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Manila, Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistence

UC Berkeley Summer Sessions
5 weeks
Summer / Short course
Online / Distance
Manila
English
06 July 2021
UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

Program description

Manila, Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistence

Learn about Philippine history, culture, and society directly through interactions with communities in the Philippines, as well as selected lectures by leading scholars in the Philippines.

This program is a collaboration with the University of the Philippines Diliman, the flagship campus of the Philippine’s national university system.

Our partners at the University of the Philippines will take students on weekly virtual field trips to meet directly with farming communities, urban poor communities, the Cordillera mountain region, and more.

The course asks: How can we learn about Philippine history, culture, and society? What makes “experiencing” the chanting of an epic, with its ever-changing narrative, different from reading it as a “fixed” text in a book? What can we know about Filipino spirituality through the work of a tattoo artist from a Kalinga village? What can a contractual factory worker on strike tell us about the Philippine economy from his/her point of view? How can we understand the situation of Filipino peasants by witnessing/participating in field labor and hearing the songs they have written? This course brings students on a research trip to the Philippines to learn through interviews and interactions with Filipino people, as well as selected lectures by the Philippines’ leading scholars. Among the other topics to be explored are: the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945) through the eyes of “comfort women”; indigenous knowledge, such as indigenous law, mathematics, and engineering in the Banaue rice terraces; health care and urban poor communities; and Martial law (1972-1986) memory and counter-memory from survivors of torture and detention.

Admission requirements

  • At least one year of college coursework completed by the start of the program 2.0 GPA or higher
  • There are no prerequisites or restrictions for participation

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Program delivery

All course content will be delivered online. Students must have access to a computer and reliable internet.

Tuition fees

Total program fees (2021):

  • UC students (6 units): $2,894
  • Visiting students (5 units): $3,812

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UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

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UC Berkeley Summer Sessions

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94704 Berkeley California
United States of America

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