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General Education

Known as the service college of SLSU, the College of Arts and Sciences offers general education courses that generally aims to mold future professionals in various fields who are flexible and have holistic understanding of the world and the work environment. The general education program likewise strengthens the students' capability to pursue courses of their choice with proficiency in every day skills required of a professional in the field.


Department of Languages, Literature, and Humanities

ENG00: Vocabulary Building and Communicative Grammar
Credit: 0 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: None
This course aims to improve the English language proficiency of the College Freshmen by learning the grammatical structure necessary for communicative functions such as narrating, describing, giving directions and others to acquire adequate vocabulary needed for academic study. The emphasis is on the use of English for communication and learning purposes.

ENG01: Study and Thinking Skills in English
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: ENG00
This course aims primarily to develop the students’ communicative and thinking skills for academic study.

ENG02: Writing in the Discipline
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: ENG01
This course is designed to develop basic research and writing skills of students in their specific disciplines.

ENG02a: Writing in the Discipline (Technical Report Writing)
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: ENG01
The course aims to facilitate the development of allied skills. It trains students to write formal and informal reports and other types of technical documents with accuracy, conciseness and clarity. It emphasizes the special functions which English should play in scientific, technological and business spheres.

ENG02b: Writing in the Discipline (Business Communication)
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: ENG01
This course aims primarily to develop the students’ writing skills for academic study in business-related disciplines.

ENG03: Speech and Oral Communication
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: ENG01
This course offers an opportunity to learn and apply in daily life practical principles of human interpersonal communication. This is designed to help students improve their communication behavior. Attention is given to human perceptions, interpersonal dynamics, and patterns of influence, listening and verbal and visual symbols.

ENG03a: Technical Communication
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: ENG02
This course offers an opportunity for the students to learn the nature of technical communication, skills, strategies for reading and writing literature reviews, journal articles, and technical reports, as well as making oral presentations.

LIT01: Literature of the Philippines
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: None
LIT01 is the study of literary forms or genres, exemplified by selected literary texts from various regions in the Philippines, written at different periods in Philippine literary history.

LIT02: Literature of the World
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: None
LIT02 is the study of literary theories and literary forms or genres, exemplified by selected texts of different authors from various continents in the world, written at different historical periods.

FIL01: Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: None
Ang Filipino 1 ay isang metalinggwistik na pag-aaral ng wikang Filipino. Nakatuon ito sa estruktura, gamit, katangian at kahalagahan ng wikang Filipino sa akademikong larangan. Sa multidisiplinaryo at paraang interaktibo, inaasahang matutukoy at matatalakay ang mga pangunahing kaalaman sa wikang ito. Malilinang dito ang mga kasanayan sa paggamit ng wikang Filipino sa lalong mataas na komunikasyon at sa kritikal na pagdidiskurso.

FIL02: Pagbasa at Pagsulat Tungo sa Pananaliksik
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: FIL01
Ang Filipino 2 ay higit na pagpapalawak ng kaalaman at lalo pang pagpapataas ng antas ng kasanayan sa kritikal na pagbasa at lohikal na pagsulat tungo sa pagsasagawa ng pananaliksik.

FIL03: Masining na Pagpapahayag
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: FIL01
Ang Filipino 03 ay pagaaral ng mga prinsiplyo at proseso ng masining na pagpapahayag sa Filipino. Nakatuon ito sa malayang pagtuklas at pagpapakita ng kakahyahan at kahusayan sa pagdidiskursong pasulat at pasalita tungkol sa mga paksang pangkomunidad, pambansa, at pandaigdig.

HUM01: Introduction to Humanities
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: None
A study of art which are records of man’s experience and aspirations which affects the lives of the people in many ways. It enables the student to develop his/her ability to perceive, understand, and appreciate works of art in its socio-historical setting and consequently makes his/her own value judgement of works of art particularly those of his/her own cultural heritage.

HUM02: Ethics
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: None
This course is a demonstration of how the various moral theories that can be applied to contemporary moral issues. It is designed to help students develop their abilities to write and express themselves well about their own ethical position and think critically about moral issues. Case studies will be discussed in class to illustrate major principles of ethics.

HUM03: Logic and Critical Thinking
Credit: 3 units/ 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisite: None
The course is known as the science and art of correct thinking. It investigates and applies certain laws and principles in order to think correctly. The course is concerned with inferences and categorical syllogism in order to find the truth or falsity of a given argument. The last part of the course is focused on symbolic logic. Its purpose is to explain the structure of arguments more clearly.

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