Philippine Studies: Academic Subject Certificate
The Certificate in Philippine Studies is designed to provide a strong introduction to the culture, language, and history of the Philippines and the Filipino people. With proper planning, the Certificate may be completed within the total credit requirements for the Associate in Arts degree. It provides a valuable foundation to students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and is recommended to students of any ethnic heritage who are interested in Filipino culture, language, and history and the evolution of ethnic minorities in the United States.
Program Coordinator Raymund Liongson
Office GT 214
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
A. Student Objectives
- Provide students the opportunity to learn and understand the history, language, arts and culture of the fastest growing and second largest ethnic group in Hawai‘i (Filipinos);
- Provide students of Filipino ancestry the opportunity to learn about their heritage, and develop a sense of identity and confidence.
- Assist students transferring to four-year institutions majoring in Philippine Language and Literature, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, and other humanities or social science disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, geography, education and other fields of study.
B. Community Objectives
- Provide a vehicle for the community to understand the culture of the fastest growing and second largest ethnic group in Hawai‘i (Filipinos); and
- Provide education for mutually respectful and productive employment environment in Hawai‘i in areas that involve Filipino culture, e.g., health care, tourism and service industry, education, government, entrepreneurship.
Academic Subject Certificate (ASC) Info at a Glance
Program: Liberal Arts
Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)
Required Courses: Choose at least 17 credits from the following
Recommended Electives (optional)
A minimum of 17 credits is needed to fulfill the requirements of the Philippine Studies Academic Subject Certificate program. Students may also choose from the recommended electives in addition to the 17 required credits.
Any one of ASAN 203, ASAN 204 or HIST 242 will fulfill the Diversification Humanities (DH) requirement.
ASAN 205 may meet the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement for the AA degree.