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Singalong, Malate, Manila

Philippines

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MA in Humanities

Master of Arts in Humanities, Major in Women’s Studies
[Recognized by CHED  July 30, 1998]

Program Description

The commitments and thrusts of the Higher Education Gender and Development Accord executed by public and private Higher Education Institutions in October 2011, aimed at mainstreaming Gender in colleges and universities all over the country, are an offshoot of the increased awareness of the need to understand and address women issues. In line with this and to pursue the deeper objectives of existing legislation [Magna Carta for Women (RA 9710), the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act (RA 7877) and the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children (RA 9262)], the Master of Arts in Humanities, major in Women’s Studies of St. Scholastica’s College is designed for interested advocates on gender and development and mainstream educators. The program considers the woman’s perspective as a vital element in the education process and gives recognition to women and the women’s movement as major forces in forging a humane and ecologically sound future in the third millennium. It stresses the interplay of social categories of gender, class, and ethnicity in the various events and realities experienced and studied.

Program Objectives

At the end of the degree program, students will be able to:

1. Become more conscious of and deepen their understanding of the woman question;
2. Gain a new perspective relevant to their life as well as to the efforts of women and men to improve their lives;
3. Develop gender sensitivity and a gender-free perspective in the study and creation of various print and non-print materials;
4. Enhance skills in facilitation, decision-making and leadership; and
5. Become effective advocates of women’s rights.

Distribution of subjects per term

MASTER OF ARTS IN HUMANITIES MAJOR IN WOMEN’S STUDIES

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

UNITS

MAHUM1A

INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN’S STUDIES

3

MAHUM1B

FEMINIST THEORIES ii

3

MAHUM1A(2)

FEMINIST THEORIES I

3

MAHUM1B(1)

sTATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS

3

MAHUM1A(3)

WOMEN IN HISTORY

3

MAHUM1B(2)

WOMEN AND RELIGION

3

TOTAL UNITS

9

TOTAL UNITS

9

SECOND YEAR

 

First Semester

Second Semester

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

UNITS

MAHUM2A

WOMEN  IN EDUCATION, ARTS, AND MEDIA

3

MAHUM-ELEC

eLECTIVE 2

3

MAHUM-TW1

PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF FEMINIST RESEARCH (tw 1)

3

MAHUM-ELEC

eLECTIVE 3

3

MAHUM-ELEC

elective 1

3

MAHUM-TW2

THESIS WRITING II

3

TOTAL UNITS

9

TOTAL UNITS

9

Summary of Units

MASTER OF ARTS IN HUMANITIES MAJOR IN WOMEN’S STUDIES

BASIC/ FOUNDATION SUBJECTS (9 Units)

UNITS

       MAHUM1A

INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN’S STUDIES

3

MAHUM1B(1)

STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS

3

MAHUM-TW1

PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF FEMINIST RESEARCH

3

MAJOR SUBJECTS (15 Units)

 

MAHUM1A(2)

FEMINIST THEORIES I

3

MAHUM1B

FEMINIST THEORIES II

3

MAHUM1A(3)

WOMEN IN HISTORY

3

MAHUM1B(2)

WOMEN AND RELIGION

3

MAHUM2A

WOMEN IN EDUCATION, ARTS AND MEDIA

3

ELECTIVES (9 Units) THREE OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

MAHUM-ELEC1

WOMEN AND PSYCHOLOGY

3

MAHUM-ELEC2

GENDER ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT

3

MAHUM-ELEC3

WOMEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT

3

MAHUM-ELEC4

WOMEN AND LITERATURE

3

MAHUM-ELEC5

WOMEN, LAW AND POLITICS

3

MAHUM-ELEC6

Women AND SPIRITUALITY

3

MAHUM-ELEC7

CURRENT ISSUES

3

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM

 

MAHUM-COMPRE

Comprehensive Exam

0

THESIS WRITING (6 Units: (3) + 3)

 

MAHUM-TW1

THESIS WRITING  (iPRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF FEMINIST RESEARCH)

(3)

MAHUM-TW2

tHESIS WRITING II

3

 

 

6

TOTAL NO. OF UNITS

36  Units

Admission Requirements

1. Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited/ reputable institution of higher learning.
2. A passing score in the admission exam administered by the Institutional Guidance and Testing Center
3. An interview with the program coordinator and/or Dean of the Graduate School.

Retention requirements

1. Students should get a minimum grade of  in all subjects.
2. Students observed to be unfit for the rigors of academic work, by virtue of academic and personality requirements will have to be interviewed by a panel of faculty members and retained/delisted from the program following the panel’s recommendation.