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Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 06:18 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

I was wondering if anyone had a finite list of the universities in the united states which had modern Irish courses? I know that Notre Dame does but cannot find a good list of any others.

GRMA

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Pádraig
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Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 08:12 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

A Chara,

Google "University Irish Studies Programs." The list is endless. Or you can go directly to:

http://larkspirit.com/history/irishstudies.html

(Message edited by pádraig on April 14, 2007)

Ní maith é an duine a bheith leis féin.

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Do_chinniúint
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Post Number: 121
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Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 10:54 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

A chara,

I have been searching the US up and down for colleges or universities with Irish (especially Irish language) courses.

Irish/Celtic Studies is a very exotic area of interest to have in the United States. And while there are more now than ever, there aren't that many to be honest.

There are a lot of schools that offer one or two classes with Irish/Celtic themes such as Irish Literature or Modern Irish Politics...but not many are able to offer any serious study because of the lack of numbers interested in it. The colleges and universities that do offer serious courses of study tend to be on the more expensive side:

Notre Dame
Boston College
University of California at Berkeley
Harvard-the only school that offers a MA in Irish Studies
New College in California
Marylhurst University in Oregon

If you are like me (middle income at best)...then I recommend taking a look at the Celtic Studies Certificate Program offered by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

While it is not a degree...they have a very developed program there that is a lot cheaper than the places above. Here one can study four semesters of the Irish language under teachers that are native speakers from each of the Gaeltachts. They offer regular summer study abroad for credit at Oideas Gael in Donegal. And it allows you to pursue a more traditional degree while letting you dive into one's interest in Irish/Celtic studies.

I will be transferring there after I finish here at my local community college and I am really looking forward to it.

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Riona
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Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 09:57 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Merralhurst has Irish studies?!!!!

Beir bua agus beannacht

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Do_chinniúint
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Post Number: 123
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Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 10:48 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Well I wouldn't call it an Irish Studies program...but they do offer three semesters of Irish.

HUM 260 199701 Begin Irish I
HUM 261 199702 Begin Irish II
HUM 262 199703 Begin Irish III



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Do_chinniúint
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Post Number: 124
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Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 10:58 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Here are two websites that list a number of schools that have Irish courses...however, most them I have checked out and they do not always offer the classes...so you would have to check them out each semester.

http://www.pobail.ie/en/PressReleases/2005/September/htmltext,6445,en.html

http://elctl.msu.edu/tables2/westerneurope-programs.html

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Antaine
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 04:40 am:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

New York University as well:

http://irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/page/home



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