Program Details

Irish Studies looks at the diversity of ‘Irishness’ through literature, culture, history, economic policy and language and takes elements from all the contributing disciplines and providing a series of complementary integral field trips.
Location:
Galway, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

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.

Course Content

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
Cost:
2,150.00 EUR. Tuition and Fees 2,150 euro. Accommodation costs extra - €900 student residences.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
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).
Scholarships:
No

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