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BA Irish

Academic Year 2019/20

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Programme Title BA Irish Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Arts
Programme Code IRC-BA-S UCAS Code Q504 HECoS Code 101315
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Arts, English and Languages

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
www.qaa.ac.uk

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Languages, Culture and Societies (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

None

Programme Specific Regulations

Unless exempted by the Head of School on the basis of prior learning or exceptional personal/medical circumstances, students are normally required to spend a total of six weeks in the Gaeltacht in Ireland at an approved place of residence. This normally consists of a 3 week placement between Level 1 and Level 2 and a 3 week placement between Level 2 and Level 3.

In order to enhance flexibility for students to take modules outside of this Programme the following arrangements are in place:
At Level 2 a student may substitute up to 20 CATS of optional modules with the equivalent number of CATS from a list of approved modules beyond those listed.
At Level 3 a student may substitute up to 20 CATS of optional modules with the equivalent number of CATS from a list of approved modules beyond those listed.
A student who has transferred onto this Single Honours Programme having only completed 60 CATS at Level 1 in the Single Honours subject, may at Level 2 or Level 3 substitute up to 20 CATS of optional modules with the equivalent number of CATS from a list of approved modules beyond those listed.
In order to facilitate transfers from Joint to Single Honours Programmes the following arrangements are in place:
On completing Level 1, a Joint Honours student who has passed 60 CATS at Level 1 in Irish modules may be admitted to this Single Honours Programme having obtained the approval of the advisor of studies for the programme.
A Joint Honours student wishing to be admitted to this Single Honours Programme must have passed CEL1101.

Students with protected characteristics

The School works with placement providers and partner institutions to ensure that students with disabilities are able to complete residence requirements

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

• To foster in our students a respect for the study and cultivation of Irish and an understanding of the needs of Irish-speaking communities in Ireland;

• To provide an environment for students with different intellectual interests and a variety of career aspirations, where a broad range of contemporary research, knowledge and understanding in Irish language and literature is experienced;

• To develop in students a range of skills appropriate to their future employment. The BA in Irish equips students with the ability to:

• think critically, process and understand complex information;

• evaluate primary and secondary sources;

• interpret a variety of types of data and information;

• pursue independent learning;

• work well in groups and formulate arguments.

More generally, the BA in Irish aims to:

• attract students from local, national, and international contexts, through a variety of entry routes, and then provide and deliver the best possible learning and teaching experience, in an environment of equality, tolerance, and mutual respect;

• provide students with the necessary intellectual, practical, and key skills to enable them to develop as independent, reflective lifelong learners and able employees;

• develop a broad context for future employment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

• exercise sound, reasoned judgment;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• think independently, originally and in a constructively critical manner;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• appreciate a variety of textual and cultural perspectives on academic enquiry;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• engage with and interpret layers of meaning within texts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• assess and appraise differing views on significant areas of academic debate

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• discriminate between what is central and what is peripheral to the issue in question;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• evaluate sources critically in their context;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• synthesise diverse primary evidence and subsequent academic comment;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• make judgments on the basis of varied and problematic evidence and according to the persuasiveness of the arguments or the reliability of the evidence used.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of secondary and some primary sources, so as to formulate and support a line of reasoning, or argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and advocate solutions to problems;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement, primarily through essay writing;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• reflect on their own learning and seek and make use of constructive feedback;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• manage their own learning self critically;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• recognise the importance of explicit referencing and the ethical requirements of study, which requires critical and reflective use of information and information technology in the learning process;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

• structure, manage and adapt strategies for self-directed independent research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.
Group presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests, collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and lectures develop essay-writing on stylistic, structural, rhetorical and bibliographical levels. The ability to collate and obtain information is developed through introductory training in the use of libraries and online resources.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams and class tests test students’ ability to write short and extended pieces in the target language under timed conditions and without the aid of language resources (dictionaries etc.).


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

Extended essays test their ability to order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.


Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

• detailed knowledge of oral and written forms of Irish (including register and dialect, historical background and culture);

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Language classes enable the development of grammatical accuracy, range of vocabulary and idiom, awareness of register, and fluency in Irish. Language exercises may include comprehension, résumé, essay, and translation.Work in small language groups develop spoken-language skills.

The period of residence in the Gaeltacht allows students to improve their linguistic ability and their knowledge of the Irish language.

Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts. They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.



The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.






During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into Irish Language culture.

• understanding of the role of the Irish language in contemporary Irish society and identity;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Language classes enable the development of grammatical accuracy, range of vocabulary and idiom, awareness of register, and fluency in Irish. Language exercises may include comprehension, résumé, essay, and translation.Work in small language groups develop spoken-language skills.

The period of residence in the Gaeltacht allows students to improve their linguistic ability and their knowledge of the Irish language.

Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts. They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.



The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.






During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into Irish Language culture.

• awareness of the historical background to Modern Irish language and literature;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Language classes enable the development of grammatical accuracy, range of vocabulary and idiom, awareness of register, and fluency in Irish. Language exercises may include comprehension, résumé, essay, and translation.Work in small language groups develop spoken-language skills.

The period of residence in the Gaeltacht allows students to improve their linguistic ability and their knowledge of the Irish language.

Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts. They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.



The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.






During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into Irish Language culture.

• knowledge of medieval varieties of the Irish language and their literatures

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Language classes enable the development of grammatical accuracy, range of vocabulary and idiom, awareness of register, and fluency in Irish. Language exercises may include comprehension, résumé, essay, and translation.Work in small language groups develop spoken-language skills.

The period of residence in the Gaeltacht allows students to improve their linguistic ability and their knowledge of the Irish language.

Lectures and tutorials together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts. They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.



The dissertation enables students to undertake a sustained piece of research in an area of interest and to develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.






During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into Irish Language culture.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

• communicate fluently and effectively with native Irish speakers in both oral and written contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, summary, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of
vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Irish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.
In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts.

They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written language exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations and class tests test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension, grammar and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high- level discussion in the target language.
Examinations, class tests, critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Irish Language culture.

• demonstrate a high level of understanding of oral and written forms of Irish;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, summary, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of
vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Irish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.
In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts.

They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written language exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations and class tests test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension, grammar and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high- level discussion in the target language.
Examinations, class tests, critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Irish Language culture.

• deploy an appropriate range of vocabulary, structures and registers;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, summary, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of
vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Irish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.
In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts.

They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written language exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations and class tests test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension, grammar and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high- level discussion in the target language.
Examinations, class tests, critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Irish Language culture.

• draw on a wide variety of resources to refine and improve their knowledge and understanding of Irish;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, summary, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of
vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Irish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.
In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts.

They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written language exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations and class tests test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension, grammar and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high- level discussion in the target language.
Examinations, class tests, critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Irish Language culture.

• understand, evaluate and analyse texts in the Irish language

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, summary, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of
vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Irish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.
In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts.

They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written language exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations and class tests test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension, grammar and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high- level discussion in the target language.
Examinations, class tests, critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Irish Language culture.

• synthesise ideas and develop arguments in Irish, drawing from a wide range of diverse sources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, summary, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of
vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Irish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.
In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts.

They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written language exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations and class tests test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension, grammar and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high- level discussion in the target language.
Examinations, class tests, critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Irish Language culture.

• Use appropriate methods of research and critical concepts specific to linguistic, cultural, literary and language-based studies

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Through the wide variety of exercises used in written- and spoken-language classes (presentations, debate, summary, essay, comprehension, grammar tests, translation), a whole range of language skills is developed and assessed. These include: knowledge and understanding of
vocabulary, and of the structures and registers of language; translation skills; the structuring and development of arguments in Irish; fluency and idiom; summary and synthesising skills; planning and composing oral presentations/exposés. Grammatical knowledge is under constant review, and explanation, description and analysis of grammar forms an important part of language classes.
In the course of their programme, students have the opportunity to study literary, linguistic, historical, or cultural topics.

