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The name MOODLE is an acronym for Modular Object Oriented Developmental Learning Environment and is a course management system (Course Management System - CMS) through the Internet, also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. One of its main advantages is its open source, or has open source allowing any user with programming knowledge to modify and adapt the environment according to their own needs.

This course is intended to prepare the freshman students to have a strong foundation in mathematics required in taking calculus and differential equations. It covers special topics in algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and solid mensuration courses.

This course introduces the field of Agricultural and Biosystems (AB) Engineering , the profession as a tool for sustainable development in global and local frontiers; AB engineering projects; success stories; best practices and approaches; innovations; challenges and opportunities.

Basic laws of thermodynamics; characteristics of gases, vapor and mixtures; laws governing heat transfer and their applications to insulators and heat heat exchangers such as condensers, cooling coils and evaporators.

Conventional and non-conventional sources of power and their measurements for agricultural and biosystems applications.

The hydrologic cycle; climatic elements ; stream flow hydrographs; evaporation and evapotranspiration; groundwater; hydrograph and runoff analysis; statistical treatment of hydrologic data; study and use of hydrometeorological instruments.

Physical characteristics, electrical, mechanical, thermal and optical properties of agricultural and biological materials.

The course introduces the concept of integration and its application to some physical problems such as evaluation of areas, volumes of revolution, force, and work. The fundamental formulas and various techniques of integration are taken up and applied to both single variable and multi-variable functions. The course also includes tracing of functions of two variables for a better appreciation of the interpretation of the double and triple integral as volume of a three-dimensional region bounded by two or more surfaces.

This course deals with capturing, digitization, representation, organization, transformation, and presentation of information; algorithms for efficient and effective access and updating of stored information; data modeling and abstraction; and physical file storage techniques. It includes topics on information management concepts, database system, data modelling, relational databases, query languages, transactional processing, distributed databases, physical database design, data mining, information storage and retrieval and multimedia system.

This course is a continuation of CSci 102: Discrete Structures I. This course will tackle on the advance topics that include number theory and cryptography, proofs, combinatorics, discrete probability, and graph theory.

The course covers the standard data representation and algorithms to solve computing problems efficiently (with respect to space requirements and time complexity). This covers the following: Arrays, Lists, Stacks, Queues, Hash Tables, and Trees. A thorough discussion of sorting, searching, and hashing algorithms will be covered.

This course aims in providing students:

  • the fundamental knowledge with respect to Web technologies that were being used in modern times in developing Web Systems, and
  • expose students to the latest and most in demand web development tools that will prepare them in a real-world development environment while having to learn a solid foundation on a web development.

It provides a careful introduction to the key technologies that have been developed and has been part of the World wide web for many decades such as but not limited to HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and JavaScript for the front-end technologies. Whereas, Java web technologies will be used for the back-end development emphasizing implementations in Servlet and JSP’s as such strongly focuses on the concept on how server-side development works. Students, therefore, will be able to quickly adapt to conceptually related technologies in the future.  It also uses MySQL as the database.

This course covers the fundamental concepts, applications and implementation techniques of intelligent systems. This emphasizes on methods and tools such as knowledge-based and computational intelligence. Knowledge based systems include expert and rule-based system while computational intelligence includes fuzzy systems, neural networks and genetic algorithms.

The course deals with business analytics procedures that go beyond tallying, descriptive analytics, describing, and techniques founded on business rules. It uses data analytics methods such as statistics and machine learning that assist in decision-making in an automated way. The concepts, techniques, and applications are implemented in R and other current tools.  R is an open-source free programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and visualization. 

The course starts with a brief historical perspective of the evolution of operating systems over the last fifty years, and then covers the major components of most operating systems. This discussion will cover the tradeoffs that can be made between performance and functionality during the design and implementation of an operating system. Particular emphasis is given to three major OS subsystems: process management (processes, threads, CPU scheduling, synchronization, and deadlock), memory management (segmentation, paging, swapping), file systems, and operating system support for distributed systems. The laboratory exercises of this course cover from familiarization of the Linux-based commands, thread programming, programming solutions to critical section programming, thread synchronization and intranet chat using socket.

The course will introduce the models, theory, and algorithms associated with compiler design which can be applied to a wide range of problems in software design and software development.

Introduces the students to the basics of meteorology and its general perspective as a science.

