Undergraduate Course: Celtic Civilisation 1B (CELT08015)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In the early Middle Ages (roughly AD 400-1000) Britain and Ireland experienced social, religious, cultural and political transformation. As the culture of the Latin West pervaded, Insular society became more rigidly hierarchical, pagan spirituality gave way to Christianity, learning grew increasingly literate, and politics came to be dominated by kings with more and more authority. These processes transformed the Roman and 'barbarian' populations of Britain and Ireland into medieval ones, and created the 'home nations' familiar to us today.
Celtic Civilisation 1B examines the Celtic dimension of this early medieval transformation, both in terms of the realities recoverable from the surviving evidence of the period, and in terms of how Celtism has influenced their study. The course lectures take students through these issues, often with an emphasis on understanding the Celts in wider early medieval context. Fortnightly tutorials involve students in debating questions surrounding key problems relating to early medieval Celtic studies.
Visiting and 'outside-subject' students are most welcome on the course.
COMPLETION OF CELTIC CIVILISATION 1A IS NOT A REQUIREMENT.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||None: Visiting Students are very welcome.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 (short) source analysis, 1 essay and a 2-hour Degree Examination. A very substantial amount of essay-related guidance is included in the course documentation available to all students.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Celtic Civilisation 1B||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Celtic Civilisation 1B||2:00|
| Upon completion of the course it is intended that students will be able to:
* produce a sound and competent essay, in accordance with the common marking scale;
* demonstrate, by way of essay and examination, recognition of the potential and limitations of primary evidence in pursuing the study of Celtic societies;
* demonstrate, by way of essay and examination, recognition of the potential and limitations of modern scholarship in pursuing the study of Celtic societies;
* demonstrate, by way of essay and examination, insight into the concept of 'Celticity';
* demonstrate the following transferable skills: independent gathering of relevant evidence pertaining to a posed problem; critical consideration of evidence in order to arrive at sound conclusions; evaluating the work of others, including peers; presenting evaluations and conclusions clearly in both written and oral form; independent management of personal timetable, workload and other priorities in order to meet established deadlines.
|There is a broad selection of readings for each specific topic; recommended textbooks are:|
S. M. Foster, Picts, Gaels and Scots: Early Historic Scotland (2nd edn: London, 2004)
E. James, Britain in the First Millennium (London, 2001)
D. Ó Cróinín, Early Medieval Ireland 400-1200 (London & New York, 1995)
N. T. Patterson, Cattle-Lords and Clansmen: the social structure of early Ireland (2nd edn: Notre Dame & London, 1994)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||All School guidance is followed concerning accessibility to, and reasonable adjustments to support, students with declared disabilities.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Plus tutorial 1 hour, fortnightly
|Course organiser||Prof Robert Dunbar
Tel: (0131 6)50 3621
|Course secretary||Ms Christine Lennie
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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