Undergraduate 

History MA/MA(SocSci)

Medieval Welsh Literature In Translation CELTCIV4027

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • 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 develop the intellectual and analytical skills acquired during the first two years, especially as applied to Celtic literature; to introduce literary debates and interpretations, as well as new ideas derived from current research; to introduce the literature of medieval Wales by means of reading texts in translation, modern literary criticism and class discussion; to encourage the development if transferable skills by fostering individual initiatives, personal choice, and group discussion.

Timetable

Class will meet twice weekly for ten weeks

Assessment

The mark for this module will be determined on the basis of: 25% from a written essay (topics to be assigned); 20% from seminar (divided into 15% for written summary, 5% for the seminar presentation); 5% class preparation and participation; 50% a two-hour degree examination. Essays: Students will be expected to complete two written assignments, one a formal essay, and the other a formal written summary of their seminar presentation (see below). The formal essay should be no less than 2000 words, and should comply with the departmental guidelines on essay completion. It will be due by the end of week 8 of the course. Seminars: All students will be expected to present a topic in seminar (if numbers necessitate, this may be in the context of a group or shared presentation). This will consist of introducing the topic or question to the class, teaching people the basic concepts and data involved, and leading discussion on the topic. The student should also submit a written summary (1500-2000 words) of their presentation, which will be assessed. In addition, all students are expected to contribute to discussion during the whole range of seminars.

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 intellectual and analytical skills acquired during the first two years, especially as applied to Celtic literature; to introduce literary debates and interpretations, as well as new ideas derived from current research; to introduce the literature of medieval Wales by means of reading texts in translation, modern literary criticism and class discussion; to encourage the development if transferable skills by fostering individual initiatives, personal choice, and group discussion.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this module, the student should be able: to outline the development of Welsh literature down to 1500; to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the resources for the study of medieval Welsh literature and an awareness of current scholarly debates and ideas; to apply such ideas and arguments towards criticism and analysis of texts in translation.

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.