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Undergraduate Course: Gaelic Manuscript Culture (CELT10047)

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 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Celtic Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description The course will provide a theoretical and practical introduction to the knowledge and techniques required to approach the Gaelic manuscript record. Teaching will consist of one two-hour session per week, split between a one-hour lecture and an hour of practical work which will include reading practice, transcription, and editorial exercises. The course will aim to balance the provision of practical palaeographical skills with an introduction to and exploration of the conceptual framework required to handle texts in their manuscript contexts.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Gaelic 1A (CELT08004) OR Gaelic 1B (CELT08005)) AND ( Gaelic 2A (CELT08006) OR Gaelic 2B (CELT08007) OR Celtic Literature 2A (CELT08012)) AND Celtic Literature 2B (CELT08013)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Early Irish Texts 1 (CELT10009) AND Early Irish Texts 2 (CELT10010)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Course Materials, cost not to exceed 5.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will be given practical training in Gaelic palaeography and editorial methods, and introduced to appropriate aspects of the training of Gaelic scribes and poets, the historical development of scripts and orthography, and theoretical approaches to manuscript compilation and layout. The course aims to develop competence in reading and transcribing unedited Gaelic texts and an understanding of the way in which different editorial and theoretical approaches to manuscript sources can provide a methodology for approaching textual study.
Assessment Information
Essay (2,000-2,500 words) and selection of transcription and editorial exercises: 50% (25% + 25%)
Degree Examination (2 hours): 50%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiser Ms Abigail Burnyeat
Tel: (0131 6)51 1310
Email: Abigail.Burnyeat@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Dr Christina Strauch
Tel: (0131 6)50 3622
Email: c.a.strauch@ed.ac.uk
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