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PLM syllabus of political science

for my political science class, the assignment is the entire part I for next meeting

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila) Intramuros, Manila College of Liberal Arts Politics and Governance with Philippine Constitution Christian E. Rivero Second Semester, SY 2009-2010 Department of Humanities Course Description The course is an introduction to the concepts, theories and principles of political science, types of political systems, development of political institutions and the processes involved in a larger international world system. The course specifically provides an understanding on Philippine government and politics as it gives highlights on studying and examining the development, organization and operation of the Philippine political system with special emphasis on the Philippine Constitution. Likewise, the course will also deal with the current issues confronting the students taking the course. Course Objectives 1. Provide the students with the theories and principles in the course of political science; 2. Provide the students with the knowledge on the development, organization and operation of the Philippine government; 3. Strengthen the students' awareness on the formal structure for political participation and their role as citizens of the country; 4. Provides the students with the understanding on the importance of public opinion and the emergence of the civil society; 5. Reinforce the students' understanding on the constitution as the basis of all political institutions and processes. Course Content I. Nature of Politics and Governance Nature of Politics and Governance Definition of Political Science Scope of Political Science Political Science and Its Related Fields II. State and Its Elements Meaning of the State Theories on the Origin of the State Elements of the State State Distinguished from Nation Inherent Powers of the State Rights and Obligations of the State

III. Government and Political Ideology Definition of Government Forms of Government Best Form of Government Concept and Definition of Ideology Popular Kinds of Ideologies IV. Constitution Nature and Concepts of the Constitution Meaning of the Constitution Purposes and Functions of the Constitution Classification of the Constitution Requisites of a Good Written Constitution History of the Philippine Constitution V. Bill of Rights Political Rights Civil Rights Social and Economic Rights Rights of the Accused VI. Citizenship Concepts of Citizenship Kinds of Citizens Citizens and Aliens Distinguished Modes of Acquiring Citizenship Loss of Citizenship Duties and Responsibilities of Citizens VII. Suffrage and Election Nature of Suffrage Right of Suffrage in the Philippines Kinds of Election in the Philippines Qualification of Voters Disqualification of Voters Absentee Voting VIII. Political Parties and Interest Groups Definition of Political Party Functions of Political Parties Definition of Interest Group Interest Groups in the Philippines IX The Philippine Government Principle of Separation of Powers Principle of Checks and Balance Legislative Branch of the Government Executive Branch of the Government Judicial Branch of the Government Local Government in the Philippines X. International Relations Definition of Foreign Policy Requirements of a Foreign Policy International Relations Definitions of International Law Importance of International Law United Nations Organizations

Reference Any Book on the Constitution of the Philippines