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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Irish Studies


  

  


Administered by the Dean’s Office, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professor Maney, Department of Sociology , Co-director, Adviser
Professor Murphy, Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology , Co-director

Irish studies is an interdisciplinary minor program with rich course offerings on Ireland’s past and present. By studying the cultures, Diaspora, economy, history, politics, and social relations of Ireland, our minors develop an awareness of ways that the Irish have both shaped and been shaped by other societies, including the United States. Irish Studies provides a better understanding of several broader topics, including prominent aspects of Western dance, film, literature, music, philosophy, and theater; migration, globalization, regional integration, and economic development; and colonialism, nationalism, armed conflict, and peace processes. A minor in Irish studies will prepare students for careers in the arts, conflict resolution, international affairs, international business, education and translation, as well as for advanced degrees in a wide range of subjects.