Undergrad Electives

2nd Semester SY 2018-2019
 
 
ENLIT 22: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE ACROSS THE PROFESSIONS (Lit Majors Only)
Ms. Ivery Del Campo
TTH, 9:30-11:00am
ENLIT 22 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 / IS / HUM 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 / IS / HUM Majors Only)
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
MWF, 4:00-5:00pm
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, 11:00-12:00nn
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 / IS / HUM Majors Only)
                    TTH, 12:30-2:00PM
SECTION B: Ms. Annette Soriano
                    MWF, 10:00-11:00am
SECTION C: Dr. John Labella
                    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, 6:30-9:30pm
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. Alexis Augusto Abola (4 slots only)
                    TUE, 5:00-8:00pm
SECTION B: TBA
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)
THU, 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 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: Mr. Maximino Pulan, Jr.
                    TTH, 9:30-11:00am
SECTION C: Mr. Louie Jon Sanchez
                    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 191: LITERATURE & IDEAS I: FICTION
Dr. Celeste Aida Jugo
MWF, 1:00-2:00pm
A study of specific themes and literary trends in prosaic fiction. The course explores short stories, novellas, and novels from different eras and continents.  This is an interdisciplinary pilot course that develops the students’ awareness and understanding of the many forms, contexts, perspectives, and rhetorical power of narrative fiction. Through the critical reading of particular texts that address or cut across the interests of several disciplines, especially in the humanities, students will be able to integrate and synthesize different perspectives in the accomplishment of critical and interactive projects which explore the purposes and potential of fiction.
 
LIT 191.12: LITERATURE & IDEAS I: CREATING NARRATIVES: AN INTRODUCTION TO NARRATOLOGY
Dr. Mary Thomas
MWF, 9:00-10:00am
How do writers and theorists experiment with the typical conventions of story-telling? How has the theory of narrative changed over the years? Most importantly, how do our stories make sense of ourselves and our nation? This is an interdisciplinary pilot course that develops the students’ awareness and understanding of the many forms, contexts, perspectives, and rhetorical power of narrative.  Through the critical reading of particular texts that address or cut across the interests of several scientific disciplines, students will be able to integrate and synthesize different perspectives in the accomplishment of critical and interactive projects which are based on real-world issues, and geared towards rhetorical competence and service for others.
 
LIT 192.2: LITERATURE & IDEAS II: WRITING SEMINAR: POETRY
Mr. Danilo Francisco Reyes (4 slots only)
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 (4 slots only)
TTH, 9:30-11:00am
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 193.23/FA 114.2: WRITING SEMINAR: DRAMA
Mr. Glenn Mas (4 slots only)
WED, 9:00-12:00nn
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 193.27/IS 141.13-A: LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: CULTURAL STUDIES (LITERATURE & WRITING: THE BOOK)
MWF, 4:00-5:00pm
Mr. Ramon Sunico
This course is an introduction to the wonderful world of the History of the Book. It will involve the study of the origins and development of the book as a material object and as an agent of civilization. Special attention will be paid to Philippine book history and to Philippine literary publishing.
 
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 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.