their work.

FA-CW 102.2 NONFICTION WRITING: NONFICTION


WRITING WORKSHOP I
This is a workshop course where original works of students are
critically discussed in small and large groups under the
guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished essayist.
Topics pertinent to the students development as writers will be
discussed, specifically why and how they use their chosen form.

FA-CW 103.2 POETRY WRITING: POETRY WRITING


WORKSHOP I
This is a workshop course where original works of students are
critically discussed in small and large groups under the
guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished poet. Topics
pertinent to the students development as writers will be
discussed, specifically why and how they use their chosen form

FA-CW 104.2 DRAMA WRITING: DRAMA WRITING


WORKSHOP I
This is a workshop course where original works of students are
critically discussed in small and large groups under the
guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished playwright.
Topics pertinent to the students development as writers will be
discussed, specifically why and how they use their chosen form.

INFORMATION DESIGN
First semester

Second semester

FA-ID 101.2 ELEMENTS OF VISUAL


COMMUNICATION
This course explores the creative process of making
images that can move ideas and information to the
minds of others. Topics include the general principles
that are the foundation of creative thinking and
successful solutions for graphic design, illustration, and
advertising art direction communication problems.

FA-ID 103.2 ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN


Pre-requisites: FA-ID 103.1

FA-ID 103.1 BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN


This course studies the design process and its
conversion into graphic communicative forms. Topics
include an introduction to the principles, sequencing,
structure, typography, symbol design, and color;
exploration of the creative display, organization and
communication of ideas; and information through word
and image.

This course studies design in communication, combining


theoretical studies with applied problems in graphic
design. These term-long projects deal with specific
issues such as design history, information graphics,
environmental design, letterform construction,
electronic imaging, conceptual bookmaking, video/film
graphics, interactive media, community action, and
narrative structures

4TH ID elective (any of the following courses below)


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4TH ID elective (any of the following courses below)


FA 101 INTRODUCTION TO ART AND AESTHETICS
This survey course provides foundational and
interdisciplinary background in the history, theory and
function of art in its various forms. Through a reading of
both seminal and contemporary critical texts, and
through critically framed interaction with various works,
students gain an understanding of the shifting elements
and principles of the aesthetic experience.
FA-ID 101.1 INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
This course is an exploration of how designers present
complex information so it is understandable and usable.
The course delves into theories of information design
and analyzes many practical examples. Students read
and discuss the ideas of leading designers and thinkers,
and draw insights from psychology, anthropology, and
linguistics.
FA-ID 10.2 FOUNDATION STUDIO: DRAWING
This course is a study of the principles and practice of
drawing still life and figurative forms. When drawing
naturally, the course follows the revolutionary 2014
Undergraduate Bulletin of Information 145 but
controversial exercises and course on drawing
developed by Nicolades and elaborated by Betty
Edwards.
FA-ID 102.1 DIGITAL DESIGN PROCEDURES
This course offers basic instruction in complex computer
pre-press and hand presentation skills. These are taught
in the context of simulated professional job processes.
Focus is on the development of basic skills to technically
produce publications in the graphic design and
advertising professions.
FA-ID 102.2 BASIC TYPOGRAPHY
This course discusses the use of type as a basic element
of graphic communication, including principles which
determine typeface selection (to visually communicate
the desired effect) and the appreciation of letter forms.
Typesetting and typographic layout on computer are
stressed and practiced in the classroom.

FA-ID 101.5 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN


The course introduces fact-based discussions on graphic
designed objects in their historical context, establishing
a clear perspective of where the field has grown, from
its roots in the visual arts to the many different
branches it has now. The course introduces excellent
case studies and analyses of brilliant design solutions.

FA-ID 10.3 FOUNDATION STUDIO: PAINTING


This course is a study of basic painting methods and
techniques as applied to both representational and
abstract movies. Acrylic and/or oil paints are utilized.
Discussion and critique of students works foster
interactive learning among students.

