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BIOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course Name

Bio. 100A ( General Biology I )

Course Description

This course explains a considerable impact on logic, nature, methods, concepts and principles of biology with emphasis on the molecular, cellular and organismic level of organization.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

General Chemistry


Course Name

Bio. 100B ( General Biology II )

Course Description

This course is a continuation of General Biology I with concentration on reproduction biology, developmental biology, genetics, evolution, taxonomy and ecology.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

General Biology I


Course Name

Bio. 101 ( Animal Morphoanatomy )

Course Description

This course deals with the study of the structure of invertebrates and vertebrates. It entails the comparison of the basic similarities and differences in the structural organization and development of animal groups. Laboratory works deals with the study of representative vertebrates of Phylum Chordata with emphasis on the study of the cat with reference to man.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

General Biology I


Course Name

Bio. 102 ( Plant Morphoanatomy )

Course Description

Basic course on the form and external features (morphology) and internal structure (anatomy) of vascular plants taking representative examples from Divisions (1) Psilopsida, (2) Sphenopsida, (3) Pteropsida  (ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms.  The origin and development of the various kinds of cells and tissues of the roots, stems and leaves will be covered.

Course Credit

4 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Biology 103


Course Name

Bio. 103 ( Plant Physiology I )

Course Description

Principles and fundamental aspects of vital plant functions, including nutrition, photosynthesis, absorption, and translocation of materials, growth and development, with emphasis on adaptive mechanisms.

Course Credit

4 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Biology 100B


Course Name

Bio. 104 ( Animal Physiology II )

Course Description

This course deals with the principles of animal functions with emphasis on physiologic regulation and adaptation.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.100B, Bio.101, Zoo.100


Course Name

Bio 112 ( Genetics )

Course Description

Concerned on the role of genetics in the development, functioning, & evolution of organisms in nature. Included in the study are the areas (Classical, Molecular, & evolutionary Genetics, each with its own particular problems, terminology, tolls & representative organisms. Presentation from Mendel’s work in discovering the rules of inheritance to genetic Engineering to Molecular evolution & applications from the emerging field of biotechnology, medicine & agriculture as such will be explained.  The essence of ethics of genetics is also included to appreciate the complexity of life.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.103


Course Name

Bio. 107 ( Ecology and Field Biology )

Course Description

Deals with the study of organisms under natural conditions or in their natural or in their natural habitat with special emphasis upon sampling techniques, classification, and identification of species, structure, natural history and analysis of interrelationships.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.102


Course Name

Bio. 108 ( Principles of Taxonomy )

Course Description

Deals with the basic concepts pertaining to taxonomic classification of organisms based on relationships and degree of similarity.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.100B


Course Name

Bio. 109 ( Vertebrate Embryology )

Course Description

Deals with the basic biological concepts pertaining to embryos of different vertebrates; its ontogenetic and phylogenetic development, origin of organs and systems.  This also includes social and scientific  aspects of artificial insemination, pregnancy, organ, organ transplants, breeding and culture of fish and prawns as a popular project, conservation of animals.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.105


Course Name

Bio. 111 ( Microbiology )

Course Description

Deals with the study of microorganisms.  It covers the morphology and physiology of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans, and other microbes of medical significance. It also involves the study of basic microbiological concepts and laboratory techniques that apply to the health care field.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.105


Course Name

Bio. 106 ( Cell and Molecular Biology )

Course Description

The course deals with the molecular and cell biology of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.102, Chem. 300


Course Name

Bio. 113 ( Parasitology )

Course Description

This course is concerned primarily with the medical significance of animal parasites of man.  Included in this study are the nematode, cestode, trematodes, protozoans and other parasites commonly found in the Philippines.  Emphasis is given on the morphological characteristics of each type of parasite for proper identification  vvcand diagnosis.  The distribution, life cycle, epidemiology, pathogenecity, prevention and treatment of parasite diseases will be explained.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.105


Course Name

Bio. 114 ( Histology and Microtechnique )

Course Description

This course deals with structure and function of tissues and organs at the microscopic and ultrastructure level.  The later part of the course will focus on Microtechnique which would include the preparation of microscopic slides of both plant and animal tissues.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.105


Course Name

Bio.115 ( Immunology )

Course Description

Deals with the study of the immune system and its components, characteristics, immune responses and its functions.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.105


Course Name

Bio. 116 ( Biotechnology )

Course Description

Designed to facilitate appreciation among students of biology and biological education the importance of biological applications.  These applications may include agriculture, industry, food science, medicine and environmental.  This course also includes discussion on economic, environmental, health and ethical issues on the rapid development of biotechnology globally.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Bio.103


Course Name

Bio.113 ( Biology Practicum Program )

Course Description

The BS Biology Practicum Program assist students with securing internship positions in different workplace by coordinating their affiliation to a variety of clinical areas/agencies.  The internship program also offers continuing education programs that includes seminars on biological science and laboratory techniques, writing resumes and interviewing, applying to graduate school and developing communication skills.

Course Credit

6 units

Contact Hours

300 hours per semester

Prerequisite

Competed 1st - 4th year subject


Course Name

Chem. 100 ( General Inorganic Chemistry )

Course Description

This course is has lecture topics designed for the first year students in various health related courses such as Nursing, Biology, Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and other courses where general inorganic chemistry is a pre-requisite subject.  Emphasis is placed on practical aspects of matter which is the main concern of the subject.  The laboratory part has been designed to supplement various topics in this course.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Chem. 200. ( Organic Chemistry )

Course Description

This course is an introductory Organic Chemistry geared for non-chemistry majors who are entering health science and related fields.  The emphasis is the recognition of the different classes of organic compounds and their physical properties as well as the reaction they undergo, without going too in depth into mechanisms. The discussions are directed towards understanding organic molecules as essential preparation for Biochemistry.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Chem. 100


Course Name

Chem. 300 ( Biochemistry )

Course Description

This course is designed to give students an organized content of biochemical knowledge for the needs of undergraduate, graduate BS Biology and BS Laboratory Science courses.

Course Credit

5 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 6 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Chem. 200


Course Name

Math 001 ( Basic Math )

Course Description

This is a 3-unit course that deals with topics in basic mathematics including sets, integers, fractions, decimals, percentage, ratio and proportion, signed numbers.  It also covers some practical applications to common word problems.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Math 100 ( Modern College Algebra )

Course Description

This course deals with the fundamentals of College Algebra.  The study centers on the structure and properties of the real number system with emphasis on the basic operations involving algebraic expressions such as rational numbers and integral rational polynomials.  This program also includes practical applications of both the linear and quadratic equations to common word problems.  Specially, the contents of the course are the following: Real Numbers, Linear Equations, Exponents and Polynomials, Rational Expressions, Rational Exponents, and Radicals, Quadratic Equations and systems of Linear Equations.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Math 200  ( Plane Trigonometry )

Course Description

This course is concerned with the measurement and the relationship of the parts of a triangle.  These parts are the sides and angles of triangles.  It deals also with the study of the fundamental trigonometric identities and logarithms.  The course focuses also on its application in real life.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

Math 100


Course Name

Math 300 ( Biostatistics )

Course Description

This deals with the fundamentals of statistics.  It centers on the basic elements of both the descriptive and Inferential Statistics plus the necessary concepts of Probability.  The subject is designed to equip the college students with relevant set of information that will enable them to comprehend, criticize and write a research of any form of investigation especially in line with health related profession.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

Math 200


Course Name

C.S. 100 ( Computer Applications )

Course Description

This course produces literacy to students who are beginning to learn and understand the highly technical field of computer science/information technology.  The course includes software systems and methodology, computer organization,  key telecommunication technology and introduction to key telecommunication technologies.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

1 hour lecture and 2 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Physics 100  ( College Physics 1)

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the students with the basic concepts and principles on selected topics from classical and modern physics which includes mechanics, fluids, temperature, heat, waves, sounds, optics, electricity, and magnetism, including also their important applications to health sciences like nursing

Course Credit

4 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Math 200


Course Name

Physics 200 ( College Physics 2 )

Course Description

This course deals with the concepts, principles, and laws of Physics and the manifestation of these facts and ideas in the natural world and technological society.  It centers on the concepts of Elasticity, Heat and Temperature, Waves, Electricity, and Optics.

Course Credit

4 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite

Physics 100


Course Name

Physical Education 100 (Self Testing Activities & Health Education)

Course Description

This is concerned with the development of muscular strength coordination and ones status with a group and self achievement through the performance of certain skills.

Course Credit

2 units

Contact Hours

2 hours per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Physical Education 200 (Rhythmic Activities & Health Education)

Course Description

This course is designed in order to develop enthusiasm and liking on different folk dances, tribal and ethnic dances, basic dance steps, and up to the latest dance craze the modern dance, cheer dance and ballroom dancing which purposely aim to help interpret Philippine dances and develop an appreciation for the ideas and traditions of foreign dances.

Course Credit

2 units

Contact Hours

2 hours per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Physical Education 300 ( Fundamentals of Games & Sports)

Course Description

This discusses the introduction and participation in a variety of individual and dual games and sports activity with emphasis on outdoor and indoor activities.

Course Credit

2 units

Contact Hours

2 hours per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Physical Education 400 (Recreational Activities and Health Education) 

Course Description

The subject deals with the acquisition of skills and participation on selected recreational activities such as Parlor games.  Basketball, Volleyball for team sports and Chess and Dart for the individual sports.  Mga Laro ng Lahi are likewise given to foster love of country.

