Bachelor of Arts in History
Degree Codes: Program- AB Plan- AB-HIS
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION [From CMO No. 38, Series of 2017]
The degree program is called Bachelor of Arts in History.
NATURE and FIELD OF STUDY [From CMO No. 38, Series of 2017]
History is the study of the past, encompassing every dimension of human experience – social life, the economy, culture, thought and politics. Students of history study individuals, groups, communities and nations from every imaginable form the variety of perspective, using all the techniques of the humanities and social sciences to understand why events happen, how people experienced these events and how these events reshaped the societies we live in. by understanding the diversity of human experience and how it has changed overtime, we are able to understand others and ourselves.
History is essential to individuals and society, for history tells the national history, portrays the distinctive features of the national experience, thus forging an understanding of national values and a commitment to the nation.
PROGRAM GOALS [From CMO 38, series of 2017]
The history program aims to provide a wide variety of introductory, intermediate and advanced courses that will introduce students to the diverse methods in which historians recreate the past. It will also help students hone their skills in historical research, analysis and writing. Through this program, students will develop a richer appreciation of human experience.
- Provide the Philippines and other countries with Lasallian History graduates who possess the ability to historicize and historicalize various sources of knowledge in different historical contexts and contemporary events and engage in historically-informed writing in the service of society, especially the poor and marginalized.
- Apply knowledge of the historical method in different professions (e.g. academe, legal research, diplomacy, governance, heritage work, policy-making, advertising).
- Locate, identify and differentiate primary and secondary sources necessary for the study of a specific problem.
- Acquire and use languages necessary for historical work and related professional endeavors.
- Analyze historical data from multiple viewpoints with the goal of enriching discourse on global and national concerns (e.g. citizenship, diaspora, environment, gender, health, identity, multiculturalism, technology).
- Conceptualize and design research projects and disseminate scholarly works applying sound historical methodology and standard documentation and citation format applicable in the discipline.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (MAJOR COURSES)
Course Code : HISTINT
Course Title : Introduction to the Study and Writing of History
This course, Introduction to the Study and Writing of History (HISTINT), is a core course that focuses on the meaning and relevance of history and the important role that historians play in the society. It discusses the primary activities of the historians, their assumptions and limitations, and their social responsibility to the society. It trains students to evaluate evidence, organize information, clarify and structure concepts, and write historical narratives. The course will also discuss the leading contemporary schools of thought in history and the problems that affect the interpretation and writing of history.
Course Code: HISTPOH
Course Title Philosophy of History
This course, Philosophy of History (HISTPOH) is a core course that examines the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the discipline of history from Antiquity to the Contemporary Period and its application to Philippine historiography.
COURSE CODE: HISTMET
Course Title Historical Methodology
This course HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY (HISMETH) is a core course which focuses on the historical method as a tool for research. It intends to train history majors how to formulate and develop research questions; expose them to the different sources of historical information that could be used in reconstructing the past and teach them to evaluate the credibility and authenticity of sources. It also endeavors to instruct the students how to organize historical information that they culled out from the sources. Finally, the course aims to guide the history majors how to develop a research plan that reflects the use of sound historical methodology.
COURSE CODE: HISTEAS
Course Title Survey of Asian Civilizations
This course, Survey of Asian Civilizations (HISTEAS) is an intermediate core course about the different civilizations which originated and flourished in West, South, East, Southeast, and North-Central Asia. It will study the emergence and development of the different Asian civilizations from multiple perspectives (geographical, political, economic, social and cultural) It will also provide students with the knowledge to understand and evaluate the major contributions of the different Asian civilizations to the world and the Philippines. The course serves as an introduction to more specialized courses on Asian history.
COURSE CODE: HISTWES
Course Title: Survey of Western Civilization
This course, Survey of Western Civilization (HISTWES) is a core subject that offers an intellectual, institutional, social and cultural consideration of Western Civilizations and their development, interaction, and significance from antiquity until the late 1500s. It will provide the student with the knowledge to understand and evaluate the people, circumstances, institutions, and ideas that have helped shape world history and culture in Europe, and influenced the Philippines.
