Syllabus for Introduction to Celtic Literature
Introduktion till keltisk litteratur
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 5KS202
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Established: 2007-11-06
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Languages
- Revised: 2012-09-19
- Revised by: The Board of the Department of English
- Applies from: Spring 2013
- Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English 6 or English B
- Responsible department: Department of English
Decisions and guidelines
The syllabus was adopted by the Board of the Faculty of Languages on 2007-11-06 to be in effect as of 2008-07-01. The course syllabus was revised 2008-10-23 and takes effect as of 2009-01-01.
Upon completing the course students will be able to
- be able to give an account of fundamental features of medieval Irish and Welsh literary genres
- be able to give an account of fundamental features of medieval Irish and Welsh literary history
- be able to give an account of fundamental features of the medieval Irish and Welsh society
The module focuses on central literary genres in medieval Irish and Welsh literature. They are illustrated by the study of primary texts in English translation and secondary literature.
Campus course: Group instruction. English is the language of instruction. Instruction may be partly Web-based.
Internet-based course: Teaching is done in the the virtual learning environment. A number of on-campus meetings for group instruction may be added. English is the language of instruction.
Campus course: examination is done both orally and in writing as well as by continuous assessment. Internet-based course: examination is done in writing. Grades used are either Fail, Pass, or Pass with Distinction.
Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the regular examination will have another opportunity to take the examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.
Students who fail a certain examination twice have the right upon request, following consultation with the head of department, to have another examiner appointed.
For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.
For admission to the course Celtic languages B another 22.7 higher education credits from Celtic languages A are required.
If the syllabus or course reading for a component has been changed, students have a right to be examined under the original syllabus and course reading on two occasions during the following semester. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2022)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Spring 2013)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2010)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Spring 2009)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Spring 2008)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2007, version 2)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2007, version 1)
Applies from: Autumn 2017
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann
An introduction to early Irish literature
Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009
Early Irish myths and sagas
Harmondsworth: Penguin books, 1981
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007
Williams, J. E. Caerwyn;
Ford, Patrick K.
The Irish literary tradition
Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1992
Coire Sois, the Cauldron of Knowledge: A Companion to Early Irish Saga
University of Notre Dame, 2014
Reading list revisions
- Latest reading list (applies from Autumn 2017)
- Previous reading list (applies from Spring 2015)
- Previous reading list (applies from Spring 2013)