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The Celtic Studies Program offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses on the languages, literature, history, music, folklore, art and archaeology of the peoples of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We examine Celtic identities in the modern as well as the ancient and medieval world, and explore the transmission of these traditions to Canada and the United States.
Our program attracts visiting professors from Ireland, organizes conferences with international scholars, and offers summer scholarships for students to study across the Atlantic. We provide intellectually stimulating courses in a personal, student-friendly learning environment.
Celtic Studies may be taken as a minor, major, or specialist program.
Celtic Studies is an undergraduate program only. Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto may enrol in the program at the end of their first year. All students in the Faculty of Arts and Science are welcome in the program and its individual courses.
Where Should I Begin?
We recommend that you begin with our two survey half-courses, SMC240H1 and SMC241H1, Celtic Cultures I and II, in addition to an introductory language course. Both of these are required for the specialist and major programs.
University of Toronto students have the opportunity of applying for the third year Study Elsewhere program.
The Celtic Studies program is a good preparation for a career in education, journalism, arts and entertainment, or communications. Many of our students proceed to graduate work in the fields of history, medieval studies, literature, archaeology, folklore, and library science