Irish Studies Minor

Irish Studies Minor Requirements

18 semester hours, including 1 literature and 1 history course. At least 12 semester hours must be in upper division courses. Students can earn 6 credits toward the minor in Irish Studies by attending the LMU Summer in Ireland Program at Trinity College Dublin. An average grade of C (2.0) must be maintained in Irish Studies minor courses.

The following course list is reproduced from the LMU Undergraduate Bulletin for 2005-2006. For the current or upcoming semester, check the course listings on the Bellarmine College website.

IRST 198
Special Studies

1-3 Semester Hours


IRST 199
Special Studies

1-3 Semester Hours


IRST 298
Special Studies

1-3 Semester Hours


IRST 299
Special Studies

1-3 Semester Hours


IRST 300
Modern Irish Literature

3 Semester Hours

A study of Irish literature from 1900 to World War II.


IRST 302
(Un)Civil (W)Rites: Contemporary African American, Norther Irish, and Native American Literature

3 Semester Hours

A comparative study of three different bodies of literature produced in response to the Civil Rights Movement and its aftermath.


IRST 303
Contemporary Irish Literature

3 Semester Hours

A study of Irish Literature from the end of World War II to the present.


IRST 304
The Irish Renaissance

3 Semester Hours

A study of the period from the 1890s through the 1920s in Ireland focusing on the effort of Irish writers and others to preserve the rich legacy of Irish culture and carry it forward into the modern age.


IRST 309
Ireland in Fiction and Film

3 Semester Hours

An examination of the diverse images of Ireland put forth by various writers and directors.

Usually taught in Dublin, Ireland.


IRST 310
Ireland: Riots, Rebellion, Revolution

3 Semester Hours

An examination of Ireland's struggle for independence from England, ranging from Cromwell's conquests to the current "Troubles."


IRST 330
Irish Drama

3 Semester Hours

A study of Irish drama from Yeats to Beckett and beyond.

Usually taught in Dublin, Ireland.


IRST 398
Special Studies

1-3 Semester Hours


IRST 399
Independent Studies

1-3 Semester Hours


IRST 441
Irish Moral and Political Philosophy

3 Semester Hours

An examination of historical, religious, and moral issues in contemporary Irish politics. Topics include "The Troubles" in Irish cinema, political sovereignty, the use of violence to achieve political ends, and the morality of hunger strikes.

Usually taught in Dublin, Ireland.


IRST 498
Special Studies

1-3 Semester Hours


IRST 499
Independent Studies

1-3 Semester Hours

Cross-Listed Courses


IRST 311
Immigrant America

(See HIST 357)


IRST 318
Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

(See HIST 441)


IRST 319
The British Empire

(See HIST 448)


IRST 345
Celtic Christianity

(See THST 323)


IRST 350
World Dance: Ireland

(See DANC 397)


IRST 435
National Film: Ireland

(See FILM 413)


For more information about the Irish Studies Program, contact :

John Menaghan

Phone: 310-338-3043

Email: jmenagha@lmu.edu