Law, Politics, and Philosophy

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. Atty. MICHAEL JHON M. TAMAYAO manages this blog. Contact: mjmtamayao@yahoo.com.

CAGAYAN STATE UNIVERSITY

College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy

Andrews Campus

Syllabus in

POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE WITH PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION

  1. COURSE IDENTIFICATION
  1. Course Code:                           Soc Sci 12
  2. Course Title:                            Politics and Governance with Philippine Constitution

3.   Course Description:                 This is an introductory course in the Social Sciences, particularly in Political Science, which deals with the study of (a) basic political concepts, (b) government and governance, (c) the Philippine Constitution, and (d) generally, the persons, structures and processes involved in the operation of the political system, with special focus on the Philippine context. The 1987 Constitution is used as the basic framework for analysis.

  1. Course Objectives:       At  the end of the semester, the students should be able to:

A. Understand the basic structure and processes of politics and governance;

B. Understand basic political theories and Ideologies;

C. Critically examine the Philippines’ own political structure and contemporary issues and problems relevant to it.

D. Understand the basic provisions of the 1987 Constitution;

E. Identify and internalize citizen’s political rights and responsibilities to develop their sense of nationalism and love of country.

  1. Course Credit:              54 hours/3 units
  2. Course Requirements:

                                          Long  Examinations (Prelim, Midterm and Finals                                50%

                                          Recitation and Quizzes                                                                              40%

                                          Others (Assignments/ Attendance)                                                      10%

                                          TOTAL                                                                                                100%

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  1. UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY

The university serves the individual by providing the student with nurturing environment for optimal human flourishing. It serves the community by offering programs responsive to individual  and social needs.

UNIVERSITY VISION

The Cagayan State University shall be recognized by the entire region and the nation as a credible and distinguished center of higher education in Northern Luzon. It shall likewise establish its own niche in the global academic community. It shall endeavor to improve from its previous best, showing that it enjoys the leading edge in all that pertains to education.

UNIVERSITY MISSION

The Cagayan State University shall make quality education and formation towards the different professions accessible to all who may come to it, and who measure up to its standards.  It shall be an academic community given to instruction, research and extension. It shall not in any way discriminate on bases unrelated to education.

                                                                                                                                                                   

  1. COURSE CONTENT

 

Topic

 

Specific Objectives

 

Strategies/Activities

 

Materials to be used

 

Evaluation/

Assessment

 

Time

Allotment

I. Classroom Orientation

  1. Getting to know each other
  2. Expectation Setting
  3. House Rules
  4. Course Overview
  5. Use of the Syllabus
  6. Generalizations, Inquiries and valuing

At the end of the session, students are expected to:

  • Get acquainted with the teacher and their co-students and be able to express their expectations on the subject, on their teacher and on their classmates;
  • Familiarize themselves with the coverage and requirements of the subject and also with classroom rules;
  • Understand the importance of the course syllabus;
  • Relate the importance of the subject to the school’s vision-mission and philosophy.

Class Discussion

1 hour

II.  POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Basic Concepts:

1.1 Definition of Politics, State, Government, Governance, and Constitution

1.2 Approaches and Theories to studying politics and governance

  1. Classical Political Theories

2.1 Greek Political Philosophy

2.2 Machiavelli: The Prince

2.3 Hobbes: The Leviathan

2.4 Locke & Mill: Limited Government

2.5 Marx & Engels: Communism

  1. Overview of Forms and Structures of Government

3.1 Monarchy

3.2. Aristocracy

3.3 Democracy

3.4 Principles of Checks and Balances

3.5 Separation of Powers

  1. Socio, Economic and Political Ideologies

4.1 Liberalism

4.2 Conservatism

4.3 Socialism

4.4 Fascism

  1. Understanding Politics in the Philippine Context

5.1 State formation in the Philippines

5.2 Politics before and after Martial Law

At the end of the unit, the student should be able to:
  1. Know and understand the meaning of, and theories  about, politics, state, government, governance and constitution;
  2. Identify and differentiate the different forms of government;
  3. Understand and analyze the different ideologies; and
  4. Apply the different concepts in understanding Philippine politics.

