What is this minor about?

The minor ‘Celtic Literature’ explores the texts that were produced by the early Celtic peoples, as well as interpretations of those texts in later times. You will get an introduction to the languages, cultures and history of the Celtic speaking peoples and will learn to approach Celtic texts chronologically, first studying the earliest Celtic writing, which is found on the Continent, before switching to medieval Irish and Welsh literatures in translation. Finally, you will learn how this literature was interpreted by medieval audiences and how it is reinterpreted by and for modern audiences in literature and film.

Goal

The minor in Celtic studies presents you with a general understanding of the field while focusing on Celtic literatures and their influence on / adaptation in later times. The Introduction to Celtic Studies offers a broad overview of the field, drawing on the fields of literature, history, archaeology, and linguistics. Subsequent courses focus on:

  1. reading and analyzing literature in translation
  2. anchoring the texts in the period and cultural milieu in which they were composed and / or copied
  3. exploring how the medieval texts were used, reused, and adapted by later authors for various purposes

Curriculum

The minor Celtic Languages and Culture consists of 4 compulsory courses (30 EC).

Entry Requirements

Look carefully at the entry requirements of the courses and whether priority rules apply.

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Registration

You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually. 

Courses with selected entry

In case you wish to register for a course with selected entry, you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. 

Entry requyirements

No previous knowledge of Celtic Studies is required. The courses build on one another so that students not only learn the material relevant to the discipline (i.e. Celtic Studies), but also gradually acquire academic skills such as the ability to produce various types of writing (e.g. summary, short paper, longer research paper) for different audiences (e.g. general public, academic public) on the topics learned.

De minor is NIET toegankelijk voor studenten van de hoofdrichting Middeleeuwen van de bacheloropleiding Taal- en cultuurstudies.

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period (Monday 3 June through Monday 17 June at 12 noon). We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Besides that we also need a Proof of Registration from your own educational instituion. Please send the form and the Proof of Registration -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with priority rules

If you wish to register for a course to which priority rules apply, make sure to register for both the course and the minor during the first two weeks of the course registration period (Monday 3 June through Monday 17 June at 12 noon). We will publish a list of courses with priority rules two weeks prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.