BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS MINOR IN FINANCE
Description and Aims of the Program
The BS-Physics minor in Finance is an 11-term undergraduate program in physics, that provides students with
- a full undergraduate physics program;
- the essential mathematical preparations required for the study of complex systems;
- an introduction to the fundamental concepts and ideas in either finance.
It is hoped that with this curriculum, graduates of the program will have
- the quantitative analytical skills characteristic of a good graduate of a BS-Physics program;
- sufficient mathematical sophistication to deal with complex systems;
- enough background in finance to understand the subject of his/her study.
Graduates of the program will hopefully find placements in financial institutions where they can offer a unique set of skills and offer fresh perspectives to the fields, thus opening an opportunity to contribute to a fuller understanding of the complex phenomena of finance.
Expected Learning Outcomes or Competencies
|Critical and Creative Thinker||1. apply mathematical, computational and experimental methods in solving physical problems*
2. able to evaluate quality of information gathered from varied sources
3. capable of translating scientific knowledge and methods into innovations in materials science, medicine, economics and finance
|Effective Communicator||1. synthesize and effectively communicate scientific information*
2. able to express thoughts in a logical, clear, concise, and precise manner
|Reflective Lifelong Learner||1. apply scientific reasoning to arrive at decisions*
2. actively pursue new knowledge, be open to new ideas, and respect other people’s view points
3. pursue personal and professional growth by constantly acquiring new skills and keeping abreast with technological advancement
|Service-driven Citizen||1. employ scientific skills and knowledge for the improvement of human life and the preservation of the environment
2. uphold intellectual honesty and integrity in their conduct
*CHED competency standards for BS Physics, (CHED Memo No. 20, Series of 2007, Article IV)
Students in the minor in Finance programs will join the other undergraduate physics majors in their physics and computer courses, except for Stochastic Methods and Dynamics of Complex Systems. These courses will however be open to students of the graduate physics programs as electives. For elementary statistics, upper-level mathematics and basic finance courses, the students in the program will join the mathematics majors. For the minor courses in finance, students of the program will join finance majors of the college of business and economics.
REQUIRED COURSES WITH COURSE CREDITS
Part I. General Education, Basic and Major Courses
All BS Physics majors, regardless of specialization and minor, take the following courses (general education, basic, major, research, seminar and practicuum):
|General Education/La Sallian Core Curriculum||Units|
|Science, Technology and Society||6|
|Natural Science (Physics Fundamentals)||6|
|History and Rizal||6|
|Theology & Religious Education||12|
|Fitness & Wellness||6|
|Civic Welfare Training Service||(6)|
|Basics/ Foundational Courses||Units|
|Mathematical Methods in Physics||9|
|Major/ Core Courses||Units|
|Computational Methods in Physics||3|
|Solid State Physics||3|
|Basic Skills Course||Units|
|Basic Electronics (lecture and lab)||4|
|Physics Fundamentals (lab)||4|
|Research and Seminar||4|
Part II. Specialization Courses
BS Physics majors have the option to choose from four tracks, namely Materials Science, Medical Instrumentation, minor in Economics, and minor in Finance. Students, depending on their chosen tracks, take 49 to 54 units of specialization courses. Below is a list of specialization courses for the minor in Finance track.
