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Mariano Marcos State University

COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION


Laoag City

Course Title Afro-Asian Literature


Course Code Lit 103
Course Prerequisite Lit 1 (Literatures of the Philippines), Lit 101 (Mythology and Folklore)
Number of Units 3 units
Course Description This course deals with the literatures of Asia and Africa in the different genres. It is the study of patterns of literature of the areas in
point of content and form. Likewise, it is the study of wisdom, values and culture in the different areas of Asia and Africa through
literature. It also includes highlights of the lives of anthologize writers.
Vision of the University A world-class university dedicated to the development of virtuous human resources and innovations for inclusive growth.
Mission of the University To develop globally competitive professionals and industry-ready graduates via various modalities and generate new knowledge and
technologies for the improvement of the quality of life.
Institutional Outcome The College is committed to produce professional teachers who are reflective specialists, competent and dynamic educators, critical
and innovative thinkers, research and technology-oriented experts, and human advocators.
Program Outcomes The Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) program is committed to produce teachers in the secondary level who: 1) are grounded
in the theories of the discipline; 2) are strong in disciplinal content; 3) possess effective methods of inquiry; 4) have strong
pedagogical content knowledge; 5) are excellent in the application of knowledge; and 6) exhibit high degree of professionalism.
Specialization Outcomes The BSEd-English is committed to produce teachers in English who: 1) are competent in language and literature concepts and
pedagogy; 2) proficient in different modes of communication and in the use of technology; 3) efficient researcher along language and
literature; and 4) appreciative of cultural diversity.

Course Content Course Learning Performance Content Chunking Instructional Assessment


