Republic of the Philippines
PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY
SYLLABUS IN Lit 102
Title: Literature of the World
Time 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 OBECTIVES
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 MISSION
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 surveys literature from all parts of the world--including Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the
Middle East--from the 1600's up to the present. The literary selections, serving as vehicles for understanding the experiences
of the human family, are studied for appreciation of their artistic and cultural value. It is also the continuation of the
study of literary forms or genres, exemplified this time by selected literary pieces from various countries, written at different
periods in history.
III. Course Objectives:
general objective of the course is to make the student appreciate the breadth and depth of literature in other countries.
The course also aims to deepen the student’s understanding of the different literary genres.
finishing this course, the students should be able to:
Identify about some of the world’s greatest masterpieces;
gain understanding of the lives of the different writers of different nationalities;
give intelligible insights and perception on the specific writing that has
Demonstrate the values learned in the study of literature to real life situations.
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 tardiness
(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. Greek Literature
1. The God and Goddesses
c. The Titans
d. Free Spirits
2. How the World
and Mankind Were Created
3. The Earliest
(Flower-Myths: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonis)
4. Stories of Love
i. Cupid and Psyche
ii. Pyramus and Thisbe
C. English Literature
1. The Anglo-Saxon Period (449-1066)
a. The Development of the English
b. Beowulf (Anonymous)
c. Everyman (Anonymous)
2. The Medieval
a. The Medieval England
b. Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The
i. The Prologue
ii. The Miller’s Tale
iii. The Pardoner’s Tale
c. The Story of King Arthur
d. Get up and Bar the Door (Anonymous)
3. Renaissance Period
a. William Shakespeare
i. Film Showing of the movie
“Shakespeare’s In Love”
ii. Romeo and Juliet
b. Christopher Marlowe’s
Shepherd and His Love”
c. Sir Walter Raleigh’s
“The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd”
d. John Milton and His Works
D. Italian Literature
1. Historical Background of Italy
2. Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy”
3. Victor Hugo and His Famous Masterpieces
4. “The Count of Monte Cristo” and (Film Showing)
“The Three Musketeers”
By: Alexander Dumas
E. Japanese Literature
1. The Haiku
3. The Kabuki
4. The Banraku
5. Film Showing on “The Last Samurai”
F. American Literature
2. Pocahontas and Captain John Smith
3. Edward Estlin Cummings
“Somewhere I Have
4. Edgar Allan Poe
G. The Influence of the Bible
1. Ecclesiastes 3:18-7
2. The Prodigal Son
3. Psalms 23 & 100
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 around the world and experiencing how these writers
had lived their lives through extensive study of their biography.
ii. Active participation of the students is expected throughout the semester through interactive activities and practicum.
iii. 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.
iv. 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
a. Attendance - - - - - - -
- - - - 10%
b. Recitation/practicum - - - - 30 %
c. Quizzes, seatwork, assignments
X. ENRICHMENT Activities:
a. Class Recitation
b. Film showing
d. Research Work
Bascara, Linda R. World Literature. Rex Book Store, Inc., Manila, 2001
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. Penguin Books USA Inc., New York,
Javines, Francisco O. English Literature. Rex Book Store,
Williams, Oscar. Immortal Poems. Pocket Books Inc., New York, USA
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JULIUS A. SISON