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Survey of Philippine Literature

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Course Outline



COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to develop among students an awareness and
appreciation of the depth and breadth of our country’s literatures in order to foster among them the
desire for truth, love for country and nature, which will eventually constitute a competent,
compassionate and committed Augustinians.

By the end of the course, the students shall have:

1. Read and Analyze literary selections that exemplify the multivalent Filipino experiences and their
multivocal articulations.

2. Understand how the Filipino is constituted in Philippine literary texts.

3. Appreciate the different types and forms of Filipino literatures.

4. Value cultural differences and similarities embodied in Philippine Literary outpourings.

5. Write a critique paper on a Filipino novel, epic or drama.

6. Transform and extend creatively Philippine Literary materials to other artistic expression.

GRADING SYSTEM: Periodic Examination- 50%

Class Standing-50%

Quizzes, Class Activities, Attendance

Group Project

I. Introduction

1. Essence and Significance of Literature

2. Functions of Literature

3. Two Main Divisions of Literature

4. The Four Literary Genres

a. Short Story

b. Poetry

c. Essay

d. Drama

5. Oral Lore from Pre-Colonial Times (--1564)

a. Riddles

b. Proverbs

c. Lo-as

d. Myths and Legends

e. Epics

6. Literature under the Spanish Colonization (1565-1897)

a. May Bagyo Ma’t May Rilim (poetry)

b. Urbana at Feliza by Modesto de Castro (epistolary essay)

c. Florante at Laura by Francisco Baltazar (poetry)

d. Ang Dapat Mabatid ng mga Tagalog by Andres Bonifacio

7. Literature Under the U.S Colonialism (1895-1945)

a. Footnote to Youth by Jose Garcia Villa (short story)

b. Anabella by Magdalena Jalandoni

c. To a Lost One by Angela Manalang-Gloria (poetry)

d. What is an Educated Filipino by Francisco Benitez (essay)

8. Literature Under the Republic (1946-1985)

a. May Day Eve by Nick Joaquin (short story)

b. Without Seeing the Dawn by Esteban Javellana (novel)

c. You Asked Me How Much I Love You by Benito Reyes (poetry)

d. Scent of Apples by Bienvenido Santos (short story)

9. Literature after EDSA (1986-present)

a. Dog Eaters by Leoncio P. Deriada (play)

b. The Visitation of the Gods by Gilda Cordero Fernando (short story)

c. The Will of the River by Alfredo Q. Gonzales

d. Dreamweavers by Marjorie Evasco

10. Literature of the Region (with focus on Western Visayas)

a. Ang Baboy by John Iremil E. Teodoro (poetry)

b. taga-uma@manila by Genevieve L. Asenjo (short story)

c. Si Pingkaw by Isabelo S. Sobrevega (short story)

d. To a Pinay Contract Worker in Rome by Isidoro M. Cruz

e. Kang Mapatay si Mr. Dela Cruz by Ma. Milagros Geremia-Lachica

f. When Timawa Meets Delgado by Rey Defante-Gibraltar (short film)

Guidelines for Reporting

1. The discussants are divided into two groups with one having 10 members and the other one having
9 members.

2. Each group must select two literary texts from each literary period.

3. After selecting the literary text, the groups will then analyze the story/poem/essay/drama based
on the elements present in the stories/poems/essays/scripts (refer to the matrix given). The output
must be submitted before discussing the literary text.

4. Each group is given fifteen (15) minutes to discuss the literary text and ten (10) minutes to
interpret the text through any creative means (e.g role-playing, poetry in motion, visual arts, etc.)

5. The group scheduled to present on a certain meeting must prepare name tags for the members
since they are to be graded individually by the teacher and the other group.

6. After the presentation, there will be a five-minute open forum where the other group could
comment on the performance of the group assigned to present.

7. The discussion and the presentation must be monitored strictly. The group which failed to present
on the given schedule will not be given a chance to present anymore.

8. The discussion and the presentation are graded on the following criteria:

a. Analysis of the literary text 50%

b. Clarity of discussion 25%

c. Creativity