Celtic Studies

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Students pursuing Celtic Studies have a range of academic options. The particular courses offered will change from semester to semester and from year to year.

There are also Study Abroad opportunities.

Celtic Studies courses offered in
2014- 2015

SPRING 2015

The following courses offered Spring 2015 will apply to the Certificate in Celtic Studies.

James Joyce
English 454
TR 11:00-12:15
Prof. Richard Begam

The Irish Tradition
Folklore 517
MW 9:30-10:45
Prof. James Leary and Prof. Tom DuBois
NOTE: THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
CELTIC STUDIES CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
SHOULD CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR
DIRECTLY.

FALL 2014

Celtic-Scandinavian Relations
Scand 446
TR1 1:00-12:15
Prof. Tom DuBois

Scottish Traditions
Folk 518
MW 9:30-10:45
Prof. Christopher Livanos

Celtic Myth and Legend
CL 350/750
MW 2:30-3:45
Prof. Christopher Livanos

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Celtic Studies courses offered in
2013 - 2014

The following courses will apply to the Certificate in Celtic Studies. Please check back for additional information and course listings.

Fall 2013:

Film and Contemporary Celtic Identities
Theatre & Drama 219
Instgructor: Professor Mary Trotter
One credit

This course explores how ideas of ethnicity and diversity are expressed in contemporary films produced in several Celtic regions of western Europe. The heart of the course will be attending the Celtic Film Festival, co-sponsored by the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison and the Wisconsin Union Directorate, October 19-20, 2013. Students will meet with the instructor before the festival on October 16 from 7-9 p.m. and after the festival on October 23 from 7-9 p.m. They will also write a 5-page paper addressing issues related to the films shown at the festival.

Spring 2014:

Celtic Studies Round Table
3 credits
Folklore 530
Thursdays, 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Prof. Tom DuBois (Team-taught by various Celtic scholars)

This course explores various topics related to lecturer expertise.

Irish and Scottish Migrations
Course Number: History 503
3 credits
Online course with weekly meetings Wednesdays, 2:25 - 3:15 pm
Instructor: Prof. Thomas Archdeacon

An examination of migrations into, out of, and between Ireland and Scotland from Roman times to the present. Particular attention paid to migrant and ethnic experiences in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, as well as other destinations.

Directed Study

Depending on instructor load, the following courses may be available:

Folklore 699: Directed Study in Irish and Irish American Folklore

See Professor Leary – jpleary@wisc.edu

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Music 699: Directed Study in Celtic Music

See Professor Bowles – cbowles@dcs.wisc.edu\

Note:  New online course available for 2-3 credits:  Celtic Musical Traditions
Enrollment limited; contact Prof. Bowles for more information.

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History 699: Directed Study in History

See Professor Archdeacon – tjarchde@wisc.edu

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Theatre and Drama 699: Directed Study in Irish Theatre

See Professor Trotter – mtrotter@wisc.edu

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Celtic Studies Courses at UW-Madison offered on rotation:

Scandinavian 520: Celtic-Scandinavian Cultural Interrelations

Folklore 530: Irish and Irish-American Traditions

Anthropology 309: Prehistoric Europe

History 365: Revolution and Nationalism in Ireland, 1780 to the Present

History 200: The Great Irish Famine

History 222 or 503: Irish and Scottish Migrations

English 477: The Irish Literary Revival

English 478: Modern Irish Drama

English 503: James Joyce

English 517 (Folklore 517): The Irish Tradition

English 518 (Folklore 518): The Scottish Tradition

Medieval Studies 351: Arthurian Legend and Literature

Theatre and Drama 619: Irish Theatre

Folklore 530/Music 497: Musical Traditions of the Celtic World