Celtic Studies

Celtic Studies

CLST2601 Defining the Celts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from any of Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish, Studies in Religion or World Religions Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The 'Celts' are any of those peoples of Europe who speak or spoke a Celtic language. By the Iron Age the Celtic peoples were spread across Europe and across the course of millennia have given rise to a number of European nations and cultures-including the Irish, the Welsh and the Bretons. This unit explores definitions of the Celts, examining their history and development, and provides an overview of their languages.
CLST2605 Celts in History

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from any of Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish, Studies in Religion or World Religions. Assessment: 1x3500wd seminar paper (70%), 1x2500wd weekly journal (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Finding the Celts in History from c.500 B.C. to the present raises issues of the extent of invasion or migration that has occurred in the past and its role in cultural change, indeed the very nature of cultural change itself. These will be addressed from written sources, material remains and genetic evidence. While this unit stands on its own, its topics have been carefully selected to allow students who have done CLST2601 to explore further the Celtic world.
CLST2608 Modern Welsh Language and Culture 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from any of Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish, Studies in Religion or World Religions Assessment: 2x1500wd Essays (46%), 1x2000wd written exam (46%), 1x500wd oral exam (8%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Welsh language has one of the oldest literary traditions in Europe. This unit will introduce students to this culture by providing them with the basic structure and vocabulary of the language, with an emphasis on the acquisition of oral and written skills of communication through functionally oriented language activities. The language will be studied in the context of Welsh history, literature and society.
CLST2610 Modern Irish Language and Culture 1

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from any of Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish, Studies in Religion or World Religions Assessment: 2x1000wd Essays (46%), 1x1000wd exam (46%), 1x500wd oral exam (8%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (advanced) degree program
The Irish language has one of the oldest literary traditions in Europe. The language is widely used today and is the vehicle for a rich culture. In this course the Irish language will be studied in depth in the context of Irish history and culture.
CLST2612 Identity in the Gaelic World 600-1600

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from any of Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish, Studies in Religion or World Religions Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hrs Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (advanced) degree program
This unit will examine key topics in the history of Scottish self-awareness from the Picts to the early modern period. We will consider the many diverse origins of Scotland¿s regional cultures, Scotland's part in the European Enlightenment, and relations between highlands, islands and lowlands in shaping identities in the wider Gaelic world.
CLST2613 Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from any of Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish, Studies in Religion or World Religions Assessment: 2x1000wd Essays (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%), 1x10min oral assessment (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (advanced) degree program
The Scottish Gaelic language has a very old literary tradition. This unit will introduce students to this culture by providing them with the basic structure and vocabulary of the language, with an emphasis on the acquisition of oral and written skills of communication through functionally oriented language activities. The language will be studied in the context of Scottish history, literature and society.
CLST2614 Otherworld Journeys in Celtic Literature

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points from any of (Arabic Language and Cultures, Archaeology, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, or Spanish) Assessment: 1x1000wd Literature Survey (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x1hr Exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit looks closely at one of the most influential narrative types in early Celtic literature. We will examine a series of texts (in translation) and place them in the context of early Irish and Welsh conceptions of cosmology, landscape and pilgrimage: including stories of the Tuatha Dé Danann; Saints Brendan and Fursey, and the Mabinogi tales.
CLST3608 Modern Welsh Language and Culture 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CLST2608 Prohibitions: CLST2609 Assessment: 1x2000wd assignment (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x500wd equivalent oral assessment (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (advanced) degree program.
In this unit students will apply advanced methods of language-learning, sociolinguistics and literary criticism to the understanding of Modern Welsh Language and Culture. Students will analyse the most influential theories, historical and contemporary, about the role of Modern Welsh in contemporary Welsh society. They will evaluate ways that the language has interacted with other cultures in modern times. Students will learn how to apply their understanding of Modern Welsh Language and Culture to the social and political challenges of today.
CLST3610 Modern Irish Language and Culture 2

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CLST2610 Prohibitions: CLST2611 Assessment: 1x2000wd assignment (40%), 1x2000wd equivalent 2hr exam (40%), 1x500 wd equivalent oral assessment (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students will apply advanced methods of language-learning, sociolinguistics and literary criticism to the understanding of Modern Irish Language and Culture. Students will analyse the most influential theories, historical and contemporary, about the role of Modern Irish in contemporary Irish society. They will evaluate ways that the language has interacted with other cultures in modern times. Students will learn how to apply their understanding of Modern Irish Language and Culture to the social and political challenges of today.
CLST3613 Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CLST2613 Assessment: 2x1000wd Essays (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%), 1x500wd equivalent oral assessment (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students will apply advanced methods of language-learning, sociolinguistics and literary criticism to the understanding of Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture. Students will analyse the most influential theories, historical and contemporary, about the role of Scottish Gaelic in contemporary Scottish society. They will evaluate ways that the language has interacted with other cultures in modern times. Students will learn how to apply their understanding of Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture to the social and political challenges of today.
CLST3614 Middle Welsh

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Senior credit points from Celtic Studies including at least 6 credit points from (CLST2608 or CLST2610 or CLST2613) Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Middle Welsh was the language spoken and written in Wales in the Middle Ages (from about the 12th to the 14th Century). The most famous text surviving in Middle Welsh is the Mabinogion, a compilation of mythical and legendary material often of much earlier date. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Middle Welsh grammar and vocabulary and learn to read and interpret texts in Middle Welsh.
CLST3615 Old Irish

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Senior credit points from Celtic Studies including at least 6 credit points from (CLST2608 or CLST2610 or CLST2613) Prohibitions: CLST2606 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Old Irish was the language spoken and written in Ireland in the early Middle Ages, and is preserved in a range of records, from Ogham stones to manuscripts. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Old Irish grammar and vocabulary, and learn to read texts in Old Irish. It will also provide a basic introduction to the development of the Irish language in its early historic context, with reference to examples from inscriptions, manuscripts and the different genres of literature.
CLST4011 Celtic Studies Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week for one semester Prerequisites: A major in Celtic Studies plus 12 additional senior credit points, all with a Credit average Assessment: 1x18000-20000wd thesis (60%), 2x6000-8000wd of written work or its equivalent for the 2 seminars (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
CLST4012 Celtic Studies Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CLST4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to CLST4011
CLST4013 Celtic Studies Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CLST4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to CLST4011
CLST4014 Celtic Studies Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CLST4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to CLST4011