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Xavier University is offering four unique opportunities for students in the summer of 2014. Four groups of 10 students will spend two weeks in Ireland touring the country to come to understand and appreciate the natural history, literature, economy, and the sources of historical identity for the Irish.  
  Unlike most programs where students are housed in dorms and take classes in traditional classrooms, students will travel much of the island and stay at castles, hotels, and bed and breakfasts. We will visit Kilkenny Castle, Galway, Dublin, Ballycotton, the Rock of Cashel, Kilmainham Jail, Athassel Priory, Connemara, the Swiss Cottage, Cahir Castle, and many others.  
     
  Students will discuss with local experts a variety of topics from thatching, to dance, to music, to local history. Students will explore diverse ecosystems, attend plays, and interact with a variety of people and places to come to know Ireland. Accommodations for students include stays at B&B's as well as one week at Bansha Castle.
   
  COURSE DATES
         
  June 1 - June 15, 2014 - Itinerary
SOCI 270 - Dr. Timothy White
ENGL 205/375- Dr. Niamh J. O'Leary
  July 4 - July 18, 2014 - Itinerary
SOCI 270 - Dr. Timothy White
POLI 367- Dr. Mack Mariani

 
         
  June 14 - June 28, 2014 - Itinerary
SOCI 270 - Dr. Timothy White
BIOL 114-5 Dr. George Farnsworth
  July 18 - Aug 1, 2014 - Itinerary
SOCI 270 - Dr. Timothy White
ENGL 205/375 - Dr. Graley Herren
 
         
 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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SOCI 270 - Irish Historical Sociology
This is a course on Irish Historical Sociology and fulfills the university social science requirement. Dr. White’s course analyzes the waves of human migration that have come to Ireland over the past 10,000 years and how each wave of migration has contributed to contemporary Irish identity.
 
       
 
BIOL 114-5 - Biodiversity and Conservation in Ireland
This course fulfills a science requirement and explores Irish biodiversity first-hand by visiting a variety of natural habitats including coastlines, river estuaries, midland farm, and the Burren. The course also addresses current Irish conservation issues and their implications for Ireland's diverse ecosystems.
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  Kavanagh
ENGL 205/375 - Literature and the Arts in Ireland (June 1-15)
This course integrates Irish writers and plays as part of the course and fulfills the university Literature requirement or the core Lit & the Moral Imagination requirement. It includes a visit to the National Gallery in Dublin, Wexford, Galway, and at least one live play performance. This course emphasizes the important works of Patrick Kavanagh.
 
       
 
POLI 367 - Gender and Politics
In this course, students will meet with Irish scholars, politicians and activists to discuss key historical, cultural, and institutional developments in the role of women in Irish society and potliics. Students will learn about Ireland's unique electoral system and consider the impact of reforms to local government and gender quotas on women's descriptive and substantive representation. This course fulfills the university's diversity curriculum requirement.
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  Yeats
ENGL 205/375 - Literature and the Arts of Ireland (July 18-Aug 1)
This course integrates Irish writers and plays as part of the course and fulfills the university Literature requirement or the core Lit & the Moral Imagination requirement. It includes a visit to the National Gallery in Dublin, the Galway Arts Festival, and at least one live play performance. This course emphasizes the important works of William Butler Yeats.
 
       
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FEES

The fees for this program include 6 credit hours of Xavier tuition and all costs in Ireland. All food, accommodation, local travel, and admission costs are covered. The total cost of the program is $4495. The fees do not include airfare.

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  PROFESSORS
                 
  DrWhite   Dr. George Farnsworth   OLeary      
  Dr. Timothy White
Dept. of
Political Science
  Dr. George Farnsworth
Dept. of Biology
  Dr. Niamh J. O'Leary
Dept. of English
     
                 
                 
  Mariani   Dr. Graley Herren          
 

Dr. Mack Mariani
Dept. of
Political Science

  Dr. Graley Herren
Dept. of English
         
                 
 

APPLICATION

All students must submit an application. Space is limited and airline tickets must be purchased in advance, so it is best to apply early.

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