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JOSE RIZAL UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES
ENGLISH 14
(SURVEY OF LITERATURE IN ENGLISH)
COURSE OUTLINE
ND
2 Semester SY 2012-2013
Objectives:
As a result of completing this course, the students will be able to:
1. Understand the differences among the literary genres and the formalistic elements of each that
can help aid their understanding of the literary works listed in this syllabus.

2. Appreciate different forms of literature.

3. Write scholarly paper and talk intelligently about literary works assigned to them for reading
and criticism.

4. Share their appreciation of assigned literary works to classmates and other people through
discussions or role playing.

Week No. Topics Required Outputs


1 1. Ice Breaker Study of Literature: Rationale  Essay on the
2. Study of Humanities/ Literature (A Background) Rationale of
3. Basic Literary Criticism Studying
Literature
2-3 4. Culture Background of Countries  Country
a. History Background
b. Economy and Politics Presentation PPt
c. Arts: Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Dance,  Synoptic Matrix
Music, Literature, and Theater of World Cultures
d. Food and Clothing
e. Society and Philosophy
f. Famous People
Countries: Arabia, Australia, China, Denmark, Egypt, France,
Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Thailand, USA,
and UK.
4-5 (1.5) 5. Mythology  World Mythology
a. Greek Pantheon and Myths Power Point
b. Norse Pantheon and Myth of Creation
Egyptian Pantheon and Myth of Creation
c. Indian Pantheon and Sample Myths
d. Chinese Mythology and Sample Myths
5(1.5)- e. Heroic Epics  Movie Review of
6(1.5) i. The Iliad Helen of Troy
6(1.5) Prelim Examination
7 6. World Great Books  Reaction Paper
a. Gilgamesh on a Great Book
b. The Talmud
c. Bhagavad Gita
1
d. Analects of Confucius
e. Art of War
f. The Bible
g. Divine Comedy
8-9 7. Drama Elements and History  Group Drama
8. World Drama Samples (Excerpt and
a. Riders to The Sea (J. Synge) Feature)
b. Oedipus Rex (Sophocles) Presentation
c. Antigone (Sophocles)
d. Macbeth (Shakespeare
10-11 9. Fiction Elements  Tale Craft Output
10. Tale Craft Presentations

 Individual Novel
Analysis
12 (1.5) Midterm Examination
12 (1.5)-13 11. World Short Fiction Samples  Movie Review on
a. Panchatantra Rashomon
b. 1001 Arabian Nights (Akutagawa)
c. Rustico and Alibech from the Decameron (G.
Boccaccio)  Story
d. Mateo Falcone (P. Merimee) Presentations
e. The Lottery Ticket (A. Chekhov) (Group
f. The Surprise (S. Dagerman) Assignment)
g. In a Grove (R. Akutagawa)
h. The Necklace (G. De Maupassant)
i. The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry)
14-17 12. Poetry Elements  Individual Poetry
13. World Poetry Samples Analysis
a. First a Poem Must be Magical (J. Villa)
b. Love Lyrics (Sappho)  Survey of
c. Peace Prayer (St. Francis) Literature
d. Holy Sonnet 10 (J. Donne) Portfolio
e. Haikus (Basho and Buson)
f. Sonnet 18 (W. Shakespeare)
g. The Speech of Mark Anthony (From Julius
Caesar by W. Shakespeare)
h. The Lamb and The Tiger (W. Blake)
i. The Soul Selects Her Own Society (E.
Dickinson)
j. Stopping by Woods on Snowy Evening (R.
Frost)
18 Final Examination

Reference:
J. Cruz et al., A Treasury of World Literature (FEU Publications)

Grading System:
2
Quizzes and Projects—30%
Performance (Assignments, Activities and Seatwork) –20%
Participation, Attendance, Attitude—10%
Exam—40%
Total: 100%

Computation Components for Final Grade:


 Prelim Grade=25%
 Midterm Grade= 25%
 Final Average=50%

Maximum Allowable Absences: 7 (1=Absence, .5=Tardiness)

PREPARED BY: MR. KRISTOFFERSON SORIANO (0915-6036134)


Licensed Teacher (Secondary-Major in English)
Education: Master of Arts in English, Master of Arts in Special Education , Diploma in Special Education
Teaching, Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Science in Education (Professional Education
Certificate)

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