Course Descriptions

BUSFIN1 – 3 units
Financial Management for Entrepreneur
Prerequisite (Soft) – MODULE 1 courses

This is a basic course leading to Management Advisory Services. It provides students with the basic principles, techniques, and analytical tools needed in conducting financial analysis; in evaluating and forecasting a business firm’s financial performance; and in profit planning. It also deals with managing working capital, with focus on cash, marketable securities, accounts receivables, inventories, and short term financing sources.

BUSFIN2 – 3 units
Financial Management for Entrepreneur 2
Prerequisite – BUSFIN1

This course is a continuation of ACFINA1. It covers the more complex aspects of financial decisions such as valuation of financial assets, risk and return, medium to long term investments, capital structure, dividend policy, and hybrid securities.

ACCTBA1 – 3 units
Introductory Accounting (Part I) for Service Enterprise
Prerequisite – none

This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of the conceptual framework underlying the measurement and communication of financial data for business decisions as well as their relevance in the national context. It deals with analyzing, recording, and processing of business transactions commonly engaged by a sole proprietor of a service enterprise. The fundamental concepts and principles essential to the measurement and communication of said transactions are introduced and emphasized as the course progresses.

ACCTBA2 – 3 units
Introductory Accounting (Part II) for Merchandising Business
Prerequisite – ACCTBA1

This course deals with the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship form of business engaged in merchandising activities. It includes recording of business transactions involving buy and sell of consumable items, property, plant, and equipment, and preparation of financial statements for business decision-making. It is designed to respond to changes brought about by developments in information technology through the use of computerized accounting system. Accounting topics on the voucher system, petty cash fund, and bank reconciliation are also included.

ACCTBA3 – 3 units
Partnership and Corporation Accounting
Prerequisite – ACCTBA2

This course deals with transactions, financial statements, and problems peculiar to the operations of partnerships and corporations as distinguished from sole proprietorship. Special topics on book value per share and earnings per share are also included.

BCOMDSI – 3 units
Business Communication for DSI
Prereqquisite – ENGLCOM

This course focuses on enhancing the communication skills of students from a business perspective. Speaking, listening and writing effectively in a business context will be covered extensively by the course since organizational success and career advancement is often linked to outstanding communication skills.

BUSANA1 – 3 units
Business Analysis 1
Prerequisite – COMALGE

This course covers theories of investment mathematics and their application to banking and business transactions. It also introduces students to the rudiments of the mathematics of finance.

COMALGE – 3 units
College Algebra
Prerequisite – none

This 3-unit course on College Algebra is specifically designed for Business and Economics students to provide them with a solid and working knowledge of pre-Calculus Algebra. The course tackles the real number of system, polynomials, algebraic fractions and radicals, functions and relations, systems of equations and their respective applications to business and economic situations.

ECONONE – 3 units
Basic Microeconomics
Prerequisite - COMALGE

The course aims to give an understanding and appreciation of the basic theories and concepts in economics and their application to current national and international economic concerns. The focus of the course is on the economic activities of individual decision-making units in society, specifically households and firms. Consumer choice is examined using demand theory and an evaluation of the economic behavior of firms is conducted using the theory of production and cost and how it behaves under different market structures. A general understanding of welfare economics caps the course, placing all theories learned within a simple appreciation of a general equilibrium framework.

ECONTWO – 3 units
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Prerequisite – ECONONE

Introduction to Macroeconomics is a basic course for students under the College of Business as well as the School of Economics. This course introduces students to the basic tools in macroeconomics. Upon learning the basics, the students are exposed to deeper discussions of issues which include but not limited to unemployment and inflation, government budget deficits, exchange rates, the open economy and other current policy concerns.

ENGLCOM – 3 units
Basic Communication and Study Skills
Prerequisite – none

This is a foundational course that equips freshman students with the necessary academic reading, writing, and viewing skills needed to become multi-literate and autonomous learners, and engaged citizens in the 21st century. As the first of two components of the English One program (the other one being ENGLCOM-RVLC or Reading, Viewing and Language Component) and the first GE English course in the students’ curriculum, ENGLCOM-WC is anchored on transformative as well as self-directed learning frameworks.

ENGLRES – 3 units
English for Academic Purposes
Prerequisite – ENGLCOM

This course aims to teach students to apply reading and writing skills necessary in conducting research. It also enhances the critical thinking skills required in academic research writing/communication of a particular field (Business, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Education, Science, and Engineering).

