Creation of the Modern Celt
Rhedir gan School of Arts, Culture and Language
40.000 Credyd neu 20.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Aled Llion Jones
This module will look at how the concept of the ‘Celt’ and ‘Celts’ has been formed, used (and rejected) in the modern period, with reference made to a range of disciplines (e.g. linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, art, music, literature, politics). Consideration will be given to what is considered ‘Celtic’ material in the different fields, and the main arguments in forming a meaning to the term. The ideological reasons for using these concepts will be considered and the influence of this on the ethnic and national identity/identities of the ‘Celts’ themselves. This module runs in tandem with the module ‘The Celt: Sources of Evidence’, which is also compulsory in the MA ‘Y Celtiaid – The Celts’. This module moves the focus from the empirical to the interpretive, and the use of those interpretations.
There will be four main fields from which material will be drawn (these contiguous fields will not necessarily be taught as separate units), namely:
- Changing attitudes towards the ‘Celt’ in academic fields: i.e., changes in methodology and ideology in areas such as linguistics, archaeology, literature.
- The ‘Celts’ in artistic media apart from literature (e.g., art, music)
- The ‘Celts’ in the Romantic period, considering how medieval literature was rediscovered and reinterpreted (especially Welsh and Irish literature); figures such as Ossian and Iolo Morganwg may be considered, and also the development of Celtic Studies as an academic subject in European universities.
- The political ‘Celt’: theories of nationalism, and the part played by ‘Celticity’ in the politics of the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries.
Students may also continue their study of a Celtic language.
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(s). 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.
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.
Students will develop their understanding of the Celtic languages.
They will also be able to confidently present and discuss the field of study orally.
They will be able to present clear and lucid arguments, based on evidence, about the value and purpose of the different conceptual, political and ideological attitudes adopted towards ‘The Celts’
They will plan, structure and complete two academic essays which will examine specific aspects of the field.
They will be able to develop and apply research skills to this specific field, developing an understanding of various perspectives of ‘The Celts’ across a range of disciplines and discursions, forming a well developed opinion on these changing ideas and theories.
The students will understand how the concept of the ‘Celt’ and ‘Celts’ has been formed and used in the Modern period.
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
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/cxe-4006.html