This course is designed to give students an understanding of large-scale atmospheric processes and introduce concepts used in forecasting. We will examine the structure and dynamics of these systems by integrating weather observations with the current state of dynamic theory, numerical weather prediction models, and the physical principles of atmospheric thermodynamics including the cloud and precipitation physics. The student will also learn and apply map analysis techniques.

The course deals with the forces acting on non-moving bodies. It covers concurrent and non-concurrent forces, operation with the free body concepts, equilibrium of coplanar and non-coplanar systems, friction forces, centroids and moments of inertia.

The course covers the fundamentals of both Direct-Current and Alternating-Current circuits intended for non-Electrical Engineering major students. These include principles of electricity, basic laws, and theorems used in analyzing electrical circuits in both direct current and alternating current conditions.

Workshop Theory and PracticeThe course deals with the basic principles of machine shop practices. It includes workshop safety and organization; simple workshop measuring instruments, hand tools, fitting bench work, bench drill and bench grinder; sheet metal working; principles of welding processes; welding metallurgy; joining processes; testing and inspection of welds; foundry and metal casting.

The course deals with the study of mechanisms disregarding the forces and energies that causes the motion. It emphasize on the analytical and graphical study of displacement, velocity and acceleration

This course provides a quantitative description of the physics of the solar system, the stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.

The course covers topics in the Introduction to Drafting such as types of drawings, drafting instruments, letters, dimensions and scales; Geometric Figures such as points and marks, lines and angles, curved lines, and regular polygons; Projection Drawing such as parallel line projections and perspectives; Building topics such as governing laws for design and practices, building occupancy, and building division and anatomy; Engineering Drawings such as symbols, conventions and basic plan reading, architectural drawings, structural drawings, electrical drawings, mechanical drawings, sanitary and plumbing drawings, geodetic drawings, road and bridge drawings and building information modeling.

The course covers the following topics; statics of particles: forces in plane, forces in space, equilibrium, moment of a force, moment of a couple, equivalent systems of forces on rigid bodies, equilibrium in two dimensions, equilibrium in three dimensions, distributed forces: centroids and center of gravity, analysis of structures: trusses, frames and machines, internal forces in beams and cables, friction, moments of inertia of areas, moments of inertia of masses.

This subject will hone students in the actual practice of conducting property surveys for land registration. The topic includes survey project controls; comparative equipment, procedures, precision; regulations governing property surveys in the country; survey adjustment in a cadastral survey; political boundary surveys; transformation of coordinates to the Philippine Plane Coordinate System (PPCS) and Philippine Reference System of 1992 (PRS92);

The Art and Science of Medicines

This course deals with the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical and therapeutic indications and toxicology of drugs. Principles on the role of nurses in safe drug administration are emphasized to promote, manage and restore health of clients across the life span. Various concepts on how a drug works are of paramount importance since nursing responsibilities include administering drugs, assessing drug effects and patient responses, adhering to ethico-legal standards in the use of medications, and providing teaching about the drug regimen.

This course deals with the study of food in relation to health. It covers nutrients and other substances and their action, and interaction and balance in relation to health and diseases and the process by which organism ingests, digests, absorbs, transports, utilizes and excretes food substances. It will also focus in the therapeutic and food service aspects of the delivery of nutritional services in hospitals and other healthcare institutions.

The laboratory phase will provide experience in the use of basic tools and techniques in the evaluation of food composition and diet adequacy as well as planning and presentation of adequate meals for individuals and families.


The course focuses on the care of the population groups and community as clients utilizing concepts and principles in community health development. It also describes problems, trends and issues in the Philippine and global health care systems affecting community health nursing practice. The student will be able to apply concepts and principles of community health development in the care of communities and population groups and utilize nursing process in the care of communities and population groups.

Study of social relationships, institutions, and forces; responsible parenthood, and family planning 

Taken by  2nd year DevCom, Forestry, and HRTM.

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of genetics and heredity. Students will investigate both classical Mendelian and molecular genetics, the transmission of genes from one generation to the next, the molecular structure of genes, the regulation of gene expression, genes and cancer, genetic technology, genetically modified foods, gene therapy and population genetics. The course is designed for students interested in the application of genetic principles and genetic technology.

This course will introduce the students to the basic concepts of genetics and its underlying principles, the mechanisms of heredity and variation, cytogenetics, mutation, mutation, nature of genes, population genetics and evolutionary genetics, and biometrical procedures.