Outcomes Indicators Delivery
Unit I: India - The Mystic Land Show in Prepared script that Unit I: India - The Mystic 1. Panel or round Performance
(South Asia) documentary or discusses the Land table discussion assessment
A. Literary Periods of Indian Literature broadcast report development of Asian (South Asia) (planning) (students
B. Religions the development of and African literatures A. Literary Periods of Indian performance will
C. Religious and Philosophical Works Asian and African Literature 2. Research writing be rated using
1. Vedas literatures using Utilized multimedia B. Religions activities rubrics)
2. Epics multimedia resources to present C. Religious and (gathering of data
D. Major Writers of Indian Literature resources. a documentary or Philosophical Works for the report Classroom
E. Famous Literary Masterpieces broadcast report on 1. Vedas taking from online participation
F. Literary Readings/ Representative the development of 2. Epics sources or print
Selections Asian and African D. Major Writers of Indian materials) Participation in
1. The Ramayana (excerpts) literature Literature 3. Documentary group tasks
by Valmiki E. Famous Literary Reporting or
2. The Gitanjali (excerpts) by Used research writing Masterpieces Broadcasting Paper and pencil
Rabindranath Tagore skills to gather (students are test
3. The Panchatantra accurate facts and Unit II. China - The Red encouraged to
3.1. The Duel Between the data about the Dragon (East Asia) use multimedia
Elephant and the Sparrow literature being A. Historical Background resources for the
3.2. The Ass and the Lion presented in the B. Philosophy and Religion presentation)
3.3. The Lionmakers documentary or C. Philosophical Works
G. Home Readings broadcast report D. Chinese Poetry
1. A Man Called Mahatma by Leo E. Conventions of Chinese
Rosten Presented a Theater
2. Works of the Three Indian documentary or F. Famous Literary
Poets (Kalidasa, Togore and broadcast report on Masterpieces
Bhartrihari) the development of G. Major Writers of Chinese
3. The Story of Savitri and literatures in Asia and Literature
Satyavan (excerpts from the in Africa
Mahabharata) Unit III. Japan - Land of the
Showed participation Rising Sun (East Asia)
Unit II. China - The Red Dragon in the presentation of A. Historical Background
(East Asia) the documentary or B. Religious Traditions
A. Historical Background broadcast report C. Socio-Political Concepts
B. Philosophy and Religion D. Poetry and Prose
C. Philosophical Works Passed the given E. Novels, Short Stories and
D. Chinese Poetry test/exam Plays
D. Conventions of Chinese Theater E. Major Writers of Japanese
E. Famous Literary Masterpieces Literature
F. Major Writers of Chinese Literature
G. Literary Readings/Representative Unit IV. Israel, Persia and
Selections Arabia –
1. The Trial of the Stone (Chinese The Differing Neighbors
Folktale) (Middle East)
2. The Analects of Confucius A. Literary Backgrounds
3. A Country Boy Quits in School B. Characteristics of
by Lao Hsiang Literature
4. A Little Accident by Lu Hsun C. Major Writers of Hebrew,
5. Poems from The Book of Odes Persian and Arabian
H. Home Readings Literature
1. Works of the Chinese Poets (Li
Po, Tu Fu, Po-Ch-I, Meng Unit V. Island and Mainland
Hauran, Li Bai) Southeast Asia - Lands of
2. Verses from the Book of Tao Rich Cultural Heritage
A. Literature of Island
Unit III. Japan - Land of the Rising Sun Southeast Asia (Indonesia
(East Asia) and Philippines)
A. Historical Background B. Literature of Mainland
B. Religious Traditions Southeast Asia (Thailand,
C. Socio-Political Concepts Burma/Myanmar, Malaysia,
D. Poetry and Prose Singapore)
E. Novels, Short Stories and Plays
E. Major Writers of Japanese Literature Unit VI: Africa – The Dark
G. Literary Readings/Representative Continent
Selections A. Introduction to African
1. The Wise Old Woman Culture
(Japanese Folktale) B. The Rise of Africa’s Great
2. The Thief Who Became a Civilization
Disciple (Zen Story) C. Literary Forms in African
3. The Spider’s Thread by Literature
Akutagawa Ryunosuke D. The Negritude
4. Haiku of Matsu Basho E. Famous African Novels
5. The Blowfish by Wang Rengshu and Poetry
H. Home Readings F. Major Writers of African
1. Japanese Poetry from Manyo Literature
Shu and Kokin Shu
2. My Native Village (poem) by Sei Analyze literary Interpreted and Unit I: India - The Mystic 1. Lecture method Class participation
Ito masterpieces analyzed literary Land (South Asia) using multimedia
3. The Picture Wife (retold) by written by Asian masterpieces in Asian F. Literary Readings/ resources Portfolio of
Keigo Seiki and African writers and African literatures Representative Selections analyses and
4. Japanese Folktales to appreciate 1. The Ramayana 2. Book sharing and interpretations
a. The Story of the Aged literary arts, Submitted compiled (excerpts) discussion (using rubrics)
Mother cultures, traditions, written analyses and by Valmiki
b. The Happy Mirror human values interpretations of 2. The Gitanjali 3. Writing literary Paper and pencil
5. The Birds of Sorrow (Noh Play) reflected in the literary masterpieces (excerpts) by interpretations test
literary pieces. Rabindranath and analyses
Shared analyses of Tagore 4. Debate/Academic
Unit IV. Israel, Persia and Arabia - The literary pieces in Afro- 3. The Panchatantra controversy
Differing Neighbors (Middle Asian literatures 3.1. The Duel
East) through book sharing Between the 5. Class interaction
A. Literary Backgrounds and discussion Elephant and
B. Characteristics of Literature Participated actively in the Sparrow
C. Major Writers of Hebrew, Persian and class discussions 3.2. The Ass and
Arabian Literature the Lion
D. Literary Readings/Representative Pointed out cultures, 3.3. The
Selections traditions and values Lionmakers
1. from Hebrew Literature from the literary pieces G. Home Readings
a. The Story of Ruth (Hebrew 1. A Man Called
Literature) Appreciated literary Mahatma by Leo
b. Psalms aesthetics through the Rosten
2. from Arabian Literature literary elements and 2. Works of the Three
a. The Wonder Tree (Arabian the writers’ style Indian Poets
Folktale) (Kalidasa, Togore
b. Arabian Poetry (excerpts Passed test/exam and Bhartrihari)
from Koran) given. 3. Savitri’s Love
c. The Bewildered Arab by (excerpts from the
Jami Mahabharata),
3. from Persian Literature prose text
a. Rubaiyat (excerpts) by
Omar Khayyam Unit II. China - The Red
b. The Voyage of Sinbad the Dragon (East Asia)
Sailor (excerpts from G. Literary
Arabian Nights) Readings/Representative
Selections
Unit V. Island and Mainland Southeast 1. The Trial of the
Asia - Lands of Rich Cultural Stone (Chinese
Heritage Folktale)
A. Literature of Island Southeast Asia 2. The Analects of
(Indonesia and Philippines) Confucius
B. Literature of Mainland Southeast Asia 3. A Country Boy
(Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, Malaysia, Quits in School by
Singapore) Lao Hsiang
C. Literary Readings/Representative 4. A Little Accident by
Selections Lu Hsun
1. from Island Southeast Asia 5. Poems from The
a. Guno and Koyo Book of Odes
(Indonesian Literature) H. Home Readings
b. My Father Goes to Court by 1. Works of the
Carlos Bulosan (Philippine Chinese Poets (Li
Literature) Po, Tu Fu, Po-Ch-I,
c. New Yorker in Tondo by Meng Hauran, Li
Marcelino Agana (Philippine Bai)
Literature) 2. Verses from the
2. from Mainland Southeast Asia Book of Tao
a. The Gold Harvest (Thai
Literature) Unit III. Japan - Land of the
b. My Thai Cat by Rising Sun (East Asia)
Pratoomeratha Zeng (Thai G. Literary
Literature) Readings/Representative
c. Rice Pounding Songs Selections
(Burmese Literature) 1. The Wise Old
d. On the Three Evils by Prime Woman (Japanese
Minister U Nu (Burmese Folktale)
Literature) 2. The Thief Who
e. Catch Me a Star (excerpts) Became a Disciple
by Bernard Ming-Deh (Zen Story)
Harisson (Malaysian 3. The Spider’s
Literature) Thread
f. To Grandma by Tan Seok by Akutagawa
Hoon (Singaporean Ryunosuke
Literature) 4. Haiku of Matsu
D. Home Readings Basho
1. The Interview by Patrick Ng Kah 5. The Blowfish by
Onn (Malaysian Literature) Wang Renghsu
2. Little Ironies by Catherine Lim H. Home Readings
(Malaysian Literature) 1. Japanese Poetry
3. God Can Die by Edwin Thumbo from Manyo Shu
(Singaporean Literature) and Kokin Shu
4. The Old Man, His Son, and their 2. My Native Village
Bike by M. Ibrahim ( Singaporean (poem) by Sei Ito
Literature) 3. The Picture Wife
5. The Lotteries of Haji Zakaria (retold) by Keigo
(Indonesian Literature) Seiki
6. Why Women Wash the Dishes by 4. Japanese Folktales
Filomena Colendrino (Philippine a. The Story of
Literature) the Aged Mother
b. The Happy
Unit VI: Africa – The Dark Continent Mirror
A. Introduction to African Culture 5. The Birds of
B. The Rise of Africa’s Great Civilization Sorrow (Noh Play)
C. Literary Forms in African Literature
D. The Negritude Unit IV. Israel, Persia and
E. Famous African Novels and Poetry Arabia - The Differing
F. Major Writers of African Literature Neighbors (Middle East)
G. Literary Readings/Representative D. Literary
Selections Readings/Representative
1. The Wrestling Contest Between Selections
the Cat and the Tortoise (African 1. from Hebrew
Fable) Literature
2. Africa (poem) by David Diop a. The Story of
3. The Two Brothers (from Ruth (Hebrew
Egyptian Literature) Literature)
4. And So to School by William b. Psalms
Conton 2. from Arabian
5. The Swamp Dwellers by Wole Literature
Soyinka a. The Wonder
6. Things Fall Apart (novel) by Tree (Arabian
Chinua Achebe Folktale)
H. Home Readings b. Arabian Poetry
1. The Leopard (folklore from (excerpts from
Central Africa) Koran)
2. Once Upon a Time by Gabriel c. The Bewildered
Okara Arab by Jami
3. from Persian
Literature
a. Rubaiyat
(excerpts) by
Omar Khayyam
b. The Voyage of
Sinbad the
Sailor (excerpts
from Arabian
Nights)

