An 19Mh Linn Tro Shuilean Nan Gaidheal GAELIC4001

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

Short Description

The aims of this module are: to encourage students to think critically about conventional sources for the history of the Highlands; to develop an awareness of the wealth of social and historical evidence available in Gaelic; to explore some of the main events and changes in the Highlands through Gaelic poetry, tales and prose writings; to study some of the main literary figures of the period and their attempts to influence contemporary events; to promote class discussion and interaction.

Timetable

Class will meet twice weekly for ten weeks

Requirements of Entry

Normal requirements for Honours

Assessment

The mark for this module will be determined on the basis of: 25% from a written essay; 25% from contributions to a seminar (15% for a written summary of presentation, 5% for seminar presentation, 5% for general participation in seminars); 50% from a two hour degree examination. Essays: Students will be expected to complete two written assignments. One will be a formal essay of between 1500 and 2000 words, and should comply with the departmental guidelines on essay completion. This essay will be due by the end of week 8 of the course. The second will be a written summary, (c.500 words) of students' seminar presentations and will be due by the end of week 10 of the course. Seminar: All students will be expected to present a seminar topic. This will involve either the analysis of specific source material or studying one particular event or theme through Gaelic source material, the presenting of findings to the class and leading discussion on the topic. It is expected that all students will participate actively in all seminar discussions (see above). Seminar topics will vary from year to year, depending on the number of students in the class.

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 encourage students to think critically about conventional sources for the history of the Highlands; to develop an awareness of the wealth of social and historical evidence available in Gaelic; to explore some of the main events and changes in the Highlands through Gaelic poetry, tales and prose writings; to study some of the main literary figures of the period and their attempts to influence contemporary events; to promote class discussion and interaction.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this module, students should be able to: list and discuss the main sources pertaining to the history of the Gaels in the nineteenth century; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these various sources; discuss events and attitudes in the Highlands based on both Gaelic and English source material; assess the influence of various nineteenth century Gaelic poets and writers.

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.