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Irish Studies

Anthropology 290W:   Archaeology of Ireland, 1M3WA (1656)
MW 1:40-2:55 pm.
Instructor: Professor James Moore
Room: Razran 353.    3 hr.,/3 cr.
Prerequisites: English 110.   

This course examines the development of society in Ireland from the earliest human colonization 9,000 years ago to the Iron Age and early Medieval times. By examining archaeological evidence we will explore the human and environmental factors which shaped the Irish landscape.  Neolithic Megaliths, Bronze Age Stone Circles, and Iron Age raths and initiation sites will be reviewed to understand how the development of ritual and political sites created a cultural landscape constituted by meaning and identity.

History 231:   Irish since 1690, E6M3(0264), M 6:30-9:20pm.   Instructor: Mr. Patrick McGough
Room: TBA.   3 hr./ 3cr.

This course surveys the major political, economic, and social developments in Ireland from the Treaty of Limerick to today's “Celtic Tiger?economy in the Republic and the peace process in Northern Ireland.   Events highlighted in the early part of this course include the Penal Era, the emergence of “Protestant Nationalism,?the birth of Irish Republicanism among Ulster Presbyterian Radicals, the Act of Union, Catholic Emancipation, and the causes and consequences of the 1840's Famine.   The survey of post-Famine Ireland covers the development of modern Nationalism and Unionism with an examination of why Ireland was partitioned along apparently religious lines in the 1920's.   An overview of Ireland since Partition concludes with an analysis of the current economy in the Republic and the prospects for continuing peace and devolved government in Northern Ireland.

History 200 (0263)/ Irish Studies 103 (2208): The Irish in America , E6T3,T 6:30-9:20.
Instructor: Mr. Patrick McGough.
Room: RZ343.   3 hr. / 3 cr.  

A century and a half ago, the escapees of the Irish Potato Famine constituted the most unwanted and despised group in America.   Today, their descendants, along with those of subsequent Irish immigrants, form one of the most “fashionable?ethnic identities in our country.   How did this remarkable change come about?   In this course we will examine the experience of the Irish in America from the Scotch Irish to the Famine Irish to the “New Irish?of recent years.   In addition to a chronological survey of political and social developments, some specific areas will be highlighted--the Irish in the Labor Movement, the effects of the Famine, and the role of Irish and Irish American women.

English 366 (0393):   CT3RA T/Th 12:15-1:30/  
Instructor: Ms. Denell Downum
Room: RA 206. (Humanities I, Tier 1 LASAR) 3 hr. / 3 cr.  

A survey of great works of Irish literature from the Middle Ages to the present, with emphasis on the continuity of Irish tradition as well as the shifting political and social contexts in which Irish literature has been produced.   Readings will include Celtic saga, the literature of both Anglo-Irish ascendancy and conquered Gaelic Ireland during the long period of English rule, and the extraordinary literary revival which took place in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries; and the literature of contemporary Ireland.

Irish Studies 104: IRI 104-ONA01 Elementary Irish II (2653) at Lehman College:   granted Queens College credit via e-permit as Irish Studies 102: Elementary Irish II.   Instructors: Professors Thomas Ihde and Clare Carroll.   3 hrs.,/3 cr. (See instructions for the e-permit application at: , Registrar Quick Links, e-permits.)  

The course provides on-line instruction in Irish grammar, and vocabulary, which will be supplemented by bi-monthly discussion groups conducted by Professors Ihde and Carroll, as well as visiting native speakers.

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