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Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture (CELT08017)

Course Outline
School School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Celtic Other subject area None
Course website http://www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/celtic_gaelic%20courses.htm#glc Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description An introduction to the Scottish Gaelic language and the history and culture of Gaelic Scotland. Teaching consists of three one-hour language workshops per week, one one-hour lecture, and a biweekly tutorial.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Gaelic 1A (CELT08004) OR Gaelic 1B (CELT08005)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs Gaelic Language Workbook, 5.00
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-11 12:10 - 13:00
CentralLecture1-11 12:10 - 13:00
CentralLecture1-11 12:10 - 13:00
CentralLecture1-11 12:10 - 13:00
First Class Week 1, Monday, 12:10 - 13:00, Zone: Central. 27 George Square, Conference Room
Additional information Biweekly one-hour tutorial at a time to be arranged.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture2:0016 sides
Resit Exam Diet (August)Paper 12:0016 sides
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture aims to give students with no previous knowledge of Scottish Gaelic a general introduction to the language and a general overview of the history and culture of Gaelic Scotland. By the end of the course, students may expect to have gained a basic competence in spoken and written Scottish Gaelic and to have acquired a general understanding of the history and culture of Gaelic Scotland.
Assessment Information
Weekly language exercises and other written assignments;
Final exam (December) 40%; 2 class tests through the year 25%; 1 essay 25%; oral testing (December) 10%.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiser Dr Wilson Mcleod
Tel: (0131 6)50 3623
Email: w.mcleod@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Dr Christina Strauch
Tel: (0131 6)50 3622
Email: c.a.strauch@ed.ac.uk
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