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Gaelic 3 GAELIC3001

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This is a Level 3 course in Scottish Gaelic language and literature.


Classes for three agreed Honours options taken as part of this course as scheduled on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Grade D3 or above in Gaelic 2A (GAELIC2001) or grade C3 or above in Gaelic 2B (GAELIC2003)

Excluded Courses





Two 1500 word essays (10% each)

Two 10 minute oral presentations (5% each)

Continuous assessment of oral competence in conversation class throughout the year (5%)

Language practice exercises submitted throughout the year (10%)

Two 90 minute end of course examinations (45%)

One 20 minute oral examination (10%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

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. 

Language practice exercises are not available for reassessment.

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ extend the four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) developed in Gaelic 2A or 2B;

■ extend students' vocabulary, in both written and spoken Gaelic;

■ broaden students' knowledge of Gaelic poetry;

■ broaden students' knowledge of Gaelic prose;

■ encourage students to think critically about Gaelic literature and identify elements of continuity and innovation in the literature studied.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ converse and write fluently and accurately to a high standard in Gaelic;

■ translate a wide range of texts from English into Gaelic with a high degree of accuracy and using appropriate vocabulary;

■ translate and comment on a wide range of literary texts from Gaelic into English; to translate and discuss aspects of the theme and style of a wide range of seen and unseen Gaelic texts;

■ critically discuss the literature studied; other objectives are the same as those for the Honours courses selected.

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.