Sociology 338 - Ireland: Irish Culture and Society II
Ireland is a land of contrasts resulting from isolation from Europe, a millennium of colonial rule, and its ongoing diasporas (one in seven Americans has Irish heritage). This course explores how history has shaped the development of Irish cultural and social institutions. Students will start in Gleann Cholm Cille, briefly becoming part of the community: living in Irish homes, learning to speak some Irish, and joining in unique cultural traditions while exploring Donegal and Derry. Next comes Galway, a university town with access to the Arran Islands, Connemara, and the Burren. Then Killarney, with its plethora of historical sites and natural wonders. Here students will explore the magical Dingle Peninsula. They end up in Dublin, where there will be a particular focus on cultural and governmental institutions. Students have the opportunity for short excursions based on individual interests. Throughout the program there will be opportunities to walk in the footsteps of rebels, writers, and saints and meet Irish from all walks of life while coming away with a touch of the Blarney.
Course: SOCI 338
Location: Various locations in Ireland
Prerequisite: SOCI 238 Irish Culture and Society I
Program leaders: Reid Golden, Nancy Golden
Curricular requirement: EL
Length of program: 25 days
Meals: All meals included
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