Undergraduate Course: Gaelic 2B (CELT08007)
|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||Study of Scottish Gaelic literature, of the linguistic structure and history of Scottish Gaelic, together with practical Scottish Gaelic language work both oral and written.
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 and extend the work of Gaelic 1A/1B, and to prepare students for Honours work in Celtic, by providing (1) 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; (2) an introduction to a range of modern and medieval Scottish prose texts; (3) an introduction to the Scottish Gaelic verse of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and (4) 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.
|Course organiser||Prof Robert Dunbar
Tel: (0131 6)50 3621
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167