This course involves a lecture-discussion of the developmental patterns of the Filipino politics and the nature, as well as the foundations of politics and governance in the Philippine setting. This will provide the students a background and an understanding of the constitutional provisions pertinent to politics and governance, emphasizing on the political balance between governmental authority and powers on the on the one hand, and the rights of the citizens on the other hand. This course also aims to make students aware of the general sociology-political problems and issues, especially those with relevance to the Philippine society. This will likewise enhance the students' awareness of the importance of scientific approaches to the discussion and analysis of political issues.
LEC: 3 units | 3 hours per week