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Faculty-Led Travel Study Ireland/UK: Literature
Cobh, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; Derry, United Kingdom; Doolin, Ireland; Drogheda, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Glencolumbkille, Ireland; Kilfenora, Ireland; Kinsale, Ireland; Portstewart, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Program Type:||Faculty-Led Travel Study||Language of Instruction:||English|
Faculty-Led Travel Study Ireland/UK
|Location||Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK)|
|Duration||UW-W Spring 2014 class, May 21-June 6, 2014 (tentative travel)|
|Requirements||Consent of the instructor, minimum 2.5 GPA, at least second semester freshman status, and good disciplinary standing|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Course Selections||English 491|
|Application Deadline||Friday, December 6th 2013|
This course offers intensive immersion in the culure and history of Ireland and Northern Ireland, primarily through the literature and narrative art of the island. Special attention is paid to the last hundred years, but doing so requires a broader understanding of how the political and cultural history of Ireland continue to haunt and shape its present. Political history involves most especially the island's ever evolving relationship to Great Britain, and now to the European Union, while Irish culture adds a complex relationship to it's mythical Gaelic past.
Though anchored in the literature of Ireland, the course will offer students a better understanding of how narrative-- the stories a perople tells of itself-- both reveals and shapes a culture, society, and nation. Such an understanding will be useful for any student hoping to be involved with the world around her, whether through business, education, the arts, or simply as a citizen of the world.
|Estimated Program Fee||$3,999*|
-Airfare and local transportation
-Indicated group meals
-UW System academic abroad insurance
|Expenses not Include||
|Tentative Travel Itinerary||TENTATIVE TRAVEL ITINERARY Ireland.pdf|
*The estimated program fee is based on 14 paying participants. The actual program fee will be established mid-term when all participants have obtained legal travel documents and the student roster is finalized.
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