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  • Locations: Bellingham, Washington, United States; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Inishmore, Ireland; Sligo, Ireland;
  • Program Terms: Fall Quarter
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall Quarter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Culture, History, Hospitality & Tourism, Literature Housing Options: Other, Student Residence/ On Campus
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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WWU Global Learning Program:
Earn Required GUR Credit in Ireland


Course:ireland cliffs

ENG 282: Global Literatures: Defining Ireland
5 credits

Syllabus ENG 282.pdf

Program is designed for incoming freshmen student status.

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Program Dates: August 20 - October 21, 2018
Travel Dates: August 24 - September 7, 2018

Program Itinerary: Itinerary.pdf

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What’s the most authentic Ireland? We will read literature and study cultural, historical, and tourist sites to understand how Irish identity has shifted under the pressures of colonialism, emigration, immigration, and globalization. Although our readings, tours, and discussions will focus on Irish identity, the questions we raise will also be applicable to other ethnic identities, especially those that have been shaped by colonialism and migration. This study-abroad version of the course will include one week of classes on the WWU campus and two weeks of travel and study in Ireland. Students will also complete a follow-up office hours visit and reunion session during Fall Quarter at WWU. 

Course Highlights:

5-credit course fulfils Humanities General University Requirement. Ireland program features a performance at the historic Abbey Theatre and a visit to Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, plus an overnight excursion including bicycle touring in the Irish-speaking Aran Islands and hiking in Yeats’s Sligo.ireland bike 2

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Julie Duggar ireland
Julie Dugger
Julie M. Dugger holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of "Black Ireland's Race: Thomas Carlyle and the Young Ireland Movement," and has taught multiple courses on Irish poetry, politics, nationalism, and ethnic identity. When she's not reading, writing, or teaching, she contemplates turning the yard outside her house into a Yeats poem. So far she has the chestnut tree, stare's nest, and bean rows, with a hive for the honey bee under consideration. 

Phone: 360-650-4989
Office: HU341

Program Budget:

See the Budget Sheet.


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