Philosophies, strategies and methods of pest management.

Concepts, framework, and structure of the agribusiness system

The course includes foundation theories of  basic microeconomics   including an introduction into the study of economics and analyses of economic agents’ behaviors particularly that of the individual and the firm. The course begins with the introduction of the basic concepts and theories that are used as the foundation of microeconomic theory and analysis. This includes discussions and applications of the theory of the consumer, theory of the producer, market operations and market structures. 

This course presents a broad view of the activities of the operations function in a realistic and practical manner with emphasis on manufacturing or services enterprises.

Basic concepts, formats and analysis in writing the agribusiness management research

This course is designed to provide students with the required competencies in preparing a feasibility study and evaluating the viability of a proposed project or business venture/idea in the context of market, technical, financial, organization and socio-economic analysis. It is an integrative course that lets students use the knowledge and skills acquired from core management courses such as marketing, organization & management, accounting, and production & operations management.

The students will learn the necessary knowledge, develop the various skills and cultivate the proper attitudes needed for the delivery of quality service of food and beverage operations in hotels and restaurants.

Topics include the following:

  • [Eco-friendly practices in] cleaning and tidying a bar and food service areas.
  • Develop and maintain food and beverage product knowledge;
  • Manage the responsible service of alcohols;
  • Prepare and serve cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages;
  • Provide a link between kitchen and service area;
  • Provide advice to patrons on food and beverage services;
  • Provide food and beverage services;
  • Take food orders and provide courteous table service; and
  • Manage Intoxicated persons

This course describes the skills, knowledge and performance outcomes required to understand and operate relevant IT systems that are used in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry. Topics covered include folio systems for the front office; POS systems for F&B operations as well as other computer and online systems for various departments such as reservations, finance, housekeeping, marketing, and the public relations unit.

Professional Elective:

Implementation of a total quality assurance system in a fast food restaurant. Analysis of the operations of the restaurant to identify ways to improve the quality and efficiency of the production and service delivery systems.

This course is designed to give a clear and whole overview of Tourism and Hospitality as an ecosystem and goes beyond the usual closed-concept of tourism. It introduces the concepts and terms that are common throughout the different sectors. It also intends to develop, update and maintain local knowledge as well as tourism industry knowledge. It shows the structure and scope of tourism as well as the impact of Tourism as an industry in relation to the world economy and society. It also illustrates the effect of convergence of tourism with the local industries and let the students appreciate its multiplier effect in various fonts. It discussed the major factors that influence the history and future of tourism in the world and in the Philippines. It also introduces the sustainable goals of tourism and discusses, among others, how to develop a protective environment for children in tourism destinations; to observe and perform risk mitigation activities, etc. The students will also learn to appreciate the key global organizations and the role they play in influencing and monitoring tourism trends.

At the end of the course, the students will develop knowledge, skills and values on the basic principles of personal hygiene, food safety and sanitation as applied in tourism and hospitality industry.  Topics include the following: Compliance with workplace hygiene procedures, Establishment and maintenance of a safe and secure workplace, Implementation of occupational health and safety procedures and Performing Basic First Aid procedures.

This course aims to introduce the students to the tools and techniques of financial management, and their use of managerial decision-making. Introduction to investments and personal finance are also covered in the course, emphasizing the understanding of finance theory and working knowledge of the financial the environment in which the firm operates to develop appropriate financial strategies. Hence, each chapter and module engages the learners to explore all stages of the learning process from the knowledge and it covers the whole range of basic finance concepts, financial statement analysis, risk, and returns analysis, the valuation process, capital budgeting, capital structure, financial analytical tools, cash flow management techniques, and working capital management.

This course examines the principles of conceptualizing, planning, managing and evaluating meetings, events, conferences, meetings, festivals and other such special activities. Topics include significance of conventions, event design, project/event management, methods of monitoring evaluation, physical requirements, organizing, promotions, sponsorship's and handling financial aspects of such task. This will give the students the skills and knowledge to develop business strategies to get MICE business and retain the clients, as well as to identify, understand and overcome intricate challenges of collective supplier management and engagement. This is and integration course that applies all the principles of management and foundation tourism courses.

