Undergrad Electives

1st Quarter, 1st Semester SY 2020-2021

ENLIT 21: INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES
MWF, 12:00-1:00PM (For Lit Majors only under the new curriculum)
Ms. Emar Ivery Del Campo
ENLIT 21 is an introduction to the established critical traditions and the characteristic objects/methods of literary and cultural studies. It maps the paradigmatic shifts, from the 'linguistic turn' to the 'cultural turn', that transformed the discipline in the late-modern period and explores the consequent rethinking of the conventional disciplinary categories of author, genre, historical period, and style, including literary production, reception aesthetics, canon critique, and the worlds/contexts of literature. In the process, students are introduced to the most exemplary and consequential studies and theorizations/critiques of world and Philippine literatures.

ENLIT 31: LITERATURES OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: EUROPE
Section A – WED, 5:00-8:00pm (For Lit Majors only under the new curriculum)
                    Ms. Ma. Gabriela Martin
Section B – TTH, 11:00-12:30pm (For Non-Lit Majors)
                    Mr. Ramon Vicente Sunico
A survey of the literature of the Western World produced between the 10th century BC and the late 17th century, including representative poetry, drama, prose fiction, and nonfiction from the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

ENLIT 41: LITERARY AND CULTURAL THEORY I
MWF, 2:00-3:00pm (For Lit Majors only under the new curriculum)
Ms. Angelica Maria D. Tomintz
This course introduces the student to literary criticism from the Classical Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, the Romantic period, the Modern Age to the 19th and mid-20th centuries which would include psychoanalytic criticism, Structuralism, Marxist criticism, poststructuralism and deconstruction.

ENLIT 71: LITERATURES OF THE PHILIPPINES I: REGION AND NATION
MWF, 9:00-10:00am
(15 slots for Lit Majors under the new curriculum;
15 slots for Non-Lit Majors under the new curriculum)
Ms. Annette Soriano
A survey course that covers literature from the pre-Hispanic period to the present. It focuses on the literature and culture from different regions and their intersection with the nation and the globe. The course deploys historiography, comparative discourses, and cultural studies lens.
 
ENLIT 192.30: METHODS IN LITERARY AND CULTURAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICES
MWF, 2:00-3:00pm (For Lit Majors only under the new curriculum)
Ms. Ma. Gabriela Martin
The course introduces the students to various research methods in literary and cultural studies, and across the professions. Focus is on skills in analyzing, interpreting materials, and implementing data/text gathering protocols and procedures and the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that influence the methods.
 
ENLIT 131.30: LITERATURE AND IDEAS III:  THE PHILIPPINE TELESERYE
MWF, 4:00-5:00pm
(15 slots for Lit Majors under the new curriculum;
15 slots for Non-Lit Majors)
Dr. Louie Jon Sanchez
This course explores the contemporary soap opera called the “teleserye” in Philippine television in contemporary times. Using cultural studies and media studies frameworks, the exploration is historical, poetic, and aesthetic in nature, and explicates the development of the genre as it was practiced, defined (and re-defined) in the last 30 years, beginning with the return of democratized Philippine television after the 1986 Edsa Revolution, until the most recent "Korean turn." This course is designed for literature majors and minors who wish to engage in Filipino popular cultural texts and communication majors aiming to deepen their understanding of the genre.
 
LIT 126.1: WESTERN LITERATURE I: THE ANCIENT WORLD TO THE RENAISSANCE
TTH, 12:30-2:00pm (For Lit Minors under the old curriculum)
Mr. Maximino Pulan, Jr.
A survey of the literature of the Western World produced between the 10th century BC and the late 17th century, including representative poetry, drama, prose fiction, and non-fiction from the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

ENLIT 172.10 / CRWR 103.05 LITERATURE AND IDEAS II: WRITING SEMINAR: POETRY
WED, 5:00-8:00pm (6 slots only)
Mr. Allan J. Pastrana
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.
 
ENLIT 171.20 / CRWR 104.05 LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: WRITING SEMINAR: DRAMA
TUE, 5:00-8:00pm (6 slots only)
Mr. Miguel Antonio Luarca
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.

