Liberal Arts & Culture

Understand the world from an Irish perspective through this multidiscipline curriculum.

Program overview

You will be studying literature, politics and culture in a city with over a 1,000 years of history. From Viking settlement, to medieval Dublin Castle, to the cobblestones streets of Temple Bar, you’re learning will extend beyond the classroom as you discover Dublin firsthand.

The city is a living textbook allowing you to walk in the footsteps of great Irish authors like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Jonathan Swift. Many of the most significant cultural and political events that shaped modern-day Ireland took place in the capital, including the Norman invasion in the 12th century that ushered in 800 years of English rule and the Easter Rising of 1916, which sparked Ireland’s long and bloody path to independence in 1921. This literary and historic timeline is evident around every corner.

Understand the world from an Irish perspective through this multidiscipline curriculum.

Eligibility

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 18 years of age
  • At least sophomore standing (second year) at time of participation
  • Good standing at home school

Curriculum overview

Against this backdrop, you will have the opportunity to select up to four Liberal Arts electives per semester, or up to two per summer session. You will also be able to select International Business or Performing Arts electives to round out your coursework.

During the academic year, a core course in Irish Cultural Studies is also required.

Exciting excursions, both day and overnight, are part of every program. Please note that excursions are subject to change.

Fall and Spring Semester

Course Load: 5 courses total*

Credits: 15 semester / 22.5 quarter hours

*Students wishing to take more than the standard course load may do so at an additional fee.

Core Course (required):
LIB480 Irish Cultural Studies (This course includes 2 day and 2 overnight excursions)

Liberal Arts Electives Additional Electives
LIB205 Anglo-Irish Writers

Students may also choose courses from the following programs:

LIB206 Cinema and Society
LIB400 Irish Nationalism
LIB402 Oscar Wilde and his Circle

Additional Fall Semester 2017 Courses:
The following courses are also available during the semester and may be taken in place of the standard elective courses listed above. Please note additional courses may conflict with class dates and/or times of the standard elective courses.

Additional Liberal Arts Electives
LIB201 War and Peace in the Modern World
LIB203 Imagination and Storytelling
LIB302 Irish Migration
LIB304 Representations of Sexualities

View the most recent syllabi for available courses taught at American College Dublin on the syllabi page.

Excursions* (required as part of the core course):
2 day excursions:Glendalough, Bray Head
2 overnight excursions: Galway and Cliffs of Moher; Belfast (Northern Ireland), Titanic Studios, “Game of Thrones” sites and Giant’s Causeway

*Please note that excursions are subject to change.

Summer Sessions I, II and III (4 weeks)

Course Load: 2 courses total*

Credits: 6 semester / 9 quarter hours

*Students wishing to take more than the standard course load may do so at an additional fee.

Liberal Arts Electives
LIB205 Anglo-Irish Writers
LIB400 Irish Nationalism
LIB402 Oscar Wilde and his Circle

View the most recent syllabi for available courses taught at American College Dublin on the syllabi page.

Excursions*:
1 day excursion
1 overnight excursion

*Please note that excursions are subject to change.

Summer Sessions I + II and II + III (8 weeks)

Course Load: 4 courses total*

Credits: 12 semester / 18 quarter hours

*Students wishing to take more than the standard course load may do so at an additional fee.

Liberal Arts Electives International Business Electives Performing Arts Electives
LIB205 Anglo-Irish Writers IB303 International Marketing CW231 Writing for Stage 1
LIB400 Irish Nationalism IB305 International Economics PA203 Acting 1 – Creating Character
LIB402 Oscar Wilde and his Circle IB408 Contemporary Global Challenges PA331 Event Studies

View the most recent syllabi for available courses taught at American College Dublin on the Syllabi page.

Excursions*:
2 day excursions
2 overnight excursions

*Please note that excursions are subject to change.

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