ACE

CC1801: Celtic Ireland

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 50.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 2 x 3hr(s) Seminars; 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof John Carey, Department of Early and Medieval Irish.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To provide a basic foundation in the history, literature and culture of ancient Ireland.
Module Content: To present an overview of ancient Ireland's rich cultural history and traditions. Topics will include the early history of ireland; early manuscript sources; pre-Christian gods and goddesses; heroic literature; early Irish poetry.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Outline the early history of Ireland from the oldest written sources
  • Show an understanding of the diverse range of sources for the period
  • Explore the surviving evidence for the cults of pre-Christian gods and goddesses in ancient Ireland
  • Examine and assess the earliest Irish literature including early heroic literature, poetry and the manuscript sources
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the themes of early herioc literature, e.g. the warrior ethos, the role of women, kingship, etc.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1500 word essay, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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