Irish Studies - IRSH: Fall 2017

(formerly ENIR)

The courses listed on this page are for the Fall 2017 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 | 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-American 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 71573  -  MWF 10:00am - 10:50am

IRSH 101.02  -  CRN 71702  -  MWF 11:00am - 11:50am

IRSH 101.03  -  CRN 72754  -  MWF 12:00pm- 12:50pm

IRSH 103 | Elementary Irish III | Traolach Ó Ríordáin

Continue with the Irish Language!

Elementary Irish III  -  IRSH 103.01  -  CRN 71574  -  MWF 11:00am - 11:50 am

IRSH 202 | Intermediate Irish II | Traolach Ó Ríordáin

Continue with the Irish Language!

Intermediate Irish II  -  CRN 73234  -  MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm

IRSH 249 | Irish America: History of Ireland | Ruan O'Donnell

Tuesdays & Thursdays  -  9:30am-10:50am

IRSH 391 | Irish Diaspora | Ruan O'Donnell

Tuesdays and Thursdays - 11:00am-12:20pm

ACT 152 | Beginning Handball | Eric Eugene Aschim

Join us for the Irish sport of handball offered for the first time at the University of Montana, Fall 2017 semester.
CRN 74670  -  TR  - 2:00pm-3:00pm

DANC 160A | Dance Forms: Irish | Sarah Donn

Join us for Forms of Irish Dance offered Fall 2017 semester.
CRN 72133  -  Tuesdays  -  2:00pm-3:50pm  -  2 credits