Course Credit

2 units

Contact Hours

2 hours per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

PD100 ( Personality Development )

Course Description

This is a module-based course emphasizing self-awareness, values development and study skills development of students.  Specifically, it explores into the personal traits, values, the learning styles, and study habits.  It attempts to provide tips on effective study habits coupled with better time management.  Some activities are designed to encourage students to use their time productively and wisely.

Course Credit

1 unit

Contact Hours

1 hour per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

PD 200 ( Personality Development)

Course Description

This focuses on the modular activities and inputs to enhance the self-esteem of students.  It emphasizes on the social graces and decorum, self-concept, assertiveness and strategies to discover potentials to enhance self-confidence.  It shall be delivered by processing the student’s self-evaluation of themselves and how they can improve themselves.

Course Credit

1 unit

Contact Hours

1 hour per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

R.S. 100 ( Salvation History )

Course Description

This course presents how God reveals himself in his liberating act to humanity.  It also tackles man’s response to God’s call through faith.  God’s loving intervention in the lives of then chosen people proved to God’s faithfulness and concern to the people he has chosen as his own from whose race the promised savior shall be born.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

R.S. 200 ( Christology )

Course Description

RS 200 is a study of JESUS of NAZARETH, the CHRIST who continuously performs His Salvific works to humanity as a REDEEMER and SAVIOR of the world in and through His living words and deeds in the Gospel.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

R.S. 300 ( Church and Sacraments )

Course Description

This attempts to explore deeper the concept of the kingdom of Jesus preached and lived during His ministry by deepening our understanding and appreciation of the NATURE and ROLE of the community of believers which we call, the CHURCH.  It includes further the outward manifestation of God’s grace in the life of man through SACRAMENTS.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

R.S. 400 ( Christian Ethics )

Course Description

RS 400 is a challenge to every college student as he/she encounters. The world of morality, and leaves behind childish morality with its fear and shame and to move into mature living of morality where he/she understands where his/her obligation come from and personally chooses the moral principles that will guide his/her life.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

R.S. 500 ( Christian Vocation and Fulfillment )

Course Description

This course presents man’s various ways of responding to God’s universal call to holiness in whatever state of life he invariably chooses.  It tackles about the specific call on marriage, on priesthood and religious life and on single life as revealed in the Scriptures and relevant issues that accompanied each state of life.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Philo.100 ( Philosophy of Man )

Course Description

This course introduces the students to the different inquiry into the man/woman as a person with his/her existence in the world, his dignity, truth, freedom, justice, love, death in relation with others and God.  A holistic understanding of what the human person is, with emphasis on the Filipino context of culture and society.  It also discusses the importance of equality between man and woman in different aspects of life and situation that can be identified.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Filipino 100 ( Sining Pakikipagtalastasan )

Course Description

Pag-aralan ang Filipino bilang isang wikang denamiko na gagamitin sa komunikasyong pasalita at pasulat.  Linagin ang apat na sining ng pakipagtalastasan: paglalarawan, paglalahad, pagsasalaysay, at pangangatwiran.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Filipino 200 ( Panitikan Pilipino )

Course Description

Ang kursong ito ay naglalayong mabigyang-linaw ang ugnayan ng mga mahalagang pangyayari sa buhay ng mga Pilipino noon, ngayon at bukas.  Ninanais din nitong pukawin ang mahimbing na isipan at damdamin ng mga mag-aaral ukol sa kahalagahan ng Panitikang Pilipino.  Ang mga iba’t ibang pagsasagawa ng sariling pananaliksik.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

Filipino 100


Course Name

English 100 ( Communication Skills I )

Course Description

English 100 or Communication skills I deals with the study of grammatical structure needed to communicate and perform various fundamental tasks such as narrating, describing, explaining, inquiring, expressing agreement or disagreement, giving directions, expressing belief, and formulating conditionalities.  It  makes use of poems, essays, news items, puzzles, songs and excerpts to present different communication situations.  It also provides various activities and exercises to enable the students to use English language comfortable and internalize the lessons easily.  This course further includes some techniques in reading popularized by Science Research  Association (SRA).

