Celtic Studies

Celtic Language and Culture


Here is your chance to discover Celtic culture from antiquity to the present. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a minor in Celtic Studies which allows you to explore the full range of subjects associated with this discipline, starting with modern Celtic languages (Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton). The program also includes courses devoted to the rich cultures of the Celtic world, in which you will have the opportunity to study a whole range of themes from early history to contemporary events, such as the story of King Arthur, the music of the Celtic peoples or the various Celtic peoples in Western Europe and in the Americas. What’s more, through this multidisciplinary approach, you will gain a thorough understanding of the important Celtic roots of Britain, Ireland, France and parts of Central Europe as well as the vitality of Celtic cultures wherever Celtic peoples have settled or lived, including Canada.

Undergraduate Program

Minor in Celtic Studies


Examples of Possible Combinations

  • English and Celtic Studies
  • History and Celtic Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Celtic Studies

Program-specific Admission Requirements

Students with prior knowledge of Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, Welsh or Breton must take a placement test to determine their level of proficiency and whether they are exempt from certain language courses.

Career Opportunities

  • Multiple occupations in libraries and museums
  • Researcher
  • Translator, Terminologist and Interpreter
  • Social Policy Consultant
  • Government Programs Officer
  • Writer, Author, Novelist
  • This program is a major asset in the international marketplace.
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