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Republic of the Philippines

PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Asingan, Pangasinan

 

Syllabus in English Literature

 

Course Code:      Eng 106

Course Title:       English Literature

Credit:                 3 units

Time Frame:        3 hours per week/ 54 hours

Instructor:            MR. JULIUS A. SISON

         

I          VISION, MISSION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES

 

A. UNIVERSITY VISION

 

          A 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

 

          The 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:

 

1.     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;

 

2.     Conduct periodic review of existing curricula with the end view of enriching and updating in the same order to keep abreast of modern technology;

 

3.      Design and develop relevant and responsive curricular programs that will meet the needs of a developing community; 

                                                                                                             

4.     Continuously upgrade the competencies of the faculty and personnel through closer supervision and well-planned faculty-staff development program;

5.      Democratize access of poor but deserving students to quality education through institutionally-funded and privately sponsored scholarship programs;

 

6.      Conduct educational, socio-economic and appropriate technological researches to improve instructional effectiveness, develop new technologies, and enhance current work processes thereby increasing productivity;

 

7.      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;

 

8.      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;

 

9.       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.

 

II.          Course DescriptioN:

 

                             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:

 

A.    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.

 

B.     Psychomotor Objectives:

 

       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 final examinations

4.     Analysis of representative literary types

5.     Watching educational films and stage/theater presentation

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:                               Time Frame

                                                                                                    

          A.  Orientation & Introduction of the Course                             4 hr

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                                                   12 hrs

1.     The British Empire (Wales, Scotland,

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 Heritage

4.     The Development of the English Language

5.     Beowulf

6.     Everyman

 

C.  The Medieval Period (1066-1485)                                         12 hrs

1.     Medieval England

2.     The Development of the English Language

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)                                         9 hrs

          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

a.      Biography

b.     Sonnets

c.      Romeo and Juliet

d.     Hamlet

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 Blindness

b.     L’ Allegro

c.      Il Penseroso

 

E. The Bible in English Literature                                             6 hrs

          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)           7 hrs

1. The Influence of Puritans

          2. Conflicts and Contrasts

          3. Francis Bacon          

a.      Of Adversity

b.     Of Riches

          4. John Donne

                    a. Death

                    b. Meditation

          5. The Diary of Samuel Pepys

          6. Thomas Carew’s Disdain Returned

 

G. The Age of Reason                                                                    5 hrs

          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

2.     Victorianism

3.     Time and works of Gerald Manley Hopkins

4.     Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”

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.

 

                                        

VII.        TEACHING 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.

 

VIII.      Instructional MEDIA/ Materials:

 

a.      Books

b.     Hand-outs

c.      Internet Researches

d.     Magazines and Newspapers

e.      Audio/Video Facilities

f.       Computer

 

IX.          Evaluation SCHEME:

 

          a. Midterm and Final Exam                                                                                     40%

          b. Participation                                                                                                        40%

a.      Attendance - - - - - - - - - - -   10%

b.     Recitation/practicum -  - - -     30 %

c. Quizzes, seatwork, assignments                                                                       20%

   ___________

                                                                                                                                           100%

X.                ENRICHMENT Activities:

 

a.      Class Recitation

 

b.     Film showing

 

c.      Literary Analysis/Criticism

 

d.     Research Work

 

e.      Theater Play

 

XI.          References:

 

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, Inc., Manila,

1997.

 

          Williams, Oscar. Immortal Poems. Pocket Books Inc., New York, USA

 

                 

          Other Resources:

 

Microsoft Encarta Reference Library 2004. 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

         

Internet Resources

 

 

Prepared by:

                                                            

                                                            JULIUS A. SISON

                                                                 Instructor I

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