Academics

Foundation Course

The Foundation Course is an interdisciplinary, introductory course on Irish politics, history, literature and culture. Casually referred to as “Ireland 101”, it is a comprehensive, mandatory course given during the first few weeks of each semester. It is offered exclusively to American study abroad students who are just beginning their semester abroad and is an excellent means for them to familiarize themselves with Ireland. The Foundation Course is enhanced by two weekend field trips – to Northern Ireland and the Aran islands (off the West Coast) – along with other historical sites that bring much of the academic coursework to life. The Foundation Course is 3 credit hours and the complete syllabus is provided below.

Foundation Course Syllabus

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