Plan B

This track allows students to specialize in linguistics along with a foreign Southeast Asian language. Currently, only the Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia language program is available for Plan B students. This track is ideal for students who want to specialize in a language that is closely related to and share a lot of linguistic features with Philippine languages. Knowledge in a closely-related Austronesian language will be useful for students who are interested in historical linguistics and language change.

Program Requirements

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
Lingg 110Introduction to Linguistics
(Introduksyon sa Linggwistiks)
Lingg 115Linguistic Analysis
(Linggwistik na Analisis)
Lingg 120Reading and Writing Research in Linguistics
(Pagbabasa at Pagsusulat ng Riserts sa Linggwistiks)
Lingg 121Linguistic Survey of the Philippines
(Linggwistik na Sarbey ng Pilipinas)
Lingg 125Introduction to Field Methods
(Introduksyon sa mga Pangfild na Metod)
Lingg 130Structure of a Philippine Language
(Istruktura ng Isang Wika sa Pilipinas)
Lingg 132Structure of Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia
(Istruktura ng Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia)
Lingg 140Introduction to Grammatical Theories
(Introduksyon sa mga Grammatikal na Teorya)
Lingg 150The Austronesian Language Family
(Ang Familya ng mga Wikang Ostronesya)
Lingg 165Phonological and Morphological Comparison of Philippine Languages
(Ponolojikal at Morpolojikal na Pagkokompara ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas)
Lingg 166Syntactic and Semantic Comparison of Philippine Languages
(Sintaktik at Semantik na Pagkokompara ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas)
Lingg 180Language Issues in the Philippines
(Mga Problemang Pangwika sa Pilipinas)
Lingg 190Structures of Selected Languages
(Istruktura ng mga Wika)
Lingg 197Special Topics in Linguistics
(Natatanging Paksa sa Linggwistiks)
Lingg 199Research Methods in Linguistics
(Mga Metod ng Reserts sa Linggwistiks)

Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia Course

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
B Ind/Mal 10Elementary Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia I
(Elementaring Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia I)
B Ind/Mal 11Elementary Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia II
(Elementaring Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia II)
B Ind/Mal 12Intermediate Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia I
(Intermidyet na Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia I)
B Ind/Mal 13Intermediate Bahasa Indonesia Malaysia II
(Intermidyet na Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia II)
B Ind/Mal 100Advanced Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia I
(Advans na Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia I)
B Ind/Mal 101Advanced Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia II
(Advans na Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia II)
B Ind/Mal 110Readings in Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia
(Mga Babasahin sa Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia)
B Ind/Mal 111Advanced Composition in Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia
(Advans na Komposisyon sa Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia)

Social Science Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
Anthro 100General Anthropology3.0
Kas 114Cultural History of the Philippines3.0
Psych 101Introduction to Psychology3.0
Socio 101General Sociology3.0

GE and Other Required Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
ARTS 1Critical Perspectives in the Arts3.0
Eng 13Writing as Thinking3.0
Fil 40Wika, Kultura, at Lipunan3.0
Kas 1Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas3.0
Math 2Mathematics in Everyday Life3.0
Math 10Mathematics, Culture and Society3.0
Philo 1Philosophical Analysis3.0
Soc Sci 2Social, Economic and Political Thought3.0
Speech 30Public Speaking and Persuasion3.0
STS 1Science, Technology and Society3.0
PI 100The Life and Works of Jose Rizal3.0
GE ElectivesFive general education courses
(List of GE Courses)
PEFour physical education courses(8.0)
NSTPTwo courses under the one of the National Service Training Program components: Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS), Literacy Training Service (LTS) and Reserved Officer’s Training Corps Military Science (ROTC Mil Sci)(6.0)

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Plan B track are expected to develop a high proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia upon their completion of the program. This, coupled with their training in linguistic analysis, makes them well-equipped to engage in translation and interpretation work, as well as in language teaching.

In general, our BA program aims for its students to develop a wide array of skills that are applicable to many jobs. Aside from developing students’ skills for linguistic analysis, students also have the opportunity to practice and develop their problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, interpersonal communication skills, creativity, as well as their sociocultural awareness. Many of the graduates of our undergraduate program are therefore engaged in a wide variety of fields such as language education, teaching in higher education, research and data analysis, publishing, media and advertising, marketing, foreign service, and human resource management.

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