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Undergraduate Course: Scottish Gaelic Verse in the Modern Era (CELT10018)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
Taught in Gaelic?Yes
SummaryThe course provides an overview of the development of Gaelic poetry from a tradition-bound medium of expression to the proliferation of different modern genres that characterises the subject today. The poetry under discussion takes in the work of a range of poets whose contribution to the corpus is both distinctive in itself and illustrative of the themes and concerns that are present at various stages of the century. Both famous and lesser-known poets are represented in the selection from the available corpus, and the work of native speakers is considered along that of learners of Gaelic. The course is taught through the medium of Gaelic.
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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
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**
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 25 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students are required to undertake two assignments. One assignment consists of a literary essay and the other is a presentation (delivered to the class and then written up (25% each): 50%
Two-hour Degree Exam: 50%
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of Gaelic poetry throughout the twentieth century;
  2. explain the development of different strands of the modern Gaelic poetic tradition from orally composed song to verse with predominantly literate characteristics;
  3. assess critically the work of a number of key poets of the period;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the salient aspects of literary criticism relating to Gaelic poetry of the period;
  5. demonstrate competence in transferable skills, e.g. close engagement with texts, critical evaluation of source material, independent reading, coherent and clearly structured writing, oral presentation, group discussion, time management.
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Course organiserDr Anja Gunderloch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1374
Course secretaryMs Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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