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    Shepherd University
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog
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APST 530 - Celtic Roots

(3cr) Celtic Roots is a course designed to expose students to the Celtic heritage associated with Appalachia through literature and travel, specifically travel to Ireland, Scotland, and other places of Celtic heritage. Students will explore the prominence of place as applied to contemporary Appalachian, Irish, American, continental, and Scottish literature. Those works that will typically be featured in the course are contemporary Appalachian writers such as Ron Rash, Terry Kay, and Robert Morgan, along with those Celtic, Anglo, and Anglo-Irish writers who have influenced their work as Appalachian writers or whose work some Celtic connection: Seamus Heaney, Dylan Thomas, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Burns, Sir Arthur Conan  Doyle, Walter Scott, and the poet of the medieval Mabinogian. During spring or fall breaks when the course is offered, students will travel to Europe to experience first-hand the literary places prominent in the works of those writers studied in the course. This course is repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

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