Course Code: HISTOG1
Course Title: Historiography of the Philippines 1
The course Historiography of the Philippines 1 (HISTOG1) is an intermediate course which surveys the different sources on the pre-16th century Philippines until the time of European contact.
Course Code: HISTOG2
Course Title: Historiography of the Philippines 2
The course Historiography of the Philippines 2 (HISTOG2) is an intermediate course which surveys the different sources of Philippine History from 1565-1898.
Course Code: HISTOG3
Course Title: Historiography of the Philippines 3
The course Historiography of the Philippines 3 (HISTOG3) is an intermediate course which surveys the different sources from 1898-1986.
COURSE CODE: HISTPRE
Course Title: Pre-16th Century Philippines
This course, Pre-16th Century Philippines (HISTPRE) is an intermediate course that surveys pre-historic and pre-colonial developments in the Philippines to the eve of the Spanish conquest, emphasizing the distinctive characteristics and achievements of the Filipino people in pre-colonial times.
COURSE CODE: HISTSOC
Course Title: Philippine Social History
This course, Philippine Social History (HISTSOC) is a critical survey of the history of Philippine society from its beginnings until the present. Particular attention is given to the development of social structures from the pre-16th Century, the colonial periods to the present.
COURSE CODE: HISTETN
Course Title: Ethnic Histories
This course, Ethnic Histories (HISTETN) is an intermediate subject that focuses on the many cultural communities that comprise the totality of the Filipino nation—more specifically the indigenous communities which are often marginalized among the mainstream Christian communities as provided by extant literature, situating them in the context of the national history of the Philippines. The survey will include archaeological and anthropological studies on village life, habitat and livelihood, religious beliefs, upland and lowland interactions, and adaptation to outside and/or foreign influences. Their role in the history of the nation will also be highlighted in this course.
COURSE CODE: HISTKUL
Course Title: Cultural History of the Philippines
This course, Cultural History of the Philippines (HISTCUL) is an advanced course which focuses on major trends and directions in the history and development of Philippine Art and Culture across time, based on different art genres. It analyzes the history of Philippine Art and Culture with the aid of the theoretical underpinnings of the allied disciplines.
Course Code : HISTNAT
Course Title : Nationalism and Revolution
This course, Nationalism and Revolution (HISTNAT) is an intermediate course that studies the concept of nationalism as it developed in the 19th century. Several points are considered including the social, cultural, political and economic roots of the development of the nationalist consciousness. It covers, among others the developments in the 19th century, the reform movement, the Revolution of 1896 and the different nationalist movements up to 1946.
COURSE CODE: HISTDIP
Course Title: Philippine Diplomatic History
This course, Philippine Diplomatic History (HISTDIP) is an intermediate course that focuses on the diplomatic relations of the Philippines from 1946 to present day. As an introduction, a historical overview of the 19th and early 20th century interaction of the Philippines (1st Philippine Republic) and the foreign world will be provided. The course will then concentrate on the political, security, economic, and social aspects of Philippine diplomatic relation with the international community, particularly with the United Nations, the European Union, ASEAN and with other countries where formal foreign relations have been established since 1946.
COURSE CODE: HISTECN
Course Title: Economic History of the Philippines
Drawing upon theories and concepts from across the social sciences, this advanced course, Economic History of the Philippines (HISTECO), involves the study of the major developments and themes in Philippine economic history from the pre-16th century to the present, offering the students an opportunity to explain how the economic institutions in the country had changed and continued over time and identify and analyze the economic and non-economic factors that had affected the performance of the Philippine economy. The course provides insights into the conceptual and structural economic transformation-from a largely communal land ownership, barter and exchange, to more complex modes of economic transactions, structures, institutions, and fiscal programs that evolved during the Spanish and American occupation, Japanese interregnum and contemporary period. This course enables the students to assess how the Philippine presidents attempted to address the economic problems wrought by the United States neocolonialism and to examine the Philippine government’s dealings with the international financial organizations.
