Courses

Course Code Credits

Topics in Irish Literature

A critical analysis of various cultural and literary issues that emerge in Irish fiction, poetry, and drama. Course may be taken twice. Limited to 25.

ENG349 3

Irish-American Experience

Irish background, different waves of Irish immigration, Irish contributions to politics, religion, business and fine arts, as well as the different interpretations of the Irish experience in America. Limited to 25.

HIS205 3

Ireland: From Colony to Nation State

An introduction to Ireland: its history, people, culture, and mystique. This course explores Irish history from the Norman invasion to the present conflict in Northern Ireland. Topics include the Cromwellian settlement of Ireland, the Anglo-Irish estate system, revolution and nationalism in Ireland from 1780, the Great Famine, and Irish emigration. Limited to 25.

HIS214 3

Christian Ireland: 431-1169

Early Irish culture and society from the introduction of Christianity in the 5th century, through the 8th century Viking invasion and the beginning of the 12th century Anglo-Norman conquest. Emphasizes literature created out of the rapprochement between the pagan tradition and the new religion. Includes extracts from Old-Irish literature including the heroic saga, T

IRS200 3

Modern Ireland: 1845-1998

Introduces the patterns of modern and contemporary Irish life and culture from a multidisciplinary perspective. Investigates the impact of famine on Irish society and the subsequent Gaelic Revival and Anglo-Irish Literary Revival from the 1880s until establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. Explores the impact of cultural nationalism and the progress of 20th century literature in Irish and English. Studies the work of J.M. Synge, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney and others. Examines the Irish response to changes in modern Irish society including religion, the family, social change, and the Irish economy. Limited to 15.

IRS203 3

Internship in Irish Studies

Requires approval of the Faculty Moderator.

IRS475 3

Irish Politics

The development of Irish nationalism, the creation of the Irish state in 1922, and the building of the Irish State. Economic development, Church state relations, education are explored as well as unsolved puzzle of the Irish nation and state, Northern Ireland. Limited to 25.

POL354 3

Internship in Government

Participation and research in local, state, and national government. Requires approval of the intern director and Department Chairperson. Open to juniors and seniors with a minimum of a 2.7 GPA. Internship application approved by Internship Coordinator and Department Chair. Limited to 25.

POL475 6