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CLST3615: Old Irish

2024 unit information

Old Irish was the language spoken and written in Ireland in the early Middle Ages, and is preserved in a range of records, from Ogham stones to manuscripts. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Old Irish grammar and vocabulary, and learn to read texts in Old Irish. It will also provide a basic introduction to the development of the Irish language in its early historic context, with reference to examples from inscriptions, manuscripts and the different genres of literature.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

English and Writing

Code CLST3615
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Celtic Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in English
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Old Irish language
  • LO2. apply grammatical and linguistic skills necessary for reading selected Old Irish texts
  • LO3. understand the historical development of Irish in its early and medieval forms
  • LO4. identify the genres and types of early Irish texts

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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