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Kasaysayan 1 – Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas | Syllabus 1st Semester 19-20

Diego Vicente A. Magallona, Instructor

Rm 2126, Pavilion 2, Palma Hall

Consultation Schedule (pls inform me beforehand):

TTh 0900-1100, 1500-1700
WF 1000-1100, 1500-1600

I. Objectives

• Discuss important historical events in the Philippines;

• Explain the different approaches to historical thinking;
• Use the historical method in critical thinking and narration;
• Analyze contemporary issues from within and outside the country using historical
• Strengthen national consciousness and promote active citizenship.

II. Course Outline

1. Introduction to History
a. Definitions, Elements, Views
b. Historical Sources
2. Formation of the Philippine Archipelago
3. Peopling of the Philippines
4. Early Philippine Polities
a. Epics and the Formation of Ethnic States
b. Entry of Islam and the Sultanates of Mindanao
c. Pre-colonial Society in the 16th Century
5. Spanish Colonial Philippines
a. Contact and Conquest
b. Colonial Society
c. Major Conflicts and Revolts
6. Birth of the Filipino National Consciousness
a. The Philippines in the 19th Century
b. Propaganda Movement and the Katipunan
c. The Philippine Revolution
d. Philippine-American War
7. U.S. Colonial Philippines
a. American Imperialism
b. Filipinos Under the U.S. Empire
c. The Philippine Commonwealth
8. The Philippines in the Second World War
a. Japanese Occupation of the Philippines
b. Resistance and Liberation
9. The Third Republic
a. Neocolonial Order
b. Internal Crises and Social Movements
10. The Marcos Dictatorship
a. Context and the Declaration of Martial Law
b. The Philippines Under Martial Law
c. Anti-dictatorial Movements
d. People Power
11. Contemporary Philippines
a. The Fifth Republic: Return of Democratic Institutions
b. Today’s Challenges
III. Required Readings
• See references for the list of required readings (marked by asterisks) (incomplete, to be
• Where to get the readings TBA
IV. Course Requirements
Long Exams (60%)
• (2) Essay exams; schedule for exams will be announced 3-4 weeks before.
Class Participation (30%)
• 20% - Recitation and activities
• 10% - Group discussion: will revolve around analysis of the assigned required readings, guided
by the ff. questions (will be divided among groups):
o When was it created?
o What type of primary source is it?
o Who created it?
o For whom was it intended?
o Why was it created?
o What is the major point the author is trying to make?
o Is there any unintended evidence given by the text?
o Does the text provide a bias/opinion of the author?
o How does the source stand in relation to other primary sources?
Reflection Paper (10%)

• One (1) 2000-word reflection papers for selected history-related events (TBA as they appear)
o Students must attend two (2) or more events and synthesize them in one paper
• Guide questions to help you write a good reflection paper:
o What new things did you learn?
o How can you relate the event to our lessons or to Philippine history in general?
o How do you think the things you learned are relevant to the present-day?
• Format:
o 2 full pages, A4-sized paper
o 1-inch margin on all sides, 1.5 line spacing
o Calibri or TNR font, size 12
o Justify (Ctrl+J) paragraph alignment and indent (Tab) first line of each paragraph
V. House Rules
1. Attendance – University rule: maximum of 6 absences (If you exceed, you will get a grade of
5.0 if you do not drop the course)
2. Late policy – If you arrive 20 minutes after the start of class, you are considered LATE. If you
arrive 45 minutes after, you are considered ABSENT.
3. Eating/drinking – Do not eat/drink anything that will distract yourself, the instructor, or
anyone else in the class, e.g. full meals, crunchy food, etc.
4. Gadgets – No use of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices in class. No
taking pictures of visual aids.
VI. References
Bautista, Ambrosio Rianzares. "Philippine Declaration of Independence ." Wikisource. June 12, 1898. (accessed August 14,

Blount, James. "McKinley's Benevolent Assimilation Proclamation." Philippine History -- Philippine

Centennial Celebration. n.d. (accessed
May 28, 2016).

