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Secondary Field: Sample Tracks

These tracks have been designed to help students organize course selections to suit their goals. They are not exhaustive, and the Secondary Field Coordinator and the members of the Celtic Department are available to advise students on course choices.

Celtic Cultures

This track has been designed to provide interested students with a solid grounding in the ancient, medieval and modern cultures of the peoples who speak Celtic languages. The emphasis is on courses that explore traditions common to all Celtic-speaking peoples and courses that draw upon more than one Celtic-speaking tradition (Irish and Welsh, for example, or Irish and Scottish Gaelic). Celtic Cultures would be an appropriate track for a student interested in adding familiarity with Celtic cultural traditions to his or her concentration in Literature, Folklore and Mythology, History, or Linguistics, as well as for any student with an interest in Celtic traditions, no matter what the area of concentration.

Requirements

1. One half-course from among

Four half-courses from among the following:

Irish Language and Literature

This track has been designed to provide interested students with a solid grounding in various aspects of Irish culture by requiring a full year’s study of the Irish language as well as close reading of important texts from the Irish language tradition.

Irish Language and Literature would be an appropriate track for a student interested in adding a particular familiarity with Irish language literature and traditions to his or her interest in Hiberno-English writing – a student concentrating in Literature or English Language and Literature, for example. A track in Irish Language and Literature could also be an appropriate way of developing special expertise for students concentrating in Folklore and Mythology, History, or Linguistics, as well as for any student with an interest in Irish tradition, no matter what the area of concentration.

Requirements

1. Two half-courses in the Irish language, either

2. Three half-courses from among the following:

* Option available to students who fulfill Requirement 1 with Celtic 200 and 201.

Welsh Language and Literature

This track has been designed to provide interested students with a solid grounding in various aspects of Welsh culture by requiring a full year’s study of the Welsh language as well as close reading of the most important texts in the Welsh tradition.

Welsh Language and Literature would be an appropriate field for a student interested in adding a particular familiarity with Welsh literature and traditions to his or her concentration in Literature, English Language and Literature, Folklore and Mythology, History and Literature (with specialization in Britain or in the Middle Ages), History, or Linguistics, as well as for any student with an interest in Welsh tradition, no matter what the area of concentration.

Requirements

1. Two half-courses in the Welsh language, either

2. Three half-courses from among the following:

* Option available to students who fulfill Requirement 1 with 225a and 225b.

Note: Celtic 127 will be offered in Fall 2008, and every second year thereafter.

Irish Language

This track has been designed to provide students interested in Irish with a solid grounding in the medieval and modern language. Irish Language would be an appropriate track for a student interested in adding a knowledge of Irish to his or her concentration in Linguistics, as well as for any student with an interest in Irish, no matter what the area of concentration.

Requirements

Five half-courses from among the following:

Celtic Folklore and Mythology

This track has been designed to provide students interested in folklore and mythology with a grounding in ancient and medieval mythology and modern folklore transmitted in a Celtic language. Celtic Folklore and Mythology would be an appropriate track for a student interested in adding familiarity with Celtic tradition to his or her concentration in Folklore and Mythology, Literature, History and Literature, Anthropology, English and American Literature and Language, Germanic Languages and Literatures, or Classics, as well as for any student with an interest in Celtic traditions, no matter what the area of concentration.

Note: Students who wish to take this track must first seek and receive the permission of the department to have FM 100 counted towards the secondary field.

Requirements

1. One half-course:

2. Four half-courses from among the following:

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