This program consists of a combination of special courses taught for the group and regular university courses. All students will take two required courses:
Contemporary Irish Culture and Society (1 credit)
Professor Louis De Paor is Director of The Centre for Irish Studies at NUIG and serves as our on-site Academic Coordinator. He and several faculty colleagues from NUIG will collaborate to offer this survey of Irish culture and society.
Spring 2014 Director's Seminar: The History of Irish Thought (1 credit)
Is there such a thing as "Irish Thought" and, if so, what might it be? This course will examine the writings of some of the liveliest thinkers from medieval times to the present to see if there is a distinctive Irish contribution to philosophi- cal inquiry and intellectual history. Authors who will be discussed include John Scottus Eriugena, Jonathan Swift, Edmund Burke, Daniel O'Connell, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Iris Murdoch, Edna O'Brien, and William Desmond. Special emphasis will be placed on Desmond's thesis that Irish thought is a "Being Between"—a condition of thriving between different sets of extremities such as countries (England and America), religion and science, knowledge and perplexity, and tradition and innovation. Through this course students will gain insight into the attitudes and values characteristic of Irish culture and society.
Elective Courses (2 courses/2 credits)
In addition, students will select two electives from the regular NUIG catalogue. Following are examples of courses taken by students on previous programs. Consult the NUIG website for further details on course offerings: NUIG website. You should only look at courses that are offered in Semester 2 (the Spring Semester).
|Introduction to Northern Irish Politics||Feminist Thought||Shakespearean Comedies|
|Short Plays of Samuel Beckett||Women in Irish Society||Climatology|
|Drama and Theatre Studies||Gaelic Language||Scottish Short Stories|
|Church and State in Ireland||Contemp. Irish Poetry||The English Language in Ireland|
|Anatomy and Physiology||Cell Biology||Irish Famine in a European Perspective|
|Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Centuries||Irish Art|
NOTE: The information above is subject to change. Please see the CGE for more information.