Student will be able to understand tourism planning as a process and as a set of techniques for sustainable tourism development giving importance on the physical environment and the social, cultural and political realities of planning and policy making. Students will engage with practical planning tools and strategies, industry, government, field work, and individual and group projects to develop an understanding of tourism policy-making processes, and to gain skills in both evaluation and development of tourism plans and policies. Students will also discover tourism as a strategy for urban revitalization, conservation, agriculture and historic preservation while promoting the value of tourism in enhancing community character, culture, quality of life and sense of place. Case studies in Philippine-setting are emphasized. Discussions will also be made on the Philippine Tourism Master Plan to allow the students an overview of what real plans are like and experience evaluation by measuring the actual achievements of the government against their plans. The course may include a field trip component.

This course provides learners with sound foundation and broad understanding of the concepts and principles of sustainability; implications of tourism impacts on socio-cultural, economic, and environmental aspects which are critical to properly guide sustainable tourism planning and development; and tools and techniques of sustainability. This course requires a research paper as final course requirement.

Fundamental culinary nutrition principles and theories for various group are applied in the planning, preparation, and evaluation of meals and/or menus.  Creating healthy foods that are pleasing and satisfying to cater to the growing number of health-minded customers. Topics will include the following:  Basic nutrition concepts; Using basic tools in nutrition; and Design meals to meet specific dietary needs. 

The students will have a broad understanding of agritourism as a business specifically on agritourism enterprise opportunities, planning agritourism enterprises, and dealing with issues and obstacles faced by existing agritourism enterprises. It also include concepts that are important in enhancing the potential for success in agritourism. The course also include a field trip component to expose students to different agritourism sites.

Organizational structure, roles and responsibilities, and functions of the housekeeping department of a hotel and lodging organizations;management skills in planning, organizing, implementing and controlling the whole housekeeping process, including directing day-to-day operations of the department.

Principles underlying concepts in economics, marketing and farm management and their application on agricultural business, offices and programs 

This course is for students pursuing agricultural courses after taking Biology 11 as prerequisite. This is to give you background of important field crops with emphasis on cereal grains, grain legumes, root and tuber crops, fiber and other farm crops as to their classification, adaptation, distribution,  growth and development, improvement, seed production and certification, as well as the principles and practices of crop management, harvesting and post harvest processing.

The objective of the course is to develop awareness on the concept and importance of producing field crops and improve working knowledge and skills in the culture and management of growing field crops.  This will eventually help students in their pursuit of becoming a teacher, researcher, extension agents or as private practitioner in the field of agriculture.

Fundamental/ Ethical basis, concepts, framework, models, and methods in land administration and management

This is one  of the courses under the Master of Science in Land Administration and Management (MS LAM) and Masters in Land Administration and Management (MLAM).  This could be an elective course for you.   This course is  relevant to those students whose line of work is with property assessment and valuation.

 As reflected in your course outline, in this course you will learn how land and other real properties are assessed and valued. Based on an introduction to general economic terms, concepts and basic theories, you will be able to understand basic economic issues concerning land management and land administration. A focus will be placed on land valuation, land markets and land taxation.

Context of land conflict, stakeholders and power relations, conflict analysis, and mapping options for conflict resolution and mediation.

Different sociological concepts and paradigms with emphasis on the critical social perspectives

Sociology of Agriculture is a 3 unit elective course from the Master of Science in Development Sociology programme of the Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies of the Visayas State University. The course involves interactive lecture sessions of 3 hours. There are tasks for practice that will help you assimilate the information and apply what you have learned. At the end of the course, there will be a final exam that will test you on the course as a whole. 

Planning and assessment of social development programs.

Application of economic theory for management decision making; supply and demand analysis, production, cost, and revenue optimization; analysis of the market structure and the role of government.

A review of the basic concepts and tools of finance and analysis of  investment decisions, capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management, valuation of securities, interest rates, corporate liabilities, risk and return and examination of  the formation of capital structure and the optimal capital structure for decision making.

Quantitative application of statistical and mathematical models using data to test hypotheses, develop theories and to empirically investigate economic phenomena

Project identification, selection and preparation of technical, market, management, and financial studies

Basics of matrix algebra, financial mathematics, differential and integral calculus, comparative statics, unconstrained and constrained optimization, economic dynamics

Silvicultural and regeneration methods and their application in tropical forest units with emphasis on the forests of the Philippines

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The VSU Board of Regents met online last Tuesday, 28 April 2020, for our 1st Quarterly Meeting. We have arrived at important decisions regarding our classes and other...

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