Irish Studies Minor

Ireland’s rich history and culture makes this minor a popular one among students from a diverse range of majors. You’ll build a basic foundation with introductory classes in Irish studies, and then tailor your experience to your interests by choosing related electives in areas ranging from literature and philosophy to music and film.

This interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary program introduces students to the history, people and cultures of Ireland, both pre and post-Partition. Students choose from a range of courses that provide relevant and rigorous intellectual learning, internships, study trips to Ireland and a capstone course that utilizes the unique range of Irish sources available within Quinnipiac University.

This minor is suitable for students with interests in the humanities, the arts and the sciences, as well as those interested in colonial and post-colonial studies, conflict resolution, human rights and social justice. Each of these topics, individually and collectively, contributes to our understanding of the diversity, complexity and potential of viewing Irish Studies within a global context. Students are encouraged to spend a semester in an Irish university, but this is not compulsory.

Students are eligible to apply for the minor in the first semester of sophomore year. Interested students should contact Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute or the Department of History.

Program Contact: Christine Kinealy 203-582-4564

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