Philippine Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • understand the formation of Filipino history, culture, and society in the Philippines, the United States, and globally
  • develop an empathy for the values, behaviors, ethics, and perspectives of Filipinos
  • be able to identify and discuss social, political, economic, business, psychological, and environmental issues relevant to the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora
  • obtain basic, intermediate, and advanced Filipino/Tagalog language proficiencies
  • appreciate the literary, linguistic, philosophical, religious,and artistic contributions of Filipinos to the United States, Asia, and the world
  • apply knowledge for activism, advocacy, and social justice in the Philippines, the United States, the Asia Pacific, and the world

Requirements

20 units

Required (8 units)

  • YPSP 325 Filipino Culture and Society
  • YPSP 301 Philippine History from Pre-Spanish Times to 1900 or
  • YPSP 310 Philippine History: 1900-Present

Electives (12 units)

Students select 12 units of courses following these three suggested emphases:

Social Justice and Activism Emphasis

  • YPSP 323 Filipino Politics and Justice
  • YPSP 301 Philippine History from Pre-Spanish Times to 1900
  • YPSP 310 Philippine History: 1900-Present
  • YPSP 390 Special Topics: Philippine Studies
  • YPSP 324 USF in the The Philippines
  • ART 316 Filipino American Arts
  • YPSP 390 Special Topics: Philippine Studies

Asian and Asian American Experience Emphasis

  • HIST 135 Indian Civilizations
  • THRS 366 Religion and Spirituality in Asia
  • POLS 346 Government & Politics of India & Southeast Asia
  • POLS 359 International Politics of the Asia Pacific Rim
  • SOC 228 Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society
  • ENGL 211 Asian American Literature Survey
  • PSYC 317 Asian American Psychology

Filipino Language Emphasis *

  • FILI 101-01 First Semester Filipino/Tagalog
  • FILI 102-01 Second Semester Filipino/Tagalog
  • FILI 201-01 Third Semester Filipino/Tagalog
  • FILI 202-01 Fourth Semester Filipino/ Tagalog

* Students who take these courses to fulfill the Arts and Sciences language requirement or who test out of YPSP 101, 102, and 201 are not allowed to use this emphasis.