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Republic of the Philippines

SOUTHERN LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY


Lucban, Quezon

COURSE SYLLABUS
(Revised, April 2010)

Vision

A service-oriented state university known for its excellence in Sciences,


Technology, Culture and the Arts and strong advocacy for the protection of the
ecosystem in the region and management of Mount Banahaw.

Mission

To be an active instrument of peace, economic uplifting and overall


community development by producing globally prepared, morally upright, ecologically
conscious and productive citizens.

Core Values
GO God Loving
S Service Oriented
L Leadership by Example
S Sustained Passion for Excellence
U Undiminished Commitment to Peace and Environment Advocacy

Faculty : NICANOR LEGARTE GUINTO


Title : Contract of Service Instructor
Office Address : Department of Language, Literature and Humanities
College of Arts and Sciences
Contact No. : (042)5403961
Email Address : bibliosensei@gmail.com
Subject Schedules : BEEd II-A 7:30 – 9:30 MWF GAB 308
7:30 – 9:00 TTh

BEEd II-B 9:30 – 11:30 MWF GAB AVR


9:00 – 10:30 TTh

Course Code/Title : LIT02: LITERATURES OF THE WORLD


Course Credit : 3 units (lec)
Course Pre-requisite : LIT01
Semester : Summer, AY 2009 – 2010
COURSE DESCRIPTION

The study of literary theories and of literary forms or genres, exemplified by selected
texts of different authors from various continents in the world, written at different historical
periods.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to;

1. Read representative literary texts written at different periods from all the
continents of the world.
2. Appreciate the breadth and depth of literatures of other countries.
3. Deepen understanding of different literary theories.
4. Interpret and analyze different literary articles from an array of literary genres.
5. Write journals and the like relative to literary articles read.

GRADING

Student must at least obtain 60% passing score or better in order to pass the course.
Course work is weighted as follows:

Major Examinations 40%


Quizzes 30%
Recitation/Classroom Participation 15%
Project/ Journal Entry/ Blog 10%
Attendance 5%
TOTAL 100%

Major Examination

There are three (3) written and/or oral major examinations for the course. Customarily,
the exam will be closed notes. If you are going to miss a major exam, it is your responsibility to
alert your instructor prior to exam schedule. Failure to do so will result in an exam grade of zero.

Quizzes

Approximately, three to five quizzes (be it announced or unannounced) will be given for
each term. A make-up quiz is allowed if and only if one could secure an excuse letter duly
signed by the guidance counselor, parents or physician. Make-up quizzes shall be done not
later than two days after you return from class.

Recitation/Classroom Participation

Every class discussion requires students’ participation so as activities. It will be based on


class/group collaboration and on the announced means of evaluation. The rate will come from
individual, group and instructor’s assessment.

Projects/ Journal Entries

All projects that are to be submitted are due on the date scheduled by the instructor. No
late works will be accepted unless given instructor’s prerogative. Journal entries shall be posted
on the blog site provided by the instructor before the end of the week. Further instructions will
be provided by the instructor regarding the journal entries.

Attendance

In accordance with the policies of Southern Luzon State University, as stated in the
Students Manual, the students are required and are expected to attend all classes in proper
uniform. If the student is absent or late from his/her class, the student is hereby advised to get
an admission slip from the assigned Guidance Counselor before he/she will be admitted again.
In case of absence, he/she will receive a grade of zero in the recitation or class work assigned
for that particular day. Three (3) consecutive absences without notifying the instructor would
mean a failing term grade or will automatically be dropped from the course.

