- Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
- Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with Specialization in Creative Writing
- Bachelor of Arts in Health Humanities
- Master of Arts in Humanities
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities is designed to train Humanities students in the methods practiced in the humanistic disciplines of Literature, History, Philosophy, Art, and Language. The courses offered aim at developing the use of multi-disciplinary approaches of research, interpretation, analysis, and appraisal in the study of the human person, human society, and culture. By the end of the AB Humanities Program, the student becomes a proficient practitioner of the humanistic methods.
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with specialization in Creative Writing
Students of the Humanities Program with specialization in Creative Writing are trained in the complementary use of various methods drawn from different humanistic disciplines to develop a deeper understanding of the constantly changing socio-cultural landscape and apply these methods to Creative Writing. This training and understanding equips the humanities graduate to innovate and develop new ideas that meet the demands of modern-day career opportunities, particularly in the literary field.
Bachelor of Arts in Health Humanities
Health Humanities is a multidisciplinary course that sets the preparation for professions in the fields of medicine and healthcare on a humanistic foundation. As the Humanities expose students to the wealth of human pursuits and achievements, this course provides an excellent venue for students to esteem the deep significance of what it means to be human. This valuable mindset and disposition is what current practice in healthcare deem indispensable. After all, the beneficiaries of all healthcare practitioners are humans, persons who possess dignity, values, and the right to human flourishing and fulfillment. The UA&P Health Humanities Program provides its students with a distinct integral education which develops in them a whole-person perspective which will be their cutting edge as future professionals in the field of healthcare that is moving toward patient-centered care.
Master of Arts in Humanities
The Master of Arts in Humanities is designed to strengthen the student’s proficiency in one of the humanistic disciplines while complementing it with the context of the remaining four. Central to this program is the Thesis Writing. The courses surrounding Research Methodology, Thesis Writing 1 and 2 help the students to zero in on a field or issue that they may want to pursue or address upon graduation. By the end of the MA Humanities Program, on top of becoming a proficient practitioner of the humanistic methods, the student develops a professional edge on the field of their thesis topic.
In their first three semesters the students take up subjects like Film, Music, and Theatre for Art; Literary Genres, Novel, and Poetry for Literature; Historical Research for History; and Metaphysics for Philosophy. These subjects they take are designed to help them familiarize with the field of the Humanities as well as to prepare them for the foundation subjects which, in turn, prepare the students for proficiency in the Humanistic disciplines of Art, Literature, History, and Philosophy.
Central to the curriculum of the Humanities Program are the foundation subjects of Art in the Humanistic Tradition, Literary Theory and Criticism, Historiography, and History of Philosophy. Each of these subjects is delivered through two semesters to solidify the students’ grounding in the tradition and methods in the different humanistic fields. As the students take the foundation subjects side by side, they are invited to see the parallelisms and complementarity of these disciplines.
During their third year of their majors, the students are then trained and challenged to synthesize what they have learned so far through the subjects of Art Theory, Work and Society, Philosophical Discourse, Sources in Philippine History and Theory of Theories and the Humanistic Enterprise, culminating with the Humanities Practicum, wherein the students are tasked to apply what they have learned in the workplace.
For students pursuing the M.A. Hum Program, central to their last three semesters are the Thesis Writing Subjects: Research Methodology as well as Thesis Writing 1 & 2. Alongside thesis writing, the M.A. students take other Humanities subjects that are geared towards complementing their thesis project, through this, the students are prepared for their mastery of the humanistic disciplines.
For the Creative Writing Pathway, students complement their Humanities subjects with Creative Writing subjects like Writing Drama, Writing Narratives, and Writing Poetry, as well as Principles of Pre-Writing, Principles of Rewriting, and Portfolio Building. These Creative Writing subjects will replace some of the Humanities subjects of the general AB Program so as to provide a contextualized focus on how the Humanistic disciplines enhance the craft of Creative Writing.
The Humanities program produces graduates who can:
- Effectively gather data for interpretation and appraisal through looking, listening, and research, as grounded in the Humanistic disciplines of Literature and Language, Philosophy, History, and Art. This grounds the graduates’ capacity to recognize diversity and unity of disciplines in pursuit of wisdom, the synthesis of love of God and knowledge, faith and reason, culture and life.
- Complementarily use the methods of the Humanistic disciplines in Interpreting, Analyzing, and Appraising the human person, human society, and culture, fostering openness, appreciation, and sensitivity for what is human.
- Innovate and develop new ideas that meet the demands of the ever-changing socio-cultural landscape through the appreciation of how the different Humanistic disciplines are distinct and complementary to each other. This grounds the graduates as persons who are conversant, adaptable, and drawn to contribute to the upliftment of the human condition in the pursuit of the truth.
Graduates of the Humanities Program are prepared to take on jobs related to any of the humanistic disciplines. At the same time, they are prepared for further specialization within the career paths of their choice. Intensive training in the complementary use of various methods drawn from different humanistic disciplines in the discipline of their choice leads students to a deeper understanding of the constantly changing socio-cultural landscape. This training and understanding equips the humanities graduate to innovate and develop new ideas that meet the demands of modern-day career opportunities.
Our graduates since 2005 have entered and thrived in the field of law, in the corporate setting, in media and mass communication, and in business. In terms of professions, our graduates have taken positions of being copywriters, corporate consultants, subeditors, lawyers, and conservation and heritage officers, among many others. Common to these various fields is the Humanities graduate’s capacity to envision the needs of the human being that these professional enterprises serve. Furthermore, what makes the Humanities graduate thrive is their capacity to innovate within the career of their choice.