Course Description

Course Name

Advanced Early Gaelic Texts

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


The aims of this module are: to develop the linguistic skills gained in the first year of Early Gaelic language; to introduce new texts, problems, and skills, such as working on texts not edited for student readers, and use of dictionaries and other tools; to broaden and extend familiarity with the range and style of Early Gaelic texts; to increase awareness of the language changes from Old to Middle Irish.
By the end of the module, the student should be able: to demonstrate a good knowledge of the texts studied, including their literary significance; to translate passages of Early Gaelic and comment on grammatical matters; to apply knowledge of Early Gaelic to unseen passages
The mark for this module will be determined on the basis of: 5% class preparation and participation; 20% practical exercise (textual/linguistic); 25% one written essay on literary or textual aspects of the texts read; 50% a two-hour degree examination.

*Course content subject to change