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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Celtic

Undergraduate Course: Gaelic 2A (CELT08006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
Taught in Gaelic?Yes
SummaryAn introduction to Scottish Gaelic verse and prose literature, and to the linguistic structure and history of Scottish Gaelic, together with langauge practical classes both oral and written.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Gaelic 1A (CELT08004)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students will be expected to demonstrate a level of competency in the Gaelic language equivalent to that of Edinburgh students who have completed one year of Gaelic instruction at university/college level. Admission to this course will be based on your level of competency and will be entirely at the discretion of the Course Organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 66, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 66, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 260 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 33 %, Practical Exam 17 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 essay; 2 other written assignments; regular language and translation exercises throughout the year. Class work 50%; degree exam 50%.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Paper 12:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Paper 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Paper 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Paper 22:00
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to build on the work of Gaelic 1A, and to prepare students for Celtic Honours work, by (1) extending students' experience in and understanding of the Scottish Gaelic literature of the last three centuries 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; (2) increasing 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; and (3) providing a detailed introduction to the history of Gaelic Scotland and the Scottish Gaelic language, and to the analysis of the contemporary varieties of Gaelic, its variation, sociolinguistic position, and future prospects.
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Course organiserProf Robert Dunbar
Tel: (0131 6)50 3621
Course secretaryMs Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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