Irish (IRSH)

IRSH 101 - Elementary Irish. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn or spring. This course represents an introduction to modern Irish in both its spoken and written forms: basic principles of grammar and sentence structure are covered. Emphasis is placed on the application of these principles in every-day situations. This course is housed in the English Department. The GenEd Foreign Language can be fulfilled by successfully completing IRSH 101 and IRSH 102.

IRSH 102 - Elementary Irish II. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn or spring. The primary objective of this course is to build on the foundations laid in Elementary Irish I. Students will expand their vocabulary with a special focus on verbs; they will also engage new themes that demand a corresponding increase in their store of nouns, adjectives, idioms and expressions. Students will also learn more songs and poems from the Irish tradition and thus increase their idiomatic and syntactical knowledge of the language. This course is housed in the English Department. The GenEd Foreign Language requirement can be fulfilled by successful completion of 102.

IRSH 103 - Elementary Irish III. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn or spring. Same as IRSH 103. The primary objective of this course is to build on the foundations laid in Beginning Irish I. Students will expand their vocabulary with a special focus on verbs; they will also engage new themes that demand a corresponding increase in their store of nouns, adjectives, idioms and expressions. The GenEd Foreign Language requirement can be fulfilled by successful completion of 101, 102 and 103.

IRSH 201 - Intermediate Irish I. 4 Credits.

Offered spring semester. Prereq. ENIR 101, 102, or their equivalent from another university. Students will continue their study of the verbs; engage more complex syntax and grammatical constructions; and consult the prose and poetry of the written and oral literary traditions. For proficiency equal to the 202-level, students must take the three semester sequence (101, 102, 201, & 202) of Irish language study.

IRSH 202 - Intermediate Irish II. 4 Credits.

Offered fall semester. Prereq. IRSH 201 or its equivalent from another university. Students will expand their knowledge of Irish language verbs: they will study the five declensions of the nouns; and acquire the vocabulary and language necessary to engage more abstract ideas and topical issues on an intellectual level. For proficiency equal to the 202-level, students must take the four semester sequence (101, 102, 201, & 202) of Irish language study.

IRSH 249 - The Irish. 3 Credits.

IRSH 291 - Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

IRSH 292 - Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

IRSH 345L - Literature in the Irish Lang. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. This course acknowledges Irish as the oldest documented vernacular in Europe and its literature as a voice that is over 1500 years old. Examines the literary response of Gaelic Ireland to invasion, conquest, and colonization as articulated by its literature.

Gen Ed Attributes: Lit & Artistic Studies (L)

IRSH 360 - Irish/N Irish Literature. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Examines (in English) selection of fiction, poetry, drama, film, and music from the Irish and/or Northern Irish literary traditions. Students will seek to understand how artists respond to the burdens of history, identity, and political conflict, and how they articulate the possibilities afforded by Ireland?s changing position in the world.

IRSH 380 - Topics in Irish Studies. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. A rotating variety of special topics in Irish Studies, including Irish and Irish-American cinema, major Irish/N. Irish authors, Irish cultural studies, and transatlantic and comparative studies.

Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Intermediate

IRSH 391 - Special topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics;

IRSH 398 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

Prereq., consent of department. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship may count toward graduation.

IRSH 490 - Research. 1-9 Credits.

IRSH 491 - Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.

IRSH 492 - Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

(R-9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics;