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CE4003: ADVANCED CELTIC AND ANGLO-SAXON MANUSCRIPT-STUDIES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course provides in-depth advanced study of Insular script and Insular book-production. The course is for students who have successfully completed our Level 3 course in Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, or equivalent, and aims to prepare students to progess to PhD study in this area. Students will undertake continued study of Insular script, its features and its diffusion across Europe in the Middle Ages; the political and social contexts in which books in Insular script were produced; changes in Insular book-production after AD1200; and detailed study of the various forms of Insular script.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor David Dumville

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

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • CE4503 Advanced Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Manuscript-Studies (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides in-depth advanced study of Insular script and Insular book-production. The course is for students who have successfully completed our Level 3 course in Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, or equivalent, and aims to prepare students to progess to PhD study in this area. Students will undertake continued study of Insular script, its features and its diffusion across Europe in the Middle Ages; the political and social contexts in which books in Insular script were produced; changes in Insular book-production after AD1200; and detailed study of the various forms of Insular script.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 7 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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One three-hour written examination (100%)

In addition to specific questions on Insular script and manuscripts (as in the existing Level 3 course, students will analyse, and judge between, competing scholarly interpretations of Insular script and Insular book-production.

Students will complete numerous formative practical class-exercises. This new Level 4 course will offer more complex formative exercises than the existing Level 3 course.

 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseAdvanced discussion of a range of examples of the script and of their cultural and political significance
ConceptualApplyDemonstrating an advanced understanding of Insular script and Insular book-production
FactualEvaluateAdvanced skills in describing, dating, and localising the various forms of Insular script
ConceptualAnalyseJudging between competing scholarly interpretations of Insular script and Insular book-production

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