Bachelor of Arts in Literature (4 years)

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Literature program acquaints students with various literary exemplars created in the specific historical junctures, in particular spatial locations using multicultural and interdisciplinary lenses; the creative process of imaginative and intellectual labor, the literary trends and social and cultural movements which impress upon the writer’s consciousness and work; the critical approaches and theoretical apparatuses, which interrogate the nature and influences of literature, as well as the functions and locations of different agencies of production, dissemination, and consumption of miscellaneous texts in the wide web of Literary and Cultural Studies. 

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the UST B.A. in Literature program, the students will be able to:

  1. Assert the role of humanistic education in the formation of the human being and society 
  2. Work independently and efficiently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  3. Preserve and promote “Filipino Historical and Cultural Heritage”
  4. Effectively communicate orally or in writing using both English and Filipino
  5. Produce a non-literary text that may be useful across the professions
  6. Discuss and/or create artistic forms and types
  7. Apply analytical and interpretive skills in the study of texts
  8. Identify multi-perspectives and interrelations among texts and contexts using appropriate theories and methodologies critically and creatively
  9. Demonstrate research skills specific to the sub-disciplines in the humanities
  10. Categorize literary and cultural texts according to geographical areas, cultural/intercultural milieus, types, conventions, movements, and historical periods

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “Faculty of Arts and Letters” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

Academic Lecturer Copywriter Translator
 Editor Scriptwriter Civil Service Official
Marketing Communication Expert Creative Industry Workers and Innovator  Mass and New Media Practitioner

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

There may still be minor changes upon the release of new guidelines.

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
LIT 3191 Introduction to Literature and Literary Studies 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
SPN 1 Spanish 1 – Basic 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 0 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
GE ELEC II Elective II 3 0 3
LIT 3192 Introduction to Literary Theory 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
SPN 2 Spanish 2 – Intermediate 3 0 3 SPN 1
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
WOSOCU World Societies and Cultures 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 29

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
LIT 3193 Philippine Literature: The Region and The Nation 3 0 3
LIT 3194 Introduction to Cultural Theory 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PE 3 Physical Education 3 2 0 2
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY1,
THY2
TOTAL 26 0 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AB 301 Entrepreneurial Mind 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics
3 0 3
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
GE ELEC III Elective III 3 0 3
LIT 2 Philippine Literary History 3 0 3
LIT 3195 Introduction to the Postcolonial Tradition 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY3
TOTAL 23 0 23
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CW3272 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 0 3
LIT 31910 Literary Research 3 0 3
LIT 31911 Introduction to Literature and the Professions 3 0 3
LIT 3196 Introduction to Translation 3 0 3
LIT 3197 Philippine Literary Theory and Criticism 3 0 3
LIT 3198 Literatures of Africa and Middle East 3 0 3
LIT 3199 Literatures of Asia 1 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 0 21

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
LIT 31912 Literatures of Asia 2 3 0 3
LIT 31913 Literatures of Americas 3 0 3
LIT 31914 Literatures of Europe 3 0 3
LIT 31915 Literature and the Sciences 3 0 3
LIT 31916 Thesis Writing 1 – Thesis Proposal 2 0 2
TOTAL 20 0 20

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CW 32713 Literary Translation 3 0 3 LIT 3196
ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3
ELE 4 Professional Elective 4 3 0 3
LIT 31917 The Teaching of Literature and Composition 3 0 3
LIT 31918 Practicum 3 0 3
LIT 31919 Thesis Writing 2 – Thesis Colloquium 2 0 2 LIT 31916
TOTAL 17 0 17

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
LIT 31920 Literature and the Environment 3 0 3
LIT 31921 Narrative Tools and Techniques in the Discipline 3 0 3
LIT 31922 Literature and Religion 3 0 3
LIT 31923 Creative Non-Fiction 3 0 3
LIT 31924 Special Topics / Workshops 3 0 3
LIT 31925 Thesis Writing 3 – Thesis Defense 2 0 2 LIT 31919
TOTAL 17 0 17

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2011-2012 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Year – First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Category
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
HST 101 History of Civilization 1 3 0 3
LIT 101A World Literatures 3 0 3
LIT 201 Young Adult Literature 3 0 3
PHL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3 0 3
SCL 101 Introduction to Sociology: Society and Culture 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

First Year – Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Category
CWG Contemporary World Geography 3 0 3
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
LIT 202 Comparative Mythology 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

