Gaelic Studies 11

Gaelic Studies 11 may be offered as a full credit or as half-credit options. Gaelic Studies 11A comprises Modules 1, 2, and 5, Gaelic Studies 11B comprises Modules 3, 4, and 6.

Gaelic Studies 11 affirms the language, history, tradition, and arts of Nova Scotia and other Canadian Gaels, and explores the continuing influence of the Gaelic culture on life in local, national, and global contexts. Learning experiences in this course will enable all students to develop knowledge and understanding of and respect for the unique nature of the Gaelic culture. In students of Gaelic ancestry, it will foster a positive self-image and an understanding of their identity and roots.

Gaelic Studies 11 provides opportunities for students to experience the diversity of expression of many aspects of Gaelic culture and to recognize the values inherent in Gaelic community life. It presents unique opportunities to take learning beyond the classroom to include community and industry. The course focuses on history and identity, oral tradition and literature, and the arts of the Gaels, and provides opportunities for students to pursue a specific area of interest or strength through project work.

Gaelic Studies comprises six modules:

  • Module 1: Roots
  • Module 2: Settlement, Growth, and Identity
  • Module 3: Economic, Military, and Political Life
  • Module 4: Independent Study
  • Module 5: Oral Tradition and Literature
  • Module 6: Gaelic Arts

Updated August 25, 2021