Students completing the Irish literature minor must take:
- three literature courses specifically related to Ireland (four recommended)
- one course in literature not related to Ireland
- one approved course from either history or peace and global studies
The non-Irish literature course will ground students’ understanding of the wider British canon, while the history or peace and global studies course provides knowledge of the wider European and global contexts that Irish writers navigate. Lists of acceptable courses to meet the non-Irish requirements for the minor are available from the Program director.
Study abroad and summer language programs are options for the fulfillment of this minor. In recent years, Le Moyne students have studied abroad in summer Irish-language programs in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking areas in Ireland) and in cultural short programs. The College also engages in an Exchange program with Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland. Students interested in pursuing study abroad should speak to the Program Director and/or the Global Education office.
Typically, Irish minors are encouraged to take their Irish coursework in their second and third years, with supplemental course work in their third and fourth years. Core coursework in Senior seminars pertaining to Ireland, and consideration of study abroad, are both strongly encouraged. Irish minors often consider writing a senior thesis on the literature, history, or politics of Ireland, but this is *not* required for completion of the minor.
For information about major requirements and course descriptions, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.
For information about the Core Curriculum, please visit the Core webpage.
For information about the Integral Honors program, please visit the Honors Program webpage.
For information about study abroad and internship opportunities, please visit the Career Advising and Development webpage.
For information about student research opportunities at Le Moyne and the annual Student Scholars Day, please visit the Student Research webpage.
For information about the Division of Arts & Sciences, please visit the Arts and Sciences homepage.