Undergraduate Course: Gaelic 2A (CELT08006)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Taught in Gaelic?||Yes
|Summary||An 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Gaelic 1A (CELT08004)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, 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; 2 other written assignments; 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 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.
|Course organiser||Prof Robert Dunbar
Tel: (0131 6)50 3621
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167