Ireland, Galway

Irish Studies

when 20 June 2017 - 19 July 2017
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 2

This course comprises an integrated introduction to Irish Studies incorporating elements from all the contributing disciplines, a series of interdisciplinary seminars focusing on key themes in Irish Studies such as Identity, Emigration, and Religion, and a broad range of elective courses as outlined below.

Teaching will be by means of lectures, seminars, dramatic performances, guided tours and informed contact with the music, language and people of Ireland. An interdisciplinary approach will be used within each module and between the modules of the Irish Studies course.

Field trips are an integral and required part of the Irish Studies course. 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. Students of SS116 The Archaeological Heritage of Ireland will visit sites in the Burren. Students of SS118 Introduction to Art in Ireland will visit the Book of Kells and the National Museum in Dublin.

Course leader

Dr. Louis de Paor

Target group

Students with an interest in Irish Studies, Irish Literature, Irish Music & Dance, Archaeology, Creative Writing, Irish Language, Irish History, Sociology, Irish Art, Gaelic Culture

Course aim

The courses on offer will bring you a rich and diverse perspective of the diverse subject areas, and are taught by expert lecturers and educational professionals who have a vast range of knowledge of their subject matter.

Credits info

6 ECTS/3 US Credits

Fee info

EUR 2: Accommodation Options
€1,310– Family Guesthouse (with Irish breakfast - single occupancy)
€1,160 - Family Guesthouse (with Irish breakfast - sharing)
€875 – Student Residences (without breakfast - single occupancy)