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GH1015: GAELIC SCOTLAND (2020-2021)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2020 19:45


Course Overview

Gaelic is Scotland's oldest living language. In this introductory course you will learn about the Gaels, their history and their role in the shaping modern Scotland. You will also learn about how Gaelic language and culture became minoritised in its own country. Students will learn learn about various contemporary initiatives that are aimed at saving and promoting this indigenous language and culture and this will be compared to minority languages and cultures elsewhere in the world.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Kirstie Macleod

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

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course gives an introduction to the social history of Scotland's oldest living language: Gaelic. It explores the origins of Gaelic in Scotland and how having once been the language of the Scottish court it went into a centuries-long period of decline. Students will learn of the processes which led to the 'inferiorisation' of the Gaels before gaining an introduction to the Gaelic community's revival. Topics include modern concepts of Scottish and Gaelic identity; the demographics of the Gaelic communities (traditional and modern); legislative support for Gaelic; the role of Gaelic education, broadcasting and publishing in Scottish society and an introduction to the vibrant modern Gaelic arts scene.  


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10 - 18

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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

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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

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Comprehension

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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