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

Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture (CELT08017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
Taught in Gaelic?Yes
SummaryAn introduction to the Scottish Gaelic language and the history and culture of Gaelic Scotland. Teaching consists of three one-hour language workshops per week, one one-hour lecture, and a biweekly tutorial.
Course description Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture aims to give students with no previous knowledge of Scottish Gaelic a general introduction to the language and a general overview of the history and culture of Gaelic Scotland. By the end of the course, students may expect to have gained a basic competence in spoken and written Scottish Gaelic and to have acquired a general understanding of the history and culture of Gaelic Scotland.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Gaelic 1A (CELT08004) OR Gaelic 1B (CELT08005)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs Gaelic Language Workbook, £5.00
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 147 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 3 language tests (10% each, 30% total)
3 Homework Assignments (10% each, 30% total)
2 1500-word essays (20% each, 40% total)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Resit Exam Diet (August)Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture2:00
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 147 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 3 language tests (10% each, 30% total)
3 Homework Assignments (10% each, 30% total)
2 1500-word essays (20% each, 40% total)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture2:00
Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Gaelic Language and Culture aims to give students with no previous knowledge of Scottish Gaelic a general introduction to the language and a general overview of the history and culture of Gaelic Scotland. By the end of the course, students may expect to have gained a basic competence in spoken and written Scottish Gaelic and to have acquired a general understanding of the history and culture of Gaelic Scotland.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/celtic_gaelic%20courses.htm#glc
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Language session weekly¿ 30 minutes
Tutorial biweekly 50 minutes

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KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Robert Dunbar
Tel: (0131 6)50 3621
Email: Rob.Dunbar@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
Email: Annie.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
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