FILDLAR – 3 units
Pagbasa at Pagsulat sa Iba’t-ibang Disiplina
Prerequisite – FILKOMU

The course focuses on the development of the analytical and critical skills of the students in reading and writing for academic and professional communication requirements with consideration of other language register. Students are taught the different paraphrasing techniques and reading strategies that go beyond literal translation through the use of written textual genre (as well as audio/visual) or from various language usage in the fields of humanities, social science and communication, science and technology, and the profession. To serve as models are various reading materials on how to conduct research papers and other scholarly essays.

FILKOMU – 3 units
Komunikasyon sa Filipinohiya
Prerequisite – none

The course focuses on the more advanced use of the Filipino language in discussing the five macro discourses of Philippine Studies which have been designed for an individual to know and understand oneself and appreciate one’s national identity, culture, and society. The general objective of the course is for every Lasallian student to acquire competence in communication in the five discourses of Filipinology in an academic context.

FITWELL – 2 units
Physical Fitness and Wellness
Prerequisite – none

This course is a soft pre-requisite course to all the succeeding Physical Education sports and rhythm activities. Every student will submit to the rigors and protocol of each Health-related fitness test components. Test results will help students understand their current fitness status, identify the risk, empower them to take responsibility for lifestyle decision, and inspire them to embrace the opportunity to make positive lifestyle choices. Each fitness component will be discussed every meeting to enlighten students on the facts, issues, controversies, and myths surrounding each topic. Active participation in the mastery of the aerobic mass demo routine and creation for the presentation of a creative aerobic routine from the basic rhythmic step patterns in the inter-class competition is required.

FTDANCE – 2 units
Physical Fitness and Wellness in Dance (Ballroom Dancing)
Prerequisite – FITWELL

This course is a basic course intended principally for students without previous dance experience. Students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of partnership dancing. It includes basic dance steps and dance fundamentals needed to learn selected ballroom dances with emphasis on basic dance steps, rhythm, and technique. Young dancers are introduced through ballroom dance FINALE that will enhance their sense of rhythm, coordination, and confidence on the dance floor.

FTSPORT – 2 units
Physical Fitness and Wellness in Individual Sports (Philippine Games)
Prerequisite – FITWELL

This course is an introductory course that focuses on our rich culture and cherished values. It enables this generation to enjoy the country’s games that developed the character and molded the values and beliefs of the young many decades ago. Game originations, modifications over time, special equipment, terminologies, and background information are given focus. Students are assessed on their ability to apply skills, strategies, rules and conventions of play while safely participating and enjoying and showing appropriate social behavior.

FTTEAMS – 2 units
Physical Fitness and Wellness in Team Sports (Basketball)
Prerequisite – FITWELL

This course is a basic course in basketball that equips students with the necessary skills needed to become an offensive/defensive team member in basketball.
This course further develops fundamental skills learned in basketball through awareness of movement/actions and factors that influence a player to move intelligently and safely on the court. Application of discipline-specific, scientific, and theoretical concepts critical to the development of strategies, techniques, and the use of proper body mechanics will be strictly observed through safety performance while actively participating in drills/activities in order to become well informed and engaged basketball players.

HUMAART – 3 units
Introduction to Art
Prerequisite – ENGLRES

This course is an introduction to the elements and principles of art (music, dance, architecture, sculpture, painting, and film) through a critical examination of the major art works, movements and styles in the Philippines and the world. It is principally a study of arts as processes of the creative imagination in dynamic interaction with its multi-faceted worlds.

To enable the students to appreciate the arts, the course will foreground the study of the arts and their elements on a story of how the basic human impetus to express oneself in enduring forms of beauty is born out of the struggle of the spirit on the day-to-day level. The arts provide the tangible and intangible examples of the magnificence of the human spirit which ennoble the mind and the heart of the beholder. And it is one’s awareness of the monuments of the human spirit’s magnificence that opens the way for a student’s life-long and deepening intimacy with the arts.

HUMALIT – 3 units
Introduction to Literature
Prerequisite – none

Introduction to Literature is a foundational course that introduces students to literary forms of genres (fiction, poetry, drama) through the study of selected literary texts from various countries and historical periods. Students will be guided through the development of a personal framework for the analysis, appreciation, and assessment of literature

HUMANBE – 3 units
Human Behavior in Organization
Prerequisite – MANAORG

This course introduces the students to the theories, concepts, models, and dynamics of human behavior in organizations. The course enables students to apply these theoretical foundations on small, medium, and large scale organizations as well as to other types of significant organizations in the country.

