Undergraduate Course: Celtic Civilisation 1A (CELT08014)
|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||What is it to be 'Celtic'? Celtic Civilisation 1A is a 'survey' course concerned with the history of Celticness as a racial, cultural and ethnic concept, from the Iron Age in ancient times until the present. Its principal objective is to guide students to an understanding of how certain languages, music, art and nations came to be called 'Celtic'. Students on the course visit with the ancient Celtae, the medieval Celtic-speakers, and the early modern Europeans who saw themselves as their 'Celtic' descendants. You will observe how ideas about 'being Celtic' have changed since then, and discuss the sometimes bitter controversies surrounding Celticness today.
Visiting and 'outside-subject' students are most welcome on the course.
THIS COURSE IS NOT A PRE-REQUISITE FOR CELTIC CIVILISATION 1B.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||None: Visiting Students are very welcome.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, 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) essay proposal, 1 essay and a 2-hour Degree Examination in the DECEMBER diet. A very substantial amount of essay-related guidance is included in the course documentation available to all students.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Celtic Civilisation 1A||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Celtic Civilisation 1A||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Produce a sound and competent essay, in accordance with the common marking scale.
- Demonstrate recognition of the potential and limitations of both primary evidence and modern scholarship in pursuing the study of Celtic societies.
- Demonstrate insight into the concept of 'Celticity'.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the historiographical trajectory of the interpretation and application of the term 'Celtic'.
- 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; and, 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:|
J. Collis, The Celts: origins, myths & inventions (Stroud, 2003)
B. Maier, The Celts: a history from the earliest times to the present (Edinburgh, 2003)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The course complies with all School guidance concerning accessibility to, and reasonable adjustments supporting 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 Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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