|Minor in Finance||Units|
|Financial, Bank & Insurance Management||9|
|Financial Markets & Investment Analysis||6|
|Management of Risk in Financial Management||3|
|Dynamics of Complex Systems||3|
|Linear Algebra & Linear Programming||6|
|Linear Models for Business||3|
|Time Series Analysis & Forecasting||3|
PROGRAM COURSE CHECKLISTS
BS Physics minor in Finance
|LBYPHYX||Physics Laboratory 1 for Physics Majors||2|
|FILKOMU||Kuomunikasyon sa Araling Filipino||3|
|TREDONE||Humanity’s Search for Life||3|
|KASPIL1||Pag-aaral sa Buhay, M ga Akda at Nagawa ni Dr. Jose Rizal||3|
|FWTEAMS||Physics Fitness & Wellness in Team Sports||2|
|PERSEF1||Personal Effectiveness Foundation||(2)|
|PHYFUN1||Physics Fundamentals 1||3||MATH111, MATH112(soft)|
|COMPHY1||Computer for Physics 1||3||MATH111, MATH112(soft)|
|SOCTEC1||Integrated Social Science, Technoogy & Society 1||3|
|ENGLCOM||Basic Communication & Study Skills||3|
|FWSPORT||Physical Fitness & Wellness in Individual/Dual Sports||2|
|NSTP-C1/R1||NSTP Program – Civic Welfare Training Service/ Military Science 1||(3)|
|PHYFUN2||Physics Fundamentals 2 (lec)||3||PHYFUN1|
|LBYPHY2||Physics Fundamentals 2 (lab)||1||PHYFUN2, LBYPHYX|
|COMPHY2||Computer for Physics 2||3||COMPHY1|
|ENGLRES||Basic Research Skills/ English for Specific Purposes||3||ENGLCOM|
|NSTP-C2/R2||NSTP Program – Civic Welfare Training Service/ M ilitary Science 2||(3)||NSTP-C1/R1|
|FWDANCE||Physical Fitness & Wellness in Dance||2|
|LASARE1||Lasallian Recollection 1||0|
|MATPHY1||Mathematical Methods in Physics 1||3||MATH114|
|PHYFUN3||Physics Fundamentals 3 (lec)||3||PHYFUN2|
|LBYPHY3||Physics Fundamentals 3 (lab)||1||PHYFUN3, LBYPHYX|
|ACTBAS1 I||Introductory Accounting – Part 1||3|
|COMPHY3||Computer for Physics 3||3||COMPHY2|
|PERSEF2||Personal Effectiveness 2||(2)||PERSEF1|
|LASARE2||Lasallian Recollection 2||0||LASARE1|
|INSTA1||Introduction to Statistics 1||3||MATH111|
|MATPHY2||Mathematical Methods in Physics 2||3||MATPHY1|
|PHYFUN4||Physics Fundamentals 4||3||PHYFUN3|
|ACTBAS2||Introductory Accounting – Part 2|
|COMETPY||Computational Methods in Physics||3||COMPHY2|
|INSTA2||Introduction to Statistics 2||3||INSTA1|
|CLASME1||Classical mechanics 1||3||PHYFUN1, MATHPHY1|
|NUMEANL||Numerical Analysis||3||MATH115, LINEALG|
|FINMATH||Financial Management for Math Majors||3|
|SPEECOM||Oral Communication/Advanced Speech Class||3|
|TREDTWO||The Filipino Christian in a Changing World||3||TREDONE|
|CLASM E2||Classical Mechanics 2||3||CLASM E1|
|QUMEONE||Quantum Mechanics 1||3||PHYFUN3, MATPHY2|
|MATPHY3||Mathematical Methods in Physics 3||3||MATPHY2, MATH115|
|KASPIL2||Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas||3||KASPIL1|
|HUMALIT||Introduction to Literature||3||ENGLRES|
|LIMOBAP||Linear Models||3||INSTA2, LINEALG|
|QUMETWO||Quantum Mechanics 2||3||QUMEONE|
|FINTERM||Financial Markets & Non-Bank Financial Institutions||3||FINMATH|
|TREDTRI||The Christian and the Word||3||TREDTWO|
|SOCTEC2||Integrated Social Science, Technology & Society 2||3|
|STATMEC||Statistical Mechanics||3||PHYFUN2, MATPHY2|
|ELECMA1||Electricity & Magnetism 1||3||MATPHY1, PHYFUN2|
|THYSPHY1||Physics Research 1||1||PHYSEM I|
|FINVEST||Investment Analysis & Portfolio Mgt.||3||FINTERM|
|FILDLAR||Pagbabasa at Pagsulat sa Iba’t Ibang Disiplina/ Larangan||3||FILKOMU|
|MATPHYS||Stochastic Methods in Physics||3||STATMEC|
|ELECMA2||Electricity & Magnetism 2||3||ELECMA1|
|SOLSTAT||Solid State Physics||3||STATMEC, QUMEONE|
|COMPDYN||Dynamics of Complex Systems||3||CLASME1|
|THYSPHY2||Physics Research 2||1||THYSPHY1|
|TIMEFOR||Time Series Analysis & Forecasting||3||LIMOBAP|
|TREDFOR||The Christian Vocation of Life||3||TREDTRI|
|PERSEF3||Personal Effectiveness 3||(2)||PERSEF2|
|THYSPHY3||Physics Research 3||1||THYSPHY2|
|BAELEC1||Basic Electronics 1||3||PHYFUN2|
|LBYPHYK||Basic Electronics Lab 1||1||LBYPHY2|
|FINRISK||Management of Risk in Financial Mgt.||3||FINTERM , FINBANK|
|HUMAART||Introduction to Art||3|
|PRACPHY||Practicum for Physics Majors||3|
TO THE STUDENT: Please take note that subjects should not be enrolled without passing their respective pre-requisite. Be reminded that subjects taken without having passed the pre-requisite will be INVALIDATED. Subjects without pre-requisite can be taken in any term. Please be guided accordingly. Thank you.
