This course applies sociological theory and methods to explore contemporary Ireland. Topics examined include the Celtic Tiger, the Irish Diaspora, ethnic minorities in Ireland, religion in Ireland, conflict and peace in Northern Ireland, and the Irish language. Fieldwork for assignments will facilitate student interaction with Irish communities while raising awareness of similarities, differences, and connections between Ireland and the United States.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Same as SOC 090. IRE 090 same as EUR 090. May not be repeated for credit.