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Course Overview

This seminar course develops students' presentation skills in Gaelic. Students discuss various academic topics through the medium of Gaelic and then chose a topic they wish to research independently to present in Gaelic (in writing and orally).  This courses runs over both semesters.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First 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 once per fortnight for a two-hour seminar, during which students will be expected to present a long paper on material they have researched themselves and then organise and deal with the subsequent discussion of the topic. The seminar is expected to relate to the other Level 4 courses in Gaelic Studies and to be relevant to students' development in Level 4 language courses.

Further Information & Notes

Not available in the same graduating curriculum as Senior Honours Seminar (for non-Native Speakers). This course is run over the full session, with one formal meeting per fortnight, and is available only to Senior Honours students

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%) and one oral presentation (40%)

Formative Assessment

Students are given the opportunity to work on their research and their presentation throughout the year. Each person has several opportunities to practise in front of their peers, with feedback coming from both the lecturer and the other students.


Feedback is delivered verbally throughout the course; this course is highly practical, with a coaching-based teaching approach.

Course Learning Outcomes


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