Irish Society: Stasis and Change in the Ambiguous Republic

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Irish Society: Stasis and Change in the Ambiguous Republic

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Celtic Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course cannot be taken at the same time as SU407 Introduction to Art in Ireland.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A comprehensive study of issues in modern Irish society including: family, kinship and marriage patterns; the impact of religion; the role of women; rural and urban communities; social change and social problems such as emigration, poverty and conflict in contemporary Ireland. The course will also act as an introduction to Irish community studies, which commenced in nearby Co. Clare with the classic anthropological study, Family and Community in Ireland. This course is suitable for all students interested in contemporary Ireland, especially students majoring in Sociology and Anthropology, students from Liberal Arts programmes or those who are interested in the social background to Anglo-Irish and Gaelic Literature.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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