Irish Studies Minor


With its interdisciplinary focus on Irish literature, culture and politics as well as the problematicsof immigration, migration and diaspora, Saint Joseph’s University’s Irish Studies program is an exceptional platform from which to investigate issues of diversity, globalization and social justice.

After registering with the program coordinator, students earn the Irish Studies minor by completing any six approved courses. Irish and Ireland-related courses taken while studying abroad may also count towards the minor, upon approval by the program coordinator.

Learning Goals and Outcomes

Students will:

• Understand Ireland’s complex present and past through multiple disciplinary perspectives.

• Demonstrate understanding of Irish culture and its contexts.

• Employ primary and secondary sources (including digital resources) appropriate for the study of Ireland.

Choose six of the following:
ENG 309British/Irish Immigration Lit3
ENG 31121st Century Irish Literature3
ENG 409Art Ethics Irish Troubles Lit3
ENG 410Irish Gothic Fiction3
ENG 451N. Ireland Conflict & Story3
MTF 156Intro to World Music3
POL 328Politics of U.S. Immigration3
POL 336The EU and European Politics3
THE 359Religion, Violence & Terrorism3