Requirements for the Minor

The minor in Irish Studies will require the successful completion of at least six courses (18 credits), including four courses in the core area.

Required Courses:

At least 18 credits, including twelve credits from the required core courses (4 classes) and six credits from the elective courses (2 classes).

Core Courses:

Irish language, history, literature, and culture. The core courses are a required cluster of twelve credits (4 classes) for all students pursuing the minor.

  • IRSH 101 Irish Language Studies: Irish I
 3 credits†
  • IRSH 102 Irish Language Studies: Irish II 
3 credits*
  • IRSH 249 The Irish and Irish-Americans 
3 credits

and

  • IRSH 345 Literature in the Irish Language**

or

  • IRSH 360 Irish and/or Northern Irish Literature 
3 credits

or

  • IRSH 380/391 Topics in Irish Literature and Culture

†Course cross-listed with MCLL and ENG

*By completing an extra semester of Irish (i.e., by adding IRSH 103), students may use this coursework to satisfy their General Education language/symbolic systems requirement.

** Fulfills General Education Requirements


Elective Courses:

Students will complete at least six credits (2 classes) from the following courses:

  • DANC 160 Dance Forms: Irish
 2 credits
  • DANC 195 Irish Dance
 2 credits
  • DRAM 321 Irish Theatre: From Yeats to McDonagh 
3 credits
  • DRAM 395 Irish Drama 
3 credits
  • HONR 391 History and Culture of Ireland 2 credits
  • HONR 393 History and Culture Winter Session Study Abroad in Ireland 1-3 credits
  • IRSH 103 Irish Language Studies: Irish III 
3 credits
  • IRSH 249/HSTR 250 The Irish and Irish Americans 
3 credits
  • IRSH 321/LIT 331 Studies in a Major Author: James Joyce 
3 credits
  • IRSH 325/LIT 376 Poetry and Partition 
3 credits
  • IRSH 345 Literature in the Irish Language 
3 credits
  • IRSH 380 Topics in Irish Studies 
3 credits
  • IRSH 391 Special Topics in Irish Studies 
3 credits
  • IRSH/LIT 430 Multicultural British Literature 
3 credits
  • LIT 431 Senior Seminar: James Joyce 
3 credits
  • MUSI 134 Traditional Music of Ireland** 
3 credits