Irish Studies at Aquinas College

Irish Studies Minor

Minor Requirements: Twenty-one (21) semester hours

Required Courses:

  • EH261 (AT) (3-4)
  • HY384 (3-4)
  • At least one course from a discipline other than English and History selected from the list below (*indicates the course counts only when approved by the coordinator. Additional courses may be approved for electives by the coordinator)
  • Research, internship, or study abroad, fulfilled either by participation in the Ireland program or upon completion of IR398 (Readings) or IR399 (Project) approved by the coordinator.

Irish Studies Electives: All semester hours taken in Ireland on the Aquinas Ireland Program

  • CA310* (3)
  • EH212*(3) AT,GP
  • EH310* (3) AP
  • EH365 (3)
  • EH395* (3) (AT)
  • EH401* (3) SC
  • ES398* (1-3)
  • ES435 (3)
  • GY120 (4) GP
  • HY310* (3)
  • HY311 (3)
  • HY312* (3)
  • HY381 (3)
  • HY382 (3) WI
  • KN181
  • IR 220 (3)
  • IS397* (1-3)
  • KN110* (1)
  • KN310* (3)
  • PS310* (3)
  • TY215* (3)
  • TY310* (3)

Courses

  • EH261 Irish Literary Heritage (4)

    Selected readings in Irish poetry, prose, and drama.

  • HY384 Irish History (4)

    A study of the Celtic, Christian, continental, and British influences in the development of Ireland. Semester-in-Ireland participants only.

  • 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.

  • CA310 Special Topics in Catholic Studies (3)

    Special topics in Catholic Studies offered on an occasional basis by faculty or visiting scholars.

  • EH212 World Literature in English (3) AC, GP

    A study of world authors who are not British or American but whose work is written in English. Authors covered may include writers from South Africa, Canada, India, the West Indies, Nigeria or other countries where English serves as a first or common language.

  • EH365 20th Century British and Irish Literature (3)

    Selected readings from English and Irish poetry, drama, and prose from beginning of the 20th century to present. Prerequisite: EH221 with a grade of C or higher. This course is not accepted for General Education credit.

  • EH395 Studies in Diversity (3)

    Intensive study of literary topics and/or authors determined by instructor. Credits may be earned under different specific titles.

  • EH401 Major Authors Seminar (3) SC

    Intensive study of one or more authors, to be determined by the instructor. Credits may be earned under different seminar titles. English majors only. Prerequisite: EH221 with a grade of C or higher. This course is not accepted for General Education credit.

  • ES398 Readings in Economics (Variable)

    Individually negotiated project of defined nature established by contract between instructor and student. Contracts filed with Registrar. Prerequisite: Approval of the department chairperson.

  • ES435 Development Economics (3)

    A study of economic development from primitive agricultural economies to modern manufacturing and post-industrial economies. Subjects include the many economic changes that accompany economic growth and why economic growth does or does not occur. Prerequisite: One course in economics.

  • GY120 Human Geography (4) PGC, GP

    The geographic subfield of Human Geography discusses and interprets the role of human beings as they are distributed across the surface of the earth. This is a far-ranging field of inquiry that incorporates information from the traditional social scientific realms of economics, sociology, political science, and anthropology into a spatial analysis of the world around us. Given the nature of the topic, this course will be introductory in nature and examine the breadth of cultural geographic thought.

  • HY310 Special Topics in History (3)

    Special topics in history offered on an occasional basis.

  • HY311 American Catholic History (3)

    Development of the Catholic Church from immigrant status to major denomination within the pluralist context of American society. 

  • HY312 Special Topics in World History (3)

    Special topics in world history offered on an occasional basis. Historical Literature and Methodology

  • HY381 British History I (3)

    Survey of British history from the Stone Age until the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89. This course emphasizes the medieval and early-modern periods. Topics covered include the relationships among the three nations of England, 
    Scotland, and Ireland, the development of English constitutionalism, religious conflict and Reformation(s), the origins of the British Empire overseas, and the foundations of British economic and political dominance in the 19th century.

  • HY382 British History II (3) WI

    Survey of British history from the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89 until the present day. This course emphasizes the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics covered include the strengthening and devolution of political ties among England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, the development of Parliamentary democracy in the United Kingdom, Victorian social and intellectual life, the rise of fall of the British Empire, the historiographical problem of secularization, the development of a socialist Labour Party and the invention of New Labour, and Britain’s role in two World Wars.

  • 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.

  • IS397 Field Experience (negotiated credits)

  • KN110 Special Topics/Activity (1) KN

  • KN181 Beginning Irish Dancing/Activity (1)

  • KN310 Special Topics (3)

  • PS310 Modern Political Problems Seminar (3) SS1/SS2

    Topics vary on vogue and interesting issues.

  • TY215 Introduction to Christian Spirituality (3) TF

    Introduces students to contemporary spirituality grounded in the quaternion nature of the human person who is called to live in relationship with God, self, others and material creation. The course helps students understand spirituality as living in the presence of God and to appreciate how the major themes of the Christian spiritual tradition have concrete implications for responding to this gracious mystery.

  • TY310 Special Topics in Theology (3)

    Prerequisite: Theological Foundations Requirement or Instructor Approval