Second Year – First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Category
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 2
HST 102 History of Civilization II 3 0 3
LIT 203 Poetry 3 0 3
LIT 204 Fiction 3 0 3
NS 101 Physical Science 3 0 3
PHL 103 Philosophical Anthropology 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Year  – Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Category
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3 ENG 3
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
3 0 3
LIT 207 Literary Criticism 3 0 3
MATH 600A Statistics 3 0 3
NS 201 Biological Science 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

Third Year – First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Category
COMP Computer Science and Information Technology 3 0 3
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik 3 0 3 FIL 1
LIT 103 Survey of Literary Masterpieces I (Non-Western Literature) 3 0 3
LIT 205 Non-Fiction 3 0 3
LIT 206 Drama 3 0 3
LIT 208 Literary Theory 3 0 3
LIT 301 English and American Literature 3 0 3
SPN 1 Elementary Spanish 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Third Year – Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Category
FIL 3 Retorika 3 0 3
HUM 1 Art, Man, and Society 3 0 3
LIT 104 Survey of Literary Masterpieces II (Western Literature) 3 0 3
LIT 209 Creative Writing 3 0 3
LIT 302 Philippine Literature in English 3 0 3
LIT 303 Southeast Asian Literatures 3 0 3
LIT RES 1 Literary Research I 3 0 3
SPN 2 Intermediate Spanish 3 0 3 SPN 1
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

Fourth Year – First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Category
LIT 210 Current Trends in Literature 3 0 3
LIT 304 Shakespeare 3 0 3
LIT 305 Modern Asia Literature 3 0 3
LIT 306 Latin American Literature 3 0 3
LIT RES 2 Literary Research II (Thesis Writing) 2 0 2 LIT RES 1
PHL 104 Ethical Systems 3 0 3
TOTAL 17 0 17

Fourth Year – Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Category
LIT 211 The Teaching of Literature 3 0 3
LIT 307 Contemporary African Literature 3 0 3
LIT 401 Modern Catholic Writing 3 0 3
LIT 402 Gender and Literature 3 0 3
LIT 403 Seminar in Literature 3 0 3
LIT RES 3 Literary Research III (Thesis Defense) 1 0 1 LIT RES 2
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
TOTAL 19 0 19

 

Policies

Code of Conduct (PPS 1027)

The University of Santo Tomas is the second home of the Thomasian students. Its task is mainly to inform and improve the students’ character, attitude and moral values, as well as to develop their intellectual, physical and psychological fitness. A proper norm of conduct is designed to inculcate these ideals.

Thomasian students are hereby expected, in the exercise of their rights and performance of their obligations, whether inside or outside the campus, to respect and act in accordance with the principles, traditions and ideals that are authentically Filipino and Catholic. They must abide by the rules of conduct and discipline formulated by the University. By faithfully observing such rules, they will internalize and cherish the core values of competence, compassion, and commitment.

This Code of Conduct applies to all students who have officially enrolled and to the students who have not been issued transfer of credentials by UST, nor separated from academic relations within the University.

Thomasian students must always observe the positive values upheld by the University intended to improve their character and attitude, as well as inculcate good behavior and moral self-discipline.

The students must always comply with the following rules at all times, even when they are outside the campus, especially when they are wearing the prescribed uniform of their Faculty/College/Institute/School.

Code of Conduct

Honesty

Students must behave honestly and with integrity in accordance with UST’s Catholic and Dominican teachings which put high premium on the practice of honesty, truth-telling, truth- seeking and truth-doing. They should not engage in any form of dishonesty, directly or indirectly, nor facilitate or aid in the commission of thereof. They should report to the authorities any suspected dishonest activity by any party.

Courtesy

Students must, at all times, be courteous and respectful to others. Courtesy is an act of respect towards another in recognition of the fundamental human dignity. It creates a climate of good will and fellowship.

Diligence

Students must honor their family and the University by being diligent in their studies. They should have a natural thirst for knowledge and view their attendance in the University as an opportunity to learn and grow holistically. They must be punctual; must be present in their classes and participate in school-initiated activities; and must be prepared for their lessons, out-of-class tasks and assessments.

Decency and Modesty

Students must give, at all times, act with proper decorum and etiquette. They shall not engage in indecent or lewd conduct which contrary to the mores of Catholic behavior and morality.

Students shall not use foul, vulgar or rough language in conversations and communications.

