Defining the Celts (CLST2601)


The 'Celts' are any of those peoples of Europe who speak or spoke a Celtic language. By the Iron Age the Celtic peoples were spread across Europe and across the course of millennia have given rise to a number of European nations and cultures-including the Irish, the Welsh and the Bretons. This unit explores definitions of the Celts, examining their history and development, and provides an overview of their languages.

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2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%)

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18 Junior credit points from any of Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish, Studies in Religion or World Religions

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