THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
The Dal Riata (P01230)
This postgraduate supervised reading course has as its focus the subject of the Gaelic-speaking peoples of Early Christian northern Britain. Its particular emphasis is upon understanding the social and political structures of the Dal Riata, and understanding, on a number of levels, how these may be studied.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : First Class Friday 25th September, 1200, Room B3, 17 Buccleuch Place
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, it is intended that students will have:
* acquired specialist knowledge and understanding of the political, social and economic behaviour of the Dal Riata
* subjected received assumptions and scholarly models to critical scrutiny
* handled primary evidence, including literary sources, material and artefactual evidence, and a certain amount of linguistics
* developed a sufficient degree of expertise in the subject to undertake a Masters dissertation in it
Students will be required to submit one individual essay of no less than 4000 words, and no more than 5000 words, to be handed in on the last Monday of the semester in which the course is run. The essay mark will count as 100% of the final grade.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mr Niko Ovenden
Dr James Fraser
School Website : http://www.shc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/