One of two official languages of the Philippines, Filipino has been shaped by generations of foreign trade and colonization. Its present-day form characterizes a historically complex, culturally rich community.
The Filipino curriculum at the University of San Francisco provides students with a working knowledge of the written and spoken language as well as a cultural understanding of the Filipino community spread out across 120 countries around the world. Interested in earning a major or minor studying Filipino culture? Learn more about the USF’s Maria Elena G. Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program.
Three of the following Filipino classes fulfill the USF foreign language requirement:
FILI 101 - First Semester Filipino (4)
This first semester course offers an introduction to Filipino culture with an emphasis on speaking, listening, vocabulary and grammatical structures, basic conversational skills, reading and writing.
FILI 102 - Second Semester Filipino(4)
This course is a continuation of FILI 101. Students continue to study Filipino culture, vocabulary and grammar with an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writing. Prerequisite: FILI 101 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department.
FILI 201 - Third Semester Filipino (4)
This course is a review of basic grammar with an emphasis on speaking and listening skills given specific social-cultural situations, and reading and writing skills that center on cultural material. Prerequisite: FILI 102 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department.
FILI 202 - Fourth Semester Filipino (4)
A continuation of FILI 201, this course emphasizes speaking and listening skills given specific social-cultural situations, and reading and writing skills given simple literary pieces. Prerequisite: FILI 201 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department. For questions related to Filipino courses, please contact Professor Edith Borbon, firstname.lastname@example.org.