Introduction to Celtic Literature

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5KS202

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Board of the Department of English, 19 September 2012
Responsible department
Department of English

General provisions

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.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and English 6 or English B

Learning outcomes

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.

Other directives

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.

Transitional provisions

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