This program is currently under revision. At this time, we are not accepting applications.

Here is your chance to discover Celtic culture from antiquity to the present. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a minor in Celtic Studies which allows you to explore the full range of subjects associated with this 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, in which you will have the opportunity to study a whole range of themes from early history to contemporary events, such as the story of King Arthur, the music of the Celtic peoples or the various Celtic peoples in Western Europe and in the Americas. 

What's more, through this multidisciplinary approach, you will gain a thorough understanding of the important Celtic roots of Britain, Ireland, France and parts of Central Europe as well as the vitality of Celtic cultures wherever Celtic peoples have settled or lived, including Canada. 

The Celtic Club, organized by students, also exists to promote Celtic Studies as well as Celtic culture and languages in Ottawa. Activities include ceilis to learn how to dance and the celebration of Celtic festivals.

Except for those in the Celtic languages, almost all courses are taught in English.

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

CLT 1132Introduction to the Celtic World3 Units
6 course units from:6 Units
Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture I
Irish Language and Culture I
Welsh Language and Culture I
15 course units from:15 Units
Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture II
Irish Language and Culture II
Welsh Language and Culture II
Introduction à la langue et à la culture bretonnes I
Introduction à la langue et à la culture bretonnes II
The Music of the Celtic Peoples
Early Celtic Literature
Medieval Celtic Literature
Celtic Christianity
The Celtic Woman: Between Myth and Reality
Arthur of the Celts
Celtic Cultures in Transition
6 course units from:6 Units
The Celtic Iron Age
The Celtic Languages: Language Promotion in Practice
Special Topics in Celtic Studies
Guided Research
Total: 30 Units