This course is discontinued

IRSK1501 – Celtic Civilization - Mainland Celtic and Island Celtic (ca. 700 BC - ca. 1000 AD)

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Course content

The course will forcus the main sources that tells us about Celts on the continent and the British Isles and their different cultures (with an emphasis on Irish and Welsh).

Learning outcome

Students will become familiar with who the Celts are and were. They will be able to describe the main features of the history, institutions, society and culture of the Celtic populations of CA. 1000 a.d. They should also be able to understand and use the source material that forms the basis for such an description.


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The teaching is given in seminars with 14 double lectures 28 hours in total.

One qualifying assignment has to be approved before the student may sit for the final examination. If the assignment is not approved, the student has the opportunity to hand in a revised version for a second try.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


The final mark for the course is set on the basis of a three-day take-home exam.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination


Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian and english