Mar 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Celtic Studies Minor

Location: Landrum Academic Center 217C
Telephone: 859-572-5259
Fax: 859-572-6086
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Program Director: Michael J. Simonton, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

The minor in Celtic studies is designed to give students an overview of the way of life of the prehistoric, historic, and contemporary Celtic peoples throughout Europe and the world, emphasizing the “six Celtic nations” of Ireland, Scotland,  Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall (in England), and Brittany (in France) and the Celts of Iberia from the Iron Age to the 21st century. The minor also addresses the Celtic diaspora to places as far-flung in both space and time as ancient Egypt and Appalachia. To learn about Celtic peoples is to explore yet another avenue of what it means to be human.

The Celtic Studies program also offers students the opportunity to participate in Tuath an Ard Tire Ardai: The Celtic Studies Club, which is active in NKU, local, and regional activities. Our program also maintains a Facebook page, which has an international following.

Kentucky is rich in Celtic culture and history. Along with African Americans and German Americans, people of Celtic descent comprise one of the major ethnic groups in the metropolitan area in which NKU is located. NKU’s Celtic Studies program is the only such program in Kentucky. Students are encouraged to participate regardless of background. Each year NKU anthropology faculty present the Outstanding Student in Celtic Studies Award.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.