Old Irish I

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5KS222

Education cycle
First cycle
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Board of the Department of English, 23 May 2012
Responsible department
Department of English

Entry requirements

30 credits in a language subject

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course students will

Be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of old Irish

Be able to understand and explain the main principles of Irish grammar

Be able to read, translate and analyse elementary texts in Old Irish.


The course focuses on aspects of Old Irish grammar. Simple old Irish texts are translated and discussed with a focus on grammar and vocabulary.


Campus course: Group instruction. Instruction may be given using Web support.

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 in writing as well as by continuous assessment.

Internet-based course: examination is done in writing as well as by continuous assessment.

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.

Other directives

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 three occasions during the following three semesters. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.

Transitional provisions

For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.