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This course explores Gaelic learning from earliest times to the demise of traditional Gaelic society in the eighteenth century: its various branches, the principal literary, artistic and scientific achievements of the period, and the contact and exchange between native culture and the wider world.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course examines education in Gaelic society from earliest times to the eighteenth century, and what learning represented in a world that cherished its own traditional culture but also valued and absorbed the learning beyond it. It explores the role and work of the professional classes (the guardians and promoters of culture), and that of other members of society who had access to education; and it studies the exchange between both groups. It observes the impact on native culture of external influences, such as Christianity, the Classics, various continental traditions, and Lowland contact, and it highlights the role and contribution of women. It closes with an overview of the developments that led to the extinction of traditional Gaelic society, their bearing on native culture and society, and the cruciality of the cèilidh to Gaelic culture for the two following centuries.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Students obtain a knowledge of the traditional Gaelic education system and branches of learning.
|Categorize and summarize their knowledge.
|Relate knowledge to that from other degree courses.
|Develop critical reading and literary analysis skills.
|Detect and judge the contribution of Gaelic learning.
|Develop research and presentation skills.