Irish Courses: Spring 2019


Course Description: Do you like music? Are you curious about how music informs cultural identity? Do you need to satisfy your Intermediate Writing requirement for General Education? If you said yes to any of these questions IRSH 391 is the course of your dreams! In IRSH 391 we will explore the concept of “Irishness” through generative works of music by artists such as Seán Ó Riada, The Wolf Tones, The Pogues, Sinéad O’Connor, U2, The Cranberries, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and Soulé (not an exhaustive list). We will examine traditional Irish music as a cultural form. Next, we will move through genres and decades charting political and cultural shifts as represented in folk, rebel, rock, punk, and pop music. We will explore concerns of authenticity and hybridity in Irish popular music and apply theoretical ways of understanding the reproduction and marketing of “Irishness” in a global context.

Instructor Email: erin.wecker@umontana.edu

Additional Details: CRN 34806

Intermediate Irish II | IRSH 202

Course Photo for Intermediate Irish II Instructor: Traolach O'Riordain
Credits: 4

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face
Days and times: MTWR 1:00-1:50

Course Description: Continue with the Irish Language!

Additional Details: CRN 35022

Elementary Irish II | IRSH 102

Course Photo for Elementary Irish II Instructor: Traolach O'Riordain
Credits: 4

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face
Days and times: MTWR 10:00-10:50; MTWR 2:00-2:50; MTWR 12:00-12:50

Course Description: 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.

Additional Details: Section 01 | CRN 32504 ; Section 02 | CRN 32505 ; Section 03 | CRN 32506