The Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Santo Tomas is a four-year program which leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Arts and Letters with ten different majors.
About the Department
The Faculty of Arts and Letters is an institution of learning geared towards the development and fulfillment of the total person, the Universal Man, focusing on the Arts and the Humanities, mainly, and spreading out to include the sciences, social and natural, guided by Christian faith and avowed Thomasian ideals and the highest social, national, international and even global standards and objectives.
The envisioned goal is the Colege's turning out not only of learned but wisened individuals who, motivated by the highest standards of excellence, excel in their chosen fields, eventually becoming role models in society, potential leaders and achievers of the country, all in the spirit not only of personal but also social and more importantly, spiritual commitment.
The Faculty's goals and objectives are:
- An ideal confluence of mind, heart and spirit, in the service of the total rounded man.
- Expertise in one's own chosen field and an adequate spreading out of interests, skils, concerns, in other, fields, allied of otherwise.
- An enhanced and enriched cultural background including a sense of history and tradition while being abreast with the modern technology of a network world.
- Ample exposure to and immersion in research as well as creative and critical endeavors.
- Sympathy and concern for the socially needy and handicapped through consistent efforts and interst in community service.
- Constant cultivation and preservation of Philippine values at the same time cognizant of what are timeless and universal.
The liberal arts and philosophy had been taught in the University of Santo Tomas since its foundation in 1611.The Faculty of Philosophy and Letters was established in 1896 and the College of Liberal Arts in 1926. In 1964, however these two colleges were merged and given the general name of Faculty of Arts and Letters. Courses offered then were Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Literature, and Bachelor of Philosophy. In the course of time, new majors were offered. In the academic year 1971 to 1972, the Faculty started to offer the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, Behavioral Science (which evolved form the originally offered LiA-Com), Communication Arts, Economics, Journalism, Literature, Philosophy,Political Science, Sociology, and Translation(which was eventually phased out).
In 1994, another major, Legal Management, was created to serve the relevant needs of students who intend to go to law after graduation. And so, presently, ten majors are offered in the Faculty of Arts and Letters to wit; Asian Studies, Behavioral Science, Communication Arts, Economics, Jouranlism, Literature, Legal Management, Political Science, Philosophy, and Sociology.
Common courses offered in the Faculty of Arts and Letters are designed to develop the minds and sensibilities of the students and to inculcate in them human values and the appreciation of the country's cultural heritage in the light of Christian faith and tradition. Furthermore, they intend to provide the students with the necessary background for them to develop into informed, responsible, and concerned rounded citizens of this country, guided by the mission-vision not only of the College but more importantly, of the University of Santo Tomas.
|Prof. Michael Anthony C. Vasco||Dean|
|Rev. Fr. Joseto N. Bernadas, O.P.||Regent|
|Asst. Prof. Narcisa N. Tabirara||Asst. Dean|
|Asst. Prof. Lino N. Baron||Secretary|
Department of Social Sciences
|Assoc. Prof. Emmanuel J. Lopez, Ph.D.||Department Chair|
|Mr. Ferdinand Magkasi, M.A.||Behavioral Science|
|Atty. Gerardo Banzon||Legal Management|
|Ms. Zenia Rodriguez, M.A.||Political Science|
|Asst. Prof. Crescencio Doma, M.A.||Sociology & AB-BSE|
Department of Humanities
|Asst. Prof. Esther E. Cruz, M.A.||Department Chair|
|Assoc. Prof. Arlen Ancheta, Ph.D.||Asian Studies|
|Assoc. Prof. Ferdinand Lopez, M.A.||Literature|
|Asst. Prof. Emerito Gonzales||Philosophy|
Department of Communication and Media Studies
|Mr. Jose Arsenio J. Salandanan||Department Chair|
|Mr. Nestor Cuartero||Journalism|
|Community Service Coordinator : Asst. Prof. Marina D. Gamo|
|Math, Science, & Computer Coordinator : Asst. Prof. Consuelo Gotauco|
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Asian Studies (AS)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Behavioral Science (BES)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts (CA)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics (ECO)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Journalism (JRN)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Legal Management (LM)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Literature (LIT)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy (PHL)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science (POL SCI)
- Bachelor of Arts Major in Sociology (SOCIO)