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

English 200 ( Communication Skills II )

Course Description

This course is intended primarily to develop the writing skills of the students.  To attain this, the teacher will provide opportunities for students to discover their strengths and weaknesses in both oral and written communication and through trainings and exposures leading to the enhancement of their micro and macro skills

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

English 100


Course Name

English 300 ( Speech and Oral Communication with Interviewing  Skills )

Course Description

This course deals with the theories of oral communication via communicative strategy, a teaching approach which will harness the linguistic aspects of the learners.  It also deals with the basic technique in checking out the learners correct pronunciation through the introduction of the Webster’s Dictionary Transcription and the I.P.A  ( International Phonetic Alphabet ) symbols.  Stress and Intonation patterns of both Casual and Formal Encounters.  Its main approach is the Audio-Lingual Method which is useful for Speech Laboratory word, phrase, sentence and paragraph drills.  In the final phase, the principles of both public speaking and debate are introduced, applied, and finally staged in the form of individual or group performance.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

English 200


Course Name

Rizal C ( Rizal’s Life,Works & Writings )

Course Description

This course discusses the biography, works, writings of Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal and his contributions in the redemption of the oppressed Filipino during the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

None


Course Name

PS 100 ( Political Science with Philippine Constitution )

Course Description

This is a course of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the most fundamental and supreme law of the Republic.  It emphasizes the operating principles of the presidential and democratic Philippine government and the basic civil liberties as guaranteed by the constitution.  Moreover, it integrates matters of political culture.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

None


Course Name

Psych 100 ( General Psychology )

Course Description

This course introduces the students to the scientific study of behavior.  It familiarizes the students with the different approaches in psychology. Emphasis is placed on human development, nervous system, sensation and perception, intelligence,  learning, memory, motivation, and emotion, personality, and human sexuality.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

None


Course Name

Educ. 100 ( Educational Psychology )

Course Description

The course endeavors to present the relationship of the science of the mind to the art of teaching. It includes information, techniques, laws and principles of learning and appreciation of these in the delivery of an effective teaching which will contribute in the preparation of an effective teacher.  This course also seeks to change and instill in them worthwhile Filipino values needed in the fast changing society.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

None


Course Name

Educ 301 ( Introduction to Research )

Course Description

This course has been designed to introduce the students to nearly all of the fundamental concepts of research particularly in preparing a proposal. The first half of the course will focus on the basic principles of research, while the second half of the course will deal with the preparation of the research proposal which will make use of psychological theories as the basis of frameworks for the study.  The primary function of this course is to prepare the Biology students for more advance course work in the discipline.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

Math 300


Course Name

Educ. 102A ( Principles & Methods of Teaching )

Course Description

The course is designed to provide prospective teachers a working knowledge on the values of effective teaching and effective learning students. It deals with the principles and concepts that govern the various instructional operations in teaching: management of the curriculum and instruction. It also provides information on the traditional and modern schools of thought in order to make the students aware of the contributions of the time tested methods of teaching in the progressive schools. It likewise emphasizes on how to integrate the concepts of education for humanities in order to prepare the would-be teachers for holistic growth and development. This course incorporates the fundamentals of measurement and evaluation. Equips students with the basic concepts and principles, as well as the various methods, procedures & techniques which are involved in measurement and evaluation. More recent trends and developments on measurement and evaluation in Philippine education are also discussed.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

None


Course Name

Educ 302 ( Thesis Writing )

Course Description

This course has been designed to introduce the students to nearly all of the fundamental concepts of research, particularly, in preparing a thesis.  The first half of the course will focus on the implementation of the research proposal while the second half of the course will deal with the preparation of the final research report and presentation of the research output.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

Educ. 301


Course Name

Hist 100 ( Philippine History & Culture w/ RD )

Course Description

This is a course on the history of the Filipino people covering the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods.  This subject shall be treated from an objective, impartial, analytical, comprehensive and nationalistic point of view.  The topics are well selected and substantially discussed bearing in mind that history is supposed to enable us to understand the present situation and to guide us in our future actions as responsible people.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

Hum 100 ( Music and Art Appreciation )

Course Description

This course focuses on the study of creative output of man.  It is design to introduce the students to the different arts both in theory and practice: visual, auditory and performing arts.  It intends to develop the student’s inner life, increase their awareness of the sensitivity of the state of the arts and culture of the countries and the Philippines.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE


Course Name

NSTP 11 and 12 ( National Service Training Program )

Course Description

The National Service Training Program is a new paradigm in preparing the Filipino youth for the present and future challenges in nation building. The aim of the program as stipulated in RA 9163 otherwise known as the NSTP Act 2001 is “to enhance civic consciousness and defense preparedness of the youth by developing their ethics of service and patriotism”. Although the program has three components namely, Military Training Welfare Training Service ( CWTS ), San Pedro College opted to offer only CWTS and LTS. The Literacy Training Service component is designed to train students to educate literacy and numeracy skills to school children, out-of-school youth and other segments of the society in need of their service. On the other hand, the Civic welfare training service component intends to mobilize the students in conducting activities that will promote and contribute to the general welfare and the improvement of life of the community or will enhance its facilities, especially those that aim to improve their health, education, environment, economic life, safety, recreation, and morals.

Course Credit

3 units

Contact Hours

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite

NONE