I. COURSE TITLE:Politics and Governance with Philippine Constitution II. COURSE CODE: POSC 1013 III. COURSE CREDIT: three units IV. COURSE DESCRIPTION:Study the rudiments of politics and governance as they evolve in the tradition of modern civilization and as they shape up in the realities of globalization. The course includes an introduction of the various forms of government. A run down discussion of the 1987 philippine construction presented with much appreciation to subtance,revelance,and importance.
V. PRE-REQUISITE COURSE/S:None VI. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM:The program takes as its sole and general interest the analysis and understanding of politics especially the politics of the state. It is a comprehensive field that includes courses in political theory and methodology, public law, political dynamics, comparative gocernment and politics, public administration, and international relations as specialized subjects. It deals with the basic knowledge and understanding of the state, its principles and ideals, which underlie its organization and activities, and also the association of human beings into a body polity.
It also covers the different theories, practices, processes and system of nation-states as they strive to serve each other’s interest through the dynamics of Foreign Service and nation-state relations. The program will equip students with global orientation in analyzing and understanding new world politics and order developing among them a high degree of cultural understanding and sensitivity that would facilitate various types of exchanges, agreements and ventures between government agencies, cultural institutions and private enterprises. VII. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
A. General Objectives By taking the course, the students are expected to develop critical and analytical thinking that results to deep and high interest in the promotion of responsible citizenship, develop a good sense of effective participation in politics and governance, and promote positive attitude towards quality and responsive service in society. B. Specific Objectives By finishing this course, the students are expected to: 1. Understand the basic concepts, principles, approaches, and practices of politics as an art and as a science. 2. Appreciate the function and role of politics and governance to development advocacy. 3. Develop working knowledge on the origin, development and organization of state. 4.
Learn and internalize individual and collective rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of citizens under the supreme law of the land. 5. Acquire general information on government systems and policies, government structures and programs, and political and constitutional principles that guide the application of politics and governance. VIII. COURSE CONTENT: A. Politics (7. 5 hours) 1. Understanding Politics a. Politics defined b. Approaches to the study of politics c. 10 images of politics d. Essentials of politics e. Men and politics f. Power g. Rule h. Authority and influence in politics i. Source of power j. The isms of politics.
k. The laws and logics of power l. Is politics all dirty? 2. Politics and Globalization a. Globalizations defined b. The Cold War World c. The Globalization system d. The balances of globalization 3. Politics as Art and Science a. Politics as an art defined b. Politics as a science defined c. Variables of politics d. Political Science defined e. What good is Political Science f. Requisites for scientific study of Political Science g. Uses of Political Science h. Relationship of Political Science to other disciplines i. The fields of Political Science j. Concept of nation and state k. Hard State vs. Soft State l.
Nation vs. State B. Governance (4. 5 hours) 1. Understanding Governance a. Governance defined b. Social Environment of Governance c. Best Practices in governance d. Mind-setting governance e. Social Forces of governance f. Relationships in governance g. Prescriptions for good governance h. 10 notes on good governance implementation i. Good governance defined 2. E-Governance for Development a. E-Governance defined b. Importance of E-Governance c. SMART2 of E-Governance d. E-Goverment vs. E-Governance e. Scope of E-Governance f. E-Governance vs. I-Governance C. State 1. State a. Nation and State b. Elements of the State c.
Acts of Government d. Act of State Doctrine e. Direct state action f. State continuity doctrine g. Right of the State h. State as the Parent of the Country 2. Phillipines as a State a. Citizens under the 1987 Constitutuion b. Territory of the Phillipines c. Sovereignty d. Legal and Political Sovereignty e. Territorial sphere of Sovereignty f. Areas Covered by Military Base Agreement g. Embassy Premises h. Auto-Limitation of Sovereignty and suspension of the exercise i. Right of Sovereignty and its effects, Republican Goverment j. Governments under different regimes k. Difference between Edsa Revolution I and Edsa revolution2.
l. Forms of Goverments under the Philippine constitution m. Direct democracy and republicanism n. Three major branches of Government 3. Manifestation of Republicanism D. Constitution (3. 0 hours) 1. Definition 2. Supremacy of the Constitution 3. Effects of Declaration of Unconstitionality 4. Essential Parts of Constitution 5. Kinds of Constitution 6. Characteristic of Good Constitution 7. Self-Executing and Non-Self-Executing 8. Constitutional Amendment and Revision E. Powers of State and Government (6. 0 hours) 1. Inherent Powers of the State 2. Major Powers of Government 3. Other Powers of the Three Branches of Government.
4. Doctrines a. Separation of Powers b. System of Checks and Balance c. Doctrine of Non-Delegation of Power MID-TERM EXAMINATION F. State policies and principles (4. 5 hours) G. Bill of Rights (10. 5 hours) H. Public Accountability (4. 5 hours) I. State Immunity (6. 0 hours) FINAL EXAMINATION IX. COURSE GRADING SYSTEM First Grading (Class Standing x 2) + Mid-Term Examination Second Grading (Class Standing x 2) + Final Examination Final Grading First Grading + Second Grading Where: Class standing is the average of recitation, long test, homework, term paper, case solution and other outputs. X.
SUGGESTED TEACHING METHODOLOGIES/STRATEGIES. The methodology and strategies in the teaching and learning of the course must lead to the developement and promotion of core competencies reflected in excellent KSVA or knowledge, skills, values and attitudes of students. Thus, the following are suggested important course work and activities: 1. Lecture cum Interactive Discussions 2. Focused Group Discussion Method 3. Book Review, Think Papers and Reaction Papers 4. Research-based Instruction Method 5. Question and Answer Method or Socratic Method 6. Case Study Method 7. Oral and Written Course Examinations 8.
Individual/Group Research Assignments 9. Attendance to Relevant Forums and Conferences 10. Structured Classroom Reporting/Classroom Debate XI.
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