Irish Studies Minor
Director: Joseph Lennon, Ph.D.
Office Location: Saint Augustine Center, 105E
Telephone: (610) 519-4647
Irish Studies explores the history and culture of the Irish people in Ireland and the Irish diaspora from a variety of disciplines—art, economics, folklore, history, language, literature, music, philosophy political science, and theater. Students can major in Irish Studies through the department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, culminating in a rigorous multidisciplinary thesis. The minor is open to students from all colleges and can be completed by taking five courses, two required and three electives, either on campus and abroad. For students in the College of Arts and Science, two four-credit courses in the Irish language may be taken to complete the College language requirement.
The Center works with local organizations and hosts a lively series of readings, academic lectures, performances, and receptions, also welcoming cultural, political, and business leaders to campus for networking. Interested students may also study in Ireland in a Semester Abroad program or through the Villanova Summer in Ireland Program or apply for one of several professional internships abroad or in Philadelphia. Details are available through the Center for Irish Studies.
MINOR (15 credits)
A minor is open to all students. Completion of the required English course and History course is a pre-requisite for beginning the minor.
Required Minor Courses:
Major (21 credits)
The Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) offers a major with a specialization in Irish Studies, please see that page for detailed requirements of the major.