Modern Irish Prose GAELIC4029

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

To enhance students' knowledge and ability to read modern Irish prose, and to outline some of the literary history of such prose.

Timetable

Lectures : 1 per week
Tutorials : 1 per week
Total teaching hours = 20

Requirements of Entry

Normally, students will have taken the course: Introduction to Irish Language

Excluded Courses

NONE

Co-requisites

NONE

Assessment

The mark for this module will be determined on the basis of 25% from a written essay submitted in week 8; 25% from forthnightly Irish to English translations; and 50% from an end-of-course examination.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities normally available? 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 enhance students' knowledge and ability to read modern Irish prose, and to outline some of the literary history of such prose.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students will be able:
to translate passages of Irish prose into English with the aid of a dictionary;
to describe and comment on the history of prose types in modern Irish, including materials from the early twentieth century.

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.