HISTORY of the COLLEGE of ARTS and SCIENCES
By: Prof. Rogelio L. Tan
The history of College of Arts and Sciences can be traced back when Camarines Norte National High School was converted to Camarines Norte State College with the virtue of Republic Act No. 7352 proposed by the late congressman Renato Unico Sr. Simultaneously, the Colleg of Arts and Sciences (CAS) was one of the two departments created, the other one was the College of Education (CE).
At the onset, CNSC faced a “storm and stress” period of transition in the beginning of its operation. Likewise, CAS had similar fate. It was noteworthy to recall how it operated during the incumbensy of Mrs. Emma C. Avellana to structure and operate smoothly the departments since both were in dilemma.
After the term of Mrs. Emma C. Avellana, she was replaced by the first elected President in the person of Dr. Lourdes A. Cortez who was the college president for six years. The College of Arts and Sciences was headed by the late Mrs. Lydia O. Garfin. She was designated as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since 1992-1995. She was assisted by Ms. Dolores Clacio in operating the department. The transitional period of the College brought about confusion and unwarranted dispositions among members of he academe, officers and designees. For unknown reason, Mrs. Lydia O. Garfin was replaced by Ms. Dolores Clacio as officer-in-charge. She administered the college for a short period of time. She was succeeded by Mr. Gerundio R. Riberta in 1995 up to 1998.
Since then, successions after successions were followed. Dr. Inez D. Zabala, the 3rd College dean replaced incumbent Gerundio R. Riberta. Dr. Cecilia B. Guevarra took her office as dean of the Department after Dr. Inez D. Zabala. Dr. Cecilia B. Guevarra held office for four years last 2001-2004 under the president administration of Dr. Floria T. Tagarino. Again, she was succeded by Dr. Roberto L. Olboc in 2004-2005. It was only a short duration of one year because he decided to work abroad to look for greener pasteur. This incident gave way for Dr. Cecilia B. Guevara to become the next CAS dean for her second term. She was succeeded by Dr. Job B. Imperial. His deanship lasted for two consecutive terms, 2007-2010 and 2010-2013 under the presidency of Dr. Wenifredo T. Oñate, as the third CNSC president.
After two decades, a road for development went ahead to CNSC as it signalled for an ISO certification this 2015. Under the deanship of Ms. Elsa T. Manlangit who served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences starting 2013, under the leadership of Dr. Monsito G. Ilarde, the fourth CNSC president, saw the birth of a new buildings and infrastructures built, curriculum revisions/modifications, and many more.
Soon CNSC ambitions to become University in the future, while the College of Arts and Sciences aims for more…to serve its stakeholders…the students in general.
Goals and Objectives
Graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences should exemplify the ideals of liberal arts, social and natural sciences, be broadly educated across disciplines and are well -trained in their field of specializations. They should have:
- proficiency in reading, writing and speaking skills;
- competence in quantitative, language and analytic skills;
- broadly based experiences in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; and their own major areas of study.
By graduation, students in the College of Arts and Sciences should have developed:
- Learning styles in the process of acquiring valuable knowledge and skills for personal and social growth.
- Social awareness and responsiveness to the demands of contemporary issues through application of different perspectives in humanities and social sciences.
- Specific skills for employment qualifications and interest in serving the natural and social environment.
- To recruit and retain highly qualified and productive faculty who demonstrate scholarship, personal involvement, compassion in teaching students, and service to the college and the broader community.
- To recruit students with demonstrated potentials for roles of leadership and service, and to retain these students for the full baccalaureate education by nurturing their growth through effective teaching, faculty advisement, and utilization of the college support systems;
- To provide a sound and –up-to-date curriculum that emphasizes the interrelationships of the various academic disciplines through application of their shared knowledge and skills to ensure dynamic presentation of the curriculum through periodic review and evaluation;
- To provide an integrated core of instruction in general education that ensures at least minimal proficiency of basic concepts in the arts, the humanities and the natural, social and behavioral sciences; Proficiency of basic concepts in the arts, the humanities and the natural, social and behavioral sciences;
- To provide state-of-the-art facilities that promotes a learning environment that encourages and accommodates continuing faculty and student involvement in learning; and
- To instill in students the desire to be life-long learners and contributors to the improvement of the human experience.
Goals and Objectives of the Curricular Programs
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY
Have an in-depth knowledge of the basic principles governing biological science and extend understanding to a critical assessment of current views and theories in the field;
- Perform basic biological and chemical techniques in a laboratory or fieldwork setting;
- Undertake research in various areas of biology;
- Demonstrate strong sense of ethical values such as respect to human life, preservation and species, environmental protection and the like; and
- Think critically, solve problems and appreciate the limitations and implications of science in everyday life.
BACHELOR OF ARTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE
- Equip the students with professional competence within a field of specialization so that he/she becomes productive member of his/her community and the nation as a whole;
- Instill a sense of citizenship by making the student aware of the thrust in the development of filipino society and his potential contribution to his/her development through the practice of his/her profession;
- Instill in the student a desire for precise thinking as well as correct and appropriate means of expression; and
- Provide career opportunities in this field, keeping space with the demand of global competitiveness.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY
- Develop among students/graduates the needed competencies in research and verbal and written discourse;
- Prepare the students/ graduates to pursue higher level of studies and specialization on the related discipline;
- Prepare the students/graduates to pursue the intended career paths needed in the local/global market;
- Prepare the students/graduates to be globally competitive to serve the country’s development and progress; and
- Produce a valuable human resource, an asset capable of undertaking the national issues and values, and person committed to serve.
BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS
- Curriculum that represents the breadth of mathematics from classical to contemporary, from theoretical to applied;
- Mathematical and critical thinking skills, greater appreciation and understanding of the importance of mathematics in the modern world;
- Advanced studies in mathematics, applied mathematics or related fields;
- Plans to teach elementary mathematics course at the tertiary level;
- Jobs or research works that require analytical-thinking skills;
- Specific professions/careers/occupations or trades that bs mathematics graduates may go into.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY
- Enhance the professional competence of the Sociology students at the theoretical and applied aspect of the discipline;
- Augment the graduate career opportunities by providing an academic preparation that is not relevant but versatile enough so as to enhance the capabilities of its graduates;
- Prepare students who plan to teach Sociology or pursue a graduate degree in Sociology and the likes;
- Provide a foundation of learning that will further improve their capabilities in pursuing other disciplines as Law or Social Work; and
- Provide the opportunity of learning that is beyond theoretical aspect of the discipline.
Accomplishments, Research,Endeavors,Extension Highlight & etc.
Prof. Melanie D. Bacuño proposed a paper entitled “A Feasibility Study on Offering Bachelor of Science in Developmental Communication in Camarines Norte State College.” This paper explores the prospect of offering the BS Dev Comm program in this institution.
Two (2) Researches were completed this 2016:
Prof. Rosalie A. Almadrones has a completed research titled “Factors Affecting Students’ Learning Achievement.”
Prof. Dolores C. Volante, Prof. Ruben R. Villaluz, and Prof. Shirley A. Alberto completed the research titled “Employability of BS Biology Graduate of Camarines Norte State College, SY 2010-2015.”
Two(2) researches were published:
Prof. Rosalie A. Almadrones has a research publication titled “Radio Listening Practices of the Bihug of Basud, Camarines Norte.”in the November Issue Vol. 4 No. 4 of the Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, an International Refereed Journal.
Prof. Rosalie A. Almadrones has a research publication in the June 2016 Issue Vol. 2 No. 1 of the Graduate School Research Journal titled “Impact of Text Messaging on Spelling Proficiency and Performance in Written Outputs of Grade VII Students.”