Early Gaelic Poetry

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Early Gaelic Poetry

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

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

    The aims of this module are: to develop the linguistic skills gained during the introductory Early Gaelic course; to allow students to apply these skills to edited medieval texts; to explore textual, literary and linguistic issues arising from the texts; to provide a good familiarity with the forms and development of Early Gaelic verse.
    By the end of this module, the student should be able: to demonstrate a good understanding of the background, meaning and literary significance of the texts read; to translate passages of Old Irish poetry; to show a good familiarity with Early Gaelic metrical forms; to apply knowledge of Old Irish poetry to unseen passages.
    The mark for this module will be determined on the basis of: 5% class preparation and class participation; 20% in-class translation and grammar exercise, to be done in seventh week; 25% one written essay on literary or textual aspects of the texts read; 50% a two-hour degree examination.

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 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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