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GH3024: GAELIC LEARNING THROUGH THE AGES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Maria Coira

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

  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Gaelic (GH)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 19

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 18

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Learning Outcomes
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents obtain a knowledge of the traditional Gaelic education system and branches of learning.
ProceduralUnderstandCategorize and summarize their knowledge.
ConceptualApplyRelate knowledge to that from other degree courses.
ReflectionAnalyseDevelop critical reading and literary analysis skills.
ReflectionEvaluateDetect and judge the contribution of Gaelic learning.
ProceduralCreateDevelop research and presentation skills.

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