Course Sequence - Minor in Celtic Studies

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a minor in Celtic Studies. This multidisciplinary program allows students to explore a full range of subjects associated with the discipline, starting with the modern Celtic languages (Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton).

The program also includes courses devoted to the rich cultures of the Celtic world during antiquity in Continental Europe, and during the early Middle Ages in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The study of today’s Celtic nations in Western Europe and the Americas is also an integral part of the program.

What’s more, by definition, this field brings many disciplines together, including linguistics, archaeology, classical studies and medieval studies, as well as ancestral languages, sociolinguistics and dialectology. On the strength of such a multidisciplinary approach, students gain a thorough understanding of the importance of the Celtic roots of Britain, Ireland, France and parts of Central Europe, and of the vitality of Celtic cultures wherever Celtic people have settled or lived, from ancient times into the 21st century.

A minor may be taken as the second program of an honours bachelor with major and minor, an honours bachelor with specialization and minor, or an honours bachelor’s (multidisciplinary) offered by the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences and Health Sciences. It may also be taken as a first program in a three-year General Bachelor of Arts with Minor.



  • Minor in Celtic Studies

Language of instruction

Except for courses taught in Celtic languages, most courses are taught in English.


This program can lead to a career in:

  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Public service
  • International organizations

What can I do with my studies?

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Minor in Celtic Studies - 30 CREDITS

CLT1132Introduction to the Celtic World3
6 course credits from :
CLT1100Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture I3
CLT1100Irish Language and Culture I3
CLT1120Welsh Language and Culture I3
15 course credits from :
CLT1101Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture II3
CLT1111Irish Language and Culture II3
CLT1121Welsh Language and Culture II3
CLT1530Introduction à la langue et à la culture bretonnes I3
CLT1531Introduction à la langue et à la culture bretonnes II3
CLT2110The Music of the Celtic Peoples3
CLT2510La Musique des Peuples Celtiques3
CLT2130Early Celtic Literature3
CLT2131Medieval Celtic Literature3
CLT2150Celtic Christianity3
CLT2155The Celtic Woman : Between Myth and Reality3
CLT2170Arthur of the Celts3
CLT2300Celtic Cultures in Transition3
6 course credits from :
CLT3140The Celtic Iron Age3
CLT3180The Celtic Languages : Language Promotion in Practice3
CLT3330Special Topics in Celtic Studies3
CLT3999Recherche dirigée / Guided Research3
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