Academic Formation

San Carlos Seminary College Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in Philosophy

1st Year

Ethics [GEC]3The Contemporary World [GEC]3
Understanding the Self [GEC]3Mathematics in the Modern World [GEC]3
Readings in the Philippine History [GEC]3GEC Elective 1 – College English Proficiency Course (Reading, Writing and Speech)3
Science, Technology and Society3Logic (Symbolic) [PC]3
Introduction to Philosophy [PC]3History of Western Philosophy 2 – Medieval [PC]3
History of Western Philosophy 1 – Ancient [PC]3History of Chinese Philosophy [PC]3
Theology 1- Salvation History3P.E. 23
P.E. 13NSTP 23

2nd Year

Purposive Communication [GEC]3Rizal [GEC]3
GEC Elective 2- Public Speaking with Argumentation and Debate3Art of Appreciation [GEC]3
Existentialism, Phenomenology and Postmodernism [PC]3History of Indian Philosophy [PC]3
Advanced Philosophy of the Human Person [PC]3History of Western Philosophy 3 – Renaissance and Modern [PC]3
Philosophy of Knowledge – Epistemology [PC]3Aesthetics [PC]3
Philosophy of Nature – Cosmology [PC]3Philosophy of Being – Metaphysics [PC]3
Theology 2- (The Church)3PH Elective 1- Philosophy of Education3
P.E. 33P.E. 43

3rd Year

Philosophy of God – Theodicy [PC]3GEC Elective 3: Great Literatures of the World3
Modern Asian Thoughts [PC]3Philosophy of Language and Culture [PC]3
Socio-Political Philosophy [PC]3Comparative Philosophy (East and West) [PC]3
Seminar on Filipino Philosophy [SC]3Methods of Philosophical Research [PC]3
PH Elective 2: Environmental Philosophy3Special Questions in Philosophy [SC]3
Latin 1 [FL]3PH Elective 3: Philosophy of Religion3
Theology 3 – (Apologetics)3Latin 2 [FL]3
(Comprehensive Exam)3

4th Year

Thesis Writing3Seminar on Contemporary Philosophy [SC]3
Special Questions in Ethics [SC] 3Seminar on Plato/Aristotle [SC] 3
PH Elective 4: Philo. of Science & Technology 3PH Elective 5: Hermeneutics3
3Thesis Defense3

1. Retention and Promotion Requirements and Grading System

1.1. A student is graded on the basis of 1.0 to 5.0 (highest to lowest). Grades are earned by students from their class attendance, reading assignments, submission of required class projects, academic exercises, the regular quizzes, and the long examinations given by the class professor according to the schedule set by the school calendar. (The professors are encouraged to discuss their particular course contents and requirements to the students during the first days of classes.) A grade of 1.5 and above is excellent; 2.0 to 1.6 is superior.

1.2. All Philosophy subjects are major subjects. English subjects are treated as major subjects in the college seminary. The passing grade for all major subjects (Philosophy) and all English subjects is 2.5. The passing grade for minor subjects (non-Philosophy) and non-English minor subjects is 3.0.

1.3. Failing marks (i.e., grade of less than 2.5) in two major subjects within the same semester and/or a failing mark for the same Philosophy or English subject already taken previously disqualifies the student from continuing his studies in this seminary.

1.4. A student must also maintain a general average of at least 2.5 for all subjects taken during the semester. Failure to reach this general average disqualifies the student from continuing his studies in this college seminary.

1.5. NO GRADE (NG) is given as grade if the final examination has not been taken or if written work has not been handed in.

1.6. If a student fails to complete the work or take a special examination within the designated time (a week at the most) the grade automatically becomes 5.

1.7. A mark W is to be given to the student who has withdrawn from the course within the prescribed period (a week after the classes started).

1.8. A failing mark is given to a student who has incurred absences beyond the prescribed number allowed (10 excused absences or 3 unexcused absences).

1.9. All other regulations related to this area subscribe to the regulations established by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

2. Withdrawal and Changing of Subjects

2.1. Students with valid reasons may withdraw or cancel their registration in one or all subjects within two weeks after enrolment. Students must fill up the official form, secure the approval of the Dean of Studies, and endorse it to the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office issues the withdrawal form upon request.

2.2. A student who desires to change subject/s with valid reason may change one or two subject/s within two weeks after enrolment. Any change of subject/s shall not be valid unless the official form is filled up for this purpose, with the approval of the Dean of Studies, and endorsed to the Registrar’s Office within the prescribed period.

2.3. No academic penalty shall be imposed for changing or withdrawal of subjects done within the prescribed period.

3. Transfer Credential

3.1. Students who desire to transfer to another college/university or seminary may apply for a certificate of transfer which will be issued only after the applicant has been cleared of all financial, library and property liabilities from this school. School ID of the applicant must