The Celt: Celtic Institutions
Rhedir gan School of Arts, Culture and Language
40.000 Credyd neu 20.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Aled Llion Jones
The main aspects of ‘Celtic’ literacy in the middle ages will be studied, both poetry and prose, in a range of genres from the legends and court poetry to the laws and lives of saints etc. The focus will be on Wales and Ireland, but the other Celtic languages may be discussed as well. Also under consideration will be the continuation of these early traditions in the modern world and the twentieth century, and also what the literary evidence has to say about the attitudes of speakers of the Celtic languages towards the ‘Celtic’ concept itself. The students will develop a critical awareness of the primary resources which are represented and misinterpreted in a number of debates on ‘Celtic’ issues. The comparative element will assist students to look critically at the whole ‘Celtic’ tradition. Students will develop skills in a Celtic language (usually Middle Welsh).
There are five main areas from which material may be drawn (not necessarily taught as separate units):
i) ‘Mythology/Mythologies’ – examining the evidence relating to gods and religion
ii) Manuscripts and literacy: considering the main manuscripts in the Welsh and Irish traditions
iii) Church and Saints: the 'Celtic Church' and 'Celtic Christianity'
iv) Prose: the 'Mabinogion' and the Irish Cycles
v) Poetry: the poet and bardic tradition in Wales and Ireland; the praise and satirical traditions; contemporary Welsh poetry and the Eisteddfod.
The linguistic material completes the module content.
Threshold students (low D grades) will display a range of appropriate knowledge – or appropriate depth – in at least part of the relevant field, and will at least partly succeed in forming an argument which gets to grips with the issues discussed in the essay. They will show awareness of the types of core evidence which is available, and the way in which the evidence can be used and interpreted.
Good students (B grades) will show firm abilities in all the aspects noted in the above paragraph, and will show at least a little originality in their readings of the texts.
Excellent students (A grades) will display these firm abilities across the criteria, as well as a particular depth of knowledge and/or skilfulness in their analysis. They will also show consistent originality in their reading and interpretation work.
They will be able to present clear and lucid arguments, based on evidence, about the value and purpose of literacy and cultures of the written word in mediaeval Celtic societies.
They will plan, structure and complete an academic essay which will examine specific aspects of the field.
They will be able to apply research skills to this specific field, developing an understanding of different aspects of the ways in which speakers of the Celtic languages thought about their own identity.
The students will understand in detail the different sources for, and aspects of, the ‘Celtic’ literary tradition, and the social institutions which supported it.
They will also be able to confidently present and discuss the field of study orally.
They will possess an understanding of the basic features of Middle Welsh (or exceptionally another Celtic language), allowing them to continue to further advanced study.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Seminars – 2 hours a week x 11
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Mentora - Gallu cefnogi, helpu, arwain, ysbrydoli ac/neu hyfforddi eraill
- Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
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