Academic Subject Certificate in Philippine Studies

Academic Subject Certificate   
Philippine Studies
17 credits

Updated for 2014-2015

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.


Course Alpha

Course Title


ASAN 203

Philippine History & Culture*


ASAN 204

Filipinos in the U.S.*


TAG 101

Elem Tagalog/Pilipino I


TAG 102

Elem Tagalog/Pilipino II


HIST 242

Civilizations of Asia II*



Total Credits: 17


Recommended Electives
(beyond the 17 credits required for the Certificate


SSCI 101

Self Development (Project Malaya)


TAG 201

Inter Tagalog/Pilipino I


TAG 202

Inter Tagalog/Pilipino II


*Any one of these three courses will fulfill the
Diversification Humanities requirement (DH)
for the AA degree.

Academic Subject Certificate in Philippine Studies
Program Learning Outcomes

A. Student Objectives
Provide students the opportunity to learn and understand the history, language, arts and culture of the fastest growing and second largest ethic group in Hawaii (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 ethic group in Hawaii (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.