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Postgraduate Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies 2016-2017

CE5015: MEDIEVAL GAELIC LANGUAGE I

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course provides a basic introduction to Old Gaelic, and is an exciting option for students who are interested in exploring the history of modern Scottish Gaelic, and/or curious about Celtic grammatical structures. We will read some basic texts in the original language. Any previous language study will be an advantage. Old Gaelic is the earliest form of a Celtic language which we can reconstruct with some certainty. It holds the key to the earliest vernacular literature north of the Alps, and is the earliest attested form of both Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

CE5016: MODERN GAELIC FOR POSTGRADUATES (A)

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

An intensive language course in modern Scottish Gaelic, for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language. Through a variety of teaching methods, students will develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

CE5034: MODERN IRISH LANGUAGE FOR POSTGRADUATES 1

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course covers the grammatical structures of the modern Irish language at an introductory level, including study of pronunciation and a basic introduction to the differences between the dialects of Irish. Students will be encouraged to practise basic conversation in Irish.

CE5036: CELTIC & ANGLO-SAXON RESEARCH SEMINAR

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This seminar series is focused on discussion of works by member of staff in Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies or related disciplines. Students will discuss each piece as a group. The seminars will therefore provide valuable insights into scholarly methods and research debates.

CE5038: CELTIC AND ANGLO-SAXON POETRY PG

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course explores the rich poetic legacy of Britain and Ireland in the early medieval period, and traces the further development of Welsh, Gaelic and Lowland Scots poetry up until the sixteenth century. From the light-drenched nature poetry of the Gaels through the eloquent anguish of Anglo-Saxon meditative verse to the high jinks of the great Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym, the stress is on the energy and variety of the art produced by the diverse linguistic communities of the territories that became Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. ‚Äč

CE5526: DISSERTATION PREPARATION

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course involves detailed and critical discussion of primary and secondary materials suited to the research interests of the student (as developed over the preceding semester). The course is intended to provide the student with the fullest preparation for researching and writing the M.Litt. dissertation.

CE5527: GAELIC PALAEOGRAPHY

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

CE5528: MEDIAEVAL GAELIC LANGUAGE II

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course consists of continued study of the Old Gaelic language, and is an exciting option for students who are interested in exploring further the history of modern Scottish Gaelic, and/or curious about Celtic grammatical structures. We will read more complex texts in the original language. Any previous language study will be an advantage. Old Gaelic is the earliest form of a Celtic language which we can reconstruct with some certainty. It holds the key to the earliest vernacular literature north of the Alps, and is the earliest attested form of both Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

CE5529: MODERN GAELIC FOR POSTGRADUATES (B)

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course builds on the foundation laid in the first semester and concentrates on the acquisition of further basic grammar and vocabulary, and on the development of more advanced reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills

CE5903: DISSERTATION IN CELTIC & ANGLO-SAXON STUDIES

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

In the Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies dissertation course, students write a substantial piece of research in their chosen topic in Celtic and/or Anglo-Saxon Studies, under the supervision of a member of staff.

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