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Mar 15, 2022
THIS PROGRAM HAS NOW FILLED FOR SPRING 2020. APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
This Honors course will examine the social and political development of Northern Ireland in the modern era.
The students will focus on Plantation, the United Irishmen revolt of 1798, the Partition of Ireland (1920), Sectarianism, the 'Troubles' and the peace process in Northern Ireland. We’ll consider poetry, folk songs, speeches, and, in particular, plays, using them as starting points from which to explore these key moments in the evolution of Northern Ireland. At the heart of the Seminar will be a week-long (Spring Break), one-credit study abroad experience in Northern Ireland.
Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is also the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912.
As part of a three-credit seminar on Northern Ireland, students will travel to Belfast over spring break 2020. In the course of seven days, they'll get to know the city of Belfast as well as visiting (London) Derry, the Giant's Causeway, and the Titanic Museum. The overarching aim of the trip is to fit Northern Irish history, politics and identity into a living context.
This trip is part of an Honors Seminar "The Troubles: Partition, Sectarianism, Peace and Reconciliation in N. Ireland". Students will register for this 3 credit course and add a 1 credit study abroad experience.
You can find the Spring 2020 syllabus here.
For a complete itinerary click here.
Program Cost includes:
• Program excursions
• Administrative Fees
• Round-trip airfare to the host country
• International SOS Health Insurance
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:
The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad while some of these expenses, such as meals, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.