Division of Humanities

VISION OF THE DIVISION OF HUMANITIES


A center of academic excellence in the Humanities and Communication Arts in Eastern Visayas.


MISSION OF THE DIVISION OF HUMANITIES


The mission of the Division of Humanities is to develop professionals and specialists in the disciplines of the Arts who contribute to the enhancement of manpower resources of both public and private organizations. To produce communication arts practitioners, scholars, researches, cultural workers, and artists who lead in the preservation and advancement of culture and the arts.


Objectives:


  • 1. To develop in the students an appreciation for arts and culture and commitment toward their preservation;
  • 2. To develop opportunities wherein students can acquire the basic language and media skills for communication;
  • 3. To conduct research in the Humanities to meet the needs of the region and the nation.
  • 4. To produce graduates who demonstrate a clear understanding and appreciation for arts and culture and commitment towards their preservation and advancement.
  • 5. To produce competent communication arts practitioners who will contribute in the upliftment of life in the region and the nation.
  • 6. To develop scholars with research competencies in the Humanities and in the Communication Arts to meet the needs of the region and the nation

Brief History and Description:


The BA in Communication Arts was instituted in 1973. It has an annual intake of 35 new students and it has produced 449 graduates who have gone on to pursue careers in teaching, research, cultural work, journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, organizational communication, community development, educational leadership, law, and diplomacy. Some of its outstanding graduates have joined the program faculty and they have gone on to specialize in fields that comprise or are allied to Communication Arts, such as Art Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies, Media Studies, Creative Writing and Theatre Arts. The BACA curriculum has been recently revised to respond to current needs and social conditions in the Eastern Visayas community and in the national and international spheres. It now offers three areas of specialization: Literature and Creative Writing, Theatre Arts and Media Studies. The individual faculty has sought to keep individual courses up to date as well as provide a stimulating environment for students through co-curricular cultural and arts events. The Division of Humanities has engaged students and faculty in creative writing and performing arts workshops with resource persons who are nationally and internationally recognized artists and cultural educators: Professor Emeritus Merlie Alunan (UPVTC), Dr. Victor Sugbo (UPVTC), Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera (National Artist for Literature), F. Sionil Jose (National Artist for Literature), Dr. Dinah Roma (DLSU) Mr. Victor Penaranda, Alfred “Krip” Yuson, Dr. Emmanuel Daelo “Vim” Carmelo Nadera (PSHA & UP Diliman), Prof. Ricardo de Ungria (UP Mindanao), Tim Tomlinson (New York University), Prof. Antonino de Veyra (UP Mindanao), Dr. Patricia Arinto (UP Open University) and Mr. Alden Lugnasin (Ballet Philippines) and Ms. June Mercy P. Dalisay (community-based installation artist). Faculty and students lead the UPVTC and the larger community in organizing festive events that include lectures, workshops, forums, poetry reading, open mic spoken poetry, exhibits, and performing arts and theatre productions in celebration of the National Arts Month of February, National Literature Month of April, and the National Indigenous Peoples’ Month of October among other special occasions. Through these activities, students enjoy the opportunity to share their own creative work such as original poetry, installation art, performance art, and theater productions. Foremost among these is the annual KALARAKAN open space avantgarde theater produced and performed by the senior BA Communication Arts students that have become a spectacular presentation attracting audiences from other schools. The Division has launched the mini literary magazine named MANAGBANAG that features poetry written by students. Creative writers among the alumni have become published and awarded poets and leaders in organizing creative communities in Eastern Visayas.


Division of Humanities Study Plan

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION ARTS

Literature and Creative Writing


BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION ARTS

First Year, First Semester

Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
GE Core 1(KAS 1)3xxx
GE Core 2(ETHICS 1)3xxx
GE Elective 1(PHIL ARTS 1)3xxx
GE Elective 2(SAS 1)3xxx
CA 101Introduction to Communication Theory3xxx
PE 1Physical Education 1(2)xxx
NSTPNSTP(3)xxx
TOTAL15xxx
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
GE Core 3(ARTS 1)3
GE Core 4(STS 1)3
GE Elective 3(SCIENCE 10)3
GE Elective 4(SCIENCE 11)3
CA 108Language and Communication3
CA 104Communication and Sociocultural Change3
PE 2(2)
NSTP(3)
TOTAL18
Second year, First Semester
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
GE Core 5(WIKA 1)3
GE Core 6(COMM 10)3
CA 105Introduction to Film3
Cognate3
Lit 100Introduction to Literature3
Eng 5Expository Writting3
PE 2(2)
TOTAL18
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
GE Core 7(MATH 10)3
GE Elective 5(BIO 20 / SOC SCI 5)3
CMA 106Fundamentals of Design in Comm. and Media3
Cognate3
CW 101Introduction to Creative Writing3Lit 100
Lit 127Mythology and Folk Literature3
PE 2(2)
TOTAL18
Third Year, First Semester
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
Stat 102Statistical Methods in Research3
Lit 24Masterpieces of Asian Literature3
Lit 125aPhilippine Literature (in English)3
Lit 126Anglo-American Literature3
CW 111Creative Writing (Poetry)3CW 101
Cognate3
TOTAL18
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
CA 199.1Research in Communication3
Cognate3
Lit 103Literary Theory and Criticism3
Lit 170Waray Literature3
Lit 136Contemporary World Literature3
CW 112Creative Writing (Short Story)3
TOTAL18
Mid-Year
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
CA 195Internship/ Apprenticeship/ Directed Activities3Junior Standing
TOTAL 3
Fourth Year, First Semester
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
CA 199.2Undergraduate Thesis3Senior Standing
CA 106Principles of Public Relations and Advertising3
Cognate3
Free Elective3
CW 114Creative Writing (Creative Non-Fiction)3CW 101
TOTAL15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Units Prerequisite
CA 107Law on Media3
Cognate3
Free Elective3
PI 100The Life and Works of Jose Rizal3
Lit 197Special Topics3
TOTAL15
TOTAL NUMBER OF UNITS138