The Liberal Arts Program (now College of Arts and Humanities) started offering in School Year of 1961 – 1962 with the following courses: Bachelor of Arts major in Communication Arts, Bachelor of Arts major in English Literature, Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy, and Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology. The program envisions being a producer of well-balanced human resources in academic, social, emotional, and spiritual fields. The program commits itself to prepare graduates to become: a) men and women for others; b) conscious of the need to preserve the environment; c) promoters of justice and harmony for all individuals; and d) leaders in the pursuit of faith, excellence and service in the humanities and the arts.
It was in 2005 when the first set of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology students graduated. In 2014, the Psychometrician Board Examination was first conducted. Seven graduates took the examination. The number of board examination takers slowly increased from then to the passing rate compared to the national passing rate. With the implementation of the new curriculum of BA in Psychology, the program sees to it that the review of the courses for board examination for psychometricians is integrated into the curriculum; thus, a mock board is in place.
1961-1962. Liberal Arts courses were offered.
2000 – The first batch of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program graduated.
2005 – The first batch of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology graduated.
2007 – The Radio Laboratory in the Bonifacio campus was blessed and inaugurated.
2008 – The first batch of Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy graduated.
2013 – TheEditing Bay for Communication Arts was installed.
2013 – ThePsychology Laboratory equipped with observation room with two-way mirror, was provided.
SY 2019-2020 RECOGNITIONS
- CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION (2nd Mindanao International Humanitarian Law Debates 2019)
- CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION (Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 National Organizing Council)
The Liberal Arts Program shall be the producer of well-balanced human resources in terms of mental, social, emotional and spiritual aspects.
The program commits itself to prepare graduates to become:
men and women for others,
conscious of the need to preserve the environment,
promoters of justice and harmony for all individuals,
leaders in the pursuit of excellence in the humanities and the arts.
Program Educational Objectives
CMO Guiding the Program: CMO 24, 26, 34 & 35, s.2017
PEO1: Manifest leadership in an organization, in a team or communities of practices, enabled by their established expertise in the field of study to effectively work with others to achieve the objective of the group for the common good
PEO2: Practice global & ethical standards and consciousness of the environment and society anchored to the moral, ethical, Ignacian-Marian core values and principles using honest, tactful, and precise language and appropriate media to serve humanity and glorify God as the model Communicator
PEO3: Manifest skills necessary for research along and across multi-disciplines to enhance one’s performance and productivity.
PEO4: Engage in professional activities reflecting a profound faith in God, inspired by the spirituality of humble service, and committed to a continuous search for excellence
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
PO1: Define and access information needs; assess and organize information and knowledge; produce, share and utilize information and knowledge
PO2: Communicate in different formats and platforms (print, broadcast, and online)
PO3: Prepare communication/media plan
PO4: Conduct communication and media research and evaluation
PO5: Develop and produce communication materials in different formats and platforms
PO6: Demonstrate communication management and leadership skills
PO7: Develop entrepreneurial capabilities
PO8: Adhere to ethical standards and practices
PO9: Know and practice rights, responsibilities, and accountabilities in the communication profession
PO10: Demonstrate development orientation in communication work
PO11: Apply communication theories/models, principles, practices and tools in development work
Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies
PO1: Articulate a comprehensive and contextualized view of the English language system and development
PO2: Communicate in English (both oral and written) fluently, accurately, and creatively in diverse social, cultural, academic, and professional settings
PO3: Facilitate English language learning and use in diverse social, cultural, academic, and professional settings
PO4: Teach English communication skills using knowledge of best practices
PO5: Enhance literacy development and critical/creative thinking among students through the use of different types of texts
PO6: Engage in English language research relevant to the school and workplace settings
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
PO1: Ability to think critically and to argue cogently
PO2: To understand and analyze theories and apply them to concrete situation
PO3: Not just to know the Truth but to live by and for the Truth
PO4: Not just to know the Good but to live by and for the Good
PO5: Not just to know what is Just but to live by and for Justice
PO6: Apply to distinguish the Truth from falsity, Right from wrong, and the Good from evil
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
PO1: Demonstrate the capability to discuss and analyze the major theories and concepts in psychology
PO2: Demonstrate and apply the methods of psychological inquiry in building knowledge on local culture and context
PO3: Demonstrate and apply psychological theories and methods in personal and professional settings
PO4: Demonstrate capability for self -reflection and independent learning in graduate education or in a professional context
PO5: Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors in research and practice in Psychology
PO6: Demonstrate the ability to relate appropriately with colleagues, clients and others in diverse cultural setting
PO7: Demonstrate the conduct of psychological assessments and evaluation