If you look at the catalogues of universities in Switzerland and abroad, you will see that history is classified as a discipline as a social science. However, at the University of Chicago, it is classified in humanities and social sciences, and the student has the dubious privilege of choosing whether the discipline should be included in their requirements in the humanities or social sciences. Sociologists are generally convinced that history is a social science, an attitude contested by humanists. Among the students of history, there has been a disagreement: some consider it a social science, while others classify it with the humanities. In the Philippines, history is considered by the vast majority of students and teachers to be social sciences. Only a small minority think that this is part of the humanities and therefore part of the field of literature. In Filipino colleges and universities, it is extremely difficult to compress the results of centuries of achievements in the arts, literature and science, not only because the language of the classroom is a foreign language whose nuances we still do not master, but also because we do not have an important writer in English who has decreed the technical knowledge that is dilapidated, could weld in a very readable and precise way. for us through the centuries. We may have the expertise to be liberal, in the arts, sciences and literature, but we do not have the genius to assemble them in an orderly, readable and sensible way. In his absence, I propose that for a course of one or two semesters in the free arts, competent members of the faculty be appointed in the three departments in order to prepare a curriculum for each of the three departments. Each programme must be a repetition of the results in the department, ensuring that the entire curriculum – that is, the combined programme of the three departments – does not exceed the work of one or two months at the bachelor level.
In other words, the experts in each department are called upon to be concise and efficient. Since no one can take the entire course alone, a squadron of experts in each department should teach in front of the students. To this end, I think the auditorium should accommodate or accommodate 80 to 100 students. .