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Vicente L. Rafael
HIST 205
Seattle Campus

Filipino Histories

Offered: jointly with JSIS A 205.

Class description

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).

Recommended preparation

None.

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Vicente L. Rafael
Date: 10/19/2011