20th Century Irish Poetry GAELIC4019

  • 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

To introduce students to 20th century Irish poetry; to compare and contrast Irish and Gaelic 20th century poetry.

Timetable

Class will meet twice weekly for ten weeks

Requirements of Entry

Normal Entry into Honours

Assessment

The mark for this module will be determined on the basis of: 40% from two written essays submitted in weeks 5 and 8 (topics to be assigned); 20% from four pieces of translation work to be submitted fortnightly; 40% from a two-hour end of course 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

To introduce students to 20th century Irish poetry; to compare and contrast Irish and Gaelic 20th century poetry.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students will be able: to describe some of the main themes of modern Irish poetry; to discuss the cultural and literary background of a number of poems; to compare and contrast the work of three 20th century poets; to translate a seen passage of poetry from Irish to English.

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.