Celtic Languages, Literatures and Linguistics postsecondary programs study the evolution and development of language, particularly in the Celtic culture. These dual degree programs also explore the conscious and unconscious processes that children and adults go through as they learn how to speak and communicate using Celtic languages. You may also learn how to speak one or more Celtic languages during the programs. To graduate you might be required to read literature in one or more Celtic languages. Traditional colleges and universities offer the programs. Core courses you may take to graduate include Celtic Literature, Gaelic, Irish and Early Welsh Languages, German Literature, Latin, Applied Linguistics, Historical Linguistics and Celtic Phonetics and Phonology.
An understanding of Celtic history, developments, literary trends and writing styles are types of skills you can gain when you take Celtic Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Classes. You can also gain computer science, teaching, translation, interpretation and improved communication skills. After you graduate you can use these skills to get hired into jobs as an interpreter, translator, social scientist, historian, linguists or teacher. Additionally, you can work for schools, learning centers, government agencies and travel and tourism companies. If you work with computers, you can help create speech recognition software programs. You may travel to work with clients individually or you may work out of a comfortable office.
Combine Celtic Languages, Literatures and Linguistics degrees with teacher education courses and you can teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to students from Celtic speaking countries. Types of undergraduate degrees and credentials you can get when you major in Celtic Languages, Literatures and Linguistics include Teacher English as a Second Language Certificate, a Bachelor of Arts in the Literature and History of Wales and a Bachelor of Arts in Celtic Studies. You can also get advanced degrees like a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics or a Doctorate of Arts in Linguistics.
Jobs for social scientists, particularly historians, are expected to grow by 11 percent from 2008 through 2018 according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Interpreters and translators are expected to experience a 22 percent increase in jobs. Furthermore, as of May 2008 historians earned median annual salaries of $54,530. Interpreters and translators earned median annual salaries of $38,850.