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Two Subject Moderatorship

The Two-Subject Moderatorship allows students to combine the study of Early Irish or Modern Irish with another Arts subject. For details of possible course combinations, CAO points and more, please see the pages for Prospective Students on the TSM website. Modern Irish has a course-specific requirement of a minimum of C3 in Higher Level Leaving Certificate Irish.

 

Early Irish (TSM)

Early Irish provides students with a training in the critical study of the language, literature and culture of Ireland and Gaelic Scotland from the earliest period from which records are extant down to the twelfth century. A wide range of texts and authors is studied and students are introduced to the basic skills of linguistic and literary analysis as well as to the elements of social history, palaeography, folklore and comparative philology. The study of Early Irish includes a study of the Celtic and Indo-European relationships of the Irish language and, in the Sophister years, provides a course in Modern and Middle Welsh, subject to availability of staff.
Students may also spend a semester studying Early Irish abroad in one of our partner universities. They may spend a full term in their third year in the Universities of Aberystwyth,Wales or Marburg, Germany. Students from these universities are also welcome to apply to study Early Irish in our department for a term or a full year.

In their Senior Sophister year students continue their studies in either Early Irish alone, or in their other subject. The specific aim of the Senior Sophister year is to allow the students to focus on their preferred subject. In particular the dissertation (c. 10,000 words), written under the supervision of a member of the departmental staff, provides an opportunity for the student to investigate any aspect of the subject that they choose, and to develop their scholarly skills.

 

Please click here for a module outline for TSM Early Irish.

See also the Course Handbook for Junior Freshman, Senior Freshman, Junior Sophister and Senior Sophister years.

 

Modern Irish (TSM)

TSM Modern Irish provides students with a training in the critical study of the language, literature and culture of Ireland and Gaelic Scotland from the medieval period to modern times. A wide range of texts and authors is studied. Students are introduced to the basic skills of linguistic and literary analysis as well as to elements of social history, palaeography and folklore. Scottish Gaelic language is an integral part of the course.
Students have many opportunities to choose their own areas of study within the Modern Irish course. Senior Freshman students may take a module in Linguistics or from the Broad Curriculum programme. In both the Junior and Senior Sophister years, four modules are chosen from a list of options. These options change from year to year and a wide variety of topics is on offer.


In their Senior Sophister year students continue their studies in either Modern Irish or their other TSM subject alone. The specific aim of the Senior Sophister year is to allow students to focus on their preferred subject. In particular the dissertation (c. 10,000 words), written under the supervision of a member of the departmental staff, provides an opportunity for the student to investigate any aspect of the subject that they choose, and to develop their scholarly skills.

 

Please click here for a module outline for TSM Modern Irish.

See also the Course Handbook for Junior Freshman, Senior Freshman, Junior Sophister and Senior Sophister years.