Students take 1 course from University of Limerick’s Irish Studies Program and 1 course from Maryville faculty for a total of 6 credits. Excursions throughout Ireland plus other course-related trips. Estimated total cost (includes tuition, housing, food, excursions) for 6 credits is $4,888 plus airfare (estimated at approximately $1,300). 3 additional credits are available for $750.
- Exploring the Culture of Ireland(Nathan Daugherty and Karen Walsh – Maryville)
This 3-credit course allows students to prepare for and reflect upon a wide range of both group and individual excursions during their program in Ireland. Students will participate in several day-long excursions in and around Limerick. Additionally, students and faculty will select 15 excursions throughout Ireland, approved by the program’s head professor at least one month prior to departure for Limerick.These latter 15 locations: (1) could represent a variety of student interests and would be simply used by the student to fulfill the total number of elective credits toward graduation; or (2) may be tied closely to a student’s general education requirements; or (3) may be tied to a student’s major/minor. In the latter two cases, the student should also seek prior approval of the list of 15 sites from his/her campus academic advisor if the course is to be used for a student’s general education requirements or major/minor academic program. The selected sites in these cases will relate to the specific discipline(s) of the general education area or the major/minor program. The student will write two short papers for each excursion, a “before excursion” paper where the student describes the reason for the choice and what he/she expects to find, and an “after excursion” paper where the student reflects on his/her experience. The 15 “before excursion” papers are due prior to arrival in Limerick and the 15 “after excursion” paper are due one month following the end of the Limerick portion of the program. This allows you expanded time beyond your time in Limerick to complete the work.
Courses offered by University of Limerick faculty (select one):
- Irish Life and Literature (History/Literature/Cultural Studies)
- Law in Ireland (Law/Politics/Sociology)
- Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society (Sociology/Cultural Studies)
- Ireland in Film and Television (Media/Communications)
- Visual Culture in Ireland (Art/Art History/History/Film)
- Creative Writing