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Course Overview

Scottish Gaelic (GĂ idhlig) is Scotland's oldest living language. In this introductory course, which follows on from GH1011 Modern Gaelic Scotland A, you will learn about the Gaels, their history and their modern culture. 

This course is taught in English and is normally taken in conjunction with GH1507 Gaelic for Beginners 1A or GH1513 Gaelic Language 1B.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Michelle MacLeod

Qualification Prerequisites


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Course Description

This course introduces students to twentieth-century Scottish Gaelic culture and society through a topics which include, 'The Role of Women in Gaelic Society', 'The Role of Religion in Gaelic', 'Society From Disparagement to Devolution' and 'Gaelic Poetry 1950-2010'.  Students will be expected to contribute substantially to the once-weekly seminar discussions.

Further Information & Notes

All texts are delivered in English or with translation.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

19 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: 100% continuous assessment, including 3 800-word essays
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment



The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

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