INTFILO – 3 units
Introductory Philosophy
Prerequisite – none

Philosophy, both as a way of life and an academic discipline, examines and understands the fundamental questions about the world and human life, seeks answers to these questions, and applies the answers to daily living. It also examines the basis upon which beliefs are held, and explodes possible interconnections among various fields of knowledge. This course shall introduce students to the ideas of some of the world’s greatest philosophers, which have shaped the way in which human beings think and live. Consequently, this foundational philosophy course shall hone their skills in philosophical reasoning.

IPERSEF – (0) units [non-credit]
Integrating Course for Personal Effectiveness
Prerequisite – PERSEF2

This course integrates what the students have learned and internalized during the first and second personal effectiveness courses.

KASPIL1 – 3 units
Buhay, Mga Sinulat, At Nagawa ni Dr. Jose Rizal
Prerequisite – none

This is a foundational course. The critical study and review of the life, writings, and achievements of Dr. Jose Rizal is a historical examination. The course also discusses the Spanish colonialism in the Philippines with emphasis in the 19th century during the time of Dr. Jose Rizal. The course is in compliance with the provisions set forth in the Rizal Law (R.A 1425, 1956) that aims to respond to the need of engendering and strengthening the spirit of nationalism in the life of the student.

KASPIL2 – 3 units
Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas
Prerequisite – KASPIL1

This course is a critical study of the history of the Philippines and its political, economic, social and cultural institutions from its birth up to the present as viewed under a Filipino perspective. This course discusses the development of the nation and the challenges that if faced at every significant chapter of its history. The course aims to inculcate in students the lessons learned from history and how these lessons can provide solution to the issues presently confronting the country.

LASARE1 – 0 units (non-credit)
Lasallian Recollection 1
Prerequisite – none

This one-day recollection for first year students focuses on the development of the Lasallian core values of faith, zeal for service, and communion in mission among the participants. Using passages from the Sacred Scriptures and references to the Lasallian founding story, LASARE1 invites each of the participants to (1) recognize and appreciate their inherent goodness and giftedness in the context of being created in the image and likeness of God, (2) explore ways by which they can enhance and share their gifts to their respective communities, and (3) identify a concrete community service project by which they can actualize the value or working together in a mission to serve those in need. The synthesizing point for all the activities of this one-day recollection is the call to be “Ambassadors of God” or to be the visible signs of faith, hope, and God’s love in this world.

LASARE2 – (0) [non-credit course]
Lasallian Recollection 2
Prerequisite – LASARE1

LASARE2 is a one–day recollection for second year students which intends to deepen the Lasallian Core Values of Faith, Zeal for Service and Communion in Mission among the participants by helping them become more aware of their calling. The program will provide an opportunity for the participants to understand what “calling” is and its principles; to be moved to respond to the greater reality beyond them; to identify their gifts and passions that will enable them to respond to their calling; and to express in writing how God is calling them in their present reality. At the end of the recollection, the participants are challenged to make their individual “mission statement” or a definition of their “life’s work” which manifests how they have integrated the Lasallian Core Values in their lives.

LASARE3/LASARET – (0) units [non-credit]
Lasallian Recollection 3
Prerequisite – LASARE2

The Integrating Lasallian Retreat (LASARET) is an overnight off-campus spiritual development activity for graduating students, aimed at nurturing in them a deep sense of purpose and mission. The retreat hopes that the students will be able to identify possible contributions and personal responses to the Gospel invitation of building God’s Kingdom or to the Lasallian vision of forming “Achievers for God and Country.”

LBYBUS1 – 3 units
Computer Application 1 for Accounting Majors
Prerequisite – none

This foundational course brings spreadsheet technology into the classroom. Its focus is to facilitate spreadsheet use as an integral part of education with the use of MS Excel. This course also aims to enhance students’ prior knowledge and skills in electronic presentation with the use of MS PowerPoint. Lastly, this course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of information technology and its importance to the chosen career/profession.

LBYBUS2 – 3 units
Database Management System and Statistical Software
Prerequisite – LBYACC1; STATACC

This course discusses the basic concepts of database management with business applications and with basic programming concepts for accounting students using MS Access. It also covers the application of concepts learned in Statistics with the use of statistical tools and software. Concepts in regression and forecasting are likewise covered.

LBYMATB – 1 unit
G.E. Natural Science New Materials Track – Biology (Laboratory)
Prerequisite – none

This is a laboratory course designed to help students appreciate and understand this exciting field by guiding them through the scientific underpinnings of modern biotechnology, giving them a grasp of the basic concepts and principles, and enabling them to be at pace with this rapidly evolving technology. This is brought about by the recent progress and cutting-edge breakthroughs in the field of biotechnology which have revolutionized our understanding of life processes and have led to innovations, practical applications, and improvement in the ways by which we utilize living organisms to meet human needs.