PHYFUN1 Physics Fundamentals 1 (3 units)
Vectors; kinematics; Newton’s Laws; energy; momentum
Pre-requisite: College Algebra, Trigonometry
PHYFUN2 Physics Fundamentals 2 (3 units)
Coulomb’s Law; electric field and potential; Gauss’s Law; electric circuits; Ohm’s Law; Kirchhoff’s rules; magnetostatics; magnetic induction
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 1
PHYFUN3 Physics Fundamentals 3 (3 units)
Oscillations; mechanical waves; vibrating bodies; acoustics; electromagnetic waves; geometrical and physical optics
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 1
PHYFUN4 Physics Fundamentals 4 (3 units)
Special Theory of Relativity; modern physics
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 1
MATH111 College Algebra (3 units)
A course covering the number systems, algebraic functions, relations and graphs, equations, systems of equations, inequalities, and inverse functions.
MATH112 Trigonometry (3 units)
A course including polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, circular functions, trigonometric identities and equations, complex numbers, law of sines, law of cosines and solution of triangles.
MATH113 Mathematical Analysis 1 (4 units)
A first course in Analysis covering plane analytic geometry, limits and continuity, derivatives of algebraic functions, and their applications.
Pre-requisite: College algebra, trigonometry.
MATH114 Mathematical Analysis 2 (4 units)
A continuation of Analysis
1. It covers differentials, indefinite and definite integrals and their applications, derivatives and integrals of logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, and techniques of integration.
Pre-requisite: Mathematical analysis 1 MATH115
MATH115 Mathematical Analysis 3 (4 units)
A continuation of Analysis 2. It covers polar coordinates, indeterminate forms and improper integrals, infinite sequences and series, 3-dimensional space, quadric surfaces, functions of several variables and evaluation of multiple integrals in Cartesian coordinates.
Pre-requisite: Mathematical Analysis 2
STATSCI Introduction to Statistics 1 (3 units) A course covering descriptive statistics, basic rules of probability, discrete probability distributions, normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses for means, difference of means and variance, t and chi-square distribution and proportion.
Pre-requisite: College Algebra
MATPHY1 Mathematical Methods in Physics 1 (3 units)
Vector analysis covering algebra, differentiation and integration; integral theorems; curvilinear coordinates.
Pre-requisite: Mathematical Analysis 2
MATPHY2 Mathematical Methods in Physics 2 (3 units)
A course on ordinary and partial differential equations with emphasis on second-order differential equations.
Pre-requisite: Mathematical Methods in Physics 1
MATPHY3 Mathematical Methods in Physics 3 (3 units)
A course on complex analysis and integral equations. It includes contour integration, calculus of residues and Fourier transform.
Pre-requisite: Mathematical Methods in Physics 2
CLASME1 Classical Mechanics 1 (3 units)
Newtonian, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics, applications to central forces and harmonic oscillators
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 1, Mathematical Methods for Physics 1
CLASME2 Classical Mechanics 2 (3 units)
Non-inertial frames, rigid bodies, systems of particles, relativistic kinematics and dynamics
Pre-requisite: Classical Mechanics 2
ELECMA1 Electricity and Magnetism 1 (3 units)
Electrostatics and magnetostatics in vacuum, boundary value problems, electrodynamics
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 2, Mathematical Methods for Physics 1
ELECMA2 Electricity and Magnetism 2 (3 units)
Electrostatics and magnetostatics in material media, electromagnetic waves and electromagnetic radiation
Pre-requisite: Electricity and Magnetism 1
QUMEONE Quantum Mechanics 1 (3 units)
Postulates of quantum mechanics, the Schrödinger equation and its applications to harmonic oscillators and central forces, operator methods and matrix mechanics
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 3, Mathematical Methods 2
QUMETWO Quantum Mechanics 2 (3 units)
Spin, angular momenta, hydrogen atom, perturbation theory and identical particles
Pre-requisite: Quantum Mechanics 1
STATMEC Statistical Mechanics (3 units)
Probability theory; equilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics; kinetic theory; diffusion; phase transformations
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 2, Mathematical Methods 2
SOLSTAT Solid-State Physics (3 units)
Crystal structures and crystallography; free electron theory of metals; electron states in periodic potentials; band theory of solids; lattice oscillations; fundamentals of electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties of metals, dielectrics and semiconductors and polymers; superconductivity
Pre-requisite: Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics
Basic Skills Courses
BAELEC1 Basic Electronics 1 (3 units) + 1 unit laboratory
Introduction to electronics covering basic DC and AC circuit analysis, diode and transistor circuits, logic gates and basic logic operations.
