Filipino Mythology

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 152
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An introduction to the mythologies of the Phillipines, providing a comparative overview of key myths. We will focus on indigenous narrative traditions encompassing myths of creation and origin, agricultural and maritime myths and practices, the founding of kingdoms, and indigenous geographies. We will further explore…

Philippine Cultural Politics

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 160
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Can a song inspire a revolution? The course focuses on literary, visual, and performance texts that participated in political discourses in the Philippines. What strategies did the writers and artists employ? How did writers and artists face issues of censorship and persecution?  How did social…

Southeast Asian 148: Philippines: History, Literature, and Performance

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 148 [CCN #31087]
Units: 4
Instructors: Lisandro Claudio
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TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

This course is a cultural history of modern Philippines, from the birth of the nation in the nineteenth century to the present. It outlines the major events in Philippine history through cultural texts that reflect the salient attitudes and ideas of key periods. Not only…

Study Abroad: Philippines — Narratives of Tradition and Resistance

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 154
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The course brings students on a research trip to the Philippines to learn through interviews and interactions with Filipino people, selected lectures by the Philippines’ leading scholars and interactive activities with the Philippines’ artists and writers.