Vicente L. Rafael
Explores the histories, cultures, and politics of Filipinos in the Philippines and in the Diaspora, including Filipino Americans. Examines pre-colonial societies, Spanish and American colonial rule, nationalism, decolonization, and post-war political movements. Includes the histories of Filipino peoples in Europe and the United States. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 205.
This course is an introduction to the histories, cultures and politics of the Philippines. We will examine such topics as pre-colonial social formations, the onset and consolidation of colonial-Christian rule under Spain, the rise of nationalism, the Revolution and the First Republic, the Filipino-American War, the period of US colonial rule, the Japanese Occupation, the postcolonial period leading up to Martial Law, and the period leading up to People Power I and II, and the history of overseas migration.
Student learning goals
Students are expected to learn how to think critically about the history of a non-Western country that has been saturated with WEstern power and influence, and to use this knowledge to reflect on other places in the world with similar histories.
General method of instruction
Lectures and class discussions. (No sections).
Class assignments and grading
Students will be expected to attend lectures, complete all assigned readings, participate in class discussion, and view all the films assigned. There will be two exams: a mid-term and a final exam.
2 Mid-term exams will make up 50% of your grade. A Final exam will make up 50% of your grade.