Forging an Irish Identity: Galway, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Paul Blaney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), SAS Honors Program

Travel Dates: Friday, March 11, 2016 - Saturday, March 19, 2016

Class Meeting Times: Wednesday, 2:50PM - 5:50PM, 35 College Avenue Room 302, College Avenue Campus

Program Cost: $1,407

Course Number: 01:090:229:H1, 1 credit, 01:090:297:01, 3 credits. (Honors Students will receive a total of 4 credits).

As part of a Spring 2016 Honors Seminar (Forging an Irish Identity) 01:090:297:01, Paul Blaney will be leading 15 students on a week-long trip to Ireland. In conjunction with the New Brunswick-based Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar, students will enroll in a Spring one-credit field experience, 01:090:229. Building on the literary and historical themes of the seminar, the trip will be based in the city of Galway, on Ireland’s rugged west (Atlantic) coast. Students will travel to Ireland during Spring Break 2016 and will be there for St. Patrick’s Day.

From Galway students will make trips to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher, as well as to the Famine Museum in Roscommon. There will be numerous opportunities to engage with Irish history and culture in the form of plays, traditional music, singing and dance. Students will also visit a Gaeltacht region and meet with native speakers of the Irish/Gaelic language.

* Students must be enrolled in the SAS Honors Seminar "Forging an Irish Identity" 01:090:297:01 in order to be enrolled in the one-credit field experience, 01:090:229.

* There are 15 available spaces.  Apply early!





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