Irish Studies at Aquinas College

Irish Studies Courses

IR 240 Contemporary Social Issues in Ireland (4) SS1/SS2

This course introduces students to current events and social issues that impact the lives of the Irish today. Special attention is paid to those issues with current topical or local relevance. Course formats include: reading, lecture, discussion, research (interview/observation/analysis), film and guest expertise. Excursions to pertinent sites as selected by the instructor are also included. Topics include: identity, religion, nationalism, heritage, tourism, development, family, gender, education, and health. (Offered in Ireland)

IR 260 Irish Culture and Identity (4) AT

This course introduces students to various ways Irish identity has been expressed in selected aspects of Irish culture, particularly folk culture and traditions, and how what it means to be Irish changes over time and across various groups. Special emphasis will be paid to the flowering of cultural and national identity as expressed in culture from the late 19th century to today. Excursions to pertinent sites as selected by the instructor are also included. (Offered in Ireland)

IR 310 Special Topics in Irish Studies (4)

Intensive study of Irish topic to be determined by instructor. Credits may be earned under different specific titles. Travel in Ireland to sites selected by instructor is required. This course is not accepted for general education credit.

IR220 History of Irish Sports (3)

This course will explore the history of sports in Ireland and its role in Irish culture from Tailteann Games to present day.

IR398 Readings in Irish Studies (variable)

Individually negotiated program of readings on selected topic established by contract between instructor and student. Contracts filed with Registrar. Prerequisite: approval of director.This course is not accepted for general education credit.

IR399 Independent Project (variable)

Individually negotiated project of defined nature established by contract between instructor and student. Contracts filed with Registrar.This course is not accepted for general education credit.