Undergrad Electives

2nd Semester SY 2017-2018
 
 
LIT 100.1: WRITING FOR PROFESSION
Ms. Ivery Del Campo
TTH, 9:30-11:00am
The course introduces the student to a range of theoretical, methodological, and practical concerns that involves the intersection between literary studies and various disciplinal and professional contexts, including but not limited to the academe, cultural work, the corporate setting, media, law, social science, government, medicine and the natural sciences. Students in this program are trained to enter a specific professional setting with a strong background in literary theory and practices to enhance their critical and analytical thinking, creativity, and research skills.
 
LIT 101: INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES (Lit Majors Only)
Dr. Mary Thomas
MWF, 1:00-2:00pm
LIT 101 is an introduction to fundamental concerns and issues in literary studies such as literary scholarship and its general area concerns and specific objectives.  The course explores issues such as fundamental generic principles, the uses of literary research, types and categories of scholarly resources, and a range of practical methods in literary research.  Among the area concerns explored are authorship, textuality, readership, the worlds/contexts of literature, and literary production.
 
LIT 112.2: CONTEMPORARY LITERARY CRITICISM (Lit Majors Only)
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
MWF, 2:00-3:00pm
LIT 112.2 is an introduction to literary theory criticism and theory from the critical schools of the modern and contemporary periods: Russian Formalism, New Criticism, Reader-Response Criticism and Reception Theory, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Marxist Criticism, Feminist Criticism, Queer/Gay and Lesbian Criticism, Structuralism, and Post-structuralism. The course engages and interrogates representative critical texts from each school, and applies them in the analysis of selected literary and/or cultural texts.
 
LIT 126.2: WESTERN LITERATURE II: NEOCLASSICISM TO THE MODERN AGE
SECTION A: Dr. Vincenz Serrano (Lit Majors Only)
                    WED, 5:00-8:00pm
SECTION B: Ms. Mayel Martin
                   MWF, 12:00-1:00pm
SECTION C: Dr. Edward-David Ruiz
                   MWF, 10:00-11:00am
LIT 126.2 surveys the literature of the Euro-American World from the Neo-Classical period to the Modern Age. The course focuses on the representative poetry, drama, prose fiction, and non-fiction of the following literary periods: neoclassicism, romanticism, and the various stages of modernity and literary modernism.
 
LIT 127.2: THIRD WORLD LITERATURE II
SECTION A: Mr. Maximino Pulan Jr. (Lit Majors Only)
                    MWF, 1:00-2:00pm
SECTION B: Ms. Annette Soriano
                    MWF, 1:00-2:00pm
SECTION C: Ms. Mariana Bantug
                    MWF, 12:00-1:00pm
This course is a survey of African, Asian, and Latin American literature from the 1800's to the present. The course will be organized around seven important literary/post-colonial issues rather than according to historical chronology. This will allow the students familiarity with theoretical considerations that are important to the understanding of Third World texts in a world where Western aesthetics are foregrounded. These issues are: representations of the east; the writer as colonial subject; the experience of colonialism; nationalist movements; literature and language; post-modernism and post-colonialism; neocolonialism; the cultural as connected to the political and economic. Both critical and literary texts will be assigned.

LIT 131: POETRY TO THE 19TH CENTURY
Dr. Vincenz Serrano
FRI, 6:00-9:00pm
This reading course aims to establish a historical outline of the developments of poetry in relation to form, language, and poetry’s function as a mode for articulating various philosophical, cultural, social, and political themes. Lit 131 will also explore how poets throughout history engage in a continuing critical debate about fundamental issues in poetics and the various theories of poetry.
 
LIT 136/FA-CW 101.3: WRITING WORKSHOP: FICTION II
SECTION A: Mr. Jose Carlo Flordeliza (4 slots only)
                    TUE, 5:00-8:00pm
SECTION B: Mr. Carljoe Javier (4 slots only)
                    TUE, 5:00-8:00pm
This is a workshop course where original works of students are critically discussed in small and large groups under the guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished fictionist. Topics pertinent to the students’ development as writers will be discussed, specifically why they write and what they hope to achieve by writing. The process encourages philosophical reflection for which theory and poetics will be re/introduced.
 
LIT 138/FA-CW 102.3: WRITING WORKSHOP: NONFICTION II
Mr. Martin Villanueva (4 slots only)
TUE, 8:00-11:00am
This is a workshop course where original works of students are critically discussed in small and large groups under the guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished essayist. Topics pertinent to the students’ development as writers will be discussed, specifically why they write and what they hope to achieve by writing. The process encourages philosophical reflection for which theory and poetics will be re/introduced.
 
