Republic of the Philippines
PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY
in English Literature
Title: English Literature
Frame: 3 hours per week/ 54 hours
MR. JULIUS A. SISON
MISSION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES
dynamic self-reliant and productivity-driven institution of higher learning recognized as a center of excellence in professional
studies and technical training with distinctive competence and leadership in research and community service.
B. UNIVERSITY MISSION
Pangasinan State University will provide better service in technical and professional training in the arts, sciences, humanities,
and in the conduct of scientific research and technological studies and community services. (P.D. 1497)
C. COLLEGE MISSION
The college shall provide relevant and quality education in technological programs, entrepreneurship, and professional
education; conduct appropriate basic and applied research; and undertake productive extension services to improve the quality
of life of the people.
D. COLLEGE GOALS
1. To produce competent
and globally competitive teachers as well as highly skilled technicians and entrepreneurs in small and medium scale business
and industrial establishments.
2. To provide opportunities for the poor and the disadvantaged to acquire quality education to make them productive
and versatile citizens committed towards improving themselves, their family and the community.
3. To promote efficiency and effectiveness of operations through a continuing program of human resources development
and evaluation of programs, projects, and activities.
E. COLLEGE OBJECTIVES:
Provide students with relevant and quality education in the field of professional
education, technology, and entrepreneurship to insure their productive employment so as to improve their lives;
Conduct periodic review of existing curricula with the end view of enriching
and updating in the same order to keep abreast of modern technology;
Design and develop relevant and
responsive curricular programs that will meet the needs of a developing community;
Continuously upgrade the competencies of the faculty and personnel through
closer supervision and well-planned faculty-staff development program;
Democratize access of poor but
deserving students to quality education through institutionally-funded and privately sponsored scholarship programs;
Conduct educational, socio-economic
and appropriate technological researches to improve instructional effectiveness, develop new technologies, and enhance current
work processes thereby increasing productivity;
Strengthen the extension services
to enable the out-of-school youths, unemployed adults, potential entrepreneurs, and the women sector to acquire the necessary
skills and attitudes for gainful employment in order to improve the quality of life in the countryside;
Establish and maintain functional
linkages with the public and private agencies/ institutions to bring about the cooperative and fruitful realization of the
college’s programs, projects, and activities;
Conduct periodic evaluation
and review of the management system and processes in the college in order to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the overall
operation of the institution; and
10. To produce graduates with the necessary skills desirable
work habits and attitudes and acceptable interpersonal and critical skills that can help in the community, regional and national
development and are to be globally competitive.
This course acquaints the students of the historical and the social background of England. The characteristics of
every period in English Literature and the lives and writings of English writers from Anglo-Saxon Period to the 21st
Century. Emphasis is given to narrative and lyric poetry.
III. Course Objectives:
Cognitive and Affective Objectives:
Students enrolled in this
course are expected to discuss in class the following:
i. The characteristics of each literary period.
ii. The life of each writer whose writings are to be analyzed.
iii. The literary works and their messages.
iv. Some favorite lines in the literary pieces and relate them to present-day and in their everyday living.
At the end of the semester, students are expected o act
out he deeds and feats of some great and famous characters in English Literature. Likewise, students are to make oral reports
in class, make a written copy of the said report and these will be compiled to come up with a consolidated manuscript.
IV. Course Requirements:
1. Regular Attendance
2. Active participation in classroom
discussion, recitation, oral practicum and other activities
3. Passing quizzes, midterm, and
4. Analysis of representative literary
5. Watching educational films and
6. Submission of seat works
V. CLARIFICATION AND EXPLANATION
OF “ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR CONDUCIVE TO A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT”
“All students enrolled at the university
shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment.” (see
student’s guide handbook, policies and procedures, conduct)
A “positive learning environment”
is one which allows and even encourages contemplation, thoughtful directed discourse, and an unimpeded listening environment
for the student. As instructor of this course, it is my responsibility to promote civility in the classroom. As a student,
it is your responsibility to behave in a civil manner which contributes to that “positive learning environment.”
To that end, the following additional rules will apply for the duration of this course:
1. There will be
no side conversations. You cannot talk or even whisper to your neighbor without distracting other students sitting near you.
2. Tardies will
enter quietly, take their assigned seats, and inform the instructor at the end of class that they were present.
3. Extreme tardies
(e.g., more than 15 minutes late) will not enter the classroom.
4. Habitual tardiness
will be viewed as a) poor planning or b) lack of respect for the class, the instructor, and/or fellow students.
5. There will be
no popping into and out of the classroom. If you must leave the classroom for an emergency, do so without calling undue attention
to yourself and do not return to the classroom, thereby causing a second disruption.
6. The instructor
has the right to ask anyone to leave the classroom if that person engages in distracting behavior, which includes side conversations,
inappropriate responses to the instructor or fellow students, showing off, making signals to students on the other side of
the classroom, sleeping, texting, etc…
7. Please do not
bring drinks or food into the classroom.