*Chirino, Pedro. Relacion de las Islas Filipinas y de lo que en ellas han trabajando Los Padres de la
Compania de Jesus . Vol. 12, in The Philippine Islands 1493-1898, by Emma Helen Blair, & James
Alexander Robertson, 169-321. Mandaluyong: Cacho Hermanos, 1973.

*De Jesus, Gregoria. "Autobiography of Gregoria de Jesus," trans. Leandro Hernandez. Philippine
Magazine, June 1930: 16-18, 65-67.

*Henson, Maria Rosa. Comfort Woman: a Filipina's Story of Prostitution and Slavery Under the Japanese
Military. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999.

*Lacaba, Jose. Days of Disquiet, Nights of Rage: The First Quarter Storm and Related Events (revised
ed.). Mandaluyong: Anvil Publishing, 1982 (2017).

*Mallat de Bassilan, Jean Baptiste. The Philippines: History, Geography, Customs, Agriculture, Industry,
and Commerce of the Spanish Colonies in Oceania. Manila: National Historical Institute, 1983
Marcos, Ferdinand Edralin. Notes on the New Society of the Philippines. Manila: National Media Prouction
Center, 1973.
Mijares, Primitivo. The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. Quezon City: Tatay Jobo
Elizes, 1976.

Agoncillo, Teodoro. Fateful years: Japan's Adventure in the Philippines, 1941-45. 2nd ed. Quezon
City: University of the Philippines Press, 2001.

—. History of the Filipino People. 8th. Quezon City: C & E Publishing, 1990 (1960).

—. The Revolt of the Massess: The Story of Bonifacio and the Katipunan. Quezon City: University of
the Philippines Press, 1956.

Bellwood, Peter. Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago . Honolulu: University of Hawai’i

Press, (revised edition 1997).

Carr, Edward Hallett. What is History? Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 1961.

Custodio, Teresa Ma., and Jose Y. Dalisay. Kasaysayan: The Story of the Filipino People. 10 vols. Asia
Publishing Company Limited, 1998.

Fast, Jonathan, and Jim Richardson. 1979. Quezon Ctiy: Foundation of Nationalist Studies, Roots of
Dependency: Political & Economic Revolution in the 19th Century.

Gleeck, Lewis E. The Third Philippine Republic, 1946-1972. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1993.
Ileto, Reynaldo Clemeña. Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840-1910.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1979.

Jose, Ricardo. The Philippine Army, 1935-1942. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press,

Junker, Laura. Raiding, Trading, and Feasting: The Political Economy of Philippine chiefdoms. Quezon
City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2000.

Kerkvliet, Benedict. The Huk Rebellion: A Study of Peasant Revolt in the Philippines. Quezon City:
Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2014.

Laarhoven, Ruurdje. The Maguindanao Sultanate in the 17th Century: Triumph of Moro Diplomacy.
Quezon City: New Day Publishing, 1989.

Mojares, Resil B. Brains of the Nation: Pedro Paterno, T.H. Pardo de Tavera, Isabelo de los Reyes and
the Production of Modern Knowledge. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008.

Phelan, John Leddy. The Hispanization of the Philippines: Spanish Aims and Filipino Responses.
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1959.

Richardson, Jim. The Light of Liberty: Documents and Studies on the Katipunan, 1892-1897. Quezon
City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2013.

Robles, Raissa. Marcos Martial Law: Never Again. Manila: Filipinos for a Better Philippines, 2016.

Saulo, Alfredo B. Communism in the Philippines: An Introduction. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila
University Press, 2002.

Scott, William Henry. Barangay: Sixteenth-Century Philippine Culture and Society. Quezon City:
Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1994.

Solheim, Wilhelm G. Archaeology and Culture in Southeast Asia: Unraveling the Nusantao. Quezon
City: University of the Philippines Press, 2006.

Tan, Samuel K. The Filipino-American War, 1899-1913. Quezon City: University of the Philippines
Press, 2002.

Warren, James Francis. The Sulu Zone, 1768-1898: The Dynamics of External Trade, Slavery, and
Ethnicity in the Transformation of a Southeast Asian Maritime State. Quezon City: New Day
Publishing, 1981.