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Semester 1

Gaelic Media (CELT10057)

Subject

Celtic

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

3

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Visiting students will be expected to demonstrate an equivalent level of competency in Scottish Gaelic as Edinburgh students who have passed - Gaelic 1A (CELT08004) OR Gaelic 1B (CELT08005) AND Gaelic 2A (CELT08006) OR Gaelic 2B (CELT08007)

Course Summary

This course considers the development of Gaelic print and electronic media, from the early twentieth century to the present. In addition to addressing the institutional development of these media, the course considers the role that such media play in the maintenance and revitalisation of Gaelic, as well as the broader cultural and intellectual role they play for Gaelic speakers, and they ways in which they represent and help to define Gaelic cultural identities. The course will also place the development of Gaelic media in the wider international context of minority language media in other countries, especially Ireland and Wales.

Course Description

This course considers the development of Gaelic print and electronic media, from the early twentieth century to the present. In addition to addressing the institutional development of these media, the course considers the role that such media play in the maintenance and revitalisation of Gaelic, as well as the broader cultural and intellectual role they play for Gaelic speakers, and they ways in which they represent and help to define Gaelic cultural identities. The course will cover the following topics: the role of media in minority language policy and planning; Gaelic print media, 1900 present; Gaelic radio broadcasting and the creation of Radio nan GĂ idheal; the development of Gaelic television broadcasting and the creation of BBC Alba; other contemporary Gaelic electronic media; genres and audiences for Gaelic media; current challenges; and international comparative perspectives, including the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and OSCE guidelines.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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