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History 230: Ireland from the Earliest Times

Monday, 06:30-09:20 PM
Instructor: Patrick McGough
Class Number: 2744
Location: Razran 109
A study of Irish culture from ancient times to the Norman Conquest, the second wave of colonization in the Elizabethan period, and the wars of the seventeenth century.

History 304: Northern Ireland since 1968
Wednesday, 6:30-9:20 PM
Instructor: Patrick McGough
Class Number: 5225
Location: Razran 343
This course will examine the conflict in Northern Ireland from the start of the Civil Rights Movement, through the war, peace negotiations, and power sharing of Catholics and Protestants in the current government.  The armed struggle among official state forces and paramilitary groups from both Protestant and Catholic communities will be studied alongside the efforts of the various political parties to negotiate, share power, and recognize the civil rights of all. We will study economic and cultural conditions within Catholic and Protestant communities, and the varieties of politics within them.

English 365: Celtic Mythology and Literature.
Monday & Wednesday 1:40-2:55 PM
Instructor: Jeff Cassvan
Class Number: 3034
Location: Klapper 333
This course is a study of the Celtic literature of Britain and Ireland, focusing mainly on the heroic sagas of Ireland and Wales. Attention is given to the relationships among Celtic, English, and Continental literatures. All readings will be in English translation.

Irish Studies 101: Elementary Irish I
Tuesday, 6:30-7:45
Instructor: Thomas Ihde
Course Number: 6325
Location: TBA
We will study the basic grammar of Modern Irish by doing oral and written exercises.  In addition, we will be listening to radio and television programs and watching at least one Irish language film. This beginning course counts towards the language requirement if you commit to taking three consecutive semesters of Irish language courses. The textbook is Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners by Thomas Ihde.

Irish Studies 102 (equivalent to IRI 104 Elementary Irish 2 at Lehman College)
Instructor: Thomas Ihde
Tuesday, 8-9:15 PM
Course Number: 6327
Location: TBA
Comment: You must apply for an e-permit at to take IRI 104 at Lehman College, and register there to get credit. Contact or for more information.

For more information on Irish Studies course and the Irish Studies Minor, contact Clare Carroll at or at 718 997 5691. Office hours, Tuesday, 2-3:30, Thursday, 1:30-3:30, 251 Kissena Hall, or by appointment.


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Phone: 718-997-5393

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