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1. To promote a culture of life-long learning
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I. Degree Program: Bachelor of Arts Major in Business Administration

II. Course Code
III. Course Title: Introduction to Philosophy
IV. Credit Units: 3 Lecture : 54 Total Number of Hours per week : 3

V. Course description:
Philosophy could be described as an activity people take when they seek to understand themselves, others, and the world. The study of philosophy is a journey
in the history of ideas. It is the study of how ideas developed from the period of the early Greek philosophers up to the contemporary period. It tackles how various
philosophers answered the demands of philosophical inquiry during their time in pursuit of the fundamental truths that has been the concern of every man of all ages.

VI. Course objective:

1. Awaken into the students the sense of philosophical wonder.
2. Gain deeper understanding of themselves and the totality of humanity.
3. Get the students into the joy of philosophical thinking.
4. Realize the need for critical and reflective thinking in everyday life.
5. Apply in their daily life the great teachings of various philosophers.

VII. Course Requirements:

Reflection papers
Research papers

VIII. Methodology
The teaching methodologies will primarily be lectures and Socratic method of recitation.

Course Content:
Learning Contents/Tasks Time Expected Outcome / Values Formation Teaching Instructional Aids Evaluation
Allotment Strategies Techniques
Mission, Vision, Goals and 1 hr At the end of the lesson, the student Visual aids
Objectives should be able to: (Posters, Info.
1. Recite the VMGOs. Bulletin, others. Rules
2. Appreciate and internalize the Lecture and Regulations Class Participation
meaning of the schools MVGO Memorization Manual) Memorization
3. Put into practice the values Recitation
learned from MVGO.
I. Introduction 1. Understand that we cannot have a
A. Etymological Meaning and definite definition of philosophy.
Description of Philosophy 2. Describe philosophy in their own
B. Nature of Philosophy words.
C. Branches of Philosophy 3. Distinguish the various branches of
D. Major Schools of Thought philosophy Lectures Books Debate
1. Rationalism 7 hrs 4. Know the main points of the major Illustrations Handouts Quizzes
2. Empiricism schools of thought in their quest to Reflection paper
3. Idealism understand life. Socratic Method of
4. Utilitarianism asking questions
5. Relativism
6. Agnosticism
II. Pre-Socratic Philosophers 1. Identify the primary concern of the
A. Thales of Miletus early philosophers.
B. Anaximenes 5 hrs 2. Create their own theory on the origin Lectures Books Quizzes
C. Anaximander of things. Handouts Reaction Paper
D. Heraclitus
E. Parmenides and Zeno
III. Prominent Greek Philosophers 1. Understand the importance of these
A. Socrates 4 hrs three philosophers in the history of Lectures
B. Plato philosophy. Analogies Recitation
C. Aristotle 2. Explain the difference of Plato and Group discussion
Aristotles philosophy. Quizzes
3. Relate the moral philosophy of both
Plato and Aristotle in their own life.
PRELIM EXAMINATION 1 hr 1. Apply the theoretical and practical Test Question Test Paper Test Examination
knowledge and skills gained from Questionnaire
previous lectures and discussions.
2. Pass the examination.
IV. Medieval Philosophy 1. Understand the ways these two
A. Augustine 4 hrs philosophers used to prove Gods Lectures Reflection Paper
B. Thomas Aquinas existence.
2. Cite examples how their philosophies
could be used as a way to ethical
V. Modern Period 1. Identify what is the main concern of
A. Rene Descartes the philosophers of the modern period.
B. John Locke 2. Understand what is the historical Lectures Books Recitation
C. Rousseau 12 hrs background that affected their Group report on Handouts Quizzes
D. Immanuel Kant philosophies. the life of each PowerPoint Debate
E. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich 3. Distinguish the opposing views of philosopher presentation
Hegel each philosophers.
F. Kierkegaard 4. Explain in their own words the
G. Karl Marx philosophies of each philosopher.
MIDTERM EXAMINATION 1 hr 1. Apply the theoretical and practical Test Question Test Paper Test Examination
knowledge and skills gained from Questionnaire
previous lectures and discussions.
2. Pass the examination.
VI. Contemporary Period 1. Understand the reason why they are
A. Pragmatism classified as contemporary
1. William James philosophers. Reporting on the Recitation
2. John Dewey 2. Find the relevance of the philosophy of life of each Books Quizzes
B. Phenomenology and 6 hrs pragmatism in determining the philosophers Handouts Reflection Paper
Existentialism importance of things. Lectures
1. Edmund Husserl 3. Make meaningful meanings in their
2. Martin Heidegger experiences through the methods of
3. Gabriel Marcel phenomenology and existentialism.
4. Jean-Paul Sartre
II. Oriental Philosophies and their 1. Find the relevance eastern
Contribution to the philosophies to our lives as Filipinos Lecture
Understanding of Man 5 hrs 2. Distinguish eastern philosophers from Brief discussion Books
A. Hinduism western philosophers. on the history of Handouts
B. Buddhism 3. Appreciate the importance of Asian countries
C. Confucianism meditation in the life of philosophers. and their
D. Taoism religion.
E. Islamism
III. The Filipino Philosophy 1. Deepen their sense of nationalism Lecture Essay Writing
A. Filipino Philosophers 3 hrs 2. Gain deeper understanding of their Sharing of Debate
B. Elements of Filipino roots as Filipinos. Observations to
Philosophy Filipino Culture
C. Filipino Understanding of Man
FINAL EXAMINATION (written) 1 hrs 1. Apply the theoretical and practical Test Question Test Paper Test Examination
knowledge and skills gained from Questionnaire
previous lectures and discussions.
2. Pass the examination.

FINAL EXAMINATION (oral) 3 hrs 1. Discuss various philosophies. Socratic Method Questionaire
2. Defend their answers.

Stumpf, Samuel E., Fieser, James. Socrates to Sartre and Beyond, 8th Edition. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2008.
Cruz, Corazon L., Philosophy of Man, 3rd Edition, National Bookstore, 2006.
Dy, Manuel B. Jr., Philosophy of Man, Goodwill Trading Co., Inc. 2001.

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