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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.
When I worked in Mercyhurst’s Undergraduate Admissions Office, we’d often tell students and parents this was not the program for students who were afraid to learn. It’s not a program for students interested in bursting through a door, with guns ready to fire, prepared to kill any “bad” person in the room. Instead, the undergraduate and graduate programs maintain a curriculum designed to prepare students who enjoy learning and thinking critically about the world around them.