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Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University

OPEN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM


City of San Fernando, La Union

LIT 101
Literatures of the Philippines

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Welcome to LIT101!
Literature 101 (Literatures of the Philippines) focuses on the different literary
works of various Filipino writers throughout the Philippine islands. These works
helped shaped Filipino culture, thus, it is important that as Filipinos, we learn to
appreciate our own literature and our culture in order to have a better
understanding of our people and nation, in general.
COURSE GOALS
The course ultimately aims to enable you to appreciate the breadth and depth of
Filipino literature. It also aims to deepen your understanding of the different
literary genres.
By the end of this course, you should have been able to:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Explain literature as a force in the development of society and civilizations,


Trace the history of Philippine literature in the different eras,
Identify the different types of literature,
Appreciate the messages some of the authors or artists convey in their
literary work, and
5. Give the characteristics and elements of the short stories and poems as
literary genres.
COURSE OUTLINE
In keeping with the course goals, LIT 101 is outlined to provide you the following
interesting topics:
Module I Philippine Literature and Literature of Region 1
Lesson 1
Philippine Literature
Lesson 2
Phil. Literature in the Pre-colonial, Colonial, and
Post-Colonial Era
Lesson 3
Literature of Region 1
Module II Literatures of Regions 2,3,4,CAR, and NCR
Lesson 1
Literature of Region 2
Lesson 2
Literature of Region 3
Lesson 3
Literature of Region 4
Lesson 4
Literature of CAR
Lesson 5
Literature of NCR
Module III Literatures of Regions 5,6,7,8 and 9
Lesson 1
Literature of Region 5
Lesson 2
Literature of Region 6

Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5

Literature of Region 7
Literature of Region 8
Literature of Region 9

Module IV Literatures of Regions 10,11,12,13,and ARMM


Lesson 1
Literature of Region 10
Lesson 2
Literature of Region 11
Lesson 3
Literature of Region 12
Lesson 4
Literature of Region 13
Lesson 5
Literature of ARMM
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
To enable you to complete the course, you will be required to submit five
Tutor-marked Assignments (TMAs), all of which are the exercises in your module.
Your mid-term exam and final exam will require you to read various literary forms
which you would have to critique. Hence, examinations will be of the essay type.
You must submit all the TMAs and take the midterm and final exams to get a final
grade.
Your final grade will be computed as follows:
Assignments
40%
Mid-term exam and Final exam 60%
TOTAL
100%
REFERENCES
Books:
Eugenio, Damiana L. 1982.The Literature of the Philippines.(CHED). Q.C. UP
Folklorists
Enriquez, Mig Alvarez. 1985. The Literature of the Philippines (CHED). The White
Horse of Alih and Other Stories. Q.C. New Day Publishers.
Manlapaz, Edna Z. Kapampangan Literature: A Historical Survey and Anthology.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1981.
Reyes, Soledad S. 1994. Ang Silid na Mahiwaga (Kalipunan ng Kuwentot Tula ng
mga Babaeng Manunulat. Manila: Anvil Publishing.
Saymo, Igoy and Esperon. Philippine Literature
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Websites:
http://www.thephilippineliterature.com/the-life-of-lam-ang/,Retrieved June 4, 2011
http://carlospromulo.org/bio/,Retrieved June 9, 2011
http://panitikan.com.ph/authors/l/mpllanot.htm, Retrieved June 9, 2011
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/apolinario-mabini/Retrieved June 9, 2011
http://panitikan.com.ph/regional/sa58unsapaymolukso.htm/,Retrieved June 9, 2011
http://www.egabacong.blogspot.com/Retrieved June 9, 2011