Unit V. Island and Mainland


Southeast Asia - Lands of
Rich Cultural Heritage
C. Literary
Readings/Representative
Selections
1. from Island
Southeast Asia
a. Guno and
Koyo
(Indonesian
Literature)
b. My Father Goes
to Court by
Carlos Bulosan
(Philippine
Literature)
c. New Yorker in
Tondo by
Marcelino
Agana
(Philippine
Literature)
2. from Mainland
Southeast Asia
a. The Gold
Harvest (Thai
Literature)
b. My Thai Cat by
Pratoomeratha
Zeng (Thai
Literature)
c. Rice Pounding
Songs (Burmese
Literature)
d. On the Three
Evils by Prime
Minister U Nu
(Burmese
Literature)
e. Catch Me a Star
(excerpts) by
Bernard Ming-
Deh Harisson
(Malaysian
Literature)
f. To Grandma by
Tan Seok Hoon
(Singaporean
Literature)
D. Home Readings
1. The Interview by
Patrick Ng Kah Onn
(Malaysian
Literature)
2. Little Ironies by
Catherine Lim
(Malaysian
Literature)
3. God Can Die by
Edwin Thumbo
(Singaporean
Literature)
4. The Old Man, His
Son, and their Bike
by M. Ibrahim
( Singaporean
Literature)
5. The Lotteries of Haji
Zakaria (Indonesian
Literature)
6. Why Women Wash
the Dishes by
Filomena Colendrino
(Philippine
Literature)

