Celtic Place-Names Of Scotland

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Celtic Place-Names Of Scotland

  • 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

    This course introduces the student to onomastics, the study of place-names, and through Celtic place-names investigates the many-layered language history of Scotland; it will focus on the evidence given by place-names for interaction among different peoples, social and religious institutions, political geography and political change, and local tradition. There is language content to the course, but it is also suitable for students who have not done Gaelic
    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    ? identify the various linguistic strands among the Celtic place-names of Scotland;
    ? recognise key place-name elements and comment on their meaning and distributions;
    ? discuss the historical, political, religious and linguistic significance of place-names;
    ? demonstrate a proper methodological approach to the study of place-names, and an awareness of the problems involved.
    class preparation and participation 5%
    2000 word essay 25%
    One 1500-2000 written summary based on workshop (20%)
    2 hour exam (50%)

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.

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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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