Spring 2016 Courses

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)
This course, an interdisciplinary survey designed to give students insight into important historical events and processes that have shaped Irish culture and society, is organized and taught by faculty from the Centre for Irish Studies at NUIG. A series of excursions are linked to this course and will serve to illustrate key themes and topics.

Spring 2016 Director's Seminar: Media in Ireland (1 credit)
In this course, students will explore how media forms differ globally by studying Irish media in a comparative context with US and other media systems. Although the course will have a largely journalistic focus, comparisons will also be made across various media forms (journalism, entertainment, and advertising) and on various platforms (print, broadcast, online, and social media). Students will be introduced to international communication and comparative media theories for context and background and will examine topics such as the history of media in Ireland, Irish language media, and key legal and regulatory differences between Ireland and the US. The course will draw on guest speakers and visits to media properties to bring students into contact with those working in Irish media.

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.

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 Irish Art Irish Famine in a European Perspective
Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Centuries  



  • This program is offered every semester.
  • Applications are available at the Center for Global Education.
  • Applications are due at the CGE office on a selected date in October (for fall programs) and March (for spring programs).
  • For specific date contact the CGE.

NOTE: The information above is subject to change. Please see the CGE for more information.



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