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The Irish Studies Program is an interdisciplinary field of study, offering an undergraduate Minor to students interested in examining the history, literature, politics, geography, religion, and culture of Ireland along with the worldwide Irish Diaspora and the contemporary integration of Ireland within globalized systems of political economy, international relations, travel and communication.
The Irish Studies Minor familiarizes students with a wide range of courses that explore Ireland and develop critical perspectives on its place in history and the contemporary world. Our faculty provides an interdisciplinary approach on a wide range of Irish topics from various fields of inquiry including History, Geography, Digital Media, Religious Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Science, and English to offer a well-rounded educational experience to our students. The Irish Studies Program also invites guest lecturers from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Chicago community to speak to Irish Studies courses and in campus wide events.
Several study abroad programs offer courses that fulfill requirements towards the Irish Studies Minor, such as our popular DePaul Internship with the Irish Parliament in Dublin and our Ireland’s Cultural Landscape and National Parks course, which offer our students the opportunity to experience Irish politics, culture, nature and society firsthand.
The Irish Studies Program also provides students with access to a wide network of businesses, institutions, individuals and events within the greater Chicago community and Ireland.
The Irish Studies Program at DePaul offers a variety of guest lectures throughout the academic year. Information on these events will be posted on this website, as well as on the Irish Studies Facebook page.