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GH4560: GAELIC IDENTITIES B (2014-2015)

Last modified: 27 May 2014 16:52

Course Overview

In this course you will learn about the different methodological approaches used to study language and identity and you will then gain experience of applying theory and methods from the course in the design of a research project on Gaelic identities. 

This course is taught through seminars accompanied by practical exercises and interactive group work to develop practical skills for conducting small-scale research.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Marsaili MacLeod

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Celtic (CE) (Studied) or Gaelic (GH) (Studied) or Language And Linguistics (LN) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course studies the development of shorter prose fiction in Gaelic in the twentieth (and twenty-first) century. It will investigate the importance of the short story and consider its place within the wider Gaelic culture. It will involve reading, analysing and discussing several of the most important Gaelic short stories of the period. Students will also be engaged in directed self-study outside of class, which will involve substantial amounts of additional reading in fields such as the literature of other languages, history, biography, social commentary, philosophy, critical practice and critical theory. Students will extend their understanding of the subject by exploring additional texts (both in Gaelic and in other languages they know) not covered on the syllabus by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

Further Information & Notes

The course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with its counterpart in the other half of Honours. This course is available in 2014/15.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%) and in-course assessment: individual project (40%) and oral presentation (10%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students are assessed formatively on their seminar performance and also on their progress towards their individual project.


Verbal feedback is given to students in class and written feedback is provided on students' submitted work.

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