The University upholds the sanctity of human life, as well as the sanctity of the conjugal act within marriage. In case of a student gets pregnant out of wedlock, she must inform and seek the help of the SWDC, Guidance Counselor and Father Regent for emotional support, counseling and spiritual direction. To give the student adequate time and space to prepare for her the challenges and responsibility of parenthood and to take care of herself and the child, she will take a leave of absence from school two months before and two months after the delivery of the child.

In case the father of the child is a Thomasian student, he and his parents will be advised to participate in the guidance, counseling and spiritual direction of both students and their child.

 

Good Grooming and Uniform Concerns

Good grooming includes the wearing of the prescribed uniform, the authorized shoes, the ID, the male haircut and other considerations that are similar to these.

THE PRESCRIBED UNIFORMS

There are three classifications of prescribed uniforms. As a general rule, if students are in doubt, they are advised to wear their Type A uniform.

Type A uniform

TYPE A – for regular schooldays and formal University Events (e.g., accreditation, St. Thomas More Lecture, Major Exams)

For Females:

  • Official white blouse with lambda; Official A-line navy blue skirt; Black closed shoes

For Males:

  • Official polo barong; Black slacks (not jeans, not skinny); Plain white undershirt (no big colored prints); black closed shoes (leather is preferred; no rubber shoes)

 

 

TYPE B – worn during:

  • First Term: as announced (only for 2nd year and higher levels)
  • Second to Third Terms: from the day after Ash Wednesday until the end of the term (for all levels)

 

  • Official Type B shirt of the Faculty of Arts and Letters; Prescribed Jeans; Closed Shoes

 

TYPE C – Tiger Day Attire – worn on days specified by the Office of the Secretary-General

  • Black / Yellow / White / Combination of Black, Yellow, White / Tigerprint Shirt or Blouse; Prescribed Jeans; Closed Shoes
  • If the Tiger Day is specifically announced as Yellow Day, students are to wear a yellow shirt.

 

CIVILIAN ATTIRE

Given the implementation of online learning, students are reminded to wear modest clothes during Online Sessions.

The following are generally not allowed:

  • micro-mini skirts (three inches or more from the kneecaps); short shorts; cycling pants; tube; sleeveless; plunging neckline / see-though blouses; halter tops; backless tops; tank tops; leggings; sandos; sleeveless jerseys; slippers

 

Hair Style / Hair Color

Students’ hair style should be clean, combed, and neatly trimmed or fixed. Unconventional hair colors are not permitted. Male students are not allowed to sport long hair. Hair should not touch the collar or neckline of the uniform. The use of hairpins, pony tails, headbands, and the like by male students is likewise not allowed.

In compliance with Memorandum S006-00-ME21 (AY 2019-2020) released by the Office of the Secretary-General, manifesting the clarification on the item stipulated in the Student Handbook 2018, Item 4 (which discusses about hair style/ color under the heading Good Grooming of the PPS 1027 Code of Conduct), specifically on the term unconventional hair colors, all are enjoined, as necessary to limit their hair color to the following color spectrum: from Level 1 (Darkest Black) to Level 5 (Dark Brown).

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In particular cases when there is a need for a different hair color, for purposes of employment, theatrical plays, and other school-related requirements, a permit must be secured from the Office of the Student Welfare and Development Council.

Upon submission of the necessary requirements, the student will be issued a temporary pass which contains, among others, the period that he/she is allowed to have the hair color that is not within the above-mentioned spectrum.

 

TATTOO / BODY PIERCINGS / EARRINGS

Tattoo and unusual body piercing are strictly prohibited. Male students are not allowed to wear earrings and other accessories ordinarily used by females.

 

Identification Card

Students must wear the official University identification card at all times within the University premises. Loss of the identification card must be reported immediately to the local Student Welfare and Development Coordinator (SWDC).

Camaraderie and Student Organizations

The students shall join or form only student organizations whose objectives uphold the vision and mission of the University. Students shall join only organizations duly recognized by the University.The students shall join or form only student organizations whose objectives uphold the vision and mission of the University. Students shall join only organizations duly recognized by the University.

University-wide Fraternities/Sororities are prohibited from recruiting high school students and first-year students in the undergraduate programs. Fraternities and sororities of the Faculty of Civil Law and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery are prohibited from recruiting members from students in the undergraduate program(s).

Duly recognized organizations may recruit members only during the period as prescribed by the OSA for the university wide or the Dean’s office of the College/Faculty/Institute for college-based organization.  Duly recognized organizations may recruit members only during the period as prescribed by the OSA for the university wide or the Dean’s office of the College/Faculty/Institute for college-based organization.

