Undergraduate Course: Gaelic 1B (CELT08005)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Taught in Gaelic?||Yes
|Summary||An introduction to Scottish Gaelic verse and prose literature, and to the study of the Gaelic language, together with language practical classes both oral and written.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass in Gàidhlig or Gaelic (Learners) at SCE Higher Grade or equivalent. Oral competence in Scottish Gaelic must be demonstrated in a manner approved by the department.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Please note pre-requisite requirements as stated above. Visiting students will be expected to demonstrate an equivalent level of competency in the Gaelic language.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 66,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 66,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 essay, semester 2; 2 oral presentations, one in each semester; regular language and translation exercises throughout the year. Class work 50%; degree exam 50%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 1||2:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 2||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Paper 1||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Paper 2||2:00|
| The course aims (1) to extend students' experience in and understanding of Scottish Gaelic literature of the last three centuries, and to develop a general familiarity with the culture and literature of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, through reading and discussion of Gaelic prose and verse texts, thus introducing students at first-hand to the works of some of the most important Gaelic poets, and to a wide variety of Gaelic prose styles; and (2) to increase familiarity with, and powers of expression in, Scottish Gaelic by means of regular language work, thus leading students towards a sound competence in speaking, reading and writing Scottish Gaelic.
|Course organiser||Prof Robert Dunbar
Tel: (0131 6)50 3621
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167