8. Remove hats
or caps. Faces should be shown.
9. All mobile phones should always be in silent mode during class. If a student
has an important or emergency call, he/she may take the call outside the room asking permission from the instructor.
VI. Course CONTENT:
A. Orientation & Introduction of the Course
1. Overview About Literature
2. Purpose of Studying Literature
3. Values of Literature
4. Major Divisions of Literature
5. Approaches/Methods of Studying Literature
6. Elements of Story
B. The Anglo-Saxon Period
1. The British Empire
Ireland and Cornwall)
2. How England Began
a. Arrival of the Celts
b. The geography of England
c. How England looks today
3. The Anglo-Saxon
4. The Development
of the English Language
C. The Medieval Period (1066-1485)
1. Medieval England
2. The Development of the English
3. Life and works of Geoffrey Chaucer
a. The Canterbury Tales
i. The Prologue
ii. The Miller’s Tale
iii. The Reeve’s Tale
iv. The Pardoner’s Tale
4. Sir Thomas Malory
a. The Death of Arthur
5. Popular Ballads
a. La Belle Dames Sans Merci
by John Keats
b. Get Up and Bar the Door - Anonymous
D. Renaissance Period (1485-1660)
1. Humanism and Reformation
2. The Leaders of the Renaissance Period
3. Edmund Spencer and his “The Faerie Quenne”
4. Life and Works of Sir William Shakespeare
c. Romeo and
5. Christopher Marlowe’s
“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”
6. Sir Walter Raleigh’s
“The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd”
7. John Milton’s
Biography and His Masterpieces
a. On His
b. L’ Allegro
c. Il Penseroso
E. The Bible in English Literature
1. The Influence of the Bible
2. The Prodigal Son
3. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
4. Psalms 23 and 100
F. The Seventeenth Century England (1600-1798)
1. The Influence of Puritans
2. Conflicts and Contrasts
3. Francis Bacon
a. Of Adversity
b. Of Riches
4. John Donne
5. The Diary of Samuel Pepys
6. Thomas Carew’s Disdain Returned
G. The Age of Reason
1. The Essayist
2. Beginnings of Novel
3. “The Education of Women” by Daniel Defoe
4. “The Tattler” by Sir Richard Steele
5. “Essay on Women” by Alexander Pope
6. “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake
H. Romantic Period
1. Romance: It’s Meaning and Nature
2. Romance Now
3. William Wordsworth
4. The Solitary Reaper and
Character of a Happy Warrior
5. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
6. John Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale”
7. Robert Burn’s and some of his works
I. The Victorian Period (1832-1900)
1. Nature of Victorian Age
3. Time and works of Gerald Manley
4. Robert Browning’s “My
5. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s
“A Sonnet from the Portuguese”
6. Francis Thomson’s “The
Hound of Heaven”
7. Charles Dickens
J. The Twentieth and the Twenty First Century
1. The Emergence of New England
2. The Machine and Man
3. Poetry in 20th Century
4. Modern Drama
5. Thomas Sterns Eliot’s “Ash Wednesday 1930”
6. Robert Bridges’ “Nightingale”
7. William Somerset Maugham
8. William Butler Yeats
9. Cecil Day Lewis
10. John Galsworthy
11. John Masefield
12. W. H. Auden
13. Aldous Leonard Hexley
14. Sir Stephen Harold Spender
Total: 54 hrs.
METHODS AND Strategies:
i. Although this is primarily a lecture course, students will be expected to widen their appreciation in literature through
a thorough study on some masterpieces of the different famous writers England and experiencing how these writers had lived
their lives through extensive study of their biography.
ii. Literary Criticism such as analysis, interpretation, explanation, and evaluation will be applied in each of the masterpieces
which will be studied all throughout the semester.
iii. Active participation of the students is expected throughout the semester through interactive activities and practicum.
iv. Educational Technology such as the use of audio\video facilities and computers will be highly incorporated to further
encourage the students for active involvement in the classroom activities and practicum.
v. Quizzes and seatwork will also be utilized to measure the development of every student.
c. Internet Researches
d. Magazines and Newspapers
e. Audio/Video Facilities
a. Midterm and Final
b. Participation 40%
a. Attendance - - - - - - -
- - - - 10%
b. Recitation/practicum - - - - 30 %
c. Quizzes, seatwork, assignments
X. ENRICHMENT Activities:
a. Class Recitation
b. Film showing
d. Research Work
Belle, Rewey, et. al. Adventures in English Literature.
Hardcourt, Brace and Co., Chicago. 1946
Cross, Tom Peete, et. al. English Writers. Ginn and Co. ©
Philippine Islands, Revised Edition
Fernando, Jovita M. et. at. A Survey of English Literature.
Philippine Graphic Arts, Inc., Caloocan City, 1997
Javines, Francisco O. English Literature. Rex Book Store,
Williams, Oscar. Immortal Poems. Pocket Books Inc., New York, USA
Microsoft ® Encarta ® Reference Library 2004. © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
JULIUS A. SISON