Parents/guardians shall be informed by the organization through its adviser about participation of his/her child/ward in fraternities/sororities.

Every student organization must submit the required application paper for recognition (Refer to the Student Organization Handbook) and financial statements prepared by the organization’s treasure and auditor certified by the faculty adviser of the organization, endorsed by the Dean/Director, and Regent.

Only duly recognized student organizations may organize and/or engage in any approved group activity. The organization should follow the University’s policies on Approval of Student Activities.

Students shall not use the name “University of Santo Tomas,” its seal and official logo, in any activity (i.e. fair, seminar, field trip, tour, contract, announcement, etc.) or on any manufactured item, unless duly authorized by the Office of the Secretary-General. Students shall not use the name “University of Santo Tomas,” its seal and official logo, in any activity (i.e. fair, seminar, field trip, tour, contract, announcement, etc.) or on any manufactured item, unless duly authorized by the Office of the Secretary-General.

Organizations are prohibited from engaging in hazing (any physical or psychological suffering, harm or injury) inflicted on a recruit, member, neophyte or applicant for admission or continuing membership into the fraternity, sorority or organization.

Only duly recognized student organizations may post announcements at designated bulletin boards within the premises of their respective faculties/colleges/institutes/schools subject to the approval of the Dean and Regent. However, the approval of the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) should be obtained for posters, streamers, signboards that will be displayed or put up only at designated bulletin boards within the University premises.

Only duly recognized student organizations may use the faculties of the University but only upon prior approval of the OSA, Office of the Dean/Director, Facilities Management Office (FMO) as the case may be.Only duly recognized student organizations may use the faculties of the University but only upon prior approval of the OSA, Office of the Dean/Director, Facilities Management Office (FMO) as the case may be.

An organization shall not be allowed to operate nor join any activity, including freshmen orientation, after the expiration of its recognition.

Organization(s)/officer(s)/member(s) with on-going administrative case(s) or with penalties of suspension to expulsion shall not be allowed to take part in any organization related activity.

Peace and Order

Peace and Order

Students must give due regard to the rules and regulations formulated and implemented by the University authorities to ensure that peace and order may prevail.

Student shall not impede, obstruct, prevent or defeat the right of a faculty member to teach his/her course or the right to attend his/her classes or any official activity.

Students shall behave properly at all times, refrain from making unnecessary noise and avoid loitering along corridors especially when classes are on-going. Students are allowed, when necessary, to stay in the campus only until 9:30 p.m. except during University activities.

Students shall observe University traffic rules and regulations.

Students are prohibited from using electronic and communication devices during regular class hours and most especially during examinations unless authorized by the faculty member. Students are prohibited from using electronic and communication devices during regular class hours and most especially during examinations unless authorized by the faculty member.

Students shall not bring, carry or possess any deadly weapon/s inside or outside the campus; shall not engage or get involved in any violence; shall not threaten, bully, or inflict physical or psychological harm/suffering/injury on any person whether inside or outside the campus; and in general, shall not commit any illegal act or wrongdoing.

Students shall not use or be in possession of any substance prohibited under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act 2002 (Republic Act 9165). Students shall not use or be in possession of any substance prohibited under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act 2002 (Republic Act 9165).

All first-year students are required to submit themselves to drug testing as a condition precedent for their admission to the University. All other students of higher years may randomly be required to submit themselves to drug testing. Drug testing shall be conducted by the UST Health Service.

Care for the Environment

Students must actively participate in keeping the campus clean and in preventing pollution or other environment degradation. Thus, they are enjoined to design programs, projects and activities adhering to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment (Laudato Si).

The leaders or organizers of the student assembly/activity shall be responsible for the upkeep of the venue, before, during and immediately after the event.

For Parents

  • Let children facilitate their own transactions with the University.
  • Let children directly correspond with their professors.
  • Ask your children for updates on the recent circulars released by the University/Faculty.
  • Class suspensions are officially announced by the government or the University through mainstream media sources. (TV, radio, internet).
    • Official Website of UST: http://www.ust.edu.ph
    • Official Facebook Account of UST: https://www.facebook.com/UST1611official/
    • Official Twitter Account of UST: @ust1611official
  • Request your child to arrange/schedule our appointments with the Dean’s Office or other University offices on our behalf, and ahead of time. Otherwise, call the Dean’s Office or email local SWDC (swdb.artlets@gmail.com).
  • Let us help each other in teaching our children to become responsible adults.

Program Recognitions