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Philippine Studies Program Feasibility
Part I - General Data
Name: ___Sex: ___Age: __________
Marital Status: ____________________________________
Place of Birth:____________________________________
How long have you lived in Michigan?____________________________
High school(s) attended____________________________ Year graduated__________
Occupation of Parents:____________________________ ________________________
Do you work? _______ _______ If yes, where?____________________________
What do you plan to do after college?_________________________________________
Have you ever been involved
in Filipino community activities? ________ ________
If yes, what activities?______________________________________________________
Have you had other informal
contacts with Filipinos? _________ _________
1. If a Philippine Studies Program were re-established at the University of Michigan what topics
should be included? Please check one or more.
a. _______ Philippine History
c. _______ Philippine Politics and Government
d. _______ Philippine
e. _______ Philippine Agriculture
f. _______ Philippine Languages (Ilokano, Tagalog,
g. _______ Philippine Arts and Culture
h. _______ Philippine Economics
Women/Gender Studies in the Philippines
j. _______ Philippine Diaspora
k. _______ Other (please
2. Should the proposed Philippine Studies Program institute:
(Check one or more)
a. ________ an undergraduate major in Philippine Studies leading to
b. ________ an undergraduate major in Southeast Asian Studies with a concentration
in Philippine Studies leading to a B.A.?
c. ________ a graduate major in Southeast Asian Studies
with a concentration on Philippine Studies leading to an M.A.?
d. ________ graduate interdisciplinary
(team-taught) seminars (e.g. land reform and politics, current developments in the Philippines)?
e. ________ non-degree programs (both credit and non-credit, such as courses in the College of
f. ________ community service programs (e.g. initiating or cooperating
with other groups to sponsor Philippine cultural activities in the community)?
other (please specify):_________________________________
3. There are several ways in which a Philippine Studies Program in the University system can be
organized. Please check one of the following possibilities:
a. ________ as a program within
the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
b. ________ as a specific unit within the Department of Asian
Languages and Cultures
c. ________ as a more autonomous unit in the Ann Arbor campus
as a unit within the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures but with collaborative arrangements
with other departments (i.e. crosslisting courses with other departments)
e. ________ as a part
of existing programs:
____ American Culture
____ Other (please specify):____________________
_________ Other (please specify):_______________________________
4. Do you think the proposed
Philippine Studies Program should establish links with institutions in the Philippines, such as the Philippine
Center for Advanced Studies in U.P., the Institute of Philippine Culture in Ateneo, etc;
a. _________ Student Exchange
b. _________ Faculty Exchange
c. _________ exchange of research scholars, publications, etc.
5. Do you think the proposed
Philippine Studies should seek financial assistance from :
a. ___ the State Legislature of Michigan
b. ___ private sources (e.g. local foundations, business groups) _________________________________________
c. ___ other ______________________________________________________
d. ___ other ______________________________________________________
6. Have you had or are you presently taking any courses related to Filipinos or about the Republic
of the Philippines?
If yes, what are these courses?_________________________________________
7. Which courses did you like
the most and why?____________________________
8. Have you been involved in any research on Filipinos or the Philippines?
If yes, what research projects?_________________________________________
9. a. Are you aware of the unique resources available on the Philippines at the University
of Michigan? Yes____ No____
If so, which collections do you know about?
___ The David J.
Steinberg Philippine Collection
___ Philippine Worcesters Collection at:
___Hatcher Graduate Library
(Special and Rare Books section)
___Michigan Bentley Historical Library
___Museum of Anthropology
___The Labadie Collection
___other(s). please specify __________________________________________________
b. Have you used any
of these collections in your classes or in your research?
Yes ____ No ____
If yes, which ones?
c. Do you think the establishment of a Philippine
Studies Program will increase the amount and improve the quality of usage of these collections?
Yes___ Probably No___
Definitely No___ Probably No___
Please explain __________________________________________________
10. If support were available,
what research on the Philippines or Filipinos would you like to do?
11. What kinds of opportunities
would you like to have in the proposed Philippine Studies Program?
a. _____ Student involvement in
b. _____ Scholarship
c. _____ Field work in communities
d. _____ Developing projects
in special areas concerning Filipinos
e. _____ Work-study grants
f. _____ Student exchange with
g. _____ Exchange with other institutions
h. _____ Sponsoring visiting faculty
(Philippine experts or scholars) in University of Michigan
i. _____ research in specific areas like