Available courses

This is the UVLe course site for the Art Stud 50 class under Mr. Mark Louie Lugue of the Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters.

This course covers fundamental principles of environmental and energy engineering which are essential topics for undergraduate students of civil engineering and other engineering fields. It gives an overview of environmental impact assessment of infrastructure projects, environmental and energy policies and standards, and emerging issues in environmental and energy engineering.


This course is an introduction to the general phenomenon of social deviance— a concept often misunderstood yet persistently used by societies to justify control (isolate, treat, correct, punish, execute) over particular types of people. The definition of ‘deviance’ is fleeting. Deviance has changed across societies, at different time-periods, and has been experienced differently by dissimilar types of people. Deviance is hard to pin-down. And arguably, what seems to be the only objective reality left in ‘deviance’ is its capacity to reveal the many other inequalities and injustices in society.


In this class, we will learn to examine how various sociological perspectives have viewed, interpreted, and ‘dealt with’ non-conformity and criminality. We will critically interrogate the social landscape of deviance using social scientific theories, sociological concepts, and empirical research as tools for analysis. As we cover the core theories and forms of deviance largely in terms of normative variations, delinquency, and criminality, we shall locate the local Filipino ‘deviant’ experience in the global context and juxtapose experiences of different societies.


By the end of the semester, each student must be able to:

Demonstrate comprehension of sociological concepts in the area of the sociology of deviance;

Formulate sociological analysis about different facets of deviance and social control;

Practice the ability to assess empirical evidence and identify and reflect on important issues in ethics which may arise in the study of deviance and social control; and 

Exhibit critical thinking in the form of clear, evaluative statements during discussion and assessment activities in class.


Seminar course on the process of culture change in the Philippines and the Filipino responses to external social and cultural factors

(An elective course for Master of Arts in Philippine Studies and Master of Arts in Philippine Studies)

This course is the study and application of the basic components of tourism. In this course, we will discuss its different forms and products, its processes and systems, and its evolution as an industry and an academic discipline. It will also include how the functions of marketing and management contribute to sustainable tourism development and will discuss the social, environmental, and economic significance of tourism at local, national, and international levels.

Tour 151 will discuss the importance and relevance of marketing in a variety of tourism-oriented institutions. Emphasis is placed on policies, strategies, and tactics in promoting tourism and other products and services of the country


Transportation is an integral part of daily life. Transportation and travel could be discussed without taking tourism into consideration, but tourism cannot thrive without travel. Transportation is an integral part of the tourism industry. It is largely due to the improvement of transportation that tourism has expanded. The course is expected to discuss the following:

a.    Development of major transportation systems- acknowledging that linkage by air, sea, and land modes is essential for the operations as well as the availability of support services esp. in tourism;

b.    Marketing function- transportation is most often seen as part of the tourism system bringing tourists to destinations;

c.     Process of physical distribution;

d.    Factors affecting land, sea and air travel and transport systems;

e.    Transportation’s impact on areas served;

f.      Analysis of models of passenger transportation;

g.    Rates and services in various operations;

h.    Maximizing the contributions of the transport system.

 The transportation system of a tourist destination has an impact on the tourism experience which explains how people travel and why they choose different forms of holiday, destination, and transport. The improvement in transportation modes plus low fares has increased the accessibility of areas once considered off-the-beaten-path. Accesses to tourist sites vary per the nature of the site, the state of infrastructure, and the efficiency of the public transport system.

This course deals with the management of air transport services and facilities related to tourism from standard operations and regulations to contemporary trends and issues that define the technical, operational, safety and security functions in air travel.

Good day, everyone! I am Asst. Professor Ivan Henares, faculty-in-charge for the first-ever offering of Tourism 214. I'm very excited to be back at AIT after four years of PhD studies at Purdue University. I'm looking forward to working with you this semester and introducing you to culture and tourism development, a topic that I am very passionate about. I also hope that we can collaborate on future research projects on heritage tourism.

Your course syllabus can be found here. The readings for our September 18 class are Jimura (2019) Chapter 1 and Smith (2003) Chapters 1-3.  You will need to log-in using your UP e-mail to access the files. If you need to contact me, you may e-mail me at ishenares@up.edu.ph. Looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday. Stay safe!

1st Semester AY 2021-2022

Course Description
Development and management of tourism destinations to foster respect for host communities and their cultures. 

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and explain key concepts in culture and approaches in managing tourism involving culture.
  • Analyze tourism as an instrument of cultural awareness.
  • Recognize the complexities and paradoxes of developing and managing tourism in host communities.
  • Foster respect for host communities and their cultures in formulating policies, programs, and activities in tourism destinations.

BA 129 Management Services aims to provide students the tools and principles to apply on management consulting, business plan preparation, and project evaluation issues. This is an integrative and interdisciplinary course: students must apply their knowledge from the previous courses in accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and organizational behavior, among others, to fulfill certain requirements of the course, particularly on the business plan preparation.

Introduction to the strategic and tactical decisions in manufacturing and service operations. (Course Prerequisite: BA 101, 180.1, 182/ Econ 131.3 u.)

Concepts, tools and techniques in project management and project finance. (Course Prerequisite: BA 105)

System Analysis and Design

Design exercises highlighting the role of context in the creative process of the built environment.

This course aims to enable the student to design efficiently taking into consideration the implications of the socio-cultural activities of man; efficient use of materials, and energy conservation; and relate these factors to the nature of the site.

Housing is an urban design issue that is multi-faceted. This course brings to fore the need to relate physical design issues with people, institution, and environment issues. Housing in this course covers the full spectrum of products ranging from informal settlements, socialized housing, middle class to high-end housing. Strategies for dealing with supply and demand gaps, market needs and preferences, affordability and resilience concerns are highlighted by local cases and international cases. Principles that govern the production, utilization and evaluation of housing products are embedded in the lecture topics and class activities.

The course explores the three major climatic elements - sun, wind and water - and how people regulate and protect themselves. The controlled manipulation of their environment, both natural and built structures, is primarily to achieve thermal comfort.

Active Passivity: Hybrid approaches for the designed and built environment

Studio Topic

The built environment consumes a significant amount of energy and resources, pushing our civilization beyond its sustainable limits. Passive design is an approach toward a more ecologically sensitive environment, such that design is premised on natural systems and principles. Active passivity aims to apply passive systems and approaches to the designed and built environment, mindful of the agency of human actions and intentions, such that solutions are couched within local or specific contexts.

Studio Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to:

  • Recognize design principles and theories at work in the present local context;

  • Evaluate these principles and theories according to their relevance to local contexts;

  • Identify passive courses of action to improve present conditions and attain better sustainability indexes;

  • Conduct research to contribute to localizing environmental architecture.

Wika, Kultura, at Lipunan

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