Undergraduate Course: Traditional Song - Gaelic (SCET10025)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will focus on Gaelic song and its role in society. The approach will be thematic, and the areas to be addressed will include song and sense of place, religion, the emigrant experience, the role of the township bard, and community and labour. The overall aim will be to show how song interacts with the community. Performance will be emphasised, and the course will draw on recordings housed in the School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh as well as on live sung examples.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have a background within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate their knowledge of the role of song in past and present-day Gaelic-speaking communities;
- articulate how different songs and song genres have developed in response to group and individual needs;
- engage with case-studies of songs relevant to each of the semester's themes;
- identify and critically assess a range of relevant scholarship on Gaelic song;
- demonstrate competence in transferable skills, e.g. close engagement with texts, critical evaluation of source material, independent reading, coherent and clearly structured writing, oral presentation, group discussion and time management.
|Course organiser||Dr William Lamb
Tel: (0131 6)50 3624
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167