Unit VI: Africa – The Dark


Continent
G. Literary
Readings/Representative
Selections
1. The Wrestling
Contest Between
the Cat and the
Tortoise (African
Fable)
2. Africa (poem) by
David Diop
3. The Two Brothers
(from Egyptian
Literature)
4. And So to School
by William Conton
5. The Swamp
Dwellers by Wole
Soyinka
6. Things Fall Apart
(novel) by Chinua
Achebe
H. Home Readings
1. The Leopard
(folklore from
Central Africa)
2. Once Upon a
Time by Gabriel
Okara

Put up a gallery or Prepared a schedule All contents of each unit Brainstorming Participation in the
exhibit to showcase of activities to be group activity
appreciation of the followed in preparing Panel discussion
literature, culture, the gallery or exhibit.
tradition and values Performance-
of Asian and Distributed roles to Putting up a gallery based assessment
African people. different members of or exhibit (rubrics in putting
each group up a gallery or
exhibit)
Prepared a story
board for the gallery Self-assessment
or exhibit checklist

Pointed out cultures,


traditions, and values
of African and Asian
people through the
literary masterpieces
read

Participated actively
in putting up a gallery
or exhibit

Shown appreciation
of the Asian and
African cultures,
traditions and values
through exhibit or
gallery

Prepared a ribbon
cutting ceremony for
the opening of the
gallery or exhibit

Used one’s creativity


in putting up a gallery
or exhibit

Invited onlookers or
audience of the
gallery or exhibit

Accomplished a self-
assessment checklist

Course References  Calixihan, J. & Diano, L. 1989. Gems in Afro-Asian Literature. Metro Manila:National Bookstore.
 Lasaten, R. 2011. Literatures of the World: Teaching and Learning in the Constructivist Approach. Quezon City:
IPM Publishing House.
 Serrano, J. & Lapid, M. 2000. English Communication Arts and Skills through Afro-Asian Literature. Quezon City:
Phoenix Publishing House, Inc.
 Ribo, L., Cabanilla, J. & Tapang, A. 1998. Language in Literature: The Afro-Asian Adventure. Metro Manila; Vival
Publishing House, Inc.
 English Reviewer for the Licensure Examination for Teachers. 2011. Afro-Asian Literature by Ruth A. Alido. Manila:
PNU University Press.
Additional or Supplementary Materials Watch the following films for supplementary materials: 1) Ghandi (Indian Literature); 2) Ana and the King (Thai Literature);
3) Mulan (Chine Literature); and 4) Aladin (Arabian Literature).
Performance Indicator and Evidence Course Performance Evidence of Performance Performance Standard
of Performance Indicators  Documentary or broadcast report on (Assessment Criteria)
 Analyzed literary pieces in historical backgrounds of literature in Quizzes and Long Exams 10
Afro-Asian literature Asia and Africa Term Tests 25
 Compared literary writings  Compilation of literary analyses Oral and written reports 15
from Asian and African  Reflection log Class participation 20
literature  Literary Gallery or Exhibit Written Outputs 20
 Pointed out lessons, a. book analysis
themes and issues from b. reflection log
different literary writings of c. other written outputs
African and Asian writers Gallery or exhibit 15
 Showed appreciation of the TOTAL 100 %
literary arts and cultural
sensitivity in various ways

Course Requirements A. Student Outputs


1. Written analyses or reports on literary pieces discussed or shared in class
2. Book analysis/ critical review of a novel written by Asian or African writer
3. Comparing and contrasting works of different Asian and African writers to appreciate styles in writing
4. Reflection log
5. Literary gallery or exhibit
B. Class Attendance

Course Policies A. Specific Course Policies


 The course requires a 54-hour contact hour. Students who have 10-hour absence in class are automatically
dropped.
 Quizzes are unannounced while long exams are announced. Strictly no make-up exams on quizzes and long
exams unless an excuse slip or certification is shown.
 There are make-up exams for those students who fail to take the term exams but with corresponding deduction of
points (deduction of 5% from the total number of items correctly answered).
 Students are required to submit course requirements on time to avoid deductions of points.

B. B. Other course policies are stated in Student Handbook under Policy on Class Attendance (Student Handbook, p 14)

Consultation Period 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM; Tuesdays and Thursdays

Instructor Ronald Candy Santos Lasaten, Ph. D.


Address: #34 Dariwdiw, Batac City, Ilocos Norte
Email Address: ronaldcandylasaten@yahoo.com.ph
Mobile No. 09175484773