LIT 161: PHILIPPINE LITERATURE IN ENGLISH                  
SECTION A: Mr. Danilo Francisco Reyes (Lit Majors Only)
                    MWF, 1:00-2:00pm
SECTION B: Dr. John Labella
                    MWF, 2:00-3:00pm
SECTION C: Ms. Maria Natividad Karaan
                    MWF, 3:00-4:00pm
A study of Philippine literature originally written in English from the early 1900s to the present, locating it within the study of Philippine literature recorded and written in the different languages of the Filipino people.
 
LIT 172.5: ASIAN LITERATURE III: MODERN SOUTH KOREAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
Dr. Alona Guevarra
TTH, 3:30-5:00pm
This course explores fiction produced in South Korea after 1945 up to the early 2000s when the country economically developed. Through close reading and contextualizing of short stories, novellas and novels by authors like Chae Man-Sik, Cho Se-Hui, Yi Mun-yǒl and Kim Young-Ha, the course shows complex changes in South Korea from its establishment as a democratic republic to its global influence today as a cultural center in Asia and a key player in global economy. Focus is on topics like the development of nationalism and identity as well as the country’s changes within the context of transnationalism and globalization.
 
LIT 191.23: LITERATURE & IDEAS I: FICTION (Speculative Fiction)
Mr. Roy Tristan Agustin
MWF, 12:00-1:00pm

The course is a student-driven, text-intensive graduate seminar on the different genres of speculative fiction, including different forms of science fiction (hard, soft, u/dystopian, fantasy, time travel, military, horror, feminist, new wave, cyberpunk), superhero fiction, alternate history, magical realism, and supernatural fiction, with the end in view of students producing publishable critical papers focusing on Philippine speculative fiction.
 
LIT 192.6/FA 136.1: THE DEVELOPMENT OF DRAMA
Mr. Glenn Mas
TTH, 3:30-5:00pm
An introduction to playwrights and representative plays from Classical Antiquity to the Contemporary era. Works by the likes of Sophocles, Kiyotsugu, Marlowe, Shakepeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Shaw, Beckett, Duras, and David Henry Huang are discussed, taking into account the theatrical and symbolic aspects of the plays.
 
LIT 193.22/FA 190.2: SHAKESPEARE IN THEATER
Mr. Miguel Antonio Luarca
TTH, 12:30-2:00pm (4 slots only)
Study of Shakespeare's plays in performance. Subjects include the theatrical dynamics and production of selected plays in Shakespeare's playhouse and the theatrical and cultural study of significant productions in selected periods, such as modernism and postmodernism.
 
LIT 193.23/FA 114.2: WRITING SEMINAR: DRAMA
Mr. Glenn Mas
WED, 9;00-12:00nn (4 slots only)
This is a workshop course where original works of students are critically discussed in small and large groups under the guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished playwright. Topics pertinent to the students’ development as writers will be discussed, specifically why they write and what they hope to achieve by writing. The process encourages philosophical reflection for which theory and poetics will be re/introduced.
 
LIT 193.38: LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: IMPERIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL NESOLOGY
Dr. Oscar Campomanes
WED, 6:00-9:00pm
Nesology is a new interdisciplinary field consisting in “studies of the island-form or of islands and islandness.” This class explores Nesology’s creative approaches to historical, contemporary, and natural phenomena particular to islandic societies like the Philippines, focusing on the history and cultures of Philippine/Filipino-American postcoloniality and American imperial formations. The concept of “island-forms” furnishes us flexible frameworks for examining US empire-building and Filipino/other postcolonial formations in comparative perspective; we compare our experiences of US “insular imperialism,” and resistance to it, with those of former and current American island territories like Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and Belau.
 
LIT 193.24: CULTURAL STUDIES II: TEXTS AND TEXTUALITY
Dr. Jayson Jacobo
WED, 6:00-9:00pm
This course studies “texts” (both traditional literary genres and cultural/textual forms like TV, performances, events, etc.).  It examines them as cultural practices which construct/constitute meaning.  It questions “textuality” or the presumed degree of stability that enables signification.
 
LIT 193.30 LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: LITERATURE AND MEMORY STUDIES
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
SAT, 1:00-4:00pm
This course will introduce students to the concepts of (Cultural, Collective or Social) Memory Studies and its relationship with Literature, which is both cradle and (re)creator of memory. This semester, students will be acquainted with basic theories that explain the memory processes of forgetting, representing and recognition   through the lenses of fiction from local and diasporic Filipino authors. This class will be guided by the following question: how does literature and memory help delineate Philippine cultural identity?
 
LIT 194.13: LITERATURE AND IDEAS IV: LITERATURE AND THE LAW
Mr. Francis Sollano
SAT, 9:00-12:00NN
The course examines the intersections between literary and legal theory. Through reading a range of literary texts, it highlights how legal issues are addressed in these works and how both literature and the law have imagined, constructed, and expressed the meaning of human integrity and social justice. The course also considers the directions of this interdiscipline in the Philippine social, historical, political, and cultural contexts.