Lecture/Group Discussion

Case analysis

Practical application

Research

Hand-out

Books

Internet researches

Transparencies

PowerPoint Presentation

Seatwork Recitation

Quizzes

Assignments

Examinations

28 hours

III.  THE 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION

 

1. Concept of Constitution

1.1 Meaning of Constitution

1.2 Kinds of Constitution

1.3 Constitution of the Rep. of Philippines

2. Principles and State Policies

2.1 Philippines as a Democratic, Republican State

2.1 Separation of Church and State

2.3 Independent Foreign Relations

2.4 Roles of the different sectors of the society in nation-building

3. Government Institutions and Processes

3.1 The Legislature and the Legislative Process

3.2 The Executive and the Executive Process

3.3 The Judiciary and the judicial processes

3.4 Local Government Units

3.5 Military role in Philippine Politics

3.6 Philippine foreign relations

4. Representation and Participation Politics

4.1 Elections

4.2 Parties and Party System

5. Civil Society and Social Movement

5.1 The Roles of Church and Religion

5.2 Indigenous peoples, women, and the environment

5.3 The Philippine Media

5.4 Pursuit for Social Justice

6. The Bill of Rights (Art.III)

6.1 Concept of Bill of Rights

6.2 Due Process of Law; Equal Protection

6.3 Right against unreasonable searches and seizures

6.4 Right of privacy

6.5 Freedom of Speech, of Expression, and of the Press

6.6 Freedom of Religion

6.7 Liberty of Abode and Travel

6.8 Right to Information on matters of public concern

6.9 Right to form associations

6.10 Inherent Powers of the Government

6.11 Non-impairment of Contract

6.12 Rights of the accused

6.13 Rights of person under investigation

6.14 Right to bail

6.15 Right to due process of law in criminal cases

6.16 Writ of Habeas Corpus

6.17 Right to speedy disposition of cases

6.18 Right against self-incrimination

6.19 Right against excessive fines and inhuman punishments

6.20  Right against double jeopardy

At the end of the unit, the student should be able to

  1. Define the meaning of Constitution;
  2. Understand the principles and state policies;
  3. Analyze the Government institutions and processes;
  4. Succinctly discuss representation and participation politics;
  5. Know the role of the civil society; and
  6. Be aware of the constitutional rights, and know when such rights are enforceable.

Lecture/Group Discussion

Case analysis

Practical application

Research

Hand-out

Books

Internet researches

Transparencies

PowerPoint Presentation

Seatwork Recitation

Quizzes

Assignments

Examinations

22 hours

 

References:

Hector De Leon, Textbook on Philippine Constitution

Jose Nolledo, The Philippine Constitution

Cruz, Isagani. Constitutional Law/ Political Law, Central Publishing Co., 1998.

Amable Tuibeo, Politics and Governance

Prepared by:                                                                            Approved  by:                                                             Noted  by:

MICHAEL JHON M. TAMAYAO, MPhil                                WINSTON J. APALISOC, CPA, MBA                        EMERITA P. GERON, CPA, MBA

Professor                                                                        Dept. Chair – Accountancy                                                College Dean

PLACIDO D. TUDDAO, CPA, MBA

Dept. Chair- Bus. Adm.

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Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Atty. MICHAEL JHON M. TAMAYAO manages this blog. He is currently starting his private law practice. Contact: mjmtamayao@yahoo.com; Tel. No. 09353343739. PROFILE: Atty. Tamayao is currently teaching law, philosophy and social sciences at the Cagayan State University. He finished his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas and graduated in 2005, garnering the highest academic honors in that Academic Year. He pursued Licentiate in Philosophy and Master of Arts in Philosophy degrees at the same university, completing them both in 2007. In 2009, he took up Bachelor of Laws and Letter at the Cagayan State University, where he also teaches. He passed the 2013 bar exams, and now currently taking up Master of Laws and Letters at the San Beda Graduate School of Law.

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