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 2, Physics Fundamentals Laboratory 2
COMPHY1 Computer for Physics 1 (3 units)
This course is designed for students in the B.S. Physics program. It provides all programming essentials for constructing simple scientific applications.
Pre-requisite: College Algebra
LBYPHYX Physics fundamentals Laboratory 1 (2 units)
This is a first course in physics for physics majors, covering the basic concepts and laws in mechanics in a laboratory setting and activities to develop basic laboratory skills.
LBYPHY2 Physics Fundamentals Laboratory 2 (1 unit)
This course complements the lecture courses on PHYSICS 2 for engineering, science and computer studies students. It covers activities to further develop basic laboratory skills initially practiced in PHYSICS LABORATORY 1. Selected experiments in thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism will be performed.
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals Laboratory 1
Co-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 2
LBYPHY3 Physics Fundamentals Laboratory 3 (1 unit)
This laboratory course is designed for College of Science students taking up Fundamentals of Physics 3 (lecture component). The course supplements the topics discussed in the lecture class. Specifically, experiments in waves and optics are performed to provide the student concrete applications of concepts learned in the lecture class.
Pre-requisite: Physics Fundamentals Laboratory 2
Co-requisite: Physics Fundamentals 3
Research, Seminar and Practicum
PHYSEMI Physics Seminar (1 unit)
This course enables the students to prepare for their thesis proposal by the 12th week of the trimester. Students enrolled in this subject MUST also be working as apprentices in one of the research groups of the department. Also, this subject enables them to write their thesis proposal. In writing the thesis proposal, the students get a feel of the requirements of the study they will undertake along with its theoretical background. This course also aims to develop the following Lasallian characteristics: critical and logical thinking, resourcefulness and innovativeness, perseverance and self-discipline.
Pre-requisite: Oral Communication/ Advanced Speech Class
THSPHY1 Physics Research 1 (1 unit)
The first thesis course for physics majors. The major requirement for the course is the presentation of a thesis proposal.
Pre-requisite: Physics Seminar
THSPHY2 Physics Research 2 (1 unit)
The second thesis course for physics majors where students are expected to conduct the greater part of their thesis research.
Pre-requisite: Physics Research 1
THSPHY3 Physics Research (1 unit)
The third and last thesis course for physics majors. Students are expected to finalize their thesis research and present the work to a panel of examiners.
Pre-requisite: Physics Research
PRCPHYS Practicum for Physics Students (3 units)
A practicum course for Physics students.
Specialization Courses for Minor in Economics and Finance
COMPDYN Dynamics of Complex Systems (3 units)
Non-linear dynamics; deterministic chaos; Lyapunov exponents; strange attractors; fractals and multifractals; bifurcations and catastrophes; Introduction to models and applications of complex networks.
Pre-requisites: Classical Mechanics 1
MATPHYS Stochastic Methods in Physics (3 units)
Theory of gaussian stochastic processes and their evolution equations; random walks; stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations; introduction to non-gaussian stochastic processes; Levy stable distributions and fat tails.
Pre-requisite: Statistical Mechanics
LINEALG Linear Algebra (3 units)
A study of systems of linear equations, vector space, linear dependence, bases, dimensions, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors.
Pre-requisite: Mathematical Analysis 2
NUMENLA Introduction to Numerical Analysis (3 units)
A course in linear and non-linear equations, system of linear equations, numerical differentiation and integration, and numerical solutions to differential equations.