COURSE CODE: HISTMEA
Course Title: Modern East Asia
This course, Modern East Asia (HISTMEA) is a major course that studies the histories of the North East Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan) from the time of the arrival of the Western powers in the region up to the contemporary period. It will provide a brief overview of the region’s premodern history as an introduction to the modern period. It will analyze using different perspectives the response of East Asia to the Western Powers in the 17th century. It will also discuss the development of nationalism in East Asia and the region’s struggle for political independence. The course will also study the role played by East Asia during the Cold War, the cultural developments, foreign policies, and the economic and industrialization programs of East Asia during the contemporary period.
COURSE CODE: HISTMSA
Course Title: Mainland Southeast Asia
This course, Mainland Southeast Asia (HISTMSA) is a major course that studies the histories of the countries that comprise Mainland Southeast Asia – Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Kampuchea and Vietnam from its earliest beginnings to their rise into modern nation states after the end of the colonial period. It will examine how trade, Hinduism, Buddhism, as well as European colonization affected and influenced the political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Mainland Southeast Asia. The course will also trace the emergence and assess the contributions of the classical states to Asian civilizations. It will also study the different anti-colonialist, nationalist and independence movements that developed in Mainland Southeast Asia. The course will also look at the contemporary developments in the region especially in view of the formation of ASEAN which forges the relations among the various countries of Southeast Asia
COURSE CODE: HISTISA
Course Title: Island Southeast Asia
This course, Island Southeast Asia (HISTISA) is a major course that studies the histories of the Island Southeast Asian countries (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Timor Leste) from the ancient times to the development of modern nation states after the colonial period. It will examine how trade, Indian and Chinese culture, Islam, and the Western colonialism and imperialism shaped and influenced the political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual developments in Island Southeast Asia during the ancient, modern and contemporary periods. The course will also look at the contemporary developments in the region especially the formation of ASEAN and the relationship among the various countries of Southeast Asia.
COURSE CODE: HISTEUR
Course Title: Modern and Contemporary Europe
This course, Modern and Contemporary Europe (HISTEUR) studies the major developments in Europe from the early modern Europe until the formation of the European Union. Specifically, it will look at the different events that led to the rise of Europe as a major force in the history of mankind, i.e., the Industrial Revolution, Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution. It will also survey the different ideological and economic systems, World Wars, Cold War and the continuous evolution of Europe as well as the relationship of these developments to the Philippines.
COURSE CODE: HISTUSA
Course Title: History of the United States of America
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course, History of the United States of America (HISTOUS) is an intermediate survey course on the history of the United States. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the social, political, economic and cultural patterns in American history from earliest times to the present, with special attention given to the latter half of the twentieth century onwards.
COURSE CODE: HISTLAM
Course Title: Islamic History as Global History
This course, HISTLAM, (Islamic History as Global History), is an advanced course intended to provide a general knowledge of the history of Islam, its beliefs and worldview. It covers the history of Islam and Muslim Filipinos in the context of Philippine historical development and traditions. Divergent politico-religious movements such as the Bangsa Moro and contemporary inter-faith programs will be highlighted
COURSE CODE: PRCHIS1
COURSE TITLE: Practicum for the AB History Program
PRCHIS1 is the practicum component of the AB-HIM program. It prepares students for future careers where a thorough knowledge of history is required. The course will enable students to participate in an organized service learning activity that meets identified community needs and at the same time expose history majors to actual work setting needed as they enter government service or private industries. It will enrich the knowledge of the students by providing them actual, reflective and hands-on on-the-job training that will broaden their appreciation of the rigors of history and enhance their sense of civic responsibility.
Course Code : THS1HIS
Course Title : Thesis Writing
This course, Thesis Writing 1 (THS1HIS) requires the student to write a proposal for a historical thesis on the topic of his/her choice, under the guidance of a faculty adviser.
Course Code : THS2HIS
Course Title : Thesis Writing
This course, Thesis Writing 2 (THS2HIS) requires the student to write a major historical thesis on the topic of his/her choice, under the guidance of a faculty adviser.