Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Advanced Early Gaelic 2 CELTCIV5002

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The aims of this course are: to develop the linguistic skills gained in previous study 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

20 contact hours (1 hr per week across the academic session)

Requirements of Entry

Prior study of Early Gaelic

Course Aims

The aims of this course are: to develop the linguistic skills gained in previous study 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 course, 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.