FA-ID 101.6 PHILIPPINE DESIGN


The course focuses on exploring the rich and varied field
of Philippine art and culture for integration in
information design in the hope of enriching Philippine
design. It examines different genres, themes and media,
building the identity of a Filipino designer that is familiar
with our rich history of the visual arts.
FA-ID 102.4 BASIC WEB DESIGN
The course facilitates the creative use of the internet as
a medium for new artistic, journalistic, personal, and
commercial projects. Students are expected to design
and implement one or more web sites of their own and
to demo their works-in-progress frequently.

FA-ID 103.3 BRANDING


The course introduces students to brand concepts and
how the branding process takes place. It solidifies the
students grasp of design-related work in the field of
corporate design, creating strategies that build brand
awareness and loyalty based on customers experience
of a specific object or idea.

MUSIC LITERATURE
First semester

Second semester

IS 121.3 MUSIC: THE DEVELOPMENT OF


MUSIC IN WESTERN SOCIETY
This course is a survey of music in Western
history, from ancient classical cultures to the early
modern period. Focus is on developments within a
historical context, taking into account the multiple
influences of social, cultural, political, and other
relevant forces.

IS 161.6 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHILIPPINE


STUDIES: PHILIPPINE MUSIC AND CULTURE
The course is a general survey of Philippine music
from the indigenous tribes to the Western
influenced lowland Christian communities. It also
explores the Philippine Music Culture of the 21st
century through the OPM.

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IS 121.7 MUSIC: RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC


This is a course that orients the music literature
track/minor on the written language of music:
Notation, Scales, Intervals, Transposition, Chords,
Cadences, Non-harmonic Tones, Melodic
Organization, Basic Tonal Harmony in Four Voices,
and Aural Skills: Rhythmic, Melodic and Functional
Dictation, Interval Identification and Sight Singing.

IS 121.8 MUSIC: BASIC MUSIC RESEARCH


AND CRITICISM
Pre-requisite: IS 121.3

This is a course in musicology that introduces


reliable and recently revised sources of music
research for writing program notes. It aims to
develop good taste in listening to live and
recorded music, an essential ingredient to music
criticism.

THEATER ARTS
Intersession
(optional, as per advised of the Academic Adviser)
FA 136.1 THEATER HISTORY AND DRAMATIC LITERATURE: SURVEY OF THEATER HISTORY
AND DRAMATIC LITERATURE
This course is a survey of the major events, problems, and concepts of theater history and theory, and
of major movements, playwrights, and works at historical junctures.

First semester
FA 136.1 THEATER HISTORY AND DRAMATIC
LITERATURE: SURVEY OF THEATER HISTORY
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Second semester

AND DRAMATIC LITERATURE


This course is a survey of the major events,
problems, and concepts of theater history and
theory, and of major movements, playwrights, and
works at historical junctures.

2nd, 3rd and 4th Theater Arts elective


(Can be any, depending on the availability of the
subjects.)
FA 137.1 THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE:
ACTING I
This course is a study of the fundamentals of
acting, including movement, vocal production, and
the interrelationships between them. Exercises
include improvisation, sound and movement
exercises, voice and speech training, tension
release, exploration of stage space, and text work.
FA 139.1 THEATER DESIGN: PRODUCTION
DESIGN
This course is an introduction to the elements of
stage design: set, costumes, lights, as well as their
execution in the context of a particular production
or dramatic text.

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2nd, 3rd and 4th Theater Arts elective


(Can be any, depending on the availability of the
subjects.)
FA 137.3 THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE: VOICE,
MOVEMENT AND MIME
This is an integrated course in voice and stage
movement with an introduction to mime. Exercises
in the expressive use of the body and of stage
space are combined with exercises to develop
vocal quality, clarity, and projection.
FA 138.1 DIRECTING: DIRECTING I
This course is a study of the theories and
principles of directing, starting with the director's
approach to text, interpretation, and visualization.
Student directors learn to analyze plays, mount
scenes, apply the principles of blocking, and plan a
production.
FA 140.1 THEATER TECHNOLOGY: TECHNICAL
THEATER
This course is an introduction to theater crafts and
other technical aspects of theater work: lights,
sound, set and costume work, props and masks,
make-up, and others.