Guth Nam Ban 1450-1750 GAELIC4008

  • Academic Session: 2016-17
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The aims of this module are: to deepen students' understanding of the Gaelic literary tradition from the 16th to the 19th centuries, by identifying some of its homogeneous characteristics and distinctive strands; to highlight the contribution of women to the development of Gaelic poetry and song; to develop students' analytical and interpretative skills in regard to linguistic and literary registers of the 16th to 19th centuries; to develop students' literary critical skills.

Timetable

Class will meet twice weekly for ten weeks

Assessment

The mark for this module will be determined on the following basis: 25% from contributions and seminars (5% general preparation and contribution, 5% individual presentation of seminar, 15% written summary of seminar presentation); 25% from written assignment essay; 50% from two-hour degree examination.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of this module are: to deepen students' understanding of the Gaelic literary tradition from the 16th to the 19th centuries, by identifying some of its homogeneous characteristics and distinctive strands; to highlight the contribution of women to the development of Gaelic poetry and song; to develop students' analytical and interpretative skills in regard to linguistic and literary registers of the 16th to 19th centuries; to develop students' literary critical skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of this module the students should be able to: discuss in detail the distinctive features of the folksong tradition and its points of overlap with the male literary tradition; identify the main characteristics of the work of specific women poets from the 16th to 19th centuries, with reference to their literary and socio-historical contexts; discuss the value of the texts studied as sources of social history; identify the varied musical traditions associated with the texts studied.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.