ARELLANO UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
SYLLABUS

SUBJECT : PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT AND THE NEW CONSTITUTION

COURSE CODE : POL. SCI. 002

COURSE DESCRIPTION : This course provides students with a working knowledge of the structure, functions, and workings
of the government of the Philippines as embodied in the fundamental law of the land, the
constitution of the Republic of the Philippines incorporating a deeper understanding and
appreciation of the development of the constitution.

PRE – REQUISITE : NONE

COURSE CREDIT : 3 units

GENERAL OBJECTIVES : 1. Explain the structural ad functional organizations of the Philippine government under the new
constitution.
2. Discuss the basic principles underlying the constitution.
3. Understand the workings of government and how its people should help support it.
4. Ignite the sense of duty and commitment as citizens of the Republic

TEXTBOOK : De Leon, Hector. The New Constitution ©2002

REFERENCES : Muñoz, Mauro & Delilah. Philippine Governance and Constitution
Zulueta, Foundations and Dynamics of Political Science
Newspapers

B. D. Kinds of Constitution interpretation. 3rd . Constitutional Law 3rd week constitution and its C. Definitions Lecture Quizzes patriae to the responsibility of B.4th Appreciate the changes made A. political organizations. Become aware of the C. Rights and Obligations of the State 2nd week 4. Parens Patriae immunity from suit. Distinction of nation from state parents to their children. Discuss the meaning. Fundamental powers of the state 6. 2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS . C. Doctrine of state immunity powers of the state D. state. State and obligations of the state. Understand the rights and Chapter 2 . The Preamble. National Construction of meaning of the preamble Territory. politics. Basic Principles 8. Politics Discuss the basic concepts of and Political Organization politicial science.Concepts of constitution Group Discussion Paper 7. Principles and Policies personal 9. Meaning. Construction/Interpretation E. Art.Political science. Chapter 1 .COURSE CONTENT Period Strategies/ Specific Objectives Content/Outline Covered Activities Evaluation 1. government and constitution. 1 Mapping patrimony of the Filipinos. Understand the fundamental E. Government Class Discussion Paper 3. Explain the doctrine of the state D. Recognize the importance of A.Nation. Art. Concept Diagnosis Recitation 2. Understand the purpose and Chapter 4. nature & scope of the Constitution Chapter 3 . D. Nature & Scope Case Studies Recitation the construction of the B.5th week . Meaning of Preamble vision/mission Recitation in the preamble. Significant changes week Group work 10. Relate the doctrine of parens A. 5.

Chapter 9 . Chapter 5 . Identify who are citizens of the Philippines.The Executive Department Quizzes Executive Dept. Group work 20. 6th .8th Discussion of basis and purpose of the Bill of Purpose week current events Group work Rights.The Legislative Exposure Letter-writing 11th . scope and functions of the legislative Chapter 7 . 16.12th department. Analyze the steps in the passage of a bill. Basis and Quizzes Explain the meaning. Definition. Understand the nature.The Judicial Department Powerpoint writing. Examine the qualifications for naturalization. Understand how the judiciary Exposure Commentary works. 1 -22 13. 17. Appreciate the structure of the Presentation Reports judiciary . 22. Cite the modes of acquiring 10th week Reporting citizenship and modes of naturalization.The Bill of Rights Trace the origins of the Bill of Rights A. Semi-Final Examination . Secs. Chapter 6 Citizenship and Suffrage Case Studies Recitation 15.11. Historical Background Case Studies Paper 12.9th week 14. C. Nature. Midterm Examination . Department Film Showing Reaction paper week 18. Evaluate the powers of the Paper president 13th week Dramatization 21. Examine the rights provided by the constitution.13th week 19. Discuss and understand the Recitation scope and function of the Chapter 8 . nature. B.

Final Examination . XIII 32. Know the latest developments on human rights. 15th week 28. Identify the different constitutional bodies Chapter 10 . Appreciate the contributions of senior citizens. Chapter 12 .Education and Family 35. Explain the aims and foundation of Art.National Economy and Film showing XII. Social Justice Case study 30. 26 Discuss the rationale for the grant of local autonomy.17th behind labor laws week 33. Explain the safeguards to Commissions Reporting ensure the independence of the different commissions. Compare and contrast the functions of the different bodies. Identify the classes of lands of and Human Rights Discussion on the public domain current events 31.The Local Government Case Study 27 Understand the powers and Lecture functions of the local gov't. Become aware of the process of removing public officers. 14th week 25. Discuss the objectives of Art. 29. Chapter 11 .The Constitutional Group presentation 24. Patrimony.18th week .23. Value the importance of academic freedom Chapter 13 . Understand the principle 16th . 34.

gather materials. Attendance and Class Participation b. or analyze present day events that bear some resemblance to historical facts tackling similar issues. think and analyze certain issues discussed in class. Major Examinations c.this is an exercise that requires students to read. . Case Study/Group Project – students are required either to examine social and political institutions that influence events in the country. Research work .GRADING SYSTEM : Class Participation and Attendance – 30% Quizzes and Papers – 30% Major Exams – 40% Average Midterm Grade = Prelim grade + Midterm grade 2 Average Finals Grade = Semi-final grade + Finals grade 2 Final Grade = Average Midterm Grade + Average Finals Grade 2 COURSE REQUIREMENTS: a. d.