Celtic Studies

 

CELTIC STUDIES

 

The Department of Celtic Studies offers one 6-credit courses and three 3-credit courses at the 100-level for the 2017-2018 academic year (see course descriptions at the bottom of this page). The 6-credit course is an introductory language course, requiring no prior knowledge of Celtic language.  One of the 3-credit courses is a language and culture course, also requiring no prior knowledge of Celtic language.  The other two 3-credit courses are Celtic history courses taught in English.

CELT 100 – Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture (6 credits)
CELT 161 – Selected Topics:  Modern Irish Language and Culture (3 credits)

CELT 131 – Celtic Civilization I (3 credits)
CELT 132 – Celtic Civilization II (3 credits)

CELT 100 is recommended for a major and is required for an honours program in Celtic Studies.

Students intending a Celtic Studies program may wish to take both a Celtic language course and CELT 131 and 132 in first year, but are not required to do so. CELT 131 and 132 are not required courses for any particular program in the department, but either these two courses or CELT 327 and 328 are required for the honours programs.

CELT 131 and 132 may be used as electives in any program, and are also acceptable for credit in programs in the Department of History. CELT 100 and 161 may be used as electives in any program, other than the Diploma in Engineering.


Course Descriptions from the Current Academic Calendar
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100   Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture
A introduction to the Gaelic language and culture of Scotland and Nova Scotia. Students will learn the basics of spoken and written Gaelic as well as aspects of Gaelic culture rooted in the language.  Six credits.

131   Celtic Civilization I
This course provides an introduction to the Celtic peoples from the earliest times to the Middle Ages.  Topics will include history, language, art, literature, mythology and early Celtic Christianity.  Acceptable as a course in history. Three credits.

132   Celtic Civilization II
This course covers the Celtic cultures of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, the Isle of Man and Cornwall from the medieval to modern period. Topics will include history, language, music, folklore, and literature. Three credits.

161   Selected Topics
The topic for 2017-2018 is Modern Irish Language and Culture.  An introduction to the language of the Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking parts of Ireland. Students will learn the basics of spoken and written Irish as well as aspects of Irish culture rooted in the language. Credit will be granted for only one of CELT 161 and CELT 110. Three credits.

 

 

Please refer to Section 9.8 Celtic Studies in the Academic Calendar.

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