History 231: Ireland:1690-Present
This course surveys the major political, economic and social developments in Ireland from the Treaty of Limerick to today's "Celtic Tiger" economy in the Republic and the peace process in Northern Ireland. Events highlighted in the early part of the course include the Penal Era, the emergence of "Protestant Nationalism", the birth of Irish Republicanism among Ulster Presbyterian Radicals, the Act of Union, Catholic Emancipation and the causes and consequences of the 1840s Famine. The survey of post-Famine Ireland covers the development of modern Nationalism and Unionism, with an examination of why Ireland was partitioned along apparently religious lines in the 1920s. An overview of Ireland since Partition concludes with an analysis of the current booming economy in the Republic and the prospects of continuing peace and devolved government in Northern Ireland.
History 200/ Irish Studies 103: The Irish in America
A century and a half ago, the escapees of the Irish Potato Famine constituted the most unwanted and despised group in America. Today, their descendants, along with those of subsequent Irish immigrants, form one of the most "fashionable" ethnic identities in our country. How did this remarkable change come about? In this course we will examine the experience of the Irish in America from the Scots Irish to the Famine Irish to the "New Irish" of recent years. In addition to a chronological survey of political and social developments, some specific areas will be highlighted (i.e. the Irish in the Labor Movement and effects of the Famine). Recognition will be given to the role of Irish and Irish American women, a subject too often overlooked.
Irish Studies 102: Elementary Irish II.
Comp. Lit. 215W: 20th Century British and Irish Literature.
Cities embody contradiction: love and hate, poverty and wealth, admiration and alienation. This course will examine literature born of contemporary cities of the British Isles, mainly London, Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin. Starting with Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde's dark London streets, we will read fiction of wartime cities, factories in cities, immigrants in cities, and urban youth culture, from James Joyce to Trainspotting. We will look at how ideas about country and city shape fiction, how the processes of industrialization and modernization shape literary forms, and how class, gender, and immigration have reconceived contemporary British and Irish metropolitan spaces.
Anthropology 290W: Topics in Anthropology: Archeology of Ireland
This course examines the development of society in Ireland from the earliest human colonization 9,000 years ago to the Iron Age and early medieval times. By examining archaeological evidence, we will explore the human and environmental factors which shaped the Irish landscape. Neolithic Megaliths, Bronze Age Stone Circles, and Iron Age paths and initiation sites will be reviewed to understand how the development of ritual and political sites created a cultural landscape constituted by meaning and identity.
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