Celtic Studies

I know it has been some time since my last post, and I do apologize for the delay.  I must also apologize for my slight bias as I post this recommendation, because my Irish heritage may be getting the best of me.  However, this is a unique certificate program and one I cannot overlook.

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the History Department houses a Certificate in Celtic Studies.  The catalog states, “Celtic studies is a multidisciplinary field encompassing the history and culture of those peoples who presently inhabit the northwestern  perimeter of Europe, including Ireland (both north and south), Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and the Isle of Man, as well as their diaspora communities.”  Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may also pursue this certificate which requires at least 18 credit hours.

During the 2012-2013, course offerings included:

  • Land and Landscape in Irish Film
  • Intensive Modern Irish – Level I
  • Gender and Sexuality in Modern Irish Theatre
  • Intensive Modern Irish – Level II 
  • Celtic-Scandinavian Cultural Relations
  • Scottish and Irish Migrations

Students are permitted to take a wide variety of courses and are offered several study abroad opportunities.  For example, students can participate in the Summer School Program at Trinity College, Dublin or they may spend a semester or year at the National University Ireland-Galway.

To download a program brochure, click here: http://celticstudies.wisc.edu/brochure.pdf 


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