The PUP-PHISO Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

We are very happy to announce that the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS), developed by PHISO and in close collaboration with PUP Department of Political Science, is going to be offered this coming semester. Classes will start on June 2018.

Know the “international” that is equipped of balanced Western-Global South knowledge sources with critical study of indigenous IR scholarship, and how this very idea of the “international” is expressed in different multiple societies. See you in class!

Download the curriculum here.


First Year, First Semester: CHED General Education

Course Code Subject Units (21) Prerequisites
CHED – Understanding of the Self 3 N/A
CHED – Purposive Communication 3 N/A
CHED – Ethics 3 N/A
CHED – Art Appreciation 3 N/A
CHED – Readings in Philippine History 3 N/A
CHED – Life and Works of Jose Rizal 3 N/A
CHED – Mathematics in the Modern World 3 N/A

First Year, Second Semester: International Studies Preparatory Courses

Course Code Subject Units (21) Prerequisites
IS 1201 The Profession and Study of International Studies 3 N/A
IS 1202 Non-Western Theories and Concepts in IR 3 N/A
IS 1203.1 Fundamentals and Ethics of International Relations Research 3 N/A
IS 1203.2 Survey of Qualitative Research in IR 3 N/A
IS 1203.3 Survey of Quantitative Research in IR 3 N/A
English Academic Writing in English 3 N/A
CHED – Science, Technology and Society 3 N/A

 Second Year, First Semester: Basics and Subfields of the “International”

Course Code Subject Units (21) Prerequisites
IS 2102 Global South and Postcolonial IR 3 IS 1201, IS 1202
IS 2101 Western Theories of IR: Methodological Debates 3 IS 1201
IS 2106 International Security: Traditional and Human Security 3 IS 1201, IS 1202
IS 2108 International Political Economy 3 IS 1201, IS 1202
IS 2105 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 IS 1201, IS 1203.1, IS 1203.2, IS 1203.3
CHED – Contemporary World 3 N/A
CHED – Elective 1 3 N/A

 Second Year, Second Semester: Contextualizing International Studies

Course Code Subject Units (18) Prerequisites
IS 2202 IR in Southeast Asia 3 IS 2102
IS 2201 Reflexivism in IR 3 IS 2101
IS 2204 International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights 3 IS 2106
IS 2205 Philippine Foreign Policy 3 IS 2105
CHED – Elective 2 3
CHED – Elective 3 3

Third Year, First Semester: The Eastern Influence on the World and Thesis Proposal

Course Code Subject Units (15) Prerequisites
IS 2203 Thesis 1.4: Thesis Proposal Defense 3 IS 2105, IS 2101, IS 2102, IS 2103, IS 2108, English
IS 3101.1 Key Thinkers in Oriental Philosophy of IR 3 N/A
IS 3102.2 Religion and International Relations 3 IS 2201, IS 2202
IS 3102.3 Civilizational IR 3 IS 2201, IS 2202
IS 3107 Seminar on Current Issues in International Studies 3 IS 2201, IS 2202

Third Year, Second Semester: The Western Influence on the World

Course Code Subject Units (15) Prerequisites
IS 3203 Thesis 2.4: Thesis Writing 3 IS 3103
IS 3201.1 Modernity, Modernism and Modernization in the International System 3 IS 3102.1/IS 3102.2, IS 2201
IS 3201.2 Industrial Age, Capitalism and Globalization 3 IS 3102.1/IS 3102.2, IS 2201
IS 3201.3 Nationalism and Nation-States in IR 3 IS 3102.1/IS 3102.2, IS 2201
IS 3201.4 Dialectic, Materialist and Marxist Theorizing in International Relations 3 IS 3102.1/IS 3102.2, IS 2201

Summer

Course Code Subject Units (3)  
IS 3305 Internship 3 Units Third year standing

Fourth Year, First Semester: Thematic Approaches to International Studies

Course Code Subject Units (15) Prerequisites
IS 4103 Thesis 3.4: Final Defense 3 IS 3203
IS 4106.1 The Anthropocene and Global Environmental Issues 3 IS 2106, Fourth Year Standing
IS 4106.2 International Development Studies 3 IS 2106, Fourth Year Standing
IS 4106.3 Gendering International Relations 3 IS 2106, Fourth Year Standing
IS 4106. 4 Terrorism and Transnational Crimes 3 IS 2106, Fourth Year Standing

Fourth Year, Second Semester: IR Praxis in Preparation for Career Development

Course Code Subject Units (18) Prerequisite
IS 4203 Thesis 4.4: Academic Publishing Processes 3 IS 4103
IS 4205.1 Diplomacy 3 IS 2205, Fourth year standing
IS 4204 Public International Law 3 IS 2204, Fourth year standing
IS 4205.2 Consular Practices 3 IS 3305, Fourth year standing
IS 4209 International and Regional Organizations 3 IS 3305, Fourth year standing

 

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