Pre-requisite: Linear Algebra, Mathematical Analysis 3
LINPROG Linear Programming (3 units)
A first course in operations research. This course exposes the students to basic linear optimization analysis, the revised simplex method, duality, and the interior-point method.
Pre-requisite: Linear algebra
INSTA2 Inferential Statistics (3 units)
A second course in statistics covering chi-square and F distributions, tests of hypotheses for difference of means, proportion, difference of proportions, variance, difference of variances, regressions, correlation, analysis of variance, and the use of non-parametric methods. It also includes the steps to be undertaken in conducting sample surveys, theoretical discussions on different sampling designs, estimation procedures using the various designs, sample size estimation as well as variance reduction techniques.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Statistics 1
LIMOBAP Linear Models for Business Applications (3 units)
A study of various linear statistical models that arise in practice. Topics include multivariate normal distribution, distribution of quadratic forms, general linear models, estimation and tests of hypotheses about linear hypotheses, and design matrices giving rise to analysis of variance models.
Pre-requisite: Inferential Statistics, Linear algebra
TIMEFOR Time Series Analysis and Forecasting (3 units)
A course dealing with the different methods of forecasting time series data– classical smoothing procedures and the use of statistical models. The theoretical and model building issues of techniques like exponential smoothing, moving average, seasonal decomposition, ARIMA models, and transfer functions.
Pre-requisite: Linear Models for Business applications
ECONONE Basic Microeconomics (3 units)
The course aims to give an appreciation and understanding of basic theories and concepts in economics, and its application to current national and international economics issues. In addition, this course exposes the students to alternative tools of economic analysis and how they are used to solve problems of a country. The course introduces students to basic microeconomics. Microeconomics focuses on individual decision-making units like the consumer and suppliers. It also deals with trends that affect particular business firms, workers, or regions in the economy.
Pre-requisite: College Algebra
ECONTWO Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 units)
This course is an introduction to macroeconomics, the study of aggregate (or national) economic behavior. As an introductory course, it will provide you with the concepts and tools necessary to read the newspaper critically for economic content, while providing a foundation for future economic courses. After a quick introduction to the fundamental principles of economic analysis, including graphing and theoretical concepts, the succeeding sessions will focus on learning the tools of macroeconomics and exploring the role of fiscal policy, followed by a study of money – its functions, its place in the economy, and its use as a policy tool. With this knowledge, the remainder of the term can be devoted to a deeper discussion of issues involving unemployment and inflation, government budget deficits, exchange rates, the open economy and other current policy issues.
Pre-requisite: Basic Microeconomics
MICREC1 Microeconomic Theory 1 (3 units)
This is the first of a two-course Intermediate Microeconomic Theory sequence. The objective of the course is to provide students with the central concepts of decision-making and optimization in a market framework. Simple mathematical models are used to develop these concepts. It concentrates on the theories of consumer decision-making, production and costs, and partial equilibrium competitive models.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Macroeconomics, Mathematical Analysis 2
MICREC2 Microeconomics 2 (3 units)
This is the second of a two-course study of Intermediate Microeconomics. In this course, we examine price determination under imperfectly competitive structures (monopoly, oligopoly and monopolostic competition), both in the market for goods and production inputs (e.g., labor and capital services). We then go on to analyze the efficiency of a competetive model of market interdependence (e.g., general equilibrium). We will then consider the possibility of market failures due to externalities and asymmMacroetric information. Special topic such as decisionmaking under uncertainty is also taken up.
Pre-requisite: Microeconomic Theory 1
MACREC1 Macroeconomics 1 (3 units)
This course aims to provide a comprehensive view on basic macroeconomic concepts focusing on: national income accounting; goods, labor, and financial markets; as well as the determination of output, inflation rates, interest rates, and employment. It also discusses the role of fiscal and monetary policies. Finally, it considers certain macroeconomic issues such as the relation between unemployment and inflation, aggregate demand and aggregate supply, and the government’s budget, among others.
Pre-requisite: Basic Macroeconomics, Mathematical Analysis 2
MACREC2 Macroeconomics 2 (3 units)
This course will discuss certain macroeconomic issues that are concerned with economic growth and the role of expectations. It will also present the dynamics of the open macroeconomy, focusing on exchange rates, the IS-LM model, among others. The course will also tackle macroeconomics events that do not conform to long-run concepts such as high unemployment and inflation. Finally, it will look at the features of discretionary fiscal and monetary policies.
