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
GOAL: develop the skills of interpreting,
uncovering, and extracting meaning from
encounters and experiences.
This course requires out-of-class reading
Discuss the cultural and historical
contexts and frameworks of the
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;
Critical reading and analysis is necessary in
composition, whether academic,
professional, or for personal enjoyment.
Proficiency gained in this class will enable
Enable you to tackle higher literature
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.
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
A selection of reading material
1 Play (optional)
Historical, social, cultural, and biographical
contexts in which these writings were
To be announced / posted
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.
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
We do not need mere talk in class. What
we need is talk that is interesting and
• 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 =
• 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
All other concerns (submission of
certificates/letters/etc.) should be directed
• Work should be turned in on time. Failure
to comply will affect your grade.
• All assignments are due at the beginning of
• Requirements shall be submitted in class
OR via email as instructed.
• Closing dates and times shall be strictly
Any requirements not submitted when due
need not be turned in. Deadlines are non-
A NOTE ON PLAGIARISM
Plagiarism is cheating and is punishable by:
failure in a requirement
failure in a course
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
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