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College of Arts and Sciences A.Y. 2011-2012, Second Semester
COURSE TITLE : PHILIPPINE POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE COURSE CODE : HISTGOV UNITS : 3 PRE-REQUISITE : NONE CO-REQUISITE : NONE COURSE DESCRIPTION : This course intends to provide FAITH students with an historically-grounded approach in studying the dynamics of Philippine politics. Discussions will concentrate on the trajectory of the formation of the Philippine state, including its relations with social groups, over the centuries. Such discussions will be guided not only by the research or findings of scholars in Philippine history but also by academics who worked in the (other) field of Social Sciences.

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Course Objectives At the end of the semester, FAITH students should be able to: identify conceptual and analytical tools that can describe the dynamics of Philippine politics; emphasize analytical themes rather than dates and names as the building blocks of history, focusing on connections and relationships between people, events, and places; explain the role of states and various social groups in shaping the course of Philippine history; evaluate the Philippine states efficacy to promote societal transformation; and examine models that can enhance the states capacity and social groups constructive participation to realize the countrys transformative goals.

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54 hours/18 weeks ____________________________ College of Arts & Sciences, FAITH

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ARNALDO MENDOZA Coordinator, Social Science




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Course Requirement

PRELIM I. The Study of History A. Existing/Emerging Framework in the Study of Philippine History Examine paradigms in the study of Philippine History 3.0 hours (P1-P2) Lecture Class discussions Nationalism Reflection Paper

II. Core Achievements in Prehistoric Period A. Notion of Civilization B. Criteria for Civilization

Discuss the core achievement approach espoused by Landa Jocano, William Scott and other scholars. Prepare a timeline showing Spanish colonization in the Philippines

3.0 hours (P3-P4)

Cooperative learning (Numbered Heads Together)

Appreciation of ones cultural heritage

III. Spanish Colonization and Evangelization A. Conquest and Colonization B. Consequences of Spanish Presence in the Philippines IV. Development of Filipino Nationalism A. Propaganda Movement B. The Katipunan C. The Philippine Revolution

6.0 hours (P5-P8)

Lecture Class discussions



Select significant factors that contributed to the development of Philippine nationalism

6.0 hours (P9-P12)

Lecture Class discussions


Cooperative learning (Team Pair Solo) Prelim Exam

MIDTERM V. American Rule over the Philippines A. The Philippine American War B. The Filipino Colonial State (1900s 1946) VI. Postwar Philippines (1946-1965) A. The Philippines as an Independent Nation B. Restoration of Freedom: The Birth of the Third Republic Assess American colonization in comparison with that of the Spaniards 9.0 hours (M1-M6) Lecture Class discussions Interdependence Independence

Evaluate Philippine conditions including that of the people after the war

9.0 hours (M7-M12)

Cooperative learning (Circle the Sage)


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Midterm Exam FINALS

VII. Marcos Regime (1965-1986)

Identify key events that occurred during his presidency. VIII. Democratization Assess the (1986-1998) preconditions that A. Corazon Aquino led to the re(1986-1992) introduction of B. Fidel Ramos democratic (1992-1998) institution since 1986 XI. The Patchwork Character of the Philippine State (1998 up to present) A. Joseph Estrada B. Gloria Arroyo C. Benigno Aquino III Explain how the Philippine state persists despite its vulnerability to capture from various societal interests

6.0 hours (F1-F4) 6.0 hours (F5-F8)

Report Class discussions



Reflection Paper 6.0 hours (F9-F12) Patience and eagerness Basic research in Philippine Politics and Governance

Final Exam

Grading System Major Examinations Quizzes Recitation Seatwork/Papers (Reflection) Behavior Total Final Course Grade Computation Prelim Grade Midterm Grade Final Grade Reading List: 1. Anderson, B. (2004) Cacique Democracy in the Philippines.Spectre of Comparisons. (pp.192-226). Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press 2. Hutchcroft, Paul (1998) Booty Capitalism: The Politics of Banking in the Philippines. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press 3. McCoy, Alfred (1994) An Anarchy of Families: The Historiography of State and Family in the Philippines. An Anarchy of Families. Ed. A. McCoy. (pp. 1-32) Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press. 4. Salazar, Z. A. (1991). Ang Pantayong Pananaw Bilang Diskursong Pangkabihasnan. Manila: Kalikasan Press. Textbooks: 1 2 Abinales, Patricio & D. Amoroso (2005) State and Society in the Philippines. PasigCity: Anvil Publishing, Inc. Quilop, Raymund (2006) Nation-State Formation in the Philippines. Philippine Politics and Governance: Challenges to Democratization & Development. Eds. EncarnacionTadem, Teresa S. and Morada, Noel M. (pp. 1-12). Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press 40 15 25 15 5 100%

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Agoncillo, T. A. (1974). Introduction to Filipino History. Quezon City: GAROTECH Publishing. Constantino, R. (1975). The Philippines: A Past Revisited. Quezon City. Jocano, F. L. (1998). Filipino-Prehistory-Rediscovering Precolonial Heritage. Quezon City: PUNLAD Research House, Inc. McCoy, Alfred (1994) Rent-seeking Families and the Philippine State: A History of the Lopez Family. An Anarchy of Families. (pp. 429-536). Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press Migdal, J. (1994). State Power and Social Forces: Domination AndTransformation In The Third World. New York: CambridgeUniversity Press ________ (1988). Strong Societies and WeakStates.New Jersey: Princeton University Press Morada, N. M., & Encarnacion Tadem, T. S. (2006). Philippine Politics and Governance-Challenges to Democratization and Development. Quezon City: Dept. Pol. Sci., College of Social Science and Philosophy, UP Diliman. Oreta, J. S. (2003). Which form of government is best for the Philippines. UNITAS Vol. 76 No. 4 , 521-540. Quimpo, N. (2010) The presidency, political parties and predatory politics in the Philippines. The Politics of Change in the Philippines(pp. 47-72). Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, Inc. Tan, S. K. (1987). A History of the Philippines (Student Edition). Quezon City: UP Press.
Electronic References: 1. 2. 3. 4.