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Undergraduate Course: Scottish Gaelic Verse in the Jacobite Period (CELT10017)

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 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaCeltic Other subject areaNone
Course website Taught in Gaelic?Yes
Course descriptionThe course studies vernacular Gaelic poetry during the Jacobite period, beginning with the Civil War of the mid-seventeenth century and focusing in particular on the various types of poetry composed in connection with the Jacobite rebellions. This body of verse represents an important source for the study of socio-historical developments in the Highlands as well as a corpus that is significant as a distinct literary genre in its own right. The course considers the role of the poet as spokesperson and opinion-former and in this context examines some of the most important poets and their output, investigating both overlaps and differences in outlook and function of their work. The poetry under discussion ranges from historical exposition, political propaganda, and military analysis to personal response, using both traditional techniques and innovative features to make its point. It also presents a specifically Gaelic perspective on Jacobitism and government politics.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Gaelic 1A (CELT08004) OR Gaelic 1B (CELT08005) AND Gaelic 2A (CELT08006) OR Gaelic 2B (CELT08007)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to this course is at the discretion of the Course Organiser and will be arranged on a case by case basis by the Visiting Student Office in consultation with the department.

**Please note: this course will be taught in Gaelic**
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
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Scottish Gaelic Verse in the Jacobite Period2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The Intended Learning Outcomes are the development of a sound knowledge of the distinctive characteristics of Jacobite poetry and the position of the genre in the wider field of Gaelic literature. A sound knowledge of metres and stylistic features of the poetry will be imparted. The way in which historical events and developments in the social environment are reflected and discussed in the poetry is emphasised in particular. Students will be able to evaluate the value of the material as both literature and as a source for the study of Highland history. The preparation of translations of texts forms an integral part of the course and is designed to improve students' understanding and appreciation of this body of Gaelic verse. The course will be taught through the medium of Gaelic.
Assessment Information
Essay and written summary of presentation: 50% (25% + 25%)
Degree Examination (2 hours): 50%
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Course organiserDr Anja Gunderloch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1374
Course secretaryMs Christina Bould
Tel: (0131 6)50 3622
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