Pre-requisite: Macroeconomics 1
ECONMET Econometrics (3 units)
A study of econometric methods for students who have had a term’s work in economic statistics. The course includes a study of the classical linear regression model and the basics of econometric theory covering among others autocorrelation, multicollinearity, and heteroscedasticity.
Pre-requisite: Inferential Statistics
FINALEC Financial Economics (3 units)
An integrated view of the financial functions of a business firm. It provides economics students a working knowledge about the tools in financial analysis and an appreciation of the use of financial information for decision-making and economic analysis.
Pre-requisite: Microeconomics 2, Macroeconomics 2
ACTBAS1 Introductory Accounting – Part I (3 units)
This introductory course is designed to develop a basic understanding of the conceptual framework underlying the measurement and communication of financial data. The fundamental concepts and principles are introduced and discussed. It covers the entire accounting cycle of a sole proprietor in a service enterprise.
ACTBAS2 Introductory Accounting – Part II (3 units)
This course extends the study of the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship form of business engaged in merchandising activities. It includes recording of business transactions using special journals. The voucher system and bank reconciliation are discussed. students are exposed to the use of an accounting software package in processing business transactions.
Pre-requisite: Introductory Accounting – Part I
FINMATH Financial Management (3 units)
Pre-requisite: Introductory Accounting – Part II
FINBANK Bank Management (3 units)
This is a major course that firmly equips the students with the necessary concepts, principles, and techniques used in sourcing and allocating bank funds that would maximize shareholders’ wealth whilst maintaining adequate liquidity consistent with acceptable levels of risks. As banking continues to be an industry-in-change, FINBANK logically begins in familiarizing the students with the financial environment in which bank managers must operate in – the structure, functions and operations of financial intermediaries. It is the end view of the course to challenge students, as prospect bankers, to be able to confront head-on the strategic issues of risk, return, regulation, competition, technology, and globalization that face and shape all the past, present and future of the banking industry in its entirety.
Pre-requisite: Financial Management
FINVEST Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 units)
This course introduces future investment managers with the basic concepts, techniques, and processes to investment analysis and portfolio management. The concentration of the course is the evaluation of the traditional investments in the Philippines, in particular, and the world, in general.
FINTERM Financial Markets and Non-Bank Financial Institutions (3 units)
This is a study of financial markets and non-bank financial institutions. The basic principles to be studied are the following: an overview of the financial system, the theory of financial structure, interest rates, and portfolio choice. Efficient capital markets are also discussed. Specifically, the following financial markets are given particular attention: the debt (bond) market, the stock market, and the foreign exchange market. The course also focuses on the operations of major non-bank financial institutions such as: private equity firms, investment banks, securities brokers and dealers, and mutual funds.
Pre-requisite: Financial Management
FINSURE Insurance Mangement (3 units)
This is a major finance course that covers the basic concepts of general and property insurance and life insurance and organization and management, funds, investments, reinsurances, and insurance legislation. Integrity in underwriting and fairness in claims administration are addressed together with technical and managerial competence and introduction to actuarial calculations and valuation. The course is being studied: as a risk management function in the interests of policyholders, insurers, and the society in general being the ultimate beneficiary; and as a financial intermediary contributing to national development through capital formation and allocation.
Pre-requisite: Bank Management, Financial Markets and Non-Bank Financial Institutions
FINRISK Management of Risk in Financial Institutions (3 units)
This course is focused on the management and mitigation of risk faced by financial institutions. These risks, which can be classified into market risk, liquidity risk, credit risk, and operational risk, have to be addressed as bank and insurance companies prepare themselves to expand their operations globally and domestically. This elective course is also focused on the understanding and the importance of developing an Enterprise-wide Risk Management Framework in the effective management of risks. This is done through an in-depth understanding and analysis of the different risk models. The course provides students understanding of the regulatory environment and framework through the exhaustive discussion of the existing Basle Accord as well as its proposed amendments.
Pre-requisite: Bank Mangement, Financial Markets and Non-Bank Financial Institutions General
General Education Courses
ENGLCOM Basic Communication and Study Skills (3 units)
A course that primarily focuses on the development of communicative competence in reading and writing. ENGLONE will use various strategies in academic reading, and the process approach to academic writing. Evaluation will include traditional and nontraditional (portfolio assessment) methods.
