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Honors

Embedded Spring: Honors The Troubles: Partition, Sectarianism, Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Belfast, United Kingdom

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Embedded Spring 2020
Mar 13, 2020
Mar 21, 2020
Dec 15, 2019
Embedded Spring 2021
Mar 13, 2021
Mar 20, 2021
Dec 15, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Freshman
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
Good academic standing
Credits

1

Program Advisor

The Program

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.

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Program Locations

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Belfast Giant Causeway

Northern Ireland

Belfast

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.

Academics

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

Housing and Meals

Accommodation will be in a youth hostel in the University quarter. 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $1,110
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    Round-trip airfare to the host country
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Meals $200
Personal Expenses $200
Total $400.00
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.

Faculty Leaders

Professor Paul Blaney

Paul Blaney is an assistant professor in the SASHP and the English Department. Born in London, he has family ties to Belfast. He's an enthusiastic writer, teacher, and walker.