COURSE OUTLINE

Term Period Topics Activities Evaluative Measure


Discussion of the
A. Introduction to topics for the
Literature and the subject
Literatures of the World Distribution of
syllabus
B. Prose and its Elements
1. Fiction Quiz, Recitation,
Discussion, Activity
Exercises
2. Non-Fiction
C. Poetry and Its Elements Recitation,
Discussion, Activity
Exercises
D. Literary Criticism Recitation,
Discussion, Activity
Exercises
E. The Heritage of English
Literature
1. The Beginnings
Preliminary 2. The Middle English
(April 12 - 22, 2010) Literature
3. The Elizabethan Era Discussion, Recitation,
Activity, Exercises,
4. The Puritan Period
Film Viewing Journal/ Blog entries
5. The Age of
Classicism
6. The Romantic Era
7. The Victorian Age
8. The 20th Century
F. North and Latin
American Literature
1. The Colonial Period Quiz, Recitation,
of American Literature Discussion, Activity
Exercises, Journal/
Film Viewing
2. The 18th and 19th Blog entries
Century
3. Post- World War II
April 23, 2010 Preliminary Examination

G. Greek and Roman


Literature
1. The Homeric Epics Discussion, Activity Quiz, Recitation,
2. The Lyric Poets Film Viewing Exercises, Journal/
3. Drama Role Playing Blog entries
Mid-term 4. The Historians
(April 26 - May 6, 5. The Philosophers
2010)
H. Italian Literature Quiz, Recitation,
Discussion, Activity
Exercises, Journal/
Blog entries
I. Spanish Literature Quiz, Recitation,
Discussion, Activity
Exercises, Journal/
Blog entries
J. Scandinavian Literature
Quiz, Recitation,
Discussion, Activity
Exercises, Journal/
Blog entries
May 7, 2010 Mid-term Examination

K. French Literature Quiz, Recitation,


Discussion, Activity
Exercises, Journal/
Blog entries

Quiz, Recitation,
L. German Literature Discussion, Activity
Exercises, Journal/
Blog entries
Discussion,
Quiz, Recitation,
M. Russian Literature Activity, Film
Exercises, Journal/
Viewing
Blog entries

N. Afro-Asian Literature
Finals 1. African
(May 10 - 20, 2010) 2. Japanese Discussion,
Quiz, Recitation,
Activity, Film
3. Chinese Exercises, Journal/
Viewing
4. Indian Blog entries
5. Arabian
6. Hebrew

Quiz, Recitation,
O. Philippine Literature Discussion, Activity
Exercises

May 21, 2010 Final Examination

CLASSROOM POLICIES

1. Attendance is checked regularly. Late comers will not be admitted after 15 minutes.
2. Students should wear decent clothing and should exemplify the manners of an educated
person.
3. Electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc.) need to be turned off or muted during class.
Important calls may be answered provided that it would not take longer than five
minutes.
4. Requirements for the subject should be submitted on time. Late submissions will be
subjected to appropriate consequences.
5. Students who are cheating or plagiarizing materials in the course will not receive credit
for the assignments, projects or tests which will likely lead to failure in the course.
6. Food and beverages are not permitted in the class.
7. A student who exhibits dishonest, disruptive or disrespectful behavior risk suspension or
expulsion from the institution.

REFERENCES

Babista, J. M. (2007). Printed journeys. Lucban, Quezon: CTE, SLSU.

Hamilton, E. (1969). Mythology: Timeless tales of gods and heroes. New York:
Warner Books.

Honrado, E. C. and Villanueva, Z. P. (2009). The world’s best literature:


A supplementary reading for literature. Quezon City: MW Publishing.
Javines, F. (2004). Values, knowledge, and enjoyment of english literature.
Sampaloc,Manila: Rex Bookstore.

McCloskey, M. & Stack, Lydia. (1996). Voices in literature. Boston, Massachusettes:


Heinle & Heinle Publishing.

Prentice Hall literature: Bronze. (1989). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Saymo, A., Igoy, J., & Esperon R. (2004). World literature. Meycauayan, Bulacan:
Trinitas Publishing.

The American Poetry & Literacy Project (ed.). (1998). 101 great American poems.
New York: Dover Publications.

Additional references will be available through the world wide web.

Prepared by

(Sgd.) Mr. NICANOR L. GUINTO


Instructor

Reviewed by

(Sgd.) Prof. ARSENIA A. ABUEL


Chairperson, Language, Literature and Humanities Department

Approved by

(Sgd.) Dr. LEONISA O. BERNARDO (Sgd.) Dr. TERESITA V. DELA CRUZ


Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Dean, College of Teacher Education