- Galway, Ireland
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Irish Studies looks at the diversity of ‘Irishness’ through literature, culture, history and language. This programme gives a comprehensive introduction to the area, taking elements from all the contributing disciplines and providing a series of complementary integral educational field trips. The seminars focus on key themes, such as Identity, Emigration and Religion, as well as providing a range of elective courses, as outlined.
SS115 Representing Ireland – Literature & Film Fiction, poetry, drama and film have all been used to represent ‘Ireland’ and ‘Irishness’.
SS116 The Archaeological Heritage of Ireland
SS117 Irish History: Conflict, Identity and the Shaping of Modern Ireland
SS118 Introduction to Art in Ireland:
SS119 Creative Writing:Poetry and Fiction
SS120 Gaelic Culture & Literature: From Cú Chulainn (Cuchulainn) to the Cultural Revival and beyond
SS121 Irish Society: Stasis and Change in the Ambiguous Republic
SS122 Negotiating Identity: Irish Traditional Music and Dance
SS1153 Economic Policy in Ireland
Irish Language Classes Introductory classes in the Irish language are provided for interested students as part of the Irish Studies programme.
FIELD TRIPS Field trips are an integral part of the programme. All students participate on field trips to Dingle and the Aran Islands. Students of SS115 Representing Ireland – Literature & Film will visit Coole Park, Thoor Ballylee and Kilmacduagh; SS116 The Archaeological Heritage of Ireland will visit sites in the Burren; SS118 Art will visit National Museum in Dublin and SS1153 Economic Policy students will visit the Irish Parliament in Dublin.
COURSE DELIVERY Teaching is by means of lectures, seminars, dramatic performances, educational field trips, guided tours and informed contact with the music, language and people of Ireland. An interdisciplinary approach is used within each course and between the courses of the Irish Studies programme. Students have access to the library and IT facilities of the University. Assessment for those requiring credits is carried out on a continuous basis.
CREDITS Each course carries 3 Semester Credits/6 ECTS Credits at undergraduate level.
GRADUATE CREDITS Special advisory sessions and an extended essay are offered to students wishing to obtain graduate credits.
- Setting Description:
- NUI Galway Campus, Galway, Ireland
- 2,150.00 EUR. Tuition and Fees 2,150 euro. Accommodation costs extra - €900 student residences.
Additional Program Information
- Applicants are normally required to be university graduates or have completed two full years at university or college level before being admitted to the programme. Students should also have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
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