Lectures and seminars together provide knowledge and the opportunity to discuss, evaluate and apply that knowledge to texts and real world contexts.

They also provide specific contextual and theoretical information as well as offering practical examples of different critical approaches.

Seminars offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Methods of Assessment

Students complete a series of written language exercises per semester. Individual feedback on these assignments enables students, with the help and guidance of the tutor, to address areas of difficulty and thus develop their linguistic knowledge and understanding.

Language examinations and class tests test students’ ability to translate into and from the target language, textual comprehension, grammar and their ability to formulate and structure arguments in the target language.

Oral examinations enable students to demonstrate their ability to analyse, present material and pursue high- level discussion in the target language.
Examinations, class tests, critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.


Presentations are used to encourage students to pursue their own interests and develop their understanding of a topic.

During the period of residence in the Gaeltacht, students complete a learning journal, in which they document and analyse their insights into the Irish Language culture.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

• manage time efficiently, work under pressure and to deadlines;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• digest material from various sources

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• evaluate and judge evidence and the quality of information

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• present high-quality analysis cogently and succinctly;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• collate and process information from an array of sources, including electronic media;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• use their knowledge in cogent, communicable ways to present arguments and clarify complex issues in both oral and written forms;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• present ideas and arguments orally in both formal and informal contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• work effectively and creatively both independently and in a team setting;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• understand the role and use of feedback in assessing and improving performance;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• respond constructively to criticism;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• reflect on intellectual and professional priorities;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• use libraries and online resources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• use IT skills (word processing, use of internet resources);

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• take notes and summarise accurately and effectively;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

• knowledge of key aspects of contemporary Irish-language culture (literature, socio-linguistics, institutions, discourses.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors.

Personal Development Planning facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Seminar preparation, research for presentations

Lectures, seminars

Methods of Assessment

Critical reviews and essays require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.

Written exams test students’ ability to write clearly, accurately and concisely within under time-limited conditions. With coursework essays, students are required to plan for and adhere to strict deadlines.

Fieldwork assesses students’ interview, transcription, and analytical skills.

Individual and group presentations

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

MODULE INFORMATION

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Celtic Mythology CEL1033 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Irish Folklore CEL1004 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Gaeilge 1 CEL1101 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 45% 20% 35%
Kings and Warriors CEL2009 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Irish Writing and the Short Story CEL2026 2 20 YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
Gaeilge 2 CEL2101 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks Y YES 45% 20% 35%
Dúchas na Gaeilge: Skills in Irish Translation CEL2028 2 20 YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
Scannánaiocht na Gaeilge: Studies in Irish Film CEL2020 2 20 YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
Modern Irish Poetry CEL3026 3 20 YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
Irish Dissertation CEL3028 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
Gaeilge 3 CEL3101 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks Y YES 45% 20% 35%
Language, Identity and the Emergence of Modern Irish Literature CEL3009 3 20 YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%

Notes

Stage 1: Students must take the core module CEL1101, plus at least TWO modules from the Stage 1 CEL optional modules, plus TWO other modules from the faculty optional modules available. Students are permitted to take the third CEL optional module as one of these choices * Students are normally required to spend a total of 3 weeks in the Gaeltacht in Ireland at an approved place of residence between Level 1 and Level 2

Stage 2: Students must take the core module CEL2101 plus the FOUR Stage 2 optional modules available Students are normally required to spend a total of 3 weeks in the Gaeltacht in Ireland at an approved place of residence between Level 2 and Level 3

Stage 3: Students must take the core module CEL3101 plus the THREE Stage 3 CEL optional modules listed Unless otherwise agreed, please ensure an even split through semesters when choosing optional modules * Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.