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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
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
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Abigail Burnyeat
Tel: (0131 6)51 1310
Email: Abigail.Burnyeat@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Christine Lennie
Tel: (0131 6)50 3524
Email: christine.lennie@ed.ac.uk
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