RGEP: THE REVITALIZED GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Revitalized General Education Program (RGEP) of the University of the Philippines System is a basic general education or liberal arts program which makes up the first two years of a baccalaureate (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) curriculum. In general, it aims to provide students a broad perspective grounded both in the arts and in the sciences. It is the liberal arts education that makes the UP student a well-rounded person, ready for lifelong learning skills.

Students must take a minimum of 15 units from each of the 3 domains for a total of 45 units. The 3 domains of knowledge are:

Arts and Humanities (15 units)

Social Sciences and Philosophy (15 units)

Natural Sciences and Mathematics (15 units)


OBJECTIVES

  • broaden intellectual and cultural horizons
  • foster commitment to nationalism balanced by a sense of internationalism
  • cultivate a capacity for independent, critical and creative thinking
  • infuse a passion for learning with a high sense of moral and intellectual integrity

METHODS OF INQUIRY

  • quantitative and other forms of reasoning
  • interpretive and aesthetic modes

COMPETENCIES

  • oral and written communication skills
  • independent and critical thinking
  • creative thinking

LIST OF RGEP/GE COURSES IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

(as of November 2008)

Communication

1 Communication Skills. The development of communicative competence in English, with emphasis on effective reading and writing skills. 3u.

2 Basic Research Skills. The development of basic research skills through effective reading and writing. 3u.

English

1 Basic English. A content-based approach to the development of language skills and understanding of selected literary texts. 3u.

Filipino

30 Mapanuring Pagbasa at Pagsulat. Kritikal na pagbasa ng ibaÇt ibang anyo ng teksto (panitikan, komiks, pelikula, programang pantelebisyon, advertisement, atbp.), at pagsulat ng pagsusuri sa mga ito. 3u.

Humanidades

1 Pagbasa ng Panitikan. Kritikal na pagbasa ng mga tula, maikling kuwento, nobela, dula, at sanaysay na hango sa panitikan ng Pilipinas at ibang bansa, at pagsulat ng pagsusuri sa mga ito. 3u.

Humanities

1 Reading Literature. Critical reading of fiction, poetry, drama, essays and non-fiction narratives. 3u.

2 Art and Society. The study of the visual arts, architecture, music and dance as products of the creative imagination in dynamic interaction with society. 3u.

Komunikasyon

1 Kasanayan sa Komunikasyon. Paglinang sa kakayahang magpahayag sa wikang Filipino na nakatuon sa mabisa at mapanuring pagbasa, pagsulat at pakikinig. 3u.

2 Panimulang Pananaliksik sa Wikang Filipino. Paglinang sa kasanayan sa paggamit ng wikang Filipino sa higit na mapanuring pag-iisip at masinop na pananaliksik. 3u.

Media Studies

11 Reading Media. Critical approaches to the mass media; the ideological, political, economic, and cultural aspects of media; and strategies in reading media as texts. 3u.

Speech Communication

10 Basic Speech Communication. The relationship between language and critical thinking in speech communication, with emphasis on analysis, criticism and reasoning in communication at various levels in different cultures and subcultures. 3u.

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