Irish Studies Minor

The Department of English offers an interdisciplinary minor in Irish Studies, which provides students access to instruction in Irish language, history, literature, and culture. This academic and artistic approach to Irish culture involves an interdisciplinary and inter-collegiate collaboration that brings together leading scholars in the humanities and the creative arts.

Minor - Irish Studies

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 20

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: Irish Studies students must earn at least 18 credits. These credits will include both the required coursework and electives.


Summary

Foundational Courses

11

Irish Literature Course

3

Minor Electives

6

Total Hours

20


Foundational Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

IRSH 101

Elementary Irish

4

IRSH 102

Elementary Irish II

4

Complete one of the following courses:

3

IRSH 249

The Irish

IRSH 345L

Literature in the Irish Lang

IRSH 360

Irish/N Irish Literature

Total Hours

11

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Irish Literature Course

Note: LIT 331 can count for the Irish Studies minor when the course focuses on an Irish author (e.g. James Joyce).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 credits from the following courses:

3

IRSH 345L

Literature in the Irish Lang

IRSH 360

Irish/N Irish Literature

IRSH 380

Topics in Irish Studies

IRSH 491

Special Topics

LIT 331

Major Author/s

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Minor Electives

Notes:

  • Irish Theater is offered intermittently through the College of Visual and Performing Arts as THTR 391.

  • Students who wish to continue with Irish language through the 202 level may do so, but only Irish language IRSH 103 and IRSH 201 can count for minor electives.

  • LIT 376 & LIT 391 may count toward the Irish Studies minor when the topics cover Irish themes, content, and literature.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits from the following courses:

6

DANC 160A

Dance Forms: Irish

IRSH 103

Elementary Irish III

IRSH 201

Intermediate Irish I

IRSH 380

Topics in Irish Studies

IRSH 391

Special topics

IRSH 492

Independent Study

LIT 376

Lit & Other Disciplines

LIT 391

Special Topics

THTR 391

Special Topics/Exprmtl Courses

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-