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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Celtic

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

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaCeltic Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/celtic_gaelic%20courses.htm#glc Taught in Gaelic?Yes
Course descriptionAn 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 (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Biweekly one-hour tutorial at a time to be arranged.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 147 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Paper 12:00
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Biweekly one-hour tutorial at a time to be arranged.
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 147 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture2:00
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 (end of semester) 40%; 2 class tests through the semester 25%; 1 essay 25%; oral testing (end of semester) 10%.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserProf Wilson Mcleod
Tel: (0131 6)50 3623
Email: w.mcleod@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Christina Bould
Tel: (0131 6)50 3622
Email: Chrisma.Bould@ed.ac.uk
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