Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Studies
Celtic Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the geographic, linguistic, and cultural histories of Celtic peoples from roughly 1200 B.C.E. to the present. In modern times, Celtic Civilization in Europe still finds expression in pockets of local and regional culture, especially in the United Kingdom. Through once stifled by colonialism, some Celtic languages are experiences a renewal in academic and popular life, and the rich literary traditions of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh languages are once again celebrated. Celtic Diaspora studies address the displacement and relocation typical of colonized peoples. In addition to literary, linguistic, and historical approaches, Celtic Studies includes the disciplines of archeology, religious studies, fine art, art history, and anthropology. The minor in Celtic Studies provides a structure in which students can contextualize their work in these related courses, and gain a more complete perspective of Celtic identity, experience, and expression.
This minor requires a 1-credit capstone course in which students share and situate their experiences in the minor, and assemble and review portfolios of their work. Students interested in pursuing the minor therefore are responsible for planning and producing appropriate work, especially in category 2 courses that may not exclusively cover Celtic-related content. To support this requirement, the committee (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) encourages students to notify them of their interest in the minor as early as possible.