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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, GH1508 Gaelic Language 1A, and GH1509 Gaelic for Native Speakers 1A.

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
  • Ms Christina McGonigle

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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.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: One essay on your seminar topic (50%); Seminar preparation (30%) ; Seminar participation (20%).

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

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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