DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES & LITERATURE

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES FOUNDATION
College of Arts & Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES & LITERATURE


The Department offers two Programs:

A. BA English Language Studies (Track1: English Language Studies as Discipline)

This Program offers courses that are designed to integrate theory and practice to prepare the students for effective communication in English in diverse contexts and situations. These courses further provides students with knowledge, competencies and strategies in the use of the English language in real-world contexts that will equip them in their academic and professional pursuit.

Program Educational Outcomes:

(Based on CHED CMO No. 24, Series of 2017)

It is the endeavor of the Program that graduates should be able to:

  1. “Articulate a comprehensive and contextualized view of the English language system and development.”
  2. “Communicate in English (both oral and written) fluently, accurately, and creatively in diverse social, cultural, academic, and professional settings.”
  3. “Facilitate English language learning in diverse social, cultural, academic, and professional settings.”
  4. “Participate effectively in oral communication situations where language systems (phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic) vary.”
  5. “Produce well-written texts for various academic and professional purposes.”
  6. “Teach English communication skills knowledge of best practices.”
  7. “Enhance literacy development and critical/creative thinking among students through the use of different types of texts.”
  8. “Engage in English language research relevant to the school and workplace settings.”
Nature of the Field of Study:

Global communication in the twenty-first century is made possible by the use of a language understood by all. That language is English, the medium used in the pursuit of knowledge, the advancement of science and technology, the development of business and industry. It gives humankind access to the infinite resources of the internet and thus enables countries to work together to achieve their common goals. New information and research findings are efficiently shared in this international lingua franca.

As an official language in the Philippines, English is used in government and law, education, media, business and industry. As such, there is a demand for graduates who not only have adequate facility of English but can competently and effectively use the language in different contexts and for various purposes.


The courses in the Program are designed to integrate theory and practice to prepare the students for effective communication in English in diverse contexts and situations.

Program Goals:
  1. To provide a comprehensive knowledge of the English language -its origin, growth and development, structures, and use.
  2. To enhance the students’ competencies in the use of the English language in real-world contexts.
  3. To present appropriate strategies of language use through a heightened awareness of how English works in different situations in the Philippines and in Asia and the rest of the world.

B. BA in Literature and Cultural Studies (Track A: Literary and Cultural Studies)

The program provides background training in a range of skills including advanced communicative competence, effective strategies in rhetoric and research, and modes of literacy that provide access to macro/micro skills and integrated/integrative competencies through wide-ranged study of literature. It further provides competencies targeting critical and creative thinking which will develop students' capabilities in their academic and professional pursuit.

Program Educational Outcomes:

(Based on CHED CMO No. 24, Series of 2017)

It is the endeavor of the Program that graduates should be able to:

  1. “Recognize the need for and demonstrate the ability for lifelong learning.”
  2. “Identify multi-perspectives and interrelations among texts and contexts.”
  3. “Apply analytical and interpretive skills in the study of texts.”
  4. “Discuss and/or create artistic forms and types.”
  5. “Demonstrate research skills specific to the sub-disciplines in the humanities.”
  6. “Use appropriate theories and methodologies critically and creatively.”
  7. “Appraise the role of humanistic education in the formation of the human being and society.”
  8. “Apply close reading of texts, involving analysis and interpretation of a variety of forms, types and genres.”
  9. “Deploy critical perspectives in the analysis and interpretation of texts representing a variety of forms, types, and genres.”
  10. “Produce a creative or critical text in one of the genres, forms, or types that maybe useful to Literature as a discipline, individual or group work.”
  11. “Categorize literary and cultural texts according to geographic areas, cultural/intercultural milieus, types, conventions, movements and historical periods.”
  12. “Plan and execute written and non-written projects for career undertakings anchored in the discipline of Literature.”
Nature of the Field of Study:

The ideal of an educated person is trained in well-rounded and holistic but focused and specialist academic programs. A background in literature provides precisely this kind of training that envisions a citizenry that at once possesses skills, values, and imagination.

The study of literature involves training in a range of skills including advanced communicative competence, effective strategies in rhetoric and research, modes of literacy that provide access to macro/micro-skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening, interpretation and critical thinking) and integrated/integrative competencies (problem-solving, independent study, research, creativity/innovation, team-work, appreciation of different perspectives, intellectual flexibility, intercultural/linguistic adaptability).

It involves both specific and generic skills in literature, training in competencies targeting critical and creative thinking and oral and verbal communication, formation and development of values and attitudes required of a Filipino in the age of trans-regionalization and internationalization.

Graduates of this study have a competitive edge as they are equipped with a background and training in literature - as they open up a world of meanings that have practical effects in everyday lives in the world of home and work. It also provides them the tools for interdisciplinary professions through the exposure in the orientation and methodologies of both the humanities and the social sciences across national and international languages, careers and vocations. Finally, it develops in the students the use of their imagination through the various types of creative writing, presentations and productions from poetry to copywriting.

Program Goals:

The study of literature is mainly concerned with the promotion of values of Filipinoness and humanness: the understanding of and sympathy for the feelings and thoughts of the Filipino as a human individual in concrete situations, relationships, experiences, and history, and at the same time offers many ways to improve specific skill and general knowledge.

By studying literary and cultural texts- local and global, classical and contemporary – students are generally enriched by multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective to:

  1. Be encouraged to produce their own literary and cultural texts required by a range of disciplines and professions.
  2. Expand their experiential and intellectual horizons that develop knowledge, values, skills, and intercultural competence.
  3. Develop disciplinary commitment in preparation for national and international career outcomes and life-long learners.
  4. Develop critical thinking and imaginative expressions and innovations across language and culture.

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  • Mr. Charles Roy P. Baguio – DEAN
  • 414-8773 loc. 106
  • cbaguio@uspf.edu.ph
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