Irish Studies - IRSH: Fall 2018

(formerly ENIR)

The courses listed on this page are for the Fall 2018 semester only. 

For a complete list of courses offered for an English; Irish Studies Minor, please refer to the Course Catalog.

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IRSH 101 [3 sections available]| Elementary Irish | Traolach Ó Ríordáin

Elementary IRISH

Why Irish Language?

One of the functions of Irish Studies at The University of Montana is to educate students on the Gaelic foundations of Irish and Irish-An Gaeltacht signAmerican identity and to dispel long-held notions that the Irish are fundamentally part of the English-speaking world. Their categorization under this cultural rubric originated in the Tudor period and gained increasing currency over subsequent centuries to become a part of conventional wisdom, this despite clear evidence that the core elements of Irish identity are not, in fact, of Anglo-Saxon provenance but indisputably Gaelic. The popularity of Irish music, dance and the demand for instruction in the Irish language in the United States speak clearly to this fact. The failure to recognize the fundamental importance of Irish Gaelic culture to Irish identity has led to misunderstanding and bogus interpretations of the dynamics of Irish political and cultural life. Our program addresses these issues and introduces students to the language and the culture it sustained. New perspectives on the ideological foundation of Irish Gaelic culture permits alternative interpretations of the 800 year long battle of civilizations, the Irish revival movement, the evolution of Irish nationalist politics and the creation of the modern Irish state.

Access to Irish Gaelic culture begins with the language: knowledge of the language provides an insight to the Irish Gaelic mindset and opens up the door to Irish Gaelic literature.

IRSH 101.01 | CRN 71483 | MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM - 4 Credits

IRSH 101.02 | CRN 71603 | MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM - 4 Credits

IRSH 101.03 | CRN 72539 | MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM - 4 Credits

IRSH 103.01 | CRN 71484 | MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM - 3 Credits


IRSH 202 | Intermediate Irish II | Traolach Ó Ríordáin

Continue with the Irish Language!

Intermediate Irish II  -  CRN 72974  -  Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00PM - 12:50PM

4 Credits

IRSH 249 | Irish American | TBA

CRN 74214 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:30AM - 10:50AM

IRSH 391 | Special Topic | TBA

CRN 74213  |  Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00AM - 12:20PM


ACT 152 | Beginning Handball | Eric Eugene Aschim

Marianne Rushe world champion 2010 in action playing handballJoin us for the Irish sport of handball Fall 2018 semester.
CRN 74078  -  Tuesdays & Thursdays  - 2:00PM - 2:50PM

DANC 160A | Dance Forms: Irish | Sarah Donnelly

Irish Dancing FeetJoin us for Forms of Irish Dance offered Fall 2018 semester.
CRN 71992  -  Tuesdays -  2:00PM - 3:50PM  -  2 credits