ENGLRES Basic Research Skills/ English for Specific Purpose (3 units)
A course that advances the basic academic reading and writing skills learned in English One. It also enhances the critical thinking skills necessary in conducting research and develop skills required in technical communication of a particular field (Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Education, Science.)
Pre-requisite: Basic Communication and Study Skills
SPEECOM Oral Communication/ Advance Speech Class (3 units)
An English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course that focuses on the production, delivery and assessment of the following, the impromptu, lecture and /or persuasive speech for individual presentation, and the group/panel discussion for group presentation. The presentation aim at providing first-hand experience in public speaking to develop their self-confidence and critical thinking.
Pre-requisite: Basic Communication and Study Skills
HUMALIT Introduction to Literature (3 units)
The study of literary forms or genres as exemplified by selected literary texts from various countries at different historical periods.
Pre-requisite: Basic Research Skills/ English for Specific Purpose
HUMAART Introduction to Art (3 units)
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.
Pre-requisite: Basic Research Skills/ English for Specific Purpose
SOCTEC1 Science, Technology and Society 1 (3 units)
The course focuses on the interface between science and technology on the one and human society and culture on the other. The course analyzes how science influences and is influenced by prevailing views and attitudes in society about the individual person, human culture and society, and human and social development and progress.
SOCTEC2 Science, Technology and Society 2 (3 units)
The course is about the influence and consequences of science and technology on various aspects of society, such as the environment, the economy, modernization and globalization, social and power relations, and governance.
Pre-requisite: Science, Technology and Society 1
FILKOMU Komunikasyon sa Filipinohiya (Basic Communication in Filipino, 3 units)
Gamit ang Wika sa higit na mataas na makrokasanayan sa pagtalakay ng Araling Pilipinas (Philippines Studies) sa pagkilala at pag-unawa sa sarili at sa pambansang identidad, kultura at lipunan. Pangkalahatang saklaw ng kurso ang pagtatamo ng bawat lasalliang estudyante ng kompetens sa komunikasyon sa apat na diskors na may kontent ng Filipinolohiya sa larangang akademik.
FILDLAR Pagbasa at Pagsulat sa Iba’t-ibang Disiplina (Filipino for Specific Purposes, 3units)
Fokus ng kurso ang paglinang ng mga kasanayan sa analitikal at kritikal na pagbasa at pagsulat para sa pangangailangang akademik at komunikasyon pamprofesyonal na nagsasaalang-alang sa ibat ibang rejister ng wika. Pag-aralan ang mga teknik sa pagsasalin at estratehiya sa pagbasa na lampas sa komprehensyon gamit ang mga genre na nakasulat (maging naririnig, napapanood) na tekstong disiplinal o buhat sa ibat ibang larangan ng gamit ng wika-humanidades, agham panlipunan at komunikasyon, at agham at teknolohiya, at profesyon. Magsisilbing modelo ang mga babasahin sa pagsulat ng mga iskolarling sanaysay at riserts.
Pre-requisite: Komunikasyon sa Filipinohiya
KASPIL1 Buhay, mga Sinulat at Nagawa ni Dr. Jose Rizal (Rizal Studies, 3 units)
Isang kritikal na pagaaral at pagsusuri sa buhay, mga akda at nagawa ni Dr. Jose Rizal mula pagkabata hanggang sa siya ay itanghal na isang bayani. Tinatalakay din sa kurso ang panahong pre-kolonyal hanggang sa kolonyalismong Espanyol sa Pilipinas na may diin sa ika-19 na dataon na siyang panahong ginalawan ni Dr. Jose Rizal. Ang kurso ay alinsunod sa itanatadhana at diwa ng Batas Rizal (R.A.1425, 1956) na naglalayong matugunan ang pangangailangan ng pangkasalukuyang panahon na mapagtibay ang damdaming makabayan ng mga magaaral.
KASPIL2 Kasaysayan mg Pilipinas (Philippine History, 3 units)
Isang mapamunang pag-aaral ng kasaysayan ng Pilipinas at ang kanyang mga institusyong pulitikal, ekonomiko, sosyal at kultural mula sa pagkakatatag ng Unang Republika hanggang sa kasalukuyan ayon sa pananaw ng isang Pilipino. Tinatalakay nito ang pagkabuo, pagunlad at ang mga hinarap na suliranin ng bansang Pilipinas sa bawat yugto ng kasaysayan mula sa pananakop ng mga Amerikano. Sa kursong ito, maipapaalam sa mga mag-aaral ang prosesong historikal bilang isang disiplina ng agham panlipunan at sa napakahalagang papel nito sa pag-unawa at pagbibigay solusyon sa mga isyung kinakaharap ng bansa sa kasalukuyan.
