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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2003 (October-December) » Modern Irish as a "minor?" « Previous Next »

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TJ (12.221.42.156 - 12.221.42.156)
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post Print Post

If there's anyone on this forum that is living in Ireland and is familiar with National University of Ireland schools, is there a concept of "minors" as there are in US universities? I currently live in the US but wish to get a 4-year degree in Ireland. I am very intrested in Ireland and want to study it in college more than in beginning language learning classes. Can you minor in Irish(Or perhaps even "double-minor" as I've also studied French for a while and wish to continue)? Also, is it feasible for a foreign student to be able to afford an appartment with only a part-time job in Dublin(As I've seen "Dublin is experiencing inflation" many times)? Thanks.

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Éanna Mac Dúghlais (159.134.180.163 - 159.134.180.163)
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I AM ONLY A STUDENT OF University College Cork but I do believe that to study Irish there you need at least to have done a good Leaving Cert and/ or be able to prove that you are proficient to a certain level.

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Conchúr MacLochlainn (62.53.40.22 - 62.53.40.22)
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 01:26 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Aontaím le hÉanna. Má tá tú ag iarriadh céime a dhéanamh ar Ollscoil, caithfidh Gaeilge a bheith agat.

Nuair atá tú ag déanamh na céime, déanann tú Stair na hÉireann srl. - as Gaeilge agus mar sin caithfidh tú bheith abalta na múinteoirí a thuiscint.



I agree with Éanna. If you want to do a degree at University, you have to be able to speak Irish.

When you are doing the degree, you do the History of Ireland etc - in Irish and so you have to be able to understand the professors.

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TJ (12.221.42.156 - 12.221.42.156)
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:25 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I wouldn't have a Irish Leaving Certificate, but an IB Diploma as I'd be a overseas student(Therefore exempt from having had Irish since no secondary school in all of the US teaches it). If having had Irish previously would be required in Irish courses then they'd be barring most foreign students from studying it which doesn't make much sense.

Hopefully I can teach enough Irish to myself to understand it spoken to some degree. I already have to take French with a teacher that is only speaking in French but I've managed an A.

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