Advanced Early Gaelic Texts CELTCIV4009

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The aims of this module are: to develop the linguistic skills gained in the first year of Early Gaelic language; to introduce new texts, problems, and skills, such as working on texts not edited for student readers, and use of dictionaries and other tools; to broaden and extend familiarity with the range and style of Early Gaelic texts; to increase awareness of the language changes from Old to Middle Irish.

Timetable

One hour per week throughout the year

Requirements of Entry

Introduction to Early Gaelic (Old and Middle Irish); Early Gaelic Poetry

Assessment

The mark for this module will be determined on the basis of: 5% class preparation and participation; 20% practical exercise (textual/linguistic); 25% one written essay on literary or textual aspects of the texts read; 50% a 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 develop the linguistic skills gained in the first year of Early Gaelic language; to introduce new texts, problems, and skills, such as working on texts not edited for student readers, and use of dictionaries and other tools; to broaden and extend familiarity with the range and style of Early Gaelic texts; to increase awareness of the language changes from Old to Middle Irish.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the module, the student should be able: to demonstrate a good knowledge of the texts studied, including their literary significance; to translate passages of Early Gaelic and comment on grammatical matters; to apply knowledge of Early Gaelic to unseen passages.

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.