Pre-requisite: Buhay, mga Sinulat at Nagawa ni Dr. Jose Rizal
INTFILO Introduction to Philosophy (3 units)
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.
TREDONE Humanity’s Search for Life (3 units)
In the Asian context, religion is bound up with the people’s stories about the search for life and salvation. It is at the core of the Asian way of life. As the course looks at the uniqueness of the different religious traditions, the students are led to a critical appreciation of and openness to the truth-claims as expressed in their beliefs, norms, and rituals. This discovery will lead students to a greater interest in interreligious and ecumenical dialogue and to a mature faith.
TREDTWO The Filipino Christian in a Changing World (3 units)
This course will help students to develop as persons in communties 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.
Pre-requisite: Humanity’s Search for Life
TREDTRI The Christian and the Word (3 units)
The project aims to develop a manual for the course, The Christian and the Word (TREDTRI), consisting of a student guide and an instructional guide for TREDTRI teachers. The student guide and the instructional guide will indicate the topics, learning objectives, methodology, activities, evaluation, and resournces pertinent to the course.
Pre-requisite: The Filipino Christian in a Changing World
TREDFOR The Christian Vocation to Life (3 units)
The search for meaning is inseparable from one’s chosen sate of life. Taking into account insights from relevant disciplines, the course deepens the students’ general understanding of the universal call to holiness of the Reign of God and various responses to it. Moreover, the course prepares then to live in accord with their chosen reponse to God’s call in an authentic and Lasallian Christian manner.
Pre-requisite: The Christian and the Word
GREATWK The Great Works (3 units)
The course is designed to center on a theme built around three Great Works from various cultures/disciplines that have exerted influence on the way human beings think about themselves in relation to the world. The course will be taught by a team of three teacher-facilitators who will rotate every four weeks in three classes. Each teacher will facilitate the reading and discussion of one work. Towards the end of the term, the teachers will meet as a team with all the students of the three classes in sessions that will serve to integrate the discussions on the three Great Works. Through the course, students are given a venue to participate in multidisciplinary discourses on how a particular Great Work “reads” or “thinks through” the human problems with new perspectives and paradigms.
FWTEAMS Fitness and Wellness in Team Sports (2 units)
The course aims to provide an opportunity to introduce fundamentals skills of specific team sports and strategies of organized team sports, their history and development, international amateur rules, system of play plus the facts and concepts of cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, muscolus-skeletal fitness like flexibility, muscular strength, endurance and common team sports injuries prevention and rehabilitation.
FWSPORT Fitness and Wellness in Individual/Dual Sports (2 units)
An introductory course designed to familiarize freshman students with basic concepts, principles and practices focusing on the integration of Health-related, Performance related Physical Fitness skills, sport specific Skills and Wellness in order to develop and maintain an active lifestyle.
FWDANCE Fitness and Wellness in Dance (2 units)
This course introduces the students to the fundamental step patterns of simple to intricate variations of selected classic dance sport dances, contemporary classic Filipino and Filipino rhythmic dances. It also encourages the students to choreograph variations of their own. Students express their feelings or emotions through movements disciplined by rhythm. Dance etiquette, health and safety in dancing, posture and body mechanics are also included together with other concepts of fitness other than performance and health related fitness.
PERSEF1 Personal Effectiveness 1 (2 units, non-academic)
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 carefully reasoned faith. PERSEF1 is a foundational course in the Lasallian Core curriculum, to be taken by all students in their first year. It provides the information and skills that they need in order to adjust to 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 Personal Effectiveness courses which the students will take in later years.
PERSEF2 Personal Effectiveness 2 (2 units, non-academic)
PERSEF 2 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.
Pre-requisite: Personal Effectiveness 1
PERSEF3 Personal Effectiveness 3 (2 units, non-academic)
PERSEF 3 is an integrative course in the Lasallian Core Curriculum, taken by all students in their final year. It provides them the opportunity to assess their development as individuals and to plan the rest of their lives as Lasallians in the community. It covers topics in the 5 themes of total personal development, taking these to a level of introspection as well as application.
Pre-requisite: Personal Effectiveness 2