COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Orientation on Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes
BAPS (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science)
(CMO No. 46, Series of 2012)
Political Science is the study governments, public policies and political behavior, using both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine all countries and regions of the world.
The following are identified competencies in Political Science:
- Articulate and deploy major concepts in the discipline.
- Define the field, distinguish its sub-field, theories and methods.
- Design and execute research inquires using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods guided by theories.
- Critique, judge and respond to current issues and problems based as a substantive understanding of the historical and contemporary development in the national and global contexts.
- Manifest predisposition towards ethical political involvement and practice in various forms and levels.
- Describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of Graduation.
- Specify what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of Graduation.
Students in the discipline most exhibit the following competencies at the end of the undergraduate program. Graduates of Political Science can analyze political situations and explain political attitudes, and possess the necessary background or preparation if intending to pursue Law. Graduates can:
- Compare and contrast and classify the major concepts in the discipline
- Recognize and define the distinctiveness of the discipline, its sub-fields, theories and methods
- Design and excuse research inquiries using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods guided by theories or conceptual frameworks
- Demonstrate written, visual and oral presentation skills to produce or present analytical reports
- Critique, judge and respond to current issues and problems based on substantive understanding of the historical and contemporary developments in the national global contexts
- Develop a predisposition towards ethical political involvement and practice in various forms and levels.
BSM (Bachelor of Science Mathematics)
(CMO No. 46, Series of 2012)
Mathematics is often described as the science of patterns. Mathematicians discover, analyze and classify patterns in both abstract object and natural phenomena.
The following are the learning objectives of BS Mathematics:
- Apply the appropriate techniques in solving mathematical problems
- Adapt known methods and tools in solving new problems;
- Undertake an independent study of an unfamiliar topic and present an accurate and in-depth discussion of the result of the investigation both orally and in writing.
- Discuss the mathematical concepts behind well known solutions in real life problems.
- Discuss important breakthroughs in the solution of real world problems where mathematics played significant role.
The BS Mathematics graduates shall be equipped with enhanced mathematical and critical thinking skills. Graduates can developed deeper appreciation and understanding of the importance of mathematics in history and the modern world. Graduates can competently execute mathematical skills making them specialists who will work in government, industry academe, and research institution.
The minimum standard for the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program are expressed in the following minimum set of learning outcomes:
- Gain mastery in the core areas of mathematics: algebra, analysis and geometry.
- Demonstrate skills in pattern recognition, generalization, abstraction, critical analysis, synthesis, problem solving and vigorous argument.
- Develop and enhance perception of the vitality and importance of mathematics in the modern world including interrelationship within Math and its connection to other discipline.
- Make and evaluate mathematical conjectures and arguments and validate their own mathematical thinking.
BSMC (Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication)
(CMO No. 46, Series of 2012)
Communication as a field of study covers the various ways by which humans communicate. It focuses on how communication processes are used to create meaning in differnet contexts using diverse media platforms.
The Programs aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the theory and practices of communication applciable in various professions and contexts, with focus on the media professions.
The following are the learning objective of the program:
- Explain communication as a science and an Art;
- Analyze the functions of communication and media in society;
- Explain communication theories behind communication theories behind communication programs and strategies;
- Identify the various steps in the communication research process.
- Apply the principles of communication research in a research project.
Graduates of BS Communication can be employed as public and corporate communication/ information officers, and communication researchers/ analysts, media planners, media practitioners and other related professions. However, the minimum standards for the BS Mass Communication program are expressed in the following minimum set of learning outcomes:
- Communicate in different formats and platforms (print, broadcast, and online).
- Prepares communication plan;
- Conduct communication and media research and evaluation.
- Demonstrate communication management and leadership skills.
- Adhere to ethical standards and practice.
- Practice the rights, responsibilities and accountabilities in the communication profession.
- Apply communication theories/models, principles, practice, and tools in development of work.
BSP (Bachelor of Science in Psychology)
(CMO No. 46, Series of 2012)
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. In general, the emphasis is on the individual person and how the person’s mental processes and behavior are affected by internal, relational and social factors. As a discipline and professional practice, it contributes to national development through basic and applied research and interventions aimed at solving problems and promoting optimal development and functioning at the individual, family, group, institutions, community, and national level.
The following are the program objectives of BS Psychology:
- Passing licensure examination for Psychometricians.
- Understand and identify major psychological concepts and theories, principles, concepts and skills in psychology theories.
- Comprehend and evaluate new information related to psychology (e.g., theory, concepts, data) that may be presented in various forms and from various sources
- Apply inquiry methods in making judgements and solve and solve problems in an applied as an employment context.
- Demonstrate methods of inquiry in psychology.
- Correct apply the theories, principles, concepts and skills in psychology
- Production of good quality psychological research.
- Demonstrate appropriate behavior required in psychology profession.
Graduates of the BS Psychology program can be licensed psychometricians or work in the academe, in Human Resource, and research. Graduates can pursue careers in medicine law, management etc. With further specialized training, graduates of this program can pursue
specializations in Psychology such as clinical, counseling, developmental, educational, social, industrial/ organization, etc.
The minimum standards for BS Psychology program are expressed in the following minimum set of learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate the capability to discuss and analyze the major theories and concepts in psychology.
- Apply the methods of psychological inquiry in building a local culture and context.
- Apply psychological theories and methods in personal and professional setting.
- Abilitiy to conduct psychological assessments evaluation.
BAE (Bachelor of Arts in English)
The AB English Program is a four-year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts major in English which will teach the students about the structure, development; theories; and applications of languages, and how the students used their knowledge to write and speak effectively especially in English. Furthermore it stresses literary analysis, diversity, critical thinking, and written and oral communication skills through vigorous curriculum of literature, composition, language and linguistic, and communication studies.
Objectives of the Program
- Attain high-level communicative competence in English and other languages spoken universally;
- Acquire a great repertoire of learning strategies that will make them successful second language learners;
- Use technology as a basis for continued knowledge construction, for both academic and lifelong learning;
- Strengthen their skills and competencies in the use of English and other languages as medium of instruction;
- Keep abreast of the current research findings, issues, and directions in language teachings and linguistics;
- Advance, create and disseminate knowledge in the fields of languages and linguistics through research, linkages and networking programs.
The AB English Program is an excellent preparation for careers in teaching, media, advertising, writing and publishing. Qualified graduates can find employment as any of the following:
- College Instructor
- Quality Assuarance Specialist
- Copy Editor
- Copy Writer / Content Writer
- Course Development Manager
- Translator / Interpreter
- Advertising Associate / Advertising Executive
- Technical Writer
- Speech Writer
- Language Specialist
- Costumer Service Representative
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