Medieval Irish Language I

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medieval Irish Language I

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Irish Gaelic, Literature

  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The modules will in the first instance provide an introduction to the language of the Old Irish period (ca. 600-900). The core text here is: E.G. Quin, Old-Irish Workbook (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1975), supplemented with other materials which will be given out in the classes. Old Irish texts will also be read in class.

    Learning outcomes:
    - Knowledge of the foundations of Old Irish grammar.
    - Ability to understand, analyse and formulate basic Old Irish sentences.
    - Appreciation of the means of dealing critically with the forms and usages of a medieval language quite different from the modern reflexes of that language.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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