- Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Belfast, United Kingdom
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Winter Semester
- Program Description:
This course explores the history and politics of Ireland from approximately 1600 to present day. The course will begin with a brief overview of Neolithic inhabitants, and the effects of Christianity and the influx of the Norse on Celtic Ireland. We will then investigate the repercussions of over 800 years of English/British influence in Ireland, specifically examining the road to independence and ‘The Troubles’ of a divided island. Finally, students will consider Ireland of the 21st century: a member of the European Union, and a place of vibrant culture and immigration—after a long history of isolation, censorship and emigration.
This program will be transitioning to a summer program for 2018.
- Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad
- Integrative Studies (INTS) 399: Study Abroad
- History (HIST) 388: Topics in European History
- Anthropology (ANTH) 398: Study Abroad
- Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad
Eligibility & Prerequisites
This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.
- Program Cost (Winter 2017): $3200 Included: Tuition (3 credits) Cultural tours and excursions Some meals (breakfast daily and additional meals as outlined below) Pre-Departure Orientation International Emergency Insurance Not Included: Round-trip airfare Other transportation Personal spending
Additional Program Information