Rizal's Life and Works


COURSE CODE: GESS 113
COURSE TITLE: RIZAL’S LIFE AND WORKS 
COURSE CREDIT: 3 UNITS
CLASS SCHEDULE: Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm, Room 106



COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course covers the study of the life and works of Dr. Jose P. Rizal – the country’s national hero – in relation to the socio-political situation during Rizal’s time and its implications to the present time, with special emphasis on “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo.”



COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
1. Understand the life, works and writings of Rizal particularly his moral and intellectual legacies to the Filipino youth;
2. Know the relevance of Rizal's teachings to contemporary situations;
3. Gain inspiration and insight from the experience of Rizal as a son, student, patriot and nationalist; and
4. Imbibe the spirit of patriotism and nationalism as a Filipino.



COURSE OUTLINE



I. CLASS ORIENTATION
A. Housekeeping and discussion of syllabus
B. Rizal Laws – RA 1425, CHED Memorandum No. 3, s. 1995, Republic Act No. 229, Memorandum Order No. 247



II. THE SETTING
A. Background on the Socio-Political Situation of the Philippines During Rizal’s Times
B. Development of Filipino Nationalism



III. THE MAKING OF A LEADER
A. Family Background of Rizal and Its Influence on the Development of His Nationalism
B. Rizal's Educational Experience
C. Early Literary Works


IV. THE MORAL AND INTELLECTUAL LEGACIES
A. Rizal's Teachings as Expressed in His Speech (1884) and Letters to Parents
B. Noli Me Tangere: Philosophical and Sociological Interpretations 
C. Essays and Letters
D. Rizal's Contributions to the Reform Movement
E. El Filibusterismo: Study of A Revolution That Failed
F. La Liga Filipina



V. CONSEQUENCES OF RIZAL’S ACTIVITIES AND WRITINGS 
A. Rizal's Exile in Dapitan
B. Trial and Execution of Rizal 



VI. RIZAL’S FINAL WORKS 
A. Rizal's Philosophy and Religious Ideas 
B. Rizal's Mi Ultimo Adios



VII. RIZAL: MARTYR AND NATIONAL HERO
A. Comments/Issues on the Heroism of Rizal – Bonifacio vs. Rizal
B. Criteria in the Making of Rizal as a National Hero 



REFERENCES


Zaide, Gregorio F. and Sonia M. Zaide. (2007). Jose Rizal: Life, Works and Writings of a Genius, Writer, Scientist and National Hero. Quezon City: All Nations Publishing Corporation
http://joserizal.ph
Additional references and reading materials will be announced by the instructor two weeks before the discussion.


2 comments:

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