Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04
This module is designed to introduce students to Doric/North-East Scots, the language of this part of Scotland. The course develops oral and written skills, explores North-East culture through song and story, and places Doric in the wider context of the Scots language, and other related European traditions.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This introductory course is designed to introduce students to Doric/North-East Scots, the language of this part of Scotland. This will be achieved by exploring the structural features of North-East Scots and its rich lexicon. The course develops oral and written skills using contemporary examples of North-East Scots, explores North-East culture through a variety of mediums (both written and aural), and places Doric in the wider context of the Scots language and other related European varieties.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Listening Assessment (15%)
Speaking Assessment (group presentation) (20%)
Writing Assessment (300-400 words reflective journal entry) (20%)
Reading Assessment (30%)
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
1 x Resit Essay (1,500 words)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Understand the linguistic structure of Scots as a rule-governed, historically and contemporarily productive system of communication|
|Factual||Apply||Think and speak clearly about the dialects of Scotland|
|Conceptual||Understand||Discuss the Scots language status and role(s) in Scottish and world contexts, within a framework of contemporary sociolinguistics|
|Factual||Analyse||Read key texts of North-East Scots|
|Factual||Understand||Know the basic history of the Scots language|
|Procedural||Apply||Speak, understand, and write Doric/North-East Scots in a range of specific-contexts|