Jun 21, 2018  
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) 
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LC 332 - Learning Community: Ireland: Literature, Landscape, and History

Three Credits
Not Offered 2016-2017

This is a travel LC, and the integrative seminar will comprise preparations for travel to Ireland and a 9-day long visit to major Irish literary and historical sites. The reading for the course will be linked to significant sites in our literary/historical tour of Ireland. In the west, we will visit W.B. Yeats’ tower (Thoor Ballylee) and grave; Coole Park (The estate of Lady Augusta Gregory); the childhood home of James Joyce’s wife, Nora Barnacle; and the city of Galway. We will also explore Ireland’s historical landscape - touring the Burren in County Clare, an area of distinctive geological, historical, and archaeological heritage. In the east, we will spend time at the Writer’s Museum in Dublin, the Joyce Museum, the National Museum, Dublin Castle, and literary sites around Dublin, including the Abbey Theatre. We will also take a day trip to County Kilkenny, visiting Kilkenny Castle and the village of Inistioge. Students will enjoy academic lectures on the literature and history of Ireland and will attend theatre productions and poetry readings.

Corequisite(s): Students must also take ENG 349  and HIS 214  as part of this Learning Community.