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

Undergraduate Course: Gaelic Manuscript Culture (CELT10047)

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 None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe 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 (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) 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-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
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 25 %, Practical Exam 25 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Gaelic Manuscript Culture2:00
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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Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserMs Abigail Burnyeat
Tel: (0131 6)51 1310
Email: Abigail.Burnyeat@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Christina Bould
Tel: (0131 6)50 3622
Email: Chrisma.Bould@ed.ac.uk
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