Irish Studies Courses

Code Course Credits

IRS 203

Modern Ireland: 1845-1998

Offered: Not Offered 2015-2016

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.

Course may be applied to the Irish Studies minor.


IRS 205

Memory and Violence in Ireland

Offered: Fall Semester

Focuses on the ethics of remembering Ireland's often violent history. Students engage with theories of memory and commemoration to probe what is at stake in Ireland in the creation of commemorative sites, programs, and literature. Covering the First World War to the Troubles, the course examines moral and ethical questions about memory and its relationship to sectarian violence in Ireland.

Fulfills the Moral Inquiry requirement.Course may be applied to the Irish Studies minor.


IRS 475

Internship in Irish Studies

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Practical experience in a major field of study that is linked to an aspect of Irish Studies.

Prerequisite(s): At least one Irish Studies course, minimum of 3.0 GPA and permission of Internship Coordinator.
Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.


IRS 490

Directed Study

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

An in-depth study of an Irish Studies question or investigation into field for which the student has special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. Student must present plans in advance of registration to a full-time faculty member who will agree to direct and evaluate the project. At the time of registration the student must obtain the signature of this faculty member and of the Program Director.