Applicable Courses for the B.A.

To earn the B.A. in Philippine Language and Literature, a student must take the Basic Filipino Language Courses (listed in Courses) and, at minimum, 30 credits of other courses within the program. The other courses that are applicable for the degree include the following:

Upper-Level Filipino Language Courses (15 credits)

It is mandatory for a student to take all courses within this category as part of the requirements to earn the B.A. in Philippine Language and Literature.

Conversation, advanced reading and composition on traditional culture and indigenous knowledge. Meets three hours weekly.

Pre: FIL 202 or consent.

Conversation, advanced reading, and composition on contemporary issues. Meets three hours weekly.

Pre: FIL 202 or consent.

Advanced reading in traditional literature; discussion of cultural implications; advanced conversation and composition. Meets three hours weekly.

Pre: FIL 302 or consent.

Advanced reading in current literature; discussion of cultural implications; advanced conversation and composition. Meets three hours weekly.

Pre: FIL 302 or consent.

Introduction to phonology, morphology, and syntax in the Filipino language(s).

Pre: FIL 202 or consent.

Filipino Literature & Culture Elective Courses

For courses within these category, a student is only required to take at least 15 credits worth of courses as part of the requirements to earn the B.A. in Philippine Language and Literature.

Training in comprehension of spoken authentic/simulated authentic materials presented in news broadcasts, songs, documentary narration, formal lectures, radio and television soap operas, etc.

Pre: FIL 202 or consent.

Study and analysis of Filipino films: its history, forms, development and relationship to cultural, social, philosophical, and aesthetic context.

Pre: FIL 202 or consent.

Techniques of bilingual translation: Filipino to English and English to Filipino. A-F only.

Pre: FIL 302 or consent.

Selected readings in poetry, short stories, and plays from early 1900s to present. Co-curricular cultural activities included.

Pre: FIL 302 or consent.

Survey of literature from the 80s (1986) to the present. Co-curricular cultural activities included.

Pre: FIL 302 or consent.

Introduction in English to language(s) and culture(s) of the Philippines.

Pre: FIL 101 and 102, or consent.

Study and analysis of the art and culture of Filipino food, music, and rituals-history, forms, social development, influences, and impact.

Pre: Sophomore standing or higher, or consent.

Critical survey of 20th-century Philippine literature written in English; cultural values. (Cross-listed as ENG 375.)

Pre: One ENG (DL) course, or consent.

Appreciation, re-examination, and analysis of Philippine popular culture produced in the Philippines and in the diaspora; an evaluation of such forms using critical hermeneutic frames. A-F only.

Pre: Sophomore standing or higher, or consent.

Study and analysis of Filipino films–history, forms, development, theoretical framework and relationship to cultural, social, philosophical and aesthetic context. A-F only.

Pre: ENG 270, 271, or 272; or consent.

This course takes you on a journey to the 7,100 islands of the Philippines where you will encounter the country’s diverse ethnolinguistic groups and the rich multicultural heritage of its people. A-F only.

Pre: Sophomore standing or higher, or consent.

Appreciation, reexamination, and analysis of Philippine literature of exile; a reevaluation of Philippine writing from the diaspora.

Pre: Sophomore standing or higher, or consent.

Revaluation and analysis of critical discourses in Philippine languages and literatures and an examination of alternative perspectives to the prevailing studies on Philippine culture; an appreciation of emerging knowledge on the Philippines.

Pre: Sophomore standing or higher, or consent.

Philippine folk literature translated into English: epics, myths, legends, and other folklore. Classic works of vernacular writers. (Cross-listed as ENG 376.)

Pre: One ENG (DL) course, or consent.

Third-level study of a South Asian, Southeast Asian, or Pacific language. Contact hours and credits determined by student interests and faculty resources. Repeatable up to six credits.

Pre: At least 6 credits of intermediate study of the same language.

Interpretation and analyses of Rizal's novels Noli and Fili as they relate to the social, political, and historical context of the Spanish regime in the Philippines.

Pre: One DL-classified course, or consent.

Intensive study of the major writings of Carlos Bulosan; his literary and cultural milieu with thematic concentration on aesthetics and the issues of diasporic experiences (e.g., immigration, assimilation, nation, etc.) and transnationalism.

Pre: IP 361, 363, 396, or 431; or one ENG (DL) course.

Study of a Pacific, South Asian, or Southeast Asian language through vernacular readings in various academic fields. Repeatable.

Pre: Third-level language course and consent.


Documents & Forms

Below are some documents and forms to help you on your journey in getting a B.A. in Philippine Language and Literature. If you are planning to take more than one degree, please look at the instructions and form in the "Declaring Multiple Majors (PDF)" link.