Celtic Connections: Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Are you interested in immersing yourself in Celtic culture and living in three European countries this summer?
Led by Professor James McElroy, this program will introduce students to that Celtic strain—in literature, culture, language, music, and geopolitics—that characterizes three different countries located inside what is now called the United Kingdom. By visiting and living in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales over a four-week period, students will get an opportunity to see, up-close and personal, some of the most stunning landscapes in Europe and to meet some of the most interesting people around—a people who love to celebrate their unique Celtic heritage in an assembly of words and music.
FUN FACT: Celtic languages progressively disappeared during the Middle Ages. Much of Celtic history relied on oral transmission of culture, primarily through the efforts of bards and poets whose old tales and poems were handed down for generations before eventually being written down. They only survived in Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and for a time also in Galicia (north-western Spain). Today, only a minority of people can still speak Celtic/Gaelic languages, and they are mostly confined to Wales, Brittany, and western Ireland.
COURSE: For all course descriptions, see the UC Davis General Catalog.
English 138 – British Literature: 1945 to present (4 units)
Historically or thematically focused study of works of British literature (drama, poetry, prose fiction) from the period between 1945 and the present.
• ENL138 will fulfill 4 units in the Historical Distribution requirement (1900-present) in the English major.
(See Lynda Jones for more information.)
• GE Credit: Writing
(May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.)
English 198 – Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP grading only)
• ENL198 will fulfill one upper division English elective (4 units) within the Literature, Criticism, and Theory emphasis in the English major.
Note: In many cases the prerequisites are waived by consent of instructor. For more information on prerequisites for UC Davis Summer Abroad courses, visit the Academics section of the Summer Abroad website.