Ireland and the EU

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ireland and the EU

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, International Politics, Irish Culture, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Historical background to membership, Ireland?s referendum experience, Europeanisation, Factors mediating Ireland?s experience of membership, Adaptation of political institutions and administration. The policy topics are agriculture, economy, environment, foreign policy, social policy, language policy, ICT/Technology. The course will round off with topics related to Northern Ireland and Globalisation). This module aims to examine the nature and impact of Ireland?s membership of the EU, to explore the theoretical interpretations of Europeanisation, to systematically investigate the impact Europeanisation has had on selected policy domains in Ireland, to identify the domestic and global factors which mediated the Europeanisation process and to assess the learning and adaptation which led to changes in Ireland?s political and policy processes.

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.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.