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ARELLANO UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
SYLLABUS

SUBJECT: PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT AND THE NEW CONSTITUTION

COURSE CODE: POL. SCI. 002

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides students with a working knowledge of the structure, functions, and workings of the government of the Philippines as embodied in the fundamental law of the land, the constitution of the Republic of the Philippines incorporating a deeper understanding and appreciation of the development of the constitution.

PRE – REQUISITE: NONE

COURSE CREDIT: 3 units

GENERAL OBJECTIVES: 1. Explain the structural ad functional organizations of the Philippine government under the new constitution. 2. Discuss the basic principles underlying the constitution. 3. Understand the workings of government and how its people should help support it. 4. Ignite the sense of duty and commitment as citizens of the Republic

TEXTBOOK: De Leon, Hector. The New Constitution ©2002

REFERENCES: Muñoz, Mauro & Delilah. Philippine Governance and Constitution
Zulueta, Foundations and Dynamics of Political Science
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|COURSE CONTENT | | | | | |Specific Objectives |Content/Outline |Period Covered |Strategies/ Activities |Evaluation | |1. |Discuss the basic concepts of politicial |Chapter 1 - Political science, Politics and Political |  |Concept Diagnosis |Recitation | | |science, politics, political organizations, |Organization | | | | | |state, government and constitution. | | | | | |2. |Understand the rights and obligations of the |Chapter 2 - Nation, State and Government |2nd week |Class Discussion |Paper | | |state. | | | | | |3. |Relate the doctrine of parens patriae to the |A. Definitions | |Lecture |Quizzes | | |responsibility of parents to their children. | | | | | | | |B. Distinction of nation from state | |  |  | | | |C. Rights and Obligations of the State | |  |  | |4. |Explain the doctrine of the state immunity from |D. Parens Patriae | |  |  | | |suit. | | | | | |5. |Understand the fundamental powers of the state |E. Doctrine of state immunity | | ...
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