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Westmead International School

Batangas City

I. Course Code: SOCSCI 6 No. of Units: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours : NONE
II. Course Title: Politics and Governance with Philippine Constitution
III. Pre- requisite: Socsci 1,2,3,4,5 Co-requisite: NONE
IV. Course Description:

The Course is two fold. First it aims to introduce to the students the key concepts, issues, theory and methodology of Political Science. It aims to provide
students with a systematic overview of the political world, with particular attention with the Philippine experience.
Second, the course examines the Philippine Constitution. It entails the substantial and directional presentation of rights and political institution provides by
the constitution.

V. Course Objectives:

A. General Objective: By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to discuss the fundamental issues, concepts, theories in politics and
governance, as well as major political institutions and processes. Moreover, the students are expected to have developed a critical understanding of the
various rights and obligations as mandated by the constitution.

B. Specific Objectives:

1.Describe the key concepts, issues, theory and methodology of Political Science.
2.Ascertain the vital concepts of the Philippine Constitution.
1. Appropriately and analytically employ these concepts in explaining and understanding political developments, events and issues.
2. Apprise the constitutional rights of every Filipino and the responsibilities it entails.

1. Develop critical thinking via understanding the key methodologies of Political Science.
2. Demonstrate the values of critical and active citizenship in a democratic system.
DATE Specific Objectives Subject Matter Values Strategies of Instructional Evaluation Expected Output
Integrated Teaching Materials
June Introduce and inculcate I. Introduction to Political Recitation Introduced and
14 the basic concept in Science Critical Lecture/ Whiteboard Inculcated the basic
Political Science 1. Key concepts in Political Thinking Discussion Group Report concept of Political
Science Enthusiasm Research Marker Science.
Active Dialogue
2. Theories of State Participation Open Forum

19 Familiarize Students II. Forms of Government Diplomacy Lecture Whiteboard Recitation Familiarized
with the different forms  Adaptability Students with the
21 of government De Jure and De Facto Power Point different forms of
 Critical Team work government
26 Democracy, Monarchy and Thinking Quiz
Aristocracy Think-pair-
28  share
Federal and Unitary
3 Presidential and Parliamentary

Timocracy and Plutocracy

Enunciate the III. Constitution Objectivity Lecture/ Quiz Enunciated the

5 provisions in the A. Kinds of Constitution Racial and Discussion Power Point provisions in the
constitution that B. The Philippine Constitution Religious Presentation Recitation constitution that
10 guarantees the Tolerance guarantees the
sovereignty of state 1. Preamble sovereignty of state
12 2. National Territory
3. State Principles and Policies
Illustrate the legal IV. The Bill of Rights Dependability Lecture White board Recitation Illustrated the legal
19 provisions provided by provisions provided
the Bill of Rights 1. Ex Post Facto Law Prudence Discussion Group Work Quiz by the Bill of Rights
24 2. Search Warrant and Warrant
of Arrest
26 3. Due Process
4. Bill of Attainder

31 Enunciate the key V. Political Participation Nationalism Lecture White board Quiz Enunciated the key
concepts of citizenship concept of
AUGUST and instill the value of 1. Elections Loyalty Discussion Recitation citizenship and
2 political participation 2. Interest Groups instilled the value of
3. Political Parties Sensitivity Group Work political
7 4. Civil Society Racial, Group participation.
9 5. Citizenship Ethnic, Presentation
Cultural and Power Point
14 VI. Citizenship and Suffrage Religious Presentation
A. Nationality and Citizenship Tolerance

21 B. Political Participation
23 C, Form of Suffrage

29 Assess the Legislative VII. The Legislature Resourcefuln Lecture White Board Quiz Assessed the
branch of Government 1. Whether Bicameral or ess Legislative Branch
30 Unicameral Discussion Recitation of Government.
2. The Philippine Legislature Versatility
i. House of Representative Handouts Group Work Group
ii. Senate Vigorousness Presentation

SEPTEMBER Asses and Examine the VIII. The Executive Branch of Tactfulness Lecture White board Recitation Assessed and
4 Executive Branch Government. marker Examine the
1.Key Concepts Decisiveness Discussion Quiz Executive Branch
6 2. The Philippine Executive
11 Competency Power Point
13 Presentation
20 Assess and critically IX. The Judicial System Integrity Lecture White board Recitation Assessed and
25 analyze the Judicial marker critically analyze the
27 System 1. Key Concept Decisiveness Discussion Power Point Quiz Judicial System
2. The Philippine Judiciary Presentation
OCTOBER Articulate and Scrutinize X. Constitutional Commissions Tactfulness Lecture Whiteboard Recitation Articulated and
2 the provisions and Discussion marker Scrutinized the
dynamics of Local 1. COMELEC Decisiveness Quiz provisions and
5 Government and 2. Commission on Human dynamics of Local
Constitutional Rights Power Point Group Government and
9 Commissions. Presentation Presentation Constitutional
XI. The Local Government Commissions.

12 Familiarize students to XII. The Politic of Transformation Integrity and Lecture Whiteboard Recitation Familiarize d
the dynamism of politics Critical Discussion marker students to the
1. Charter Change Issues Analysis Quiz dynamism of politics
2. Political Development Power Point Group
3. Political Violence Presentation Presentation

1. Major exams
2. Regular Attendance
3. Quizzes
4. Other bases of course grades (project, recitation)
Grading System:
(Prelims, Midterms, Semi Finals and Finals)
TOTAL 100%
Components of Class Standing:
Quizzes 50%
Attendance 25%
Classroom Activities 25%
- Recitation
- Report
TOTAL 100%


Required Text:

***De Leon, Hector S (2002), Textbook the Philippine Constitution, Manila Rex Printing

Abueva, Jose (ed) 2002. Towards a Federal Republic of the Philippines with a Parliamentary Government by 2010: A Draft Constitution. Marikina City: Kalayaan
De Guzman, Raul P and Mila A. Reforma (eds) 1998. Government and Politics of the Philippines. Singapore: Oxford University Press

Politics and Governance Workbook. 1998. Manila: Philippine Science Association

Prepared By: Approved By:


Instructor 1 Dean – CAS
Campus: Alangilan
Schedules: T & TH; 8::30-10:00 Room : 205
THR; 3:00-6:00 Room: 205

Consultation Period: TUESDAY 5:00-5:30