LIT130
PHILIPPINE LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
Cindy Cruz-Cabrera
English, Women and Development, and Media Studies
about.me/cind...
COURSE DESCRIPTION
 A study of representative and landmark
texts from the Philippine literature in
English as a dynamic interaction among:
...
 In this introductory course to literature, we
will tackle the basic elements of the
different types of literary material...
COURSE OBJECTIVES
 Discuss the cultural and historical
contexts and frameworks of the
literary texts;
 Display an understanding and
apprec...
IMPACT OF THIS COURSE
 Critical reading and analysis is necessary in
composition, whether academic,
professional, or for personal enjoyment.
 ...
COURSE CONTENT
 Elements of Fiction and Non-fiction,
particularly the short story, poetry, drama,
the novel, and the personal essay
 Th...
 A selection of reading material
 1 Film
 1 Novel
 1 Play (optional)
 Historical, social, cultural, and biographical
...
REQUIRED READINGS and FILMS
 To be announced / posted
 Library Files
 Online
 I will assume at all times that assigned
readings have been read.
 ...
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
AND GRADING
 20% Class Participation
 20% Short Papers
 20% Midterms
 40% Finals
 Sixty percent (60%) is required as a passing
ma...
CLASS PARTICIPATION
 You are expected to participate
consistently in class discussions.
 The success of discussions depends to
some extent o...
COURSEWORK FORMAT
Soft Copy / Printout
APA
CLASS MEETINGS
 Discussions
 lectures, discussions, reports, activities,
and presentations.
 Work Sessions
 composition, research, co...
ATTENDANCE AND CLASS WORK
• Attendance is mandatory.
• You are allowed a maximum of three (6)
excused/unexcused absences from class.
 The Office of...
• Any class work done on the day of one’s
absence is automatically forfeited,
regardless of whether the absence is
excused...
DEADLINES
• Work should be turned in on time. Failure
to comply will affect your grade.
• All assignments are due at the beginning o...
A NOTE ON PLAGIARISM
 Plagiarism is cheating and is punishable by:
 failure in a requirement
 failure in a course
 sus...
CONSULTATION
 CONSULTATION takes place during Workshop
Sessions. These will be announced.
 Sign up for consultation on Facebook.
 Pl...
Students with Disabilities
 If you have (or suspect you have) a
disability for which you are or may be
requesting accommo...
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Philippine Literature in English Cindy Cruz-Cabrera

  1. 1. LIT130 PHILIPPINE LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Cindy Cruz-Cabrera English, Women and Development, and Media Studies about.me/cindycruzcabrera en.gravatar.com/cindycatz prof.cindycatz@gmail.com
  2. 2. COURSE DESCRIPTION
  3. 3.  A study of representative and landmark texts from the Philippine literature in English as a dynamic interaction among:  the individual  society  cultural forces
  4. 4.  In this introductory course to literature, we will tackle the basic elements of the different types of literary material  GOAL: develop the skills of interpreting, uncovering, and extracting meaning from encounters and experiences.  This course requires out-of-class reading and writing.
  5. 5. COURSE OBJECTIVES
  6. 6.  Discuss the cultural and historical contexts and frameworks of the literary texts;  Display an understanding and appreciation of fiction and its various conventions in the analysis of how the elements of fiction operate in the construction of meaning;  Explain the social, philosophical, spiritual, and aesthetic values expressed in literature;
  7. 7. IMPACT OF THIS COURSE
  8. 8.  Critical reading and analysis is necessary in composition, whether academic, professional, or for personal enjoyment.  Proficiency gained in this class will enable you to  Enable you to tackle higher literature classes  develop your mental dexterity for ANALYZING and EVALUATING any kind of text from different academic disciplines, professional readings, and readings done for pleasure as well.
  9. 9. COURSE CONTENT
  10. 10.  Elements of Fiction and Non-fiction, particularly the short story, poetry, drama, the novel, and the personal essay  Theoretical issues and questions related to historical, social, cultural, and biographical approaches to the study of literature  Critical analysis and interpretation  Elements of fiction: a refresher
  11. 11.  A selection of reading material  1 Film  1 Novel  1 Play (optional)  Historical, social, cultural, and biographical contexts in which these writings were produced
  12. 12. REQUIRED READINGS and FILMS
  13. 13.  To be announced / posted  Library Files  Online  I will assume at all times that assigned readings have been read.  Class viewing of films will be scheduled.  Check the class page on Facebook regularly, or keep notifications for this page ON.
  14. 14. COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING
  15. 15.  20% Class Participation  20% Short Papers  20% Midterms  40% Finals  Sixty percent (60%) is required as a passing mark for each requirement and for the course.
  16. 16. CLASS PARTICIPATION
  17. 17.  You are expected to participate consistently in class discussions.  The success of discussions depends to some extent on the work you do before stepping in the classroom. Make sure you come to class prepared.  Read the required texts carefully. Put a lot of thought and effort into your assigned work.  We do not need mere talk in class. What we need is talk that is interesting and insightful.
  18. 18. COURSEWORK FORMAT Soft Copy / Printout APA
  19. 19. CLASS MEETINGS
  20. 20.  Discussions  lectures, discussions, reports, activities, and presentations.  Work Sessions  composition, research, consultation, assessment and evaluation (teacher/group/peer).  Film / Play viewing
  21. 21. ATTENDANCE AND CLASS WORK
  22. 22. • Attendance is mandatory. • You are allowed a maximum of three (6) excused/unexcused absences from class.  The Office of Academics shall automatically drop you from the roll on your absence beyond the sixth.  Three counts of tardiness = one absence.  Arriving 15 minutes past class time = absent.
  23. 23. • Any class work done on the day of one’s absence is automatically forfeited, regardless of whether the absence is excused or not.  Any questions you may have for me regarding attendance will be about your requirements only.  All other concerns (submission of certificates/letters/etc.) should be directed to Academics.
  24. 24. DEADLINES
  25. 25. • Work should be turned in on time. Failure to comply will affect your grade. • All assignments are due at the beginning of class. • Requirements shall be submitted in class OR via email as instructed. • Closing dates and times shall be strictly observed.  Any requirements not submitted when due need not be turned in. Deadlines are non- negotiable.
  26. 26. A NOTE ON PLAGIARISM  Plagiarism is cheating and is punishable by:  failure in a requirement  failure in a course  suspension and  expulsion.
  27. 27. CONSULTATION
  28. 28.  CONSULTATION takes place during Workshop Sessions. These will be announced.  Sign up for consultation on Facebook.  Please be ready to consult and deliver during your designated time.  You may consult briefly via email. Be sure to indicate the course title.  I do not refuse ambush consultations; however, to ensure having your pertinent documents, grades etc. on hand, sign up for consultation.
  29. 29. Students with Disabilities  If you have (or suspect you have) a disability for which you are or may be requesting accommodation, you are encouraged to speak to me privately as early as possible in the term.  We will properly verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
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