LBYMATC – 1 unit
G.E. Natural Science New Materials Track – Chemistry (Laboratory)
Prerequisite - none

The laboratory component of SCIMATC will expand understanding of the lecture topics by providing the students with an experience of scientific knowledge acquisition. Activities include hands-on experiments, demonstrations and inter class debates.

MANAORG – 3 units
Management of Organizations
Prerequisite – none

This is an introductory course on the theory and practice of management of organizations. The objective is to help students think critically about management from different perspectives, i.e., mainstream and multi-stream approaches, to better understand and help resolve current management issues. The course encourages students to consider the importance of values in applying the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

MANSCIE – 3 units
Management Science
Prerequisite – BUSANA1; STATACC

This course is a 14-week course on the study of quantitative technique in business decision-making. This course covers linear programming models and its special algorithms; inventory and production, and network (PERT/CPM) models; decision-making theories and processes; and decision tree construction and analysis using manual and computer solution methods.

MARKET1 – 3 units
Principles of Marketing
Prerequisite – MANAORG

This course covers the principles and basic concepts of Marketing. Primary emphasis is made on the four basic elements of Marketing (the Marketing mix) – Product, Price, Placement, and Promotion. The concepts as well as its application in Philippine industry and market are discussed. Students are encouraged to prepare a simple marketing program and develop a hypothetical product for presentation at the end of the term as a result of all the class lessons.

ENTRCOS – 3 units
Cost Accounting and Management Part 1
Prerequisite – ACCTBA1

This course is an introduction to cost accounting and management. It discusses cost terms, concepts, and behavior. It deals with concepts supplied in accounting for materials, labor, and overhead used in manufacturing operations using job order costing. Concepts and procedures used in activity-based costing are likewise discussed.

NSTP101 – 0 units (non-credit)
NSTP General Orientation
Prerequisite – none

This non-academic course introduces the student to the general overview of the NSTP and CWTS, whose goals are to encourage the student/youth to contribute in nation building and in the improvement of the general welfare and the quality of life of local marginalized communities.

NSTPCW1/R01 – (3) units [non-academic]
NSTP Community Service 1/ROTC1
Prerequisite – NSTP101

This non-academic course focuses in training and developing the NROTC cadets for incorporation into the Naval Reserve Force. Specifically, this course aims to indoctrinate and equip ROTC Cadet with: the basic knowledge on fundamentals and principles of military service, skills to move, shoot and communicate, and the right attitude of a military professional.

NSTPCW2/R02 – (3) units [non-academic]
NSTP Community Service 2/ROTC 2
Prerequisite - NSTPCW1/R01

The NSTPCW2 is the second and final phase of the CWTS component of NSTP. Under CW2, students are given the opportunity to implement projects in partnership with local marginalized and deprived communities by way of actual community work through implementation and completion of short-term projects (e.g. literacy, resource mobilization, advocacy) that will benefit a partner community. The student is expected to submit term-end community project report.

OPRMGMT – 3 units
Operations Management
Prerequisite – MANSCIE

This course introduces the students to management tools related to production and operation including concepts in value analysis and appropriate technology as applied to small and medium scale industries.

PERSEF1 – (2) units [non-academic course]
Personal Effectiveness 1
Prerequisite – none

The Lasallian Core Curriculum of the DLSU–Manila aims at developing a whole person who embodies the Lasallian values and demonstrates professional skills as well as personal competencies. This individual is mature in all aspects of his/her person, with a nationalistic and humanistic outlook and a carefully reasoned faith.

PERSEF1 is a foundational course in the Lasallian Core Curriculum, taken by all students in their first year. It provides the information and skills that they need as they blend into college life. The course covers basic topics in each of the 5 themes of total personal development, designed to complement their academic and spiritual growth. These themes will be further explored in the 2 other Personal Effectiveness courses which the students will take in later years.

PERSEF2 – (2) units [non-academic]
Personal Effectiveness 2
Prerequisite – PERSEF1

The Lasallian Core Curriculum of the DLSU–Manila aims at developing a whole person who embodies the Lasallian values and demonstrates professional skills as well as personal competencies. This individual is mature in all aspects of his/her person, with a nationalistic and humanistic outlook and a carefully reasoned faith.

