Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Irish Culture, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Over the last two decades Irish society has experienced a period of rapid social, cultural, economic and ideological change. From 1994 to 2007, Ireland experienced an economic boom, commonly known as the Celtic Tiger. During this thirteen-year period, prosperity, affluence and optimism stood at unprecedented levels for many. As a result, Irish society became more secular, globalised, consumerist and multicultural. Since 2008 as a result of the impact of the global financial crisis, Irish society has stood at a perplexing crossroads where national and international recession, unemployment, political and social uncertainty, and increasingly social protest can all be found, in spite of a stated ?economic recovery?. This summer school illustrates to students how a sociological lens can help us increase our understanding of the challenges and contradictions faced by contemporary Irish society.

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