Baccalaureate program – Celtic Studies
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is now offering a minor in Celtic studies. With the significant growth of courses in this area at the University of Ottawa, the program allows you to explore the 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, medieval studies, as well as heritage languages, sociolinguistics and dialectology. On the strength of such a multidisciplinary approach, you gain a thorough understanding of the importance of the Celtic roots of France, Britain 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.
Language of instruction
Except for those in the Celtic languages, almost all courses are taught in English.
Specific admission requirements
If you already know Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh or Breton, you must undergo a language-proficiency test to determine if you can be exempt from certain basic courses.