THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Traditional Song - Gaelic (P03223)
The course will focus on Gaelic song and its role in society. The approach will be thematic, and the areas to be addressed will include song and sense of place, religion, the emigrant experience, the role of the township bard, and community and labour. The overall aim will be to show how song interacts with the community. Performance will be emphasised, and the course will draw on recordings housed in the School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh as well as on live sung examples.
? Pre-requisites : Admission to MSc (T) Scottish Studies Admission to MSc (T) Highland Studies
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 1 hour(s) 50 minutes per week for 11 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should have:
- gained an enhanced view of the role of Gaelic song in the community
- explored case-studies of songs which are relevant to each of the themes presented in the semester
- gained an understanding of the ways in which Gaelic song has developed in response to community and individual needs
- engaged with a range of key texts which deal with the subject of Gaelic song
- become familiar with a range of relevant scholarship on the themes covered in the semester
- gained confidence in presenting the results of personal study and research in oral and written form.
One essay of approximately 4,000 words to be submitted as set out in the programme handbook.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Christine Lennie
Dr Katherine Campbell
Course Website : http://www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/
School Website : http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/