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Course Outline

Introduction History
o Meaning
o Traditional Definitions
o Modern Definitions
o Uses and Importance
o Sources of History
o Problems and Difficulties in the Writing and Study of History
o Major Views or Philosophies in the Study of History
o Reasons for Interpreting Philippine History from a Nationalist Filipino
Point of view
o History as a tool in Understanding National Identity
o Perspectives in History
o Journal Articles Study of History / Historians Perspectives

Environment affects man and society
o Geographical Features
o Theories Regarding the Geological and Geographical Foundations of
o Important Geographic Features
o Influences or effects of Geography on History and Culture of Filipinos

The Effects of Migration in the Formation of Philippine Society

o Theories Concerning the Peopling of the Philippines
o Early Trade Contacts
o Significance of the introduction of Islam
o Pre-Spanish Philippine Culture
The Coming of Spain and the Christianization of the Philippines
o Factors that Led to Spanish Colonization of the Philippines
o The Coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines
The introduction and establishment of economic, political and
religious institutions
o The Pacification and Exploitation of the Filipinos by the Spaniards
o The Filipino Responses to the Spanish Rule
o Effects of the Spanish Colonization of the Philippines
o British Occupation of Manila
The Early Dominicans in the Philippines: Salazar and Benavides, etc.
and their achievements
The Philippines as a Christian Beacon in East Asia Dominican Saints
and Martyrs
Dominican Contributors to Philippine Progress
Philippine Reaction to Spanish Domination: Revolts: Religious
Philippine Response to the Age of Enlightenment
o Contributory Factors in the Political, Economic and Intellectual
Awakening of the Filipinos
o Patterns of Philippine Economic Development
Changes in UST: End of the Limpieza de Sangre and birth of new
The call of Secularization and coming of challenges: Secularization
and Freemasonry
The Philippine Reform Movement, the Philippine Revolution, and the
Role of the University of Santo Tomas
Thomasian Heroes and eminent Personages during the Philippine
Reform Movement and the Philippine Revolution Selected Works:
Rizal, del Pilar, Jacinto, Mabini Works
o The Reform Movement
o The Preparation for the Revolutionary Struggle
o The Philippine Revolution

The coming of the Americans and the Filipino-American War

The Continuing Struggle for Freedom The American Period 1898-
o Malolos Republic
o Filipino-American Hostilities
o Significance of the Philippine Revolution
o Rationale of American Expansionism in the Philippines
o Opposition to American Expansionism
o Pacification Measures
o Relationship Between Filipino and American Leadership
o Filipino Resistance to American Colonial Rule
o Colonial Politics
o The Campaign for Independence
o The Commonwealth Period
o Results of the American Occupation
Life in the University under American Rule
Eminent Thomasians During American Rule
Japanese Occupation of the Philippine
o Causes of Japanese Expansionism
o The Liberation
Post-Independence Philippines to Martial Law: Neocolonialism and
o Postwar Economic Problems
o Collaboration Issue
o The Hukbalahap movement
o Neocolonial Relations from Roxas to Marcos
o The Economic Crises
o Policies and Programs: From Roxas to Marcos
o Martial Law
From EDSA to the Present:
o Factors and Developments Leading to the Bloodless Revolution
o Policies and Programs: Aquino, Ramos, Estrada and Arroyo
Contribution of UST to Contemporary Philippines
Filipinization and Globalization