Begining Ilokano: ILO101 (Fall) / ILO102 (Spring)

This is an introductory course in Ilokano focusing on the integrated development of students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Structural points are introduced inductively. Language lab is required.

Ilokano for Health Sciences: ILO107

Development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and other communication skills designed specifically for Nursing, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Public Health, and Social Work students. Culture integrated with language study.

Intermediate Ilokano: ILO201 (Fall) / ILO202 (Spring)

Continuation of Ilokano 102. Integrated reading, writing, speaking, listening, and culture. Language Lab is required.

Third Level Ilokano: IL0301 (Fall) / ILO302 (Spring)

Third year study of Ilokano. The course provides students the means to integrate previous language skills in developing their literacy and metalinguistic awareness.

Ilokano Aural Comprehension: ILO315

This course aims to develop the listening comprehension skill of students. Students will be exposed to real and simulated spoken language in different authentic and made-up situations dealing with everyday life and other cultural events, Informational and journalistic materials, literary materials, and documentaries.

Contemporary Ilokano Literature: ILO331

This course, conducted in Ilokano, explores the literary landscape from the perspectives offered by writers based in the Philippines as well as those of the Ilokano diaspora. This advanced reading course includes essays, short stories, drama and poetry based on the lived experiences of Ilokanos in various regions of the Philippines as well as in Hawaii, North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Critical classroom analysis of selected literary forms is combined with exercises that promote competing and alternative textual interpretations.

Fourth Level Ilokano: ILO401 (Fall) / ILO402 (Spring)

Continuation of Ilokano 302. Conducted in Ilokano. Advanced reading, writing, and conversation. Contemporary Ilokano literature, cultural, and historical topics.

Introduction to Ilokano for Interpreters: ILO424

This course provides techniques for interpreting Ilokano into English and vice versa.

Ilokano Interpretation Field Practicum: ILO425

This course provides extensive practical training in consecutive, simultaneous, and sight interpreting. It requires observation and study of oral interpretation strategies and techniques that include administrative hearings, legal depositions, and business, healthcare, and social service situations.

Structure of Ilokano: ILO451

Introductory course on the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Ilokano.

Ilokano for the Mass Media: ILO486 (Fall)

Ilokano as the medium for print journalism, for radio show programming, and for television production.


Indo-Pacific Classes [IP]

Directed Studies on Ilokano Language and Society: IP299

Philippine Drama: History, Art, an Culture: IP362

A historical survey from pre-colonial to contemporary periods. Studies forms, conventions, and literature within the social, political, and cultural context of the times as reflected in the history of the country. Explores plays in the diasporas.

Philippine Popular Culture: IP364

An appreciation, a re-examination, and an analysis of forms of Philippine popular cultures produced in the Philippines and diaspora; it is also an evaluation of such forms using critical hermeneutical frames.

Introduction to South/Southeast Asian Film (Philippines): IP368B

Study of Philippine cinema, its development and role in the country’s political, social, and cultural history. Examines its place in the world of filmmaking. Studies Philippine films in the diaspora.

Philippine Critical Discourses: IP377

A revaluation and analysis of critical discourses pertaining to Philippines languages and cultures and an examination of alternative perspectives to the prevailin studies on Philippine culture; an appreciation of emerging knowledge on the Philippines.

Advanced Ilokano Conversation Using Drama: IP399

Ilokano Liteatue in Translation: IP411

Overview of Ilokano literature from the early writings to the major works of contemporary writers. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Ilokano 101 or consent.

Directed Studies: IP499

Study of Ilokano language through vernacular readings in various academic fields.

Directed Readings on Ilokano: IP699


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