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Major in Canadian Irish Studies

 

There are many possible options with a Major to suit your interests and needs!

 

For students who are in 90-credit programs:

Stand-Alone Major in Canadian Irish Studies

Double Major (one in Canadian Irish Studies, one in another subject)

Major in Canadian Irish Studies with a Minor in another subject

 

For students who are in 120-credit programs:

Stand-Alone Major in Canadian Irish Studies

Major in Canadian Irish Studies with an Honours or Specialization in another subject

Double Major (one in Canadian Irish Studies, one in another subject)

Double Major (one in Canadian Irish Studies, one in another subject) and a Minor in another subject

Major in Canadian Irish Studies and a Double Minor in other Subjects

 

The Major in Canadian Irish Studies is a 42-credit program that gives students a broad understanding of the history, literatures and cultures of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora.

Required Courses :

  • IRST 203 – Introduction to Irish Studies
  • IRST 211 / HIST 211 – History of Ireland
  • IRST 210/ HIST 212 – The Irish in Canada
  • ENGL 357 / IRST 398D – The Irish Literary Revival
  • ENGL 358 – Emigrants and Immigrants:  Writing the Irish Diaspora
  • IRST 270 – Irish Traditional Music:  A Global Soundscape
  • IRST 300 – Research Methods in Irish Studies
  • IRST 303 – Irish Studies: Diasporic Dispersal and Settlement (prerequisite  - IRST 203)
  • IRST 403 – Irish Studies: Diasporic Transformation and Integration (prerequisite – IRST 303)

The remaining 15 credits for the Major program may be drawn from a broad selection of Irish-themed courses offered in collaboration with departments including Art History, Economics, English, Film Studies, Geography, History, Modern Languages, Music, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Theatre, Theology and Women’s Studies. While not all departments are represented each semester, new courses are introduced every year, constantly widening the reach of the program and the diversity of its offerings.  Below are some possible electives.

  • ENGL 353 – Contemporary Irish Literature
  • ENGL 355 – James Joyce
  • ENGL 356 – The Irish Short Story Tradition
  • IRST 205 / HIST 213 – The Irish in Montreal
  • IRST 312 / HIST 330 – The Great Irish Famine
  • IRST 230 – Irish Mythology and Folklore
  • IRST 233 – The Irish Language and its Culture I (6 credits)
  • IRST 290 – Field Studies in Ireland
  • IRST 314 – Ireland in the 20th Century
  • IRST 315 – The Troubles in Northern Ireland
  • IRST 316 – The Irish Revolution, 1913-1923
  • IRST 333 – The Irish Language and Culture II (6 credits) (prerequisite – IRST 233)
  • IRST 343 – Cinema in Quebec and Ireland
  • IRST 344 – Irish Plays: Dramaturgy
  • IRST 345 – Irish Plays: Performance
  • IRST 371 – Irish Cultural Traditions in Quebec
  • IRST 373 – Irish Traditional Music in Canada: A Cultural History
  • IRST 412 – Rebellion in Ireland and Quebec
  • THEO 327 – Celtic Christianity
  • WSDB 335 – Gender and Nation:  The Irish Experience

 

 

 
 

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