Courses

Philippine Studies

PHST 10, Independent Study
Lab-52.5 to 157.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 1A and (PHST 20 or PHST 30)

Independent Study allows individual students to explore academic interests in Philippine Studies through guided research projects. Students are required to either write a research paper or give a presentation on their work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

UC transferable upon review

PHST 20, The Filipino Family
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course examines traditional and contemporary characteristics of the Filipino family with an emphasis on the impact of colonialism on family dynamics in the Philippines and Filipino communities in the diaspora. Other issues to be discussed in the context of the Filipino family include emigration and immigration, belief systems and faith, the evolution of cultural values, intergenerational conflict, colonial mentality, colorism, sexuality, gender identities, and transnationalism.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHST 30, Philippine Society and Culture Through Film
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

This course examines various cultural themes, sociopolitical, geographical, and historical factors of Philippine culture and society through cinema. Various cultural themes and sociopolitical influences on the Filipino experience through time discussed in this course include, but are not limited to the following: images of Filipinos, language distribution, interpersonal relations, ideas of self, belief systems, indigeneity, sex roles, the "Filipino Dream", immigration, and alienation.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PHST 40, Contemporary Issues in the Filipino Diaspora
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary, social, political, economic, and cultural issues that significantly affect the Filipino community, including the following areas: identity development, immigration and acculturation, socioeconomic status, labor, racial and ethnic diversity, colorism, gender identity, political empowerment, cultural appropriation, and indigeneity.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly IDST40

PHST 42, Introduction to Philippine Arts
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of Philippine visual, performing, and material arts in the context of the country's historical and contemporary contexts, from precolonial to contemporary periods. We will explore the role of the arts in cultural and national and global identity construction and representations of Philippine aesthetics in the diaspora.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly IDST 42.

PIL 1, Elementary Filipino (Tagalog)
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or completion of any City College or university foreign language course

Introductory course in Filipino (Tagalog) grammar, composition, and reading. Practice in speaking and understanding Filipino (Tagalog).

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PIL 2, Continuation of Elementary Filipino (Tagalog)
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: PIL 1 or demonstration of PIL 1 exit skills.

Second semester course. Completion of elementary grammar, composition, and reading; Continued practice in speaking and understanding Filipino (Tagalog).

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PIL 10A, Conversational Filipino (Tagalog)
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

Beginning Conversational Pilipino. Intensive instruction and practice in spoken Pilipino.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PIL 10B, Conversational Filipino (Tagalog)
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: PIL 10A

Intensive instruction and practice in spoken Filipino (Tagalog)

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PIL 10C, Intermediate Conversational Pilipino
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: PIL 10B

Intensive instruction and practice in spoken Pilipino.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PIL 39A, Philippine Literature in Translation: Philippine Literature to 1940
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Reading and discussion of important works of Philippine literature in English translation. Philippine literature up to 1940.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
PIL 39B, Philippine Literature in Translation: Philippine Literature from 1940 to the Present
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Reading and discussion of important works of Philippine literature in English translation. Philippine literature up to 1940.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable