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Courses Offered

COURSES OFFERED

2018 CURRICULUM MAP

BS Human Ecology major in Social Technology

Social Development and Social Development Values

Course NumberCourse TitleDescriptionUnits
HUME 112Sustainability ScienceThe UPLB Catalogue of Academic Programs officially describes HUME 112 (Sustainability Science) as “Concepts, theories, and practices in sustainability science.” The course provides a hands-on, experiential learning experience as it provides opportunities for the discourse of concepts and emerging perspectives, and introduces the student to the tools and techniques in sustainability studies including practices that work which will enable students to employ critical and creative thinking in addressing complex and dynamic socio-environmental concerns in society today.

HUME 112 is a core course for the BS Human Ecology program and may be taken as an elective or cognate by students under other degree programs. It is a three-unit course with no pre-requisites.
3.0
HUME 115Social PoliciesA look into social and resource policies-based analysis of problems and approaches as well as introduction to benefits and costs in human, social, economic, political and environmental terms.3.0
SDS 101Introduction to Social DevelopmentSDS 101 (Introduction to Social Development) focuses on the history, perspectives, trends, approaches, and contemporary issues and problems of social development. It is a core course under the BS Human Ecology program and may be taken as an elective or cognate by students under other degree programs.3.0
SDS 174Filipino Values in Social DevelopmentNature and concepts of values; approaches to values development; application of Filipino values in the management of social development programs3.0

Social Services and Development Values

Course NumberCourse TitleDescriptionUnits
HUME 113Community Study and Human WelfareAnalysis of communities as to social and physical structure, functions, resources technology and levels of living; implications on community and human welfare.3.0
HUME 123Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster RIsk Reduction in Human EcosystemsConcepts, frameworks, models, tools and methodologies of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and their applications to human ecosystems3.0
SDS 152Community Services and ProgramsSDS 152 (Community Services and Programs) Services and programs designed to assist the development of the community, analysis of approaches and techniques for bringing about development. It is a major course under the BS Human Ecology program major in Social Technology. The 3-unit lecture course is usually taken in the second semester of Third Year BS Human Ecology students and a prerequisite of HUME 113.3.0
SDS 153Adult Programs in Social DevelopmentOrganization and management of adult programs towards social development with emphasis on extension work, teaching methods and experiences for successful adult learning and in working with adults.3.0

Organizational and Institutional Development

Course NumberCourse TitleDescriptionUnits
SDS 162Design and Management of Training ProgramsSDS 162 (SDS 30) provides the basic understanding of concept and principles, formulation, evaluation, and implementation of training programs. It is both a theoretical as well as practical course which provides one of the critical skills needed for a Social Technologist to promote Social Development – that is training design and management. It is a major course for the BS Human Ecology major in Social Technology program and may be taken as an elective or cognate by students under other degree programs. The course has no pre-requisites. The course is composed of a lecture and a laboratory class.3.0
SDS 163Social Vulnerabilities and CapacitiesPrinciples and methods in the assessment of the vulnerabilities and capacities of social-ecological systems (SES)3.0
SDS 168Social Impact AssessmentSDS 168 (Social Impact Assessment) focuses on the principles and methods in the assessment of the social impacts of planned interventions on human ecological systems. It is a major course under the BS Human Ecology major in Social Technology program and may be taken as an elective or cognate by students under other degree programs. Under the 2018 BS HE curriculum, the 3-unit lecture course is usually taken in the first semester of Fourth Year BS Human Ecology students. The course prerequisite is SDS 101 or SOC 10.

Offered by the Department of Social Development Services, SDS 168 is discussed using a human ecological perspective. During regular semesters, SDS 168 professors employ several experiential learning activities inside the classroom and on the field (e.g. educational field trips and conduct of field work for a social impact assessment case study). During the pandemic, adjustments have been made in the learning activities and course requirements while ensuring that the course goal and course outcomes are still met.
3.0
SDS 172Techniques in Community OrganizingTechniques and practices in organizing human-centered development groups.3.0
SDS 173Consumer EducationSDS 173 (Consumer Education) focuses on the problems, issues and challenges on safety, labeling and advertising of goods and services as these relate to the consumers in the market. It explains the effects of social and economic policies on consumer behavior and human welfare. It is a core course under the BS Human Ecology program and may be taken as an elective or cognate by students under other degree programs.3.0

Other Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleDescriptionUnits
HUME 100Introduction to Human EcologyNature, scope, and development of Human Ecology.3.0
HUME 199Seminar in Human EcologyReview and discussion of current issues in human ecology and related fields.3.0
HUME 200aSupervised Field ExperienceParticipation in on-going development programs; case study. 300 hours field work.3.0
NSTPNational Service and Training ProgramThe NSTP program is undertaken for two semesters wherein NSTP 1 is a prerequisite for NSTP 2.

Literacy Training Service (LTS) is one of the components of NSTP which aims to train students to teach literacy and numeracy skills to various learners including school children, out of school youth and other sectors in need.

Community Welfare Training Service (CWTS) is designed to provide students with activities contributory to the general welfare and betterment of life of the members of the community especially those developed to improve social welfare services.
3.0
SDS 200Undergraduate Thesis Conduct of thesis on social technology and human ecology.3.0