 

2nd Quarter, 1st Semester SY 2020-2021

ENLIT 50 ADVANCED RHETORIC
TTH, 12:30-2:00pm (For Lit Majors only under the new curriculum)
Ms. Emar Ivery Del Campo
This class consists of sessions to discuss exemplary texts in historiographic, literary, cultural, and Philippine criticism and a series of workshops to produce a mock-up scholarly journal in which the students review and publish their own critical projects. The readings expose students to models of critical writing and to provide a sense of the range of creative possibilities available to them as scholars. The workshops and the journal project train them in the practical business of producing and preparing a publishable manuscript and to introduce them to the standard practices of peer review, editing, and revision in academic publishing.

ENLIT 91: WORLD LITERATURES I: GENEALOGIES AND TRANSLATIONS ACROSS EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
MWF, 1:00-2:00pm (For Lit Majors only under the new curriculum)
Dr. Vincenz Serrano
This course introduces students to theories, methods, issues, disciplinary engagements, and genealogies in World Literature. This course focuses on: (1) the historical undergirding and (2) the interdisciplinary inflections of World Literature. With respect to historicity, this course looks into the emergence of—and numerous contestations regarding—the field of World Literature, concentrating on, but not exclusive to, figures such as Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Rabindranath Tagore, Erich Auerbach, Edward Said, and Pascale Casanova. With respect to interdisciplinarity, the course looks at World Literature’s complementary and contentious relationships with other disciplines, including, but not limited to, nation studies, translation studies, and postcolonial studies. Literary texts such as novels, short fiction, poetry, and drama will illuminate the abovementioned topics.

ENLIT 31: LITERATURES OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: EUROPE
TTH, 11:00-12:30pm (For Non-Lit Majors)
Mr. Ramon Vicente Sunico
A survey of the literature of the Western World produced between the 10th century BC and the late 17th century, including representative poetry, drama, prose fiction, and nonfiction from the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.
 
ENLIT 125: POETRY TO THE 19TH CENTURY
SAT, 8:00-11:00am
Dr. Vincenz Serrano
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.

ENLIT 127: SHAKESPEARE: TRAGEDIES
TTH, 2:00-3:30pm
Mr. Alexis Agusto Abola
An introduction to the tragedies of William Shakespeare, the course involves a careful reading and discussion of the dramatic content of the plays themselves. Other concerns include the overarching themes of the plays, their use of language, the historical context of the plays and their performances, and their status as play texts and stories.
 
ENLIT 129.80: LITERATURE & IDEAS I: DETECTING CRIME FICTION
MWF, 4:00-5:00pm (15 slots for Lit Majors under the new curriculum; 15 slots for Non-Lit Majors)
Ms. Liza Constantino
This course will detect the various forms of crime fiction, reveal the controversies over origins and generic hybridity, and contextualise crime fiction against racist, feminist, and post-colonialist charges.  Primary texts will include works from Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, Raymond Chandler, Tony Hillerman, Sara Paretsky, Jorge Luis Borges, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jasper Fforde. Postgraduate students will be expected to read at a higher level, drawing from critical essays from Tzevetan Todorov, Stephan Knight, Leonard Cassuto, Hernández Martín, Johnson Gosselin, Martz and Higgie, and Jon Thompson.
 
ENLIT 152: LITERATURE AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
MWF, 3:00-4:00pm (15 slots for Lit Majors under the new curriculum; 15 slots for Non-Lit Majors)
Mr. Jose Mari Cuartero
This course examines the relationship between literature and the social sciences. Students read literature and learn to imagine a sociological truth described and evoked in it. Through a close analysis and interpretation of selected works, students understand how literatures expresses some important truth about the nature of the experience related to the social sciences embodied in it where novelists, sociologists, and historians come together to attempt to interpret and explain a complex social reality, not by empirical tests of validity but through the power of keen observation and creative representation.
 
LIT 127.1 THIRD WORLD LITERATURE I
TTH, 9:30-11:00am (12 slots for Lit Majors; 18 slots for Lit Minors under the old curriculum)
Mr. Maximino Pulan, Jr.
A survey of African, Asian, and Latin American literature from antiquity to the 1700’s, focusing on works selected primarily for their ability to illustrate the strong influence of colonialism.