PERSEF2 is a formative course in the Lasallian Core Curriculum, taken by students in their 2nd or 3rd year, before they take their practicum courses. It focuses on their preparation for entry into the world of work. It is based on the theory that career is a developmental process that starts in childhood and goes on through life. One’s career development is thus affected by, and affects, one’s physical, socio–psychological, spiritual and cognitive development. The topics of the various sessions revolve around the same 5 themes of total personal development, which were covered in PERSEF1, but take on a different level with emphasis on career development.

SCIMATB – 1 unit
G.E. Natural Science New Materials Track – Biology (Lecture)
Prerequisite – none

This is a course designed to help students appreciate and understand this exciting field by guiding them through the scientific underpinnings of modern biotechnology, giving them a grasp of the basic concepts and principles, and enabling them to be at pace with this rapidly evolving technology. This is brought about by the recent progress and cutting-edge breakthroughs in the field of biotechnology which have revolutionized our understanding of life processes and have led to innovations, practical applications and improvement in the ways by which we utilize living organisms to meet human needs.

SCIMATC – 1 unit
G.E. Natural Science New Materials Track – Chemistry (Lecture)
Prerequisite - none

This course is designed to provide an understanding of general chemical principle by following the current development in material sciences; plastics and polymers; synthesis, design and delivery of drugs; household products; food and nutrition; and genetic engineering. Chemical concepts that will be covered include atomic theory; bonding and polymerization; molecular geometry and isomerism; organic chemistry and functional groups; intermolecular forces of attraction; food components; carbohydrates, fats and proteins; caloric intake; and DNA and the chemistry of heredity.

SCIMATP – 2 units
G.E. Natural Science New Materials Track – Physics
Prerequisite – none

This is a General Education (GE) course on new materials used in modern technologies designed for students in the College of Computer Studies (CCS), College of Education (CED), College of Liberal Arts (CLA), College of Business, and School of Economics (SOE). The course provides the students with an insight on the structure, properties, processing, and performance of new materials. Misconceptions on the different topics will be drawn out, sorted, and resolved through the various hands-on activities and group discussion. The course utilizes the students’ imagination, intuition, and creativity in analyzing and discovering the various laws and principles that govern the physical world.

SPEECOM – 3 units
Oral Communication/Advanced Speech Class
Prerequisite – ENGLCOM

This course is an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course that focuses on the production, delivery, and assessment of the following oral presentations: the impromptu, lecture and/or persuasive speech for individual presentation, and the panel discussion for group presentation. The presentations aim at providing students first-hand experiences in public speaking to develop their self-confidence and critical thinking in oral presentations addressing relevant social issues.

TREDONE – 3 units
Humanity’s Search for Life
Prerequisite – none

This course develops in students the skills for religious respect and tolerance, dialogue and unity, as they open themselves into inter-religious and ecumenical dialogue. This dialogue and sharing of spiritual gifts from the great traditions in turn show the way to promoting justice, peace, and integrity of creation.

In this course, the students discern the role that faith plays in their lives as they grapple with the questions and concerns on the meaning of life. As the course looks at the distinctiveness of Christianity and its different faith expressions, students are led to discover and critically appreciate the life-giving roots exemplified in their own beliefs, norms, and rituals. They deepen their understanding of the meaning of life by recognizing the truth, goodness, and beauty found in the different religious traditions.

TREDTWO – 3 units
The Filipino Christian in a Changing World
Prerequisite – TREDONE

This course develops students as persons in communities of moral discernment. The Filipino-Christian living in a rapidly changing world is confronted with challenges and alternative lifestyles which demand proper discernment, evaluation, and decision.

TREDTRI – 3 units
The Christian and the Word
Prerequisite – TREDTWO

The course is a journey into Sacred Scriptures as a locus of encounter with JESUS, THE LIVING WORD. The students read and reflect on the bible as God’s revelation or personal communication, develop the skills in biblical analysis and personally reflect on the life of Jesus. The course empowers the students to live and promote the Gospel values of justice, peace, and care of creation in their lives and in their communities. Concretely, students immerse into communities in need of help in the catechetical ministry.

TREDFOR – 3 units
The Christian Vocation of Life
Prerequisite - TREDTRI

The course develops in the student the disposition and knowledge in discerning Christian life as a response of faith to the invitation to an unconditional offer of life and love (the Kingdom of God). The course focuses on marriage and family life as a response and commitment to follow Jesus. After exploring God’s call as vocation in Module 1, its implication for the marital commitment will be discussed in Modules 2 and 3. The characteristics, relational means of the marital commitment, and the meaning of being and becoming family will be treated in Module 4. Priesthood, religious life, and single life will also be discussed in Module 5 as other ways of responding to God’s call.