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Course Overview

Events in the 19th century radically transformed Gaelic Scotland.  This course looks at some of the key issues including of this era, including: the Land Wars, emigration, evangelicalism.  Students will explore how these pivotal topics are presented in the literature of the era.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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Course Description

The class will meet twice a week for one hour. One class will be in the form of a lecture on the specified topic and the other class will be a seminar which focuses on discussion of relevant reading. Some of the topics to be studies include: a historical overview of 19th century; evidence form literature - 19th century Gaelic prose; issues affecting population changes; urban Gaels; emigration; poetry; innovation; Gaelic education; land issues; publishing; evangelicalism.

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: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); 1 Essay (2,000 words) (30%); Tutorial Assessment Mark (10%).

Resit: Examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

There is formative assessment of tutorial participation.


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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