BA Major in Irish Studies

Program Requirements

Major in Irish Studies (42 credits)

Stage I: Major in Irish Studies (15 credits)

12

credits chosen from:

HIST 211 History of Ireland (3.00)
HIST 212 The Irish in Canada (3.00)
IRST 203 Introduction to Irish Studies (3.00)
IRST 209 Highlights of Irish Literature (3.00)
IRST 210 The Irish in Canada (3.00)
IRST 211 History of Ireland (3.00)

Note: The following courses are cross-listed:

HIST 211 and IRST 211

HIST 212 and IRST 210

3

credits in Film, Theatre, Music, and Performance chosen from:

IRST 270 Irish Traditional Music: A Global Soundscape (3.00)
IRST 343 Cinema in Quebec and Ireland (3.00)
IRST 344 Classics of Irish Theatre (3.00)
IRST 346 Irish Performance Studies (3.00)
IRST 347 Contemporary Irish Theatre (3.00)
IRST 371 Irish Cultural Traditions in Quebec (3.00)
IRST 373 Irish Traditional Music in Canada: A Cultural History (3.00)

Note: Several of the courses listed in this program are cross-listed. In cases where cross-listed courses appear, either version of the course may be applied towards the program requirements. Students may not, however, take both versions of a cross-listed course for credit.

Stage II: Major in Irish Studies (12 credits)

3

credits:

IRST 300 Research Methods in Irish Studies (3.00)

3

credits in History and Diaspora Studies chosen from:

HIST 330 The Great Irish Famine (3.00)
IRST 303 The Global Irish (3.00)
IRST 304 Sexualities in the Irish Diaspora (3.00)
IRST 312 The Great Irish Famine (3.00)
IRST 314 Independent Ireland from the Civil War to the Celtic Tiger (3.00)
IRST 315 The Troubles in Northern Ireland (3.00)
IRST 316 The Irish Revolution, 1913‑1923 (3.00)

Note: The following courses are cross-listed:

HIST 330 and IRST 312

3

credits in Literature chosen from:

ENGL 353 Contemporary Irish Literature (3.00)
ENGL 355 Joyce (3.00)
ENGL 356 The Irish Short Story Tradition (3.00)
ENGL 357 The Irish Literary Revival (3.00)
ENGL 358 Emigrants and Immigrants: Writing the Irish Diaspora (3.00)
ENGL 359 Studies in Irish Literature (3.00)
IRST 354 Irish Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3.00)

3

credits in Film, Theatre, Music, and Performance chosen from:

IRST 343 Cinema in Quebec and Ireland (3.00)
IRST 344 Classics of Irish Theatre (3.00)
IRST 346 Irish Performance Studies (3.00)
IRST 347 Contemporary Irish Theatre (3.00)
IRST 371 Irish Cultural Traditions in Quebec (3.00)
IRST 373 Irish Traditional Music in Canada: A Cultural History (3.00)

Note: Several of the courses listed below are cross-listed. In cases where cross-listed courses appear, either version of the course may be applied towards the program requirements. Students may not, however, take both versions of a cross-listed course for credit.

Stage III: Major in Irish Studies (15 credits)

3credits of 400-level IRST elective courses
12credits of IRST elective courses at the 200, 300 or 400 level chosen in consultation with the Irish Studies advisor. At least